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(RSS) Method for Visually Detemining Whether Item Has Been Scanned

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031320D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-21
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

To indicate that a merchant has scanned an item purchased a border,patch near or around the barcode provides a visual indicator that the barcode has been read. This background color could be red, yellow or some other bright color that is easy to spot. As the item is scanned a means is provided to turn off the bright color ensuring the any item that still contains a barcode with a bright color was not scanned and therefore was not paid for.