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1. (WO2018051073) INTELLIGENT CASH DRAWER UNIT OR CASH REGISTER AND METHODS OF OPERATION THEREFOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/051073    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2017/052682
Publication Date: Fri Mar 23 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Sep 14 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G07G 1/00
G07D 11/00
Applicants: TELLERMATE LIMITED
Inventors: BERNHARDT, Mark
SCHOEN, Gerard Nicholas
JONES, Gareth Ross
RAY, Justin
Title: INTELLIGENT CASH DRAWER UNIT OR CASH REGISTER AND METHODS OF OPERATION THEREFOR
Abstract:
An intelligent cash drawer unit or cash register is operable to process signals from load cells beneath note/coin cups when the drawer is open. It then determines the weight/value of cash in the cups, in order to either (a) detect an accurate weight in a cup comprising a poorly placed note, or (b) allow a float to be added, or a lift to be made, stepwise, whilst the drawer remains open. An intelligent cash drawer unit or cash register is also described which can detect a poorly placed note, by either (a) comparing signals from the load cells when the drawer is open, and when the drawer is closed or (b) monitoring stable readings, over a predetermined period when the drawer is closed and comparing the monitored values and where the apparent weight determined by the transducer appears to reduce by more than a predetermined amount, determining that a note is poorly placed.