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7587333 Method and apparatus for vending products  
A method and apparatus is disclosed for advancing the sale of vending machine products. The invention enables selling products without revealing the identity of the product. By concealing the...
7581676 Method and apparatus for purchasing and dispensing products  
A system for purchasing a product that does not need to be physically present at a point-of-sale includes a point-of-sale device, a product-selection device, a data-analyzing device, an...
7584119 Restaurant system  
A restaurant system includes an electronic kiosk having opposed first and second sides. A first display is situated on the first side for use by the customer and a second display is situated on...
7580859 Intelligent transaction router and process for handling multi-product point of sale transactions  
A transaction router and corresponding process that enables the point-of-sale activation (POSA) of POSA type devices, such as POSA pre-paid gift cards, debit cards, telephone cards and cellular...
7578435 Couponing system  
A method and apparatus are provided for a method of offering coupons to a consumer at a point of sale. The method includes the steps of detecting entry of an identifier of an item to be purchased...
7575159 Point of sale integrator  
A point of sale terminal is disclosed. The point of sale terminal includes a terminal housing with a controller portion and a cash drawer portion, a sliding sled coupled to the terminal housing...
7571113 Method and apparatus for providing integrated management of point-of-sale and accounts receivable  
A system and method for providing integrated customer care, managing complex data relating to services and presenting information for selection and interaction by end users. The present invention...
7568116 Automated display device  
A self-powered video display device provides an automated point of purchase advertising display that includes a motion sensing feature, a power management function to manage power usage depending...
7567219 Merchandise management system and information storage medium  
A merchandise management system comprises a shelf tag provided in an exhibit position of a product, and a portable reader/writer for changing a display content on the shelf tag. The shelf tag...
7565307 Automatic payment method using RF ID tags  
The present invention discloses systems and methods for enabling cashless fueling transactions through the use of vehicle-based decal sticker RFID tags. The tags store a unique customer...
7558742 Multi-device supervisor support for self-checkout systems  
A customer self-checkout system includes one or more checkout stations and multiple supervisor terminals. The supervisor terminals provide support to, and control over, the self-checkout system...
7555447 System and method for identifying a product  
A product that is uniquely identifiable according to a globally unique identifier (GUID)(100) includes a class identifier (CID)(110) that uniquely identifies at least one product class in which...
7551060 Feedback device  
A feedback device 1 including an interface 2 for receiving a first signal 3 from a point of sale console 4. A processor 5 is responsive to signal 3 for selectively defining a second signal, in the...
7546250 Selectively deploying barriers for intra-order separation of purchased items  
Selectively deploying barriers for intra-order separation at a retail checkout terminal includes scanning products purchased by a consumer, determining a position of at least one product in a...
7543736 Alternative payment devices using electronic check processing as a payment mechanism  
The present invention includes a merchant system that recognizes virtually any payment device or technology that uses electronic check processing as a payment mechanism. For example, the merchant...
7542919 Method and apparatus for selecting a supplemental product to offer for sale during a transaction  
A method and apparatus a user or other customer, controller, point-of-sale terminal, etc. to conduct a transaction for the purchase of one or more products and/or services, during which a...
7523049 Point of sale apparatus  
A POS (point of sales) apparatus has: database constructing means for classifying a commodity with a high level of relation to a commodity sold to the customer to prepare a database for related...
7523320 Fiscal data recorder with protection circuit and tamper-proof seal  
A fiscal data recorder for storing transaction related data in a point of sale system is provided with a processing unit receiving the transaction related data. Memory in communication with the...
7519993 Information processing terminal and information security and protection method therefor  
The present invention is an information processing terminal capable of preventing leakage of identification information while adopting a general-purpose OS to provide development environment for a...
7516088 Sales force automation and method  
A salesforce automation system which integrates computerized, intelligent automated salesperson support for multiple phases of the sales process. Various subsystems may be provided to facilitate...
7512546 Store system  
A store system comprises: store controller 21 incorporating programs for executing sales and sales management tasks; display 27 for displaying a screen for the execution of a task specified by...
7512547 Financial transaction approval system and method  
A method of sale including processing a plurality of purchases to be sold to a consumer, identifying a consumer financial account held by a financial institution, receiving authorization from the...
7503477 Method for offering location-based targeted discounts without requirement for location sensing  
In a method and system for providing location-based targeted information without requiring location sensing, items are scanned while the customer shops. The sequences in which items are scanned...
7500607 System for managing risk of financial transactions with location information  
The present teachings describe a system for processing financial transactions. In one embodiment, the system includes a remote terminal adapted to identify the location of financial transactions...
7500606 Method of settling signatureless payment of bank card sales slip in mobile terminal, and system therefor  
Provided is a method of and system for settling signatureless payment of a slip of bank card sales in a mobile terminal such as a cellular phone, a personal digital assistant, and a smart phone,...
7496523 Method and apparatus for defining routing of customers between merchants  
A server or Internet service provider computer selects a soliciting merchant and an outputting merchant based on various factors. In one embodiment, the soliciting merchant is selected is its...
7493284 Using visual images transferred from wireless computing device display screens  
Within a wireless computing device, a method of conducting commerce can include receiving a user input in the wireless computing device specifying an account to which a proposed transaction is to...
7490054 RFID system and method for vending machine control  
A RFID method and system are provided to aid consumers in making an informed decision prior to purchasing products from a vending or other type of dispensing machine. The products in the machine...
7482927 Surveillance and alerting system and method  
A combination surveillance and alerting system and method in a restaurant that serves take-out customers. A video camera monitors a parking space for take-out customers, and sends video to an...
7480626 Computer-based system for simplification of tax collections and remittances for internet and mail order commerce  
An effective and efficient system for recovering tax revenue. One implementation is to recover tax revenue currently not being recovered by storing data in a database (2) indicating interstate...
7480625 Sales data processing device and program  
A sales data processing device comprises electromagnetic wave clock means for receiving a time signal containing date and time information transmitted from a transmission station, and clocking a...
7478065 Payment transaction method and payment transaction system  
Payment transaction method and payment transaction system in which payment transactions between customers with portable mobile devices (1), for example mobile radio telephones, and a plurality of...
7475044 Electronic money system and electronic money terminal device  
The present invention offers an electronic money system and electronic money terminal that allow the user who uses an installment payment plan to decide the installment amount each time he/she...
7469826 Combined in-store and fuel center point-of-sale system  
A combined in-store and fuel center point-of-sale system having a first point-of-sale system, having a checkout manager and one or more checkout terminals, and a second point-of-sale system,...
7464044 Method and system for using emulation objects for developing point of sale  
A system and method for developing an application is disclosed. The application is for use with point of sale equipment having a device. The application is capable of utilizing the device when the...
7464047 Method of processing customer's orders and a customer's order processing apparatus  
In a customer's order processing apparatus and method, the CPU stores setting data for every article, inputs and stores order data of ordered articles, predicts quantities of the ordered articles...
7461009 System and method of sending messages to electronic shelf labels based upon priority  
An electronic shelf label system which sends messages to electronic shelf labels based upon priority. The system includes an electronic shelf label, and a computer for assigning a priority to an...
7461010 Computer network method for conducting payment over a network by debiting and crediting telecommunication accounts  
A computer network method for conducting payment over a network by crediting and debiting telecommunication accounts. The computer network includes a computer connected to the Internet, which...
7457767 Pay at the table system  
Patrons at a restaurant or bar can pay at their table using credit cards, without involving the restaurant or bar cashier and/or wait staff. Patrons are assisted using this system in dividing the...
7455586 Method and system for gaming and brand association  
A gaming method includes receiving a first wager from a player, displaying a first image representing a game, determining a first outcome associated with the game, and determining a first payout...
7454365 Point of sale security method  
A method of confirming security of personal items belonging to a shopper during a point of sale transaction is disclosed. The method includes sensing a signal of a weight sensor indicative of a...
7451202 Information management system having a common management server for establishing secure communication among groups formed out of a plurality of terminals  
A group management server in a group information management system includes: a group member terminal list storage unit for storing a group member terminal list; and a secure communication unit for...
7447750 Program setting system, program setting method, server, client and program  
A system for performing a setting of a program downloaded from a server to a client is provided, which includes: a communication device performing data communications between the server and the...
7444296 Disk dispensing and retrieval system and associated methods  
A kiosk dispenses and receives recorded optical disk media using an interconnected system central server computer through an Internet Service Provider. The system central server contains databases...
7440924 Method and system for processing financial instrument deposits physically remote from a financial institution  
A system that includes computer hardware, computer software, apparatus, and methodology that enables individuals, businesses, and all types of organizations (both for profit and non-profit) to...
7438640 Systems and methods for providing gaming activities  
Described herein are various systems and methods for providing gaming activities, these particularly relating to gaming activities where a plurality of players provide respective entry fees....
7433848 System for carrying out a transaction  
A system is proposed for performing transactions with terminals which fundamentally allow a plurality of different transactions to be performed. The terminals (10, 11) are connected for this...
7433452 Method and apparatus for cashless transactions via a telecommunications network  
A method of using a telecommunications network cashless transaction service is provided, in which a user accesses the service using a network access instrument, such as a mobile phone which...
7422147 System and method for detecting fraudulent transactions of items having item-identifying indicia  
A method of detecting a fraudulent transaction of an item having an item-identifying indicium processes the indicium to obtain item-identifying information, and captures a digital representation...
7424441 Systems and methods for integrating loyalty and stored-value programs  
Systems and methods are provided for operating an integrated stored-value and loyalty program within a financial infrastructure. An identifier and a packet of transaction information defining a...