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i don't really know what it's called, probably see it and use it most days without having a word for it.
I just call it a 'thingy'.
If they don't put it down they are one
"TILL CLOSED" and it's red to avoid people ignoring it but IDIOTS still ignore it and will start to pack their shopping on the conveyor belt and then sometimes the checkout lady has to be all reluctantly okay with it because the knobheads have already emptied half their trolley.
Ended with me walking away while she screamed at me down the aisle.
gonna need a more reliable citation.
You can call something literally whatever you want in a patent, as long as you define your terms somewhere.
I've got some cases that were taken over from a lunatic who described everything using gun language, because he really really liked guns.