Global Patent Index - EP 1258845 A2

EP 1258845 A2 2002-11-20 - Scalable self-checkout system

Title (en)

Scalable self-checkout system

Title (de)

Skalierbares Selbstbedienungsabrechnungssystem

Title (fr)

Système modulable d'enregistrement d'articles en libre-service

Publication

EP 1258845 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 02252628 A

Priority

US 86004401 A

Abstract (en)

A system for self-checkout includes a plurality of self-checkout stations for self-assisted purchasing, each self-checkout station including a self-service terminal, a bagging area, and a merchandise placement area. The system also includes at least one supervisor terminal for monitoring purchasing activities of at least some of the plurality of self-checkout stations. The self-checkout system is scaleable for various configurations, applications, and capacity-based use. In a scaleable form, two or more supervisor terminals are provided each of which is operative to monitor one or more of the plurality of self checkout stations. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G07G 1/00; A47F 9/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A47F 9/04 (2006.01); G06Q 50/00 (2006.01); G07G 1/00 (2006.01); G07G 1/14 (2006.01); G07G 3/00 (2006.01); G08B 23/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A47F 9/048 (2013.01); G07G 1/0054 (2013.01); G07G 1/14 (2013.01); G07G 3/00 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

EPO simple patent family

EP 1258845 A2 20021120; JP 2003051067 A 20030221; US 2002170782 A1 20021121

INPADOC legal status


2005-06-01 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20041103

2002-11-20 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

2002-11-20 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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