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POS Touch Screen Operation Augmented with Consumer Mobile Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000210889D
Publication Date: 2011-Sep-14
Document File: 1 page(s) / 25K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method which allows a user at a point of sale station to interact with the touch screen for the system via their mobile device. The method establishes protocols to allow data transfer between a mobile device and the point of sale system for the touch screen action during the time of the action.

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POS Touch Screen Operation Augmented with Consumer Mobile Device

A method is needed to secure, authenticate, authorize, and communicate special user intention by the user's mobile device (MD) to a touch screen system such as a point of sale (POS) kiosk terminal or checkout.

The disclosed idea is to have a user, via their MD, communicate their intent to the POS touch screen system with which they are interfacing. The user's Intent is communicated via action on their MD while using the POS touchscreen system. This is analogous to how a user can hold various keyboard keys while using a mouse to add function to mouse movement and clicking.

To implement the idea, protocols are set up to allow data transfer between a MD and the POS system for the touch screen action during the time of the action. For example:
• Encrypt kiosk touches when activating (by momentary or continuous hold down of button ) PD protocol with touch screen system

• Hold key down on MD access kiosk touch screen, or key in code on MD access an area of the kiosk touch screen, touch the touch screen of the MD in a certain area or in a certain way and access the touch screen of the kiosk (data protocol transfer)

Example Embodiment 1:
A. User interfaces with the POS touch screen by common touch method
B. User interfaces with their own MD while using the POS touch Screen (exemplary method of MD usage may have the user press and hold a button while interfacing with POS touch screen

Example Embodiment 2:
A...