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Rf light directed inventory system

U.S. Patent US5812986 | Filed: 02/23/1996 | Issued: 09/22/1998
Inventor(s): Darin L. Danelski | Agent(s): Donald J. Ersler | Examiner(s): Edward R. Cosimano
An RF light directed inventory system includes a host computer, a host RF transmitter/receiver, at least one RF processor panel, and a plurality of light directed modules. The host computer receive...

Electronic cash eliminating payment risk

U.S. Patent US5983207 | Filed: 08/26/1997 | Issued: 11/09/1999
Inventor(s): James J. Turk + 1 | Examiner(s): Allen R. MacDonald
A system and method to allow gold to circulate as digital cash through the global computer network (Internet) and/or private communication networks much like cash currently circulates in the physic...

Intelligent shopping cart

U.S. Patent US6032127 | Filed: 10/21/1997 | Issued: 02/29/2000
Assignee(s): Intermec IP Corp. | Inventor(s): Mario Schkolnick + 1 | Agent(s): McGinn & Gibb, P.C. | Examiner(s): Emanuel Todd Voeltz
The present apparatus is a mobile shopping cart that can automatically keep track of objects selected and carried in the cart and provide a customer using the cart information like the total price ...

Process for internet ordering of industrial products

U.S. Patent US6282518 | Filed: 02/02/1999 | Issued: 08/28/2001
Assignee(s): ABB Automation Group Ltd. | Inventor(s): Peter J. Farrell + 1 | Agent(s): Michael M. Rickin | Examiner(s): Paul R. Lintz
A process for making industrial products available by the manufacturer of the industrial products for online ordering through a communications network such as the Internet by a customer for the ind...

Method and apparatus for selling an aging food product

U.S. Application | Pub No. US20010056376 | Filed: 05/16/2001 | Published: 12/27/2001
Inventor(s): Andrew Van Luchene + 3
An automated kitchen apparatus determines a time until expiration of a food product. In one embodiment, the kitchen apparatus determines the time until expiration by receiving a start signal indica...

Quick stop mass retail system

U.S. Patent US5890136 | Filed: 03/12/1997 | Issued: 03/30/1999
Inventor(s): Ludwig Kipp | Agent(s): Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein | Examiner(s): Stephen R. Tkacs
A quick-stop mass retail system for ordering and purchasing articles from a remote location for pickup at an article pickup area at an automated store, comprising an interactive system for communic...

Sales managing method, sales managing system and article selling system

U.S. Application | Pub No. US20010032146 | Filed: 02/07/2001 | Published: 10/18/2001
Inventor(s): Akira Saito + 5
A stock number situation based on the stock number of articles owned by a retail shop 20 and the stock number of articles owned by a wholesale house is set, and information corresponding to the ord...

Method and apparatus for inventorying substances

U.S. Application | Pub No. US20010007982 | Filed: 02/21/2001 | Published: 07/12/2001
Inventor(s): Christopher Brown
A portable, integrated scanner/scale apparatus capable of scanning and weighing articles of inventory and particularly intended for use with a method of inventorying bottled liquids, specifically l...

Point of sale device, e-commerce system, and method and apparatus for order processing and inventory management

U.S. Application | Pub No. US20010037245 | Filed: 04/06/2001 | Published: 11/01/2001
Inventor(s): Naveen Mandhana + 1
A point of sale device includes a housing; a processor supported by the housing; a printer coupled to the processor and supported by the housing; a display coupled to the processor and supported by...

Method and system providing out-sourced, merchandise return services, and exchange and escrow services

U.S. Application | Pub No. US20010037247 | Filed: 03/12/2001 | Published: 11/01/2001
Assignee(s): ENHANCE, INC. | Inventor(s): Arthur Haseltine
A secured exchange method provides a prospective buyer with a chance to inspect the goods of a remote seller as a condition precedent to acceptance. The method is implemented by a distributed commu...