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1. (WO2005038578) INVENTORY MONITORING SYSTEM
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Pub. No.: WO/2005/038578 International Application No.: PCT/US2004/032905
Publication Date: 28.04.2005 International Filing Date: 05.10.2004
IPC:
G06Q 10/00 (2006.01)
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
Q
DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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Administration; Management
Applicants:
INVENTROL, LLC [US/US]; 4000 Essex Lane Suite 4103 Houston, TX 77027, US (AllExceptUS)
GUDBJARTSSON, Larus [IS/IS]; IS (UsOnly)
Inventors:
GUDBJARTSSON, Larus; IS
Agent:
WEINS, Michael, J.; 31 Bank Street Lebanon, NH 03766, US
Priority Data:
10/957,98404.10.2004US
60/510,79410.10.2003US
Title (EN) INVENTORY MONITORING SYSTEM
(FR) SYSTEME DE CONTROLE DES STOCKS
Abstract:
(EN) An inventory monitoring system (100) measures changes in weight of an inventory (106) stored on one or more scales. The inventory items (108, 110) are divided into classes by weight, and the system (100) determines the maximum number of items that can be in a combination while maintaining a distinct combined weight. Items (108, 110) are then removed or added, and the change in weight on the scales (112) is correlated to a change in the number of inventory items (108, 110) to track the number of items (108, 110) removed or added over time. In a combined system (500), scanners (514, 516) are employed to track inventory received or sold, and data from the scanners (514, 516) relating to the items in the inventory is filtered out for comparison to the inventory changes indicated by changes in weight. The system has particular utility for monitoring inventories of cigarettes.
(FR) L'invention concerne un système (100) de contrôle des stocks qui mesure les changements de poids d'un stock disposé sur une ou plusieurs balances. Les articles stockés (108, 110) sont divisés en classes par poids, et le système (100) détermine le nombre maximal d'articles pouvant être combinés tout en conservant un poids combiné distinct. Les articles (108, 110) sont ensuite retirés ou ajoutés, et le changement de poids sur les balances (112) est corrélé à un changement dans le nombre d'articles stockés (108, 110) afin que soit déterminé le nombre d'articles (108, 110) retirés ou ajoutés au fil du temps. Dans un système combiné (500), des scanneurs (514, 516) sont utilisés pour déterminer la réception ou la vente de stock, et des données issues des scanneurs (514, 516) associées aux articles du stock sont filtrées en vue d'une comparaison avec les changements apportés au stock indiqués par des changements de poids. Ce système s'avère particulièrement utile pour le contrôle des stocks de cigarettes.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP1671271CA2527913