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System for product searching and tracking in a store

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247994D
Publication Date: 2016-Oct-14
Document File: 2 page(s) / 72K

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Abstract

How often you spend minutes staring at shelf in market looking for your favorite shampoo? Finding your wife's favorite washing liquid takes many moments of your life and at the end it occurs that you cannot find it. That problem can easily solved by LED indicators installed nearby product labels on aisles connected with the terminal in front of each aisle. Customer inputs name of the product into the terminal. In response, the LED indicator under desired product begins to blink in certain color. User gets information about the color code and additionally the approximate location of the desired product on the screen.

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System for product searching and tracking in a store

System consists of the following elements:

You - staring at the store shelf - looking for your favorite product


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Terminal with search engine connected to led lists. Each led list present at each


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shelf. One extra list at the top of store shelf to be more visible.

Using terminal user type or says the name of the product he is looking for.


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If the product is found terminal assigns sign/color to user and sends instruction to


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top led list to light correct column and few seconds later correct row (using shelf list).

The elapsing time can be indicated by blinking intervals. Signs blink more


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frequently at the beginning to stop after some time. After for example 1-2 min signs are removed.

Short description:


Most popular solutions for locating products in shops use mobile phones and they require users to install dedicated app for it. Examples and their disadvantages:
AR solution:

Need to point camera at aisles

Mobile map solution:

    No real-time info Bluetooth solution:

Directed Bluetooth devices on aisles required, constant power consumption

Proposed solution:

LED indicators installed nearby product labels on aisles connected with the terminal in front of each aisle. Customer inputs name of the product into the terminal. In response, the LED indicator under desired product begins to blink in certain color. User gets information about the color code and additionally the approximate location

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