APPARATUS AND METHOD OF OBTAINING LOCATION INFORMATION OF A MOTORIZED TRANSPORT UNIT

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20190284034A1
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16434816

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Methods and apparatuses are provided, some apparatuses comprise: a location controller separate from a motorized transport unit, comprising: a transceiver configured to receive communications from the motorized transport unit; a control circuit; a memory storing computer instructions that when executed by the control circuit cause the control circuit to perform the steps of: obtain, from the communications, a unique light source identifier of a light source detected by the motorized transport unit, and relative distance information determined by the motorized transport unit through an optical measurement; process the at least one unique light source identifier and the relative distance information relative to a mapping of the shopping facility; and determine, in response to the processing, a location of the motorized transport unit within the shopping facility as a function of the at least one unique light source identifier and the relative distance information.

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WALMART APOLLO LLC702 SOUTHWEST 8TH STREET BENTONVILLE AZ 72716

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Atchley, Michael D Eureka Springs, US 128 1415
High, Donald R Noel, US 343 1917
McHale, Brian G Chadderton Oldham, GB 92 404
Taylor, Robert C Round Rock, US 75 815
Winkle, David C Bella Vista, US 141 1269

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