Fujitsu has developed a self-payment system to streamline cash operations in stores, reducing costs and minimizing errors. The system includes product registration and payment terminals managed by a central apparatus, ensuring secure cash handling. The technology aims to enhance efficiency and customer experience in retail settings. GlobalData’s report on Fujitsu gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Fujitsu, M2M communication interfaces was a key innovation area identified from patents. Fujitsu's grant share as of January 2024 was 27%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Self-payment system for managing cash operations in stores

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Fujitsu Ltd

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11887090B2) discloses a self-payment system that includes a product registration terminal, a payment terminal, and a management apparatus. The payment terminal features a money-insertion acceptor and a money-ejection acceptor, with the management apparatus equipped with a processor that determines the amount of cash within the payment terminal. Based on this amount, the processor restricts money-insertion or money-ejection acceptance accordingly. Additionally, a management counter tracks the transaction process from product registration to payment, and when a certain threshold is reached, the processor limits the number of payment terminals accepting money ejection.

Furthermore, the system includes provisions for restricting money-ejection acceptance when the cash amount falls below a specific threshold and for limiting money-insertion acceptance when the cash amount exceeds another threshold. The processor also considers the operation time of the payment terminal, restricting money-ejection acceptance outside of designated operational hours. Additionally, the payment terminal is equipped with a display or light to inform users when money-ejection acceptance is restricted. The processor also monitors the amount of bills and coins within the payment terminal, restricting bill or coin ejection acceptance when the amounts fall below specified thresholds.

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