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Discrimination between a New Receipt and a Used Receipt

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113871D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 80K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Mori, S: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method of discrimination between a new Standard Official Receipt (SOR) by the government of Taiwan R.O.C. and an used SOR, whichi requires different handling at the installation, by the transition of sensor status on the Point of Sale (POS) terminal.

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Discrimination between a New Receipt and a Used Receipt

      Disclosed is a method of discrimination between a new Standard
Official Receipt (SOR) by the government of Taiwan R.O.C.  and an
used SOR, whichi requires different handling at the installation, by
the transition of sensor status on the Point of Sale (POS) terminal.

      Receipt/journal printers of POS terminals are supposed to
handle SORs instead of usual white roll papers in R.O.C..  An SOR is
a roll paper, which has lottery numbers at reqular intervals on the
front face.  It also has machine readable marks for optical sensors
on the back face to position the paper at the cutting position and at
the stamping position.

      The interval of these marks corresponds to that of lottery
numbers.  Since an SOR is detached from and installed to the POS
terminal over again in the daily operation, two cases occur at the
installation.  The one case is the installation of a 'brand-new' SOR,
whichi has is not been stamped by the stamping mechanism of the
receipt/journal printer.  In this case, the POS terminal should stamp
at the first stamping position.  The other case is the installation
of 'once- detached' SOR, which was already stamped at the next stamp
position before it was detached from the POS terminal.

      In this case, the POS terminal should not stamp at the next
stamping position.  Otherwise, a double stamping will cause bad
legibility of a stamped mark.  The existing POS terminals do not
discriminate these two cases, therefore, one of the following two
improprieties occurs on SORs.
  1.  The first receipt by a 'brand new' SOR does not have a
      stamped mark at the regular stamping position.
  2.  The first receipt by a 'once-detached' SOR has double
      stamped marks, which causes bad legibility of a stamped
      mark.
  The disclosed method solves the above problem by two optical
  sensors.

      The disclosed methd assumes the receipt/journal printer that
has two optical sensors.  One sensor to detect the stamping position
locates at the entranc...