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1. WO2006053381 - SHOPPING TROLLEY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Publication Number WO/2006/053381
Publication Date 26.05.2006
International Application No. PCT/AU2005/001743
International Filing Date 17.11.2005
IPC
G07F 17/00 2006.1
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
17Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services
A47F 10/04 2006.1
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
FSPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS, OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS
10Furniture or installations specially adapted to particular types of service systems, not otherwise provided for
02for self-service type systems, e.g. supermarkets
04for storing or handling self-service hand-carts or baskets
B62B 5/00 2006.1
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
BHAND-PROPELLED VEHICLES, e.g. HAND CARTS OR PERAMBULATORS; SLEDGES
5Accessories or details specially adapted for hand carts
CPC
A47F 10/04
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
FSPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS
10Furniture or installations specially adapted to particular types of service systems, not otherwise provided for
02for self-service type systems, e.g. supermarkets
04for storing or handling self-service hand-carts or baskets
B62B 5/0096
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
BHAND-PROPELLED VEHICLES, e.g. HAND CARTS OR PERAMBULATORS; SLEDGES
5Accessories or details specially adapted for hand carts
0096Identification of the cart or merchandise, e.g. by barcodes or radio frequency identification [RFID]
G07F 7/0627
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
7Mechanisms actuated by objects other than coins to free or to actuate vending, hiring, coin or paper currency dispensing or refunding apparatus
06by returnable containers ; , i.e. reverse vending systems in which a user is rewarded for returning a container that serves as a token of value; , e.g. bottles
0618by carts
0627in which the trolleys or carts are kept fixed or linked onto a rail or barrier
G07F 7/0645
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
7Mechanisms actuated by objects other than coins to free or to actuate vending, hiring, coin or paper currency dispensing or refunding apparatus
06by returnable containers ; , i.e. reverse vending systems in which a user is rewarded for returning a container that serves as a token of value; , e.g. bottles
0618by carts
0636in which the trolleys or carts are kept in a restricted zone such as a coral-like enclosure, or are passing a gate before use is possible
0645in which the trolleys or carts are kept in a box or container designed to transport or store a row of trolleys or carts as a whole
G07F 7/0681
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
7Mechanisms actuated by objects other than coins to free or to actuate vending, hiring, coin or paper currency dispensing or refunding apparatus
06by returnable containers ; , i.e. reverse vending systems in which a user is rewarded for returning a container that serves as a token of value; , e.g. bottles
0618by carts
0672Special lock-activating tokens, serving as replacement of a payment or of a coin
0681in which a card, pay-card or card-like object is used as the special token required to get permission or activate the lock to use the trolley or cart
Applicants
  • TYMMS, Steven, Ray [AU]/[AU]
  • DATODI, Raymond, Francis [AU]/[AU]
Inventors
  • TYMMS, Steven, Ray
  • DATODI, Raymond, Francis
Agents
  • JANET STEAD PATENT & TRADE MARKS ATTORNEY
Priority Data
200490658118.11.2004AU
200590431211.08.2005AU
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) SHOPPING TROLLEY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
(FR) SYSTEME DE GESTION DE CHARIOTS DE SUPERMARCHE
Abstract
(EN) A shopping trolley management system comprises a plurality of shopping trolleys (10), each trolley being fitted with a trolley locking member (72). The shopping trolleys (10) are of conventional design comprising a shopping basket (14) mounted on a wheeled trolley frame (16). The trolley locking member (72) engages with a wheel locking rail (84) when the trolley is returned to a storage bay (82) of the system, to prevent unauthorised removal of the trolley. The trolleys (10) are preferably fitted with an RFID tag (76) for identifying the trolley as an authorised trolley. An electronically released latching mechanism (90) is designed to interact with a trolley wheel (74) to prevent removal of the trolley unless payment of a designated monetary value is made. A card management unit (108) receives payment of a designated monetary value from a value card when a shopper wants to remove a trolley (10) from the trolley storage bay (82), and credits the designated monetary value to the value card when an authorised trolley is returned.
(FR) L'invention concerne un système de gestion de chariots de supermarché qui comprend plusieurs chariots (10), chacun étant pourvu d'un élément de verrouillage de chariot (72). Les chariots de supermarché (10) sont de conception classique et comportent un panier à provisions (14) monté sur un cadre de chariot à roulette (16). L'élément de verrouillage de chariot (72) se couple à un rail de verrouillage de roulettes (84) lorsque le chariot est ramené à l'aire de stockage (82) du système, afin d'empêcher un retrait non autorisé du chariot. Les chariots (10) sont de préférence pourvus d'une étiquette d'identification par radiofréquence (76) afin d'identifier le chariot en tant que chariot autorisé. Un mécanisme de verrouillage (90) est conçu de manière à interagir avec une roulette du chariot (74) afin d'empêcher le retrait du chariot sans paiement d'une valeur monétaire prédéterminée. Une unité de gestion de carte (108) reçoit le paiement d'une valeur monétaire prédéfinie d'une carte de valeur lorsqu'un acheteur veut retirer un chariot (10) de l'aire de stockage du chariot (82), et crédite la valeur monétaire désignée à la carte de valeur lorsqu'un chariot autorisé est rapporté.
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