SHOPPING FACILITY ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS, DEVICES AND METHODS

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20190210849A1
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16361015

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Apparatuses, components and methods are provided herein useful to provide assistance to customers and/or workers in a shopping facility. In some embodiments, a shopping facility personal assistance system comprises: a plurality of motorized transport units located in and configured to move through a shopping facility space; a plurality of user interface units, each corresponding to a respective motorized transport unit during use of the respective motorized transport unit; and a central computer system having a network interface such that the central computer system wirelessly communicates with one or both of the plurality of motorized transport units and the plurality of user interface units, wherein the central computer system is configured to control movement of the plurality of motorized transport units through the shopping facility space based at least on inputs from the plurality of user interface units.

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WAL-MART STORES INC702 SW 8TH STREET BENTONVILLE AZ 72716

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Atchley, Michael D Eureka Springs, US 128 1415
Chakrobartty, Shuvro Bentonville, US 16 239
High, Donald R Noel, US 343 1917
Kay, Karl Gentry, US 9 225
McHale, Brian G Chadderton Oldham, GB 92 404
Taylor, Robert C Charlotte, US 75 815
Thompson, John P Bentonville, US 78 499
Welch, Eric E Rogers, US 7 110
Winkle, David C Bella Vista, US 141 1269

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