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Point-Of-Sale Printer With Combined Customer Receipt and Form-Validation Station

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046269D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Thrope, AC [+details]

Abstract

Described is a point-of-sale printer designed for processing three documents usually associated with point-of-sale transactions. The documents are the customer receipt, the journal record, and the validation statement document. The journal record is the roll of paper tape on which a continuous chronological summary of transactions occurring at the machine is kept. The customer receipt is well known, and the validation station is one in which checks may be imprinted, charge slips can be generated or recorded, coupons can be marked with the accepting store's identification, etc. Only the single combined station is shown in Fig. 1; another station located along an axis running in and out of the plane of the paper would contain the mechanism for the journal roll and journal record printing.