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Self Checkout Mobile Bagger Architecture

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000208102D
Publication Date: 2011-Jun-23
Document File: 5 page(s) / 599K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a design for a self-checkout point of sale system which decreases the overall footprint while improving the functionality with a Mobile Bagger.

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Self Checkout Mobile Bagger Architecture

A design for a self-checkout point of sale station is needed that reduces the overall footprint of the lane. This can be accomplished by decreasing the width of the station. Figure one illustrates the current design, with a large footprint.

Figure 1: Wide lane version

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One method to save space is by incorporating a Mobile Bagger (Figure 2). However, this introduces issues as to how to access the cash cabinet with the mobile bagger in place as shown below:
Figure 2: Smaller footprint version with Mobile Bagger

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The disclosed design introduces a Mobile Bagger that has the advantages of being moved to any location around the payment cabinet and the scan cabinet without the limitation of blocking the cash cabinet. The mobile bagger needs to communicate with either the cash cabinet or the scan cabinet or both. The mobile bagger is in communication with the other cabinets via hard wire cable or wireless device or by docking connectors between the mobile bagger and the cabinets. (Figures 3 and 4)

Figure 3: Top View of new design

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Figure 4: Full view of new design

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Figure 5: Embodiment 1: Mobile bagger docked to one of the cabinets when in position; undock and move out of the way t...