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Method and System for Speeding the Checkout Process at a Self-Checkout Terminal

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000222470D
Publication Date: 2012-Oct-10
Document File: 1 page(s) / 18K

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Abstract

A method and system for speeding the checkout process at a self-checkout terminal is disclosed.

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Method and System for Speeding the Checkout Process at a Self -Checkout Terminal

Disclosed is a method and system for speeding the checkout process at a self-checkout terminal. The method and system uses reverse order of scanning and weighing the items that are purchased to speed up the checkout process.

In an exemplary embodiment, a user purchases one or more items using a known basket in a super market. The known basket is a standard basket in the super market having parameters such as, but not limited to, weight and length recorded in the self checkout terminal. In another embodiment, special software is implemented at the self-checkout terminal to calculate the weight of an arbitrary basket/bag based on parameters such as, but not limited to, density and thickness. Thereafter, the user finishes the shopping and arrives at the self-checkout terminal. At the self-checkout terminal, the user places the known basket with the one or more items at a loading area. Subsequently, the weight of the known basket (recorded in the self checkout terminal) is subtracted from the total weight of the known basket with the one or more items and the. As a result, the total weight of the one or more items is determined.

When an item of the one or more items is removed from the basket, the weight of the item is determined subtracting the weight of the one or more items after removing the item with the total weight of the one or more items. In another exemplary scenario, the item...