Patents by Inventor Peter Terry Catoe

Peter Terry Catoe has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10248942
    Abstract: A checkout system includes a checkout station having a housing, a customer interface and a customer unloading station. A point-of-sale system has a microprocessor and memory operatively associated with one another to identify products being purchased, payments tendered therefor and to store transaction information locally at the checkout station or remotely from the checkout station. The microprocessor has programming configured to allow an item to be scanned by a product identification scanner, and an attendant command module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ECR Software Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Terry Catoe, Mark Noble, John White, Burt Aycock, Claire McRoberts
  • Patent number: 10210361
    Abstract: A checkout counter includes a support surface for a standing person to place and remove items. A powered conveyor transports placed items in a direction from a first end of the conveyor toward an opposite end. The conveyor has a discharge end, and part of the support surface extends toward the opposite end beyond the conveyor. An upward-oriented bar code scanner in the support surface reads bar codes as an attendant passes them over the scanner. At least one bag mount extends laterally from the support surface and the support surface define an attendant cockpit located laterally of the checkout counter near the discharge end, allowing an attendant to stand in the cockpit facing the counter at a substantially right angle. The attendant can handle items discharged from the conveyor, pass them over the scanner, and place them in a bag without having to twist or turn his or her body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ECR Software Corporation
    Inventor: Peter Terry Catoe
  • Patent number: 10089614
    Abstract: A checkout system includes a checkout station having a housing, an attendant work station, a customer unloading station and an exceptions processing subsystem. A point-of-sale system has a microprocessor and memory operatively associated with one another to identify products being purchased, payments tendered therefor and to store transaction information locally at the checkout station or remotely from the checkout station. The microprocessor has programming configured to allow an item to be scanned by a product identification scanner and in communication with the exceptions processing subsystem. The attendant work station may include an exceptions handling display: Check out methods and apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: ECR Software Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Terry Catoe, Mark Noble, John White, Burt Aycock, Claire McRoberts, Joe Jensen
  • Patent number: 10043168
    Abstract: A checkout system includes a checkout station having a housing, a customer interface and a customer unloading station. A point-of-sale system has a microprocessor and memory operatively associated with one another to identify products being purchased, payments tendered therefor and to store transaction information locally at the checkout station or remotely from the checkout station. The microprocessor has programming configured to allow an item to be scanned by a product identification scanner, and an attendant command module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: ECR Software Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Terry Catoe, Mark Noble, John L. White, Burt Aycock, Claire McRoberts
  • Patent number: 9934501
    Abstract: A checkout apparatus including a self-checkout unit having a product identification device, a payment identification device, a microprocessor and a point-of-sale system configured to allow a touchless speed tender transaction. The invention also includes an apparatus and method for offering a mode-driven and/or customer-driven checkout transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: ECR Software Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Terry Catoe, Burt Aycock
  • Patent number: 9595029
    Abstract: A checkout system includes a checkout station having a housing, a customer interface and a customer unloading station. A point-of-sale system has a microprocessor and memory operatively associated with one another to identify products being purchased, payments tendered therefor and to store transaction information locally at the checkout station or remotely from the checkout station. The microprocessor has programming configured to allow an item to be scanned by a product identification scanner, and an attendant command module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: ECR Software Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Terry Catoe, Mark Noble, John L. White, Burt Aycock, Claire McRoberts
  • Patent number: 9563886
    Abstract: A checkout apparatus including a self-checkout unit having a product identification device, a payment identification device, a microprocessor and a point-of-sale system configured to allow a touchless speed tender transaction. The invention also includes an apparatus and method for offering a mode-driven and/or customer-driven checkout transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: ECR Software Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Terry Catoe, Burt Aycock
  • Patent number: 8825531
    Abstract: The invention includes a system and method for an automated self-checkout system. The system includes a self-checkout housing, a means for inputting information, a means for receiving payment, a means for providing information to a customer, and a controller operatively connected to the means for inputting, means for receiving and the means for providing information to the customer. Additionally, the controller includes a reset module that responds to input inactivity prior to completion of the purchaser transaction by voiding the transaction and resetting the display to start a new transaction. The invention may also include a security verification mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: ECR Software Corporation
    Inventor: Peter Terry Catoe
  • Publication number: 20130254044
    Abstract: Improved self-checkout guidance systems and methods are shown and described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Peter Terry Catoe
  • Patent number: D751325
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: ECR Software Corporation
    Inventor: Peter Terry Catoe