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1. (WO2017192457) EXPEDITED CHECKOUT SYSTEM THROUGH PORTABLE CHECKOUT UNITS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/192457    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/030429
Publication Date: Fri Nov 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Tue May 02 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B62B 3/14
G06F 17/00
G06K 5/00
G06K 15/00
G06Q 20/18
G06Q 20/20
Applicants: FOCAL SYSTEMS, INC.
Inventors: CHAUBARD, Francois
GARAFULIC, Adriano, Quiroga
Title: EXPEDITED CHECKOUT SYSTEM THROUGH PORTABLE CHECKOUT UNITS
Abstract:
An expedited checkout system allows a customer to generate a virtual shopping list on a client application operating on the customer's mobile device, and expedite checkout from a store using the client application. While shopping within a store, a customer can temporarily secure a mobile device to a portable checkout unit that is attached to a shopping cart. The portable checkout unit can receive item identifiers from an item scanner and transmits item identifiers to the customer's mobile device. The customer's mobile device generates a virtual shopping list of the items collected by the customer and, when the customer is ready to check out of the store, the customer can select a checkout option presented on the mobile device. In response to receiving the checkout selection, the mobile device initiates a checkout transaction to check out the customer from the store.