Patent Number: 7,648,066

Title: Apparatus, system, and method for sorting purchase items

Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for sorting purchase items. A selection module selects a plurality of categories. In one embodiment, the selection module receives a category selection. In addition, the selection module may receive a criterion selection for the category selection and receive a modification for the criterion selection. The selection module may further modify the criterion of the selected category with the modification. An identification module identifies a purchase item. An association module associates a selected category of the plurality of categories with the purchase item. A sorter sorts the purchase item to a specified bin. The specified bin is associated with the selected category. In one embodiment, a bagger may bag one or more purchase items from a bin.

Inventors: Kangas; Paul Daniel (Raleigh, NC), Myers; Robert Andrew (Cary, NC), Thomas; Jeff David (Raleigh, NC)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06K 15/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018