Shopping facility assistance object detection systems, devices and methods

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United States of America

PATENT NO 10570000
APP PUB NO 20180020896A1
SERIAL NO

15692226

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Some embodiments provide apparatuses and methods useful to providing control over movement of motorized transport units. In some embodiments, an apparatus providing control over movement of motorized transport units at a shopping facility comprises: a central computer system comprising: a transceiver; a control circuit; a memory coupled to the control circuit and storing computer instructions that when executed by the control circuit cause the control circuit to perform the steps of: obtain, from one or more of the communications received from the motorized transport unit, route condition information comprising information corresponding to an intended route of travel; obtain additional route condition information detected by one or more detectors external to the motorized transport unit; detect an object affecting the intended route of travel; identify an action to be taken by the motorized transport unit with respect to the detected object; and communicate one or more instructions.

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WALMART APOLLO LLC702 SOUTHWEST 8TH STREET BENTONVILLE AZ 72716-0520

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Atchley, Michael D Springdale, US 128 1415
High, Donald R Noel, US 343 1917
Kay, Karl Gentry, US 9 225
Taylor, Robert C Rogers, US 75 815
Winkle, David C Bella Vista, US 141 1269

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