US Patent No: 8,136,727

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Produce weighing scale with a camera and methods of operating a produce weighing scale having a camera

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20120000976

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A produce weighing scale is provided for a retail grocery store. The produce weighing scale comprises a base, a weighing platform disposed on the base, and a touchscreen arranged to enable a retail customer to enter produce data associated with a produce item and to view display screens which contains instructions to operate the produce weighing scale. An actuatable camera is positioned over the weighing platform and is provided for, when actuated, capturing at least a partial image of a produce item which has been placed on the weighing platform. Electronic control circuitry is arranged to (i) provide an actuation signal to actuate the camera in response to a retail customer placing a produce item on the weighing platform, and (ii) display a barcode chit on the touchscreen to allow a retail customer to self-scan the displayed barcode chit without having to print the barcode chit.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
NCR CORPORATIONDAYTON, OH2796

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ehrhardt, Dale - 3 3
Rollyson, Stephen - 3 3

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BEHEERMAATSCHAPPIJ VAN DER LOO B.V. (1)
2004/0199,427 Automatic check-out system 21 2004
 
DATALOGIC MOBILE, INC. (1)
2006/0208,893 Weight audit methods and systems utilizing data reader 13 2006
 
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. (1)
2009/0132,492 MENU DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, MENU SERVER, READ/WRITE DEVICE, METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM 3 2008
 
TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
7,913,909 Point of sale datacode reading apparatus and real-time display 3 2009
 
WINCOR NIXDORF INTERNATIONAL GMBH (1)
2005/0145,693 Self-service product detection station 6 2004

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Metrologic Instruments, Inc. (2)
8,789,757 POS-based code symbol reading system with integrated scale base and system housing having an improved produce weight capturing surface design 0 2011
8,822,848 Bioptical point of sale (POS) checkout system employing a retractable weigh platter support subsystem 0 2011

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