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1. (WO2018013423) SCANNER-BASED APPARATUS AND METHOD
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Pub. No.: WO/2018/013423 International Application No.: PCT/US2017/041137
Publication Date: 18.01.2018 International Filing Date: 07.07.2017
IPC:
G06Q 20/12 (2012.01) ,G06Q 20/20 (2012.01) ,G06Q 20/32 (2012.01)
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COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
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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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Payment architectures, schemes or protocols
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Payment architectures
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specially adapted for electronic shopping systems
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COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
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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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Payment architectures, schemes or protocols
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Payment architectures
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Point-of-sale [POS] network systems
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COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
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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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Payment architectures, schemes or protocols
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characterised by the use of specific devices
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using wireless devices
Applicants:
WALMART APOLLO, LLC [US/US]; 702 Southwest 8th Street Bentonville, Arkansas 72716, US
Inventors:
WILKINSON, Bruce W.; US
MORGAN, Starla C.; US
MATTINGLY, Todd D.; US
Agent:
KRATZ, Rudy; US
MENGHINI, Scott; US
PARMELEE, Steven; US
Priority Data:
62/360,35209.07.2016US
Title (EN) SCANNER-BASED APPARATUS AND METHOD
(FR) APPAREIL ET PROCÉDÉ BASÉS SUR UN DISPOSITIF DE BALAYAGE
Abstract:
(EN) A retail shopping facility having at least one public entrance, a customer service area, a product display area, and at least one point-of-sale (POS) station also has at least one scanner configured to remotely and uniquely identify a product previously purchased from the product display area as that product re-enters the retail shopping facility via the public entrance with a customer. That scanner provides corresponding identifying information regarding that returning product to a control circuit that in turn uses that information to automatically process an exchange transaction of the returning product for a substitute product in the product display area such that the exchange transaction occurs without the customer engaging either the customer service area or one of the POS stations.
(FR) Une installation de vente au détail ayant au moins une entrée publique, une zone de service client, une zone d'affichage de produits et au moins un une station point de vente (POS) comporte également au moins un dispositif de balayage configuré pour identifier à distance et de manière unique un produit acheté précédemment à partir de la zone d'affichage de produits lorsque ledit produit pénètre à nouveau dans l'installation de vente au détail par l'intermédiaire de l'entrée publique avec un client. Ledit dispositif de balayage fournit des informations d'identification correspondantes concernant ledit produit de retour à un circuit de commande qui, à son tour, utilise ces informations pour traiter automatiquement une transaction d'échange du produit de retour pour un produit de substitution dans la zone d'affichage de produit, de telle sorte que la transaction d'échange se produit sans que le client n'entre en contact ni avec la zone de service client ni l'une des stations point de vente.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, ST, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, KM, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)