EP0834854A3 - Method of displaying a product information message by an electronic price label - Google Patents

Method of displaying a product information message by an electronic price label Download PDF

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EP0834854A3
EP0834854A3 EP97306256A EP97306256A EP0834854A3 EP 0834854 A3 EP0834854 A3 EP 0834854A3 EP 97306256 A EP97306256 A EP 97306256A EP 97306256 A EP97306256 A EP 97306256A EP 0834854 A3 EP0834854 A3 EP 0834854A3
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product information
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information message
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EP0834854A2 (en
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John Coker Goodwin, Iii
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NCR International Inc
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NCR International Inc
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Priority to US08/726,594 priority patent/US5854475A/en
Priority to US08/726,596 priority patent/US5907143A/en
Priority to US726595 priority
Priority to US08/726,595 priority patent/US5854476A/en
Priority to US726594 priority
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Publication of EP0834854A3 publication Critical patent/EP0834854A3/en
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G09EDUCATION; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
    • G09FDISPLAYING; ADVERTISING; SIGNS; LABELS OR NAME-PLATES; SEALS
    • G09F9/00Indicating arrangements for variable information in which the information is built-up on a support by selection or combination of individual elements

Abstract

Product information messages 38 relating to product promotions, sale restrictions of products or products eligible for government subsistence programs, are stored in an EPL additional data file 28 in the memory 24 of an EPL computer 12, together with product information indicators 39 which uniquely identify each product information message 38. When a product information message 38 is to be displayed by an EPL 14 associated with a particular product, a product information indicator corresponding to the message 38 to be displayed is input by an operator to the record for that product in a price look-up (PLU) file 36. A control message addressed to the EPL (14) associated with that product is generated by reading the product information indicator 39 from the PLU file 36 and the corresponding product information message 38 from the EPL additional data file 28. The control message is transmitted to the EPL 14 and the product information message is displayed by a display 22 of the EPL 14. No paper labels, tags or notices need be installed in order to convey the information message to a customer.
EP97306256A 1996-10-07 1997-08-18 Method of displaying a product information message by an electronic price label Withdrawn EP0834854A3 (en)

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US726596 1991-07-08
US08/726,596 US5907143A (en) 1996-10-07 1996-10-07 Method of displaying a promotional message by an electronic price label
US726595 1996-10-07
US08/726,595 US5854476A (en) 1996-10-07 1996-10-07 Method of displaying a product restriction message by an electronic price label
US726594 1996-10-07
US08/726,594 US5854475A (en) 1996-10-07 1996-10-07 Method of displaying a government program message by an electronic price label

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EP0834854A2 EP0834854A2 (en) 1998-04-08
EP0834854A3 true EP0834854A3 (en) 2000-10-25

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US6021395A (en) * 1998-08-31 2000-02-01 Ncr Corporation System and method of managing displayed message priorities in an EPL system
US6662165B1 (en) * 1998-09-01 2003-12-09 Ncr Corporation Electronic price label system promotional information verifier
US6764002B1 (en) * 1998-09-01 2004-07-20 Ncr Corporation System and method of displaying random weight item information by electronic price labels
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US6859786B1 (en) 1999-03-23 2005-02-22 Ncr Corporation System and method of displaying information by an electronic price label
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GB2164777A (en) * 1984-09-19 1986-03-26 Telepane Inc Improvements in or relating to alphanumeric display modules
US4962466A (en) * 1987-03-27 1990-10-09 Viscom Systems, Inc. Electronic product information display system
EP0604382A2 (en) * 1992-12-22 1994-06-29 Electronic Retailing Systems International, Inc. Technique for communicating with electronic labels in an electronic price display system

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AU3604197A (en) 1998-04-09
EP0834854A2 (en) 1998-04-08

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