SYSTEMS, DEVICES AND METHODS OF CONTROLLING MOTORIZED TRANSPORT UNITS IN A RETAIL SHOPPING FACILITY

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20190292030A1
SERIAL NO

16442134

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Some embodiments include apparatuses to fulfill customer orders comprising a motorized transport unit; a product pick unit (PPU) that cooperate with the motorized transport unit; a wireless communication network; and a central computer system configured to communicate with the multiple motorized transport units and the plurality of product pick units, and comprises a control circuit and memory storing instructions executed to cause the control circuit to: communicate an instruction to the motorized transport unit and direct the motorized transport unit to transport the product pick unit to a determined first location within the shopping facility proximate to where a first product having been ordered is located; and communicate an instruction to the product pick unit cooperated with the motorized transport unit and direct the product pick unit to retrieve the first product.

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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
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 Round Rock, US 75 815
Thompson, John P Bentonville, US 78 499
Winkle, David C Bella Vista, US 141 1269

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