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SPIDER: Self-checkout Productivity Improvement by DEflection of Rejects

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031468D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-27
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-27

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed are a system and architecture to enhance the performance of state of the art Self Checkout stations used in retail stores by providing a conveyor system to facilitate checkout of problematic items. A means is described to convey problematic items to an attendant who can serve several checkout thus reducing effort, creating a less embarrassing experience for the shopper and speeding the checkout process.