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Publisher-subscriber queue provisioning

Methods and systems related to implementations of provisioning publisher-subscriber queues are described. The implementations include receiving, by a computing apparatus, a data queue request from a publisher. The computing apparatus may generate at least one of a publisher data queue, a publisher information queue, or an access queue. The computing... Wal mart

Listening to the frontend

In some embodiments, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein pertaining to sound analysis in a shopping facility. In some embodiments, a system comprises one or more sound sensors distributed throughout at least a portion of a shopping facility and configured to receive at least sounds resulting from activity in the... Wal mart

 new patent  Totes or bins and systems & methods for storing products

An apparatus, system and method for storing and picking product in a plastic tote are disclosed. In one form, the tote is a plastic receptacle with a generally planar bottom and upstanding walls extending from the bottom and defining a receptacle opening on a side opposite the bottom, the upstanding... Wal mart

 new patent  Clasping mechanism

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to individually secure carts, racks, and the like within delivery vehicles using a universal clasping mechanism. The clasping mechanism is configured to clamp shut on a portion of the carts to thereby restrain the carts during transportation. In some embodiments,... Wal mart

 new patent  Shopping cart basket

Described is a shopping cart basket for affixing to a shopping cart. The shopping cart basket can be used to carry tools, accessories, or other items that an individual wants to carry with, but keep separate from, items in the shopping cart. The shopping cart basket includes a basket body... Wal mart

 new patent  Hanger

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful for stable hanging of objects with relatively wide hanging surfaces. In some embodiments, hangers are described herein with a platform hanging portion that provides a user with a wide hanging surface that can be used to support the relatively wide... Wal mart

 new patent  Remote weight measurement of a product support member

In some embodiments, systems, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to determine a weight of products on a product support structure. More specifically, the product support structure can be provided on a suspension system having one or more springs that can be monitored for compression to thereby determine a... Wal mart

 new patent  Systems, methods, and apparatuses for selecting delivery service facility location

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to delivery service facility location selection. In some embodiments, a system for delivery service facility location selection comprises an area information database, a node location database, and a control circuit configured to select one or more nodes as a recommended... Wal mart

 new patent  Systems and methods for analyzing delivery restrictions when delivering products ordered by a customer

In some embodiments, methods and systems are provided that provide for delivering products to customers while analyzing and satisfying product-associated and/or delivery location-associated restrictions. The delivery attempt of the products is commenced after the product-associated restrictions are determined to be satisfied. The delivery of the product or products to the... Wal mart

 new patent  Systems and methods for facilitating pick up of products ordered by a customer by a friend or family member of the customer

In some embodiments, methods and systems are provided that permit a customer to purchase products from a retailer and elect an option for a friend or family member of the customer to pick up the ordered products from the retail facility of the retailer associated with the geographic location of... Wal mart

 new patent  Stocking level indication system and method

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to provide an indication of stock level for products within a retail location. A marking material can be used on particular products to provide notification that the stock of the product is in or approaching a low stock situation. In... Wal mart

 new patent  Scanner-based apparatus and method

A retail shopping facility having at least one public entrance, a customer service area, a product display area, and at least one point-of-sale (POS) station also has at least one scanner configured to remotely and uniquely identify a product previously purchased from the product display area as that product re-enters... Wal mart

 new patent  Customer presence detection

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to track customer presence and movement within a shopping facility. More specifically, reflections of non-visible electromagnetic (EM) waves can be analyzed to locate customers within an area and track customer movement over time. Maps of the area can be created... Wal mart

 new patent  Image-based shopping system

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to providing an image-based shopping system. In some embodiments, a system for helping a customer find a desired product based on an image includes an electronic input device configured to receive, from the customer, the image, and a control circuit... Wal mart

 new patent  Physical product display-based apparatus

A retail shopping facility has a plurality of physical product displays where at least some of the physical product displays simultaneously display a plurality of different available items. A central computer system is configured to receive from a mobile device a customer message from a customer. This message includes information... Wal mart

 new patent  Method and monitoring person and home

In some embodiments, apparatuses, systems, and methods are provided herein useful to detecting a deviation in a person's activity. In some embodiments, an apparatus comprises one or more sensors, the one or more sensors configured to monitor parameters associated with a person and the person's home, and a control circuit,... Wal mart

 new patent  Method and system for detection of presence in predefined location and delivery thereto

Methods and systems of detection of presence in and delivery to location are provided. A method detects a presence of a mobile device within a perimeter of a geographic region. The method searches a database to determine whether the first mobile device is associated with any existing account. Responsive to... Wal mart

Apparatus and providing unmanned delivery vehicles with expressions

Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein for an unmanned delivery vehicle system. A delivery vehicle system comprises a locomotion system of an unmanned ground vehicle configured to transport items to customer locations for deliveries, a context sensor configured to collect data of a surrounding of the unmanned ground vehicle,... Wal mart

Apparatus and maintaining accurate perpetual inventory information

Methods and apparatuses are provided for use in managing product inventory, comprising: a control circuit; a memory storing instructions to cause the control circuit to perform: obtain a reference on-hand quantity value; determine an estimated on-hand adjustment value corresponding to a predicted error between the reference on-hand quantity value and... Wal mart

Systems and methods of reallocating palletized products while breaking out the products

In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided that allocate products to at a reallocation location. Some systems comprise: a product identifier system at a product reallocation location that identifies product as products are disaggregated from a collection of products; a product allocation database that identifies multiple customers and associates... Wal mart

System and providing freshness information

An apparatus for providing perishable product freshness information is provided. The apparatus includes a portable device having an input device for receiving a product identifier associated with a perishable product, a sensor reader for receiving data from one or more sensors in proximity of the perishable product and the portable... Wal mart

Virtual-reality apparatus and methods thereof

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to provide experiential on-site use of physical products within a retail shopping facility in a combined virtual and physical setting. In some embodiments, a customer may use a physical retail product within the retail shopping facility in an environment simulated... Wal mart

Wearable security apparatus

A security system comprises a wearable security apparatus having an electronic display and a storage device that stores data regarding a wearer and a receiver for receiving emergency information; a security scanner at a facility that communicates with the wearable device to receive and decode the stored data to determine... Wal mart

Apparel rack

Disclosed is a fixture for the display and sale of apparel. The fixture includes an apparel rack and at least one sign panel coupled to the apparel rack. The at least one sign panel removeably and repeatably receives at least one sign. In some embodiments, the at least one sign... Wal mart

System and monitoring gas emission of perishable products

A system for automatically monitoring merchandise in a retail sales environment is provided. The system includes a display fixture configured to store and display for sale a group of perishable items and one or more gas emission sensors associated with the display fixture and configured to measure gas emissions from... Wal mart

System and fresh online experience

Disclosed is a system and method for visually verifying the exact item a customer will be receiving through the online grocery pick up of a retail store. The system allows for customers to order a fresh item, such as apples, and view images of the exact fresh item online before... Wal mart

System, method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for locating a receipt for a product

A system for locating a receipt for a product includes a server computer of a business, a database coupled to the server computer for storing customer purchase history including electronic receipts, and a mobile computing device coupled to the server computer. The mobile computing device includes a memory for storing... Wal mart

System and streaming events in a transaction-based system

A system is provided that permits events to be propagated between systems in near real time for the purpose of ensuring consistency in a transaction-based environment. In one implementation, transactions are streamed between systems using a lightweight protocol shortly after they are processed, rather than being communicated in a one-way... Wal mart

System, sequencing objects having rfid tags on a moving conveyor

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to track objects on a moving conveyor system. In some embodiments, an RFID based tracking system comprises a conveyor system to move and transport objects along a conveyance path, wherein each object includes a near field only RFID tag associated... Wal mart

Modular wall assembly for a cosmetic fixture system

Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a merchandise display system having a modular wall assembly configured to provide electrical power to one or more shelf assemblies. The wall assembly can include a vertically oriented back panel, a cross bar horizontally and detachably mounted to the back panel, a... Wal mart

Systems and methods of controlling product temperatures during delivery

Systems, apparatuses and methods are provided herein for controlling the temperature of a product during delivery. A system for inventory management comprises: an internal compartment; and a delivery control circuit coupled to the internal compartment; a configuration control circuit coupled to the delivery container, the configuration control circuit configured to:... Wal mart

Systems and methods of alerting customers to changes in product temperatures during delivery

Systems, apparatuses and methods are provided herein for alerting customers to product temperature compliance during delivery whereby a retail product intended to be maintained below one or more temperature threshold values through a supply chain delivery process is identified, a temperature threshold value of the retail product is determined, an... Wal mart

Contract negotiation assistance system and method

In some embodiments, systems, apparatuses, methods, and processes are provided to assist parties in contract negotiations. In some embodiments, a system for use by a first party in contract negotiation with a second party comprises: a control circuit; and a contract term playbook database accessible by the control circuit; wherein... Wal mart

System and generating globally-unique identifiers

A system and method for producing a new globally-unique identifier (GUID) format that may be used, for instance, to uniquely identify a number of different items in a distributed computer system, such as, for example, transactions in an e-commerce system, sessions in a cloud-based computing system, identifiers for unique customers... Wal mart

Flexible store fulfillment

Aspects described herein relate to a flexible order fulfillment management system that utilizes predefined fulfillment workflows including common business processes. By utilizing predefined workflows including common business processes, the order fulfillment management system is able to drive store-based fulfillment programs efficiently as multiple fulfillment workflows may utilize the same common... Wal mart

12/21/17 / #20170364860

Vector-based characterizations of products and individuals with respect to processing returns

Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein for processing returns. A system for processing returns, comprises a customer profile database, a communication device, and a control circuit. The control circuit being configured to: receive, via the communication device, information on a return item being returned by a first customer associated... Wal mart

12/21/17 / #20170364889

Retail checkout systems and methods

Provided are a retail checkout system and method. A customer record includes registered identification information related to a store customer. An input device receives unique customer identification information from a purchaser card of the store customer. A customer identification analyzer verifies that the received unique customer identification information is included... Wal mart

12/21/17 / #20170364925

Vector-based characterizations of products and individuals with respect to customer service agent assistance

Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein for providing customer service agent assistance. A system for providing customer service agent assistance comprises a customer profile database storing customer partiality vectors for a plurality of customers, the customer partiality vectors comprise customer value vectors, a communication device, and a control circuit.... Wal mart

12/21/17 / #20170364962

Systems and methods for communicating sourcing information to customers

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to communicating customized information about a product or service to customers based on the customers' values and preferences. In some embodiments, there is provided a system communicating sourcing stories about products or services to customers including: an electronic interface configured... Wal mart

12/21/17 / #20170364994

Retail space management

In some embodiments, systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein useful to manage a retail space. In some embodiments, cubic product representations within the retail location are provided herein which represent the actual space and location of products within the store. Data for the retail space, such as blueprint, floorplan,... Wal mart

12/14/17 / #20170354274

Modular bagging weight scale

A mobile, modular bagging station comprises a rotatable carousel base constructed and arranged for positioning on a self-checkout scale platform; a center piece coupled to a top surface of the carousel base; and a plurality of holding elements extending from the top portion. A weight of a plurality of store... Wal mart

12/14/17 / #20170357939

Methods and systems for monitoring a retail shopping facility

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful for a retail shopping facility to maintain stocked shelves, in part, from obtaining images of the store shelves via cameras mounted onto shopping carts. By one approach, the images obtained from the shopping carts are compared with planogram images to... Wal mart

12/14/17 / #20170358024

Virtual reality shopping systems and methods

In some embodiments, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein useful to providing a virtual shopping system. A system for providing a virtual shopping experience comprises: a central computer system, a virtual reality showroom system in communication with the central computer system, the virtual reality showroom portion comprising one or more... Wal mart

12/07/17 / #20170347780

Mobile computing device holder

A mobile computing device holder that mounts to a wall is described. The mobile computing device holder holds a mobile computing device base, such as a docking station or charger. The mobile computing device base cradles a mobile computing device such as a smart phone or scanning device. The mobile... Wal mart

12/07/17 / #20170349079

Temperature-controlled delivery vehicle

In some embodiments, systems, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to temperature-controlled delivery of items. A conveyor mechanism disposed within a temperature-controlled compartment of a delivery vehicle can provide easy access to items within the compartment. In some embodiments, the conveyor mechanism can be operated by a control circuit... Wal mart

12/07/17 / #20170349282

Unmanned aerial vehicle apparatus and method

At least one unmanned aerial vehicle operates in conjunction with a control circuit via a network interface. The control circuit receives informational content from the unmanned aerial vehicle and automatically processes that informational content to identify specific content of interest. The control circuit then automatically submits that identified specific content... Wal mart

12/07/17 / #20170351999

Temperature control systems using temperature sustaining bags and methods of controlling product temperatures during delivery

In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided that limit the change in temperature and/or control a temperature of a product during delivery comprising: a plurality of temperature sustaining bags comprises: a product cavity; an interior casing; an exterior casing; and an encapsulation cell encapsulating a temperature sustaining agent; memory;... Wal mart

12/07/17 / #20170352004

Systems, devices, and methods for dynamically generating delivery destinations, times and routes

Methodologies, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for generating routes for relocating delivery of objects. Public data relating to a user's current location, a current location of an object to be delivered, and the user's future travel plans is retrieved. Personal data is also retrieved, including customizable relocation preferences and... Wal mart

12/07/17 / #20170352045

Cart activity sensor data with point of sale data to determine tasks

In some embodiments, systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein useful to correlating cart activity with point of sale data. In some embodiments, a system includes one or more sensors, wherein the one or more sensors are configured to gather data associated with cart activity within the shopping facility and... Wal mart

12/07/17 / #20170353581

Content based routing architecture system and method

The present general inventive concept relates to systems and method for routing electronic messages depending on message content.... Wal mart

11/30/17 / #20170344129

Systems and methods for detecting traffic in a shopping facility

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful for detecting traffic in a shopping facility. A system for detecting traffic in a shopping facility comprises: a plurality of light emitters coupled to motion sensors configured to emit light when motion is detected by the motion sensor; a light... Wal mart

11/30/17 / #20170344584

Systems and methods of database instance container deployment

Systems and methods can include one or more processing modules and one or more non-transitory storage modules storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processing modules and perform acts. The acts an include creating a bonded network interface on a host server, the where host server... Wal mart

11/30/17 / #20170344934

Systems and methods for monitoring the condition of merchandise loaded on a delivery vehicle

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to monitoring the loading conditions of merchandise in a delivery vehicle. In some embodiments, there is provided a system for monitoring load quality of merchandise delivered to shopping facilities, the system including: a delivery location at a shopping facility configured... Wal mart

11/30/17 / #20170344935

Systems and methods for arranging sensors to monitor merchandise conditions at or near shelves

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to monitoring the conditions of merchandise on shelves at a shopping facility. In some embodiments, there is provided a system for monitoring merchandise on shelves including: a shelf comprising a bottom surface and side surfaces and configured to support merchandise;... Wal mart

11/30/17 / #20170344937

Product display surface apparatus and method

A product display surface supports at least one product being offered for sale thereon. This product display surface has a weight-sensitive RFID tag associated therewith. This tag has at least one transmission element that moves with respect to a remaining portion of the tag as a function of weight being... Wal mart

11/30/17 / #20170344969

Unattended storefront apparatus

An unattended retail storefront that is installed in a consumer's residence. The unattended retail storefront includes an unsold product display and storage area, a retail-access portal that provides selective access from within the consumer's residence to the unsold product display and storage area to thereby provide a consumer in the... Wal mart

11/30/17 / #20170345033

Apparatus and customizing products on a regional basis

Various partialities (including but not limited to partialities based on values, aspirations, preferences, and/or affinities) for individual persons are represented as corresponding vectors. The length and/or the angle of the vector represents the magnitude of the strength of the individual's belief in the good that comes from that imposed order.... Wal mart

11/30/17 / #20170345049

System and providing ad campaigns to computing devices

A method and a web server store a plurality of web page elements that may be rendered on a browser of a user computing device to display a web page. The web page includes a first ad space for displaying an ad that is visible to the user and a... Wal mart

11/30/17 / #20170346754

Federated scheme for coordinating throttled network data transfer in a multi-host scenario

Embodiments relate to systems and methods that facilitate coordination amongst host devices that share network resources in order to use available bandwidth effectively. Embodiments can ensure the host devices themselves take responsibility for sending their data via shared network bandwidth, keeping access to bandwidth fair to all the host devices.... Wal mart

11/23/17 / #20170334646

Order fulfillment system with robotic break pack

In some embodiments, methods and systems for fulfilling consumer orders are provided. A stocking station includes at least one robotic stocking arm configured to unload a product from a first receptacle and to place the unloaded product onto a storage shelf, and a first picking station includes a first robotic... Wal mart

11/23/17 / #20170336125

Evaporative cooling systems and methods of controlling product temperatures during delivery

In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided that limit the change in temperature and/or control a temperature of a product during delivery. Some embodiments provide systems to limit temperature changes, comprising: an evaporative product cooling system comprising: a product cavity that supports a product while the product is transported... Wal mart

11/23/17 / #20170336126

Systems and methods of controlling product temperatures during delivery

In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided that limit the change in temperature and/or control a temperature of a product during delivery. Some embodiments provide systems to limit temperature changes of a product during transit, comprising: aerosol temperature control system comprising a product holder configured to support a product,... Wal mart

11/16/17 / #20170325603

Bagging station support frame and forming the same

Disclosed herein is a bagging station support frame that includes a top assembly and a bottom assembly. The top assembly holds a bagging station. A bagging station holds a plurality of shopping bags ready to receive products. The top assembly includes a back structure that couples to the bagging station,... Wal mart

11/16/17 / #20170330135

Systems and methods for sortation of products using a conveyor assembly

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to the sortation of products using a conveyor assembly. In some embodiments, there is provided a system for receiving and sorting products shipped to a shopping facility including: a delivery location at a shopping facility configured to receive a shipment... Wal mart

11/16/17 / #20170330139

Systems and methods for estimating availability of additional sales floor space for a product being binned

In some embodiments, methods and systems of estimating whether additional space for a product being binned is available on a sales floor include an electronic inventory management device configured to: receive an indication that a product is being placed into a storage bin after a determination that no space for... Wal mart

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11/16/17 / #20170330140

Stock level indication apparatus and method

In some embodiments, systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein useful to provide an indication of a stock level of a product support member. Compressed air is directed through a plurality of bores extending through the product support member. A sensor reading of the compressed air can be utilized to... Wal mart

11/16/17 / #20170330166

Customer tracking system

In some embodiments, systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein useful to track customer movement within a shopping facility. To achieve this, a travel distance is tracked during a shopping trip and collected at or adjacent to a point of sale with an access device. The travel distance can further... Wal mart

11/16/17 / #20170331955

Adjustable interactive voice response system

Provided herein are methodologies, systems, apparatus, and non-transitory computer-readable media for providing an adjustable interactive voice response (IVR) system. User identification information is received in order to determine which portions of an IVR system the user can access. The user can then search the IVR system based on a search... Wal mart

11/16/17 / #20170331956

Adjustable interactive voice response system and methods of using same

Provided herein are methodologies, systems, apparatus, and non-transitory computer-readable media for providing an adjustable interactive voice response (IVR) system. User identification information is received in order to determine which portions of an IVR system the user can access. The user can then search the IVR system based on a search... Wal mart

11/09/17 / #20170320572

Systems and methods for transporting products via unmanned aerial vehicles

In some embodiments, methods and systems of facilitating movement of product-containing pallets include at least one forklift unit configured to lift and move the product-containing pallets, at least one motorized transport unit configured to mechanically engage and disengage a respective forklift unit, and a central computer system in communication with... Wal mart

11/09/17 / #20170322090

Systems and methods for monitoring temperature or movement of merchandise

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to monitoring temperature or movement of merchandise during and after transport of the merchandise. Some of these embodiments include systems for monitoring the temperature of merchandise items comprising: a temperature sensor disposed at or near one or more merchandise items;... Wal mart

11/09/17 / #20170322806

Engine-agnostic event monitoring and predicting systems and methods

Embodiments relate to event monitoring, identifying and predicting system comprises at least one database comprising an incoming data stream; a plurality of available data processing engines, each of the plurality of available data processing engines requiring an engine-specific event identifying instruction set; an abstraction engine configured to receive at least... Wal mart

11/09/17 / #20170323162

Stocking level indication apparatus and method

In some embodiments, systems, apparatuses, and methods are described herein including a shelf assembly that utilizes the accumulated weight of products stocked thereon to compress a compression member disposed within the assembly. An electronic imaging device can be mounted proximate to the assembly and can be oriented to capture an... Wal mart

11/09/17 / #20170323251

Systems and methods for identifying and managing item stocking status in a retail environment

Embodiments relate to systems and methods for identifying out-of-stock situations based on customer shopping lists and patterns. A system for identifying out-of-stock situations can comprise an electronic shopping list, an inventory database, and a stocking status engine communicatively coupled with the electronic shopping list and the inventory database and configured... Wal mart

11/09/17 / #20170323252

Rf permeability measure of product out of stocks

Apparatuses, systems, and methods are provided herein useful to determining qualities associated with products presented for sale in a shopping facility. In some embodiments, the system includes a transmitter located on a first side of a group of products, wherein the transmitter is configured to emit energy toward and through... Wal mart

11/09/17 / #20170323253

Distributed autonomous robot systems and methods

Described in detail herein are systems and methods for detecting absent like physical objects at a first facility and replenishing the like physical objects from the second facility to the first facility. The system includes an autonomous robot device configured to detect absent like physical objects at a first facility... Wal mart

11/09/17 / #20170323261

Systems and methods for collecting and processing image data

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to collecting and processing image data relating to retail deliveries. In some embodiments, there is provided a system for capturing images of merchandise delivery containers, the system comprising: at least one unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) having an optical sensor for... Wal mart

11/09/17 / #20170323281

Methods and systems for tracking carts and retail products in a shopping space

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful for a retail facility to maintain information regarding product location, in part, from correlating a shopper's cart path and their purchased items with those of other shoppers. In some approaches, the methods and apparatuses may determine a cart path for... Wal mart

11/09/17 / #20170323286

System and transaction payments using a mobile device

A system and method for performing a financial transaction may include processing a purchase transaction for products for purchase by a customer to determine a transaction amount. A communication with a mobile device of the customer may include communicating a store identifier, POS identifier, and the transaction amount. In response... Wal mart

11/09/17 / #20170323318

Entity-specific value optimization tool

Examples of the disclosure provide a system and method for entity-specific value optimization. An elasticity estimation module receives a data request for an item associated with an individual entity, and identifies a value response curve for the item associated with the individual entity. The elasticity estimation module determines an elasticity... Wal mart

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11/09/17 / #20170323359

Systems and methods for identifying potential shoplifting incidents

Embodiments relate to systems and methods for identifying potential shoplifting incidents. In one embodiment, a system can receive and analyze information related to a number of items removed from a display and a number of items added to a shopping receptacle. These numbers of items can be detected by weight... Wal mart

11/09/17 / #20170323365

Methods and systems for monitoring a facility

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful for monitoring a facility, such as the safety, security, and status of individuals and items within the facility. In one illustrative approach, a retail facility maintains information regarding product location, in part, from correlating a shopper's cart path and their... Wal mart

11/09/17 / #20170323367

Retail product assortment optimization systems and methods

Embodiments relate to systems and methods for optimizing a product assortment available at a retail location based on the likelihood of products to meet customer needs. This can include obtaining a mass list of potential products from at least one publicly available source; collating the mass list into a plurality... Wal mart

11/09/17 / #20170323372

Real time order and activation processing system

Methods and systems are provided for utilizing interactive UI dialogs to resolve issues that may arise during the real-time ordering and activation of wireless products and services while a user is engaged during their session. The interactive UI dialogs may provide a customer with an opportunity to provide information, make... Wal mart

11/09/17 / #20170323375

Methods and systems for food ordering

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to receive, facilitate, and manage food ordering, especially remote, electronic food ordering. In some embodiments, a food order processing and management system includes an electronic user interface that receives a food order, a database with a plurality of food preparation... Wal mart

11/02/17 / #20170311734

System and front-facing products

In some embodiments, apparatuses, systems, and methods are provided herein for front-facing merchandise in a shopping facility. A system for front-facing products includes a product display surface having a customer-facing portion, wherein a plurality of products are positioned on the product display surface, a control unit, and a product movement... Wal mart

11/02/17 / #20170311770

Index of refraction floor scrubber to determine traffic

In some embodiments, apparatuses, systems, and methods are provided herein useful for determining a task to perform based on a quality associated with a cleaning solution. A system for determining a task to perform comprises a surface cleaning apparatus, wherein the surface cleaning apparatus includes a reservoir, wherein the reservoir... Wal mart

11/02/17 / #20170314327

Wheeled cart for transporting store items

A cart for transporting items comprises a base portion, comprising: a frame; at least one shelf coupled to the frame; and a set of wheels at the bottom of the frame permitting a movement of the cart; and a collapsible ladder directly attached to the frame.... Wal mart

11/02/17 / #20170316334

System and calculating search term probability

A system and method for predicting search term popularity is disclosed herein. A database system may comprise a first database cluster H and a second database cluster L. A machine learning algorithm is trained to create a predictive model. Thereafter, for each record in a database system, the predictive model... Wal mart

11/02/17 / #20170316370

Systems and methods of controlling delivery of retail products

In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided to enable product deliveries based on an interruption condition, comprising: a delivery scheduling system; a cancellation system; and a time reserving system; wherein the delivery scheduling system comprises a delivery scheduling control circuit configured identify that a delivery interruption condition exists for... Wal mart

11/02/17 / #20170316371

Stocking level indication apparatus and method

In some embodiments, systems, apparatuses, and methods are described herein to provide a visual indication of a level or number of products stocked on a shelf of a shelving unit. The visual indication is provided by virtue of an accumulated weight of products on the shelf causing an indicator device... Wal mart

11/02/17 / #20170316372

Systems and methods for inventory management of retail products

Systems, apparatuses and methods are provided herein for inventory management of retail products in a retail facility. A system for inventory management comprises: a motion sensor configured to detect motion in proximity to the one or more retail products; a location transmitter for transmitting a location of a store worker;... Wal mart

11/02/17 / #20170316378

Delivery vehicle configurations and corresponding methods

A delivery vehicle containing items to be delivered to a plurality of target recipients at different delivery addresses also includes a mobile user interface configured to be disposed within and carried by the delivery vehicle, the mobile user interface presenting an interactive display having discrete information fields for identifying information... Wal mart

11/02/17 / #20170316476

Shopping cart detection

Apparatuses, systems, and methods are provided herein useful to determining cart movement in a shopping facility. In some embodiments, a system includes a collection device, wherein the collection device is configured to receive material from a cart that was collected throughout a shopping facility. The system can also include a... Wal mart

11/02/17 / #20170316489

Apparatuses and methods for recipe suggestion

Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein for providing recipe suggestions. In one embodiment, a system for recipe suggestion comprises a customer inventory information database, a recipe database, a communication device configured to communicate with a user device; and a control circuit coupled to the customer inventory information database, the... Wal mart

11/02/17 / #20170316668

Shopping party locator systems and methods

Provided are a shopping party locator system and method. The system and method includes creating a shopping party for a group of customers entering a store, wherein creating the shopping party includes operating a shopping party application on a store computing system to take and store a photo of the... Wal mart

10/26/17 / #20170303704

Product count tracking device

In some embodiments, systems, apparatuses and methods are described herein useful to indicate the number of products on a merchandising unit. Counting devices as described herein maintain an accurate count of the number of products on a given merchandising unit and provides a display of the count.... Wal mart

10/26/17 / #20170308494

Portable continuous integration device and related systems and methods

Embodiments relate to portable continuous integration (CI) devices configured to facilitate local CI development. In one embodiment, a portable CI device can comprise a housing comprising at least one external port for communications and power; a router disposed in the housing and communicatively coupled within the housing with the at... Wal mart

10/26/17 / #20170308847

Customer-inclusive updating retail product assortments

Embodiments relate to customer-inclusive system for updating product assortments available at retail locations. In one embodiment, such a system comprises a buyer device configured to receive a customer request for a desired product to be included in a product assortment available at a desired retail location and comprising a user... Wal mart

10/26/17 / #20170308914

Systems and methods for use in forecasting changes in sales

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided to forecast expected sales and/or demand for one or more products at one or more retail shopping facilities. Some embodiments include systems to forecast retail sales, comprising: a network transceiver; a forecast control circuit; and a memory storing computer instructions executed by... Wal mart

10/26/17 / #20170308915

Systems and methods of forecasting seasonal transitions in retail sales

In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided to forecast changes in seasons and/or changes in expected sales at one or more retail shopping facilities. In some embodiments, a system comprises a forecast control circuit; a memory storing computer instructions that cause the forecast control circuit to: forecast when a... Wal mart

10/26/17 / #20170308937

Mobile solution for purchase orders

Embodiments include methods and devices for creating an electronic invoice file using a baseline electronic purchase order file. The methods and devices can receive data representing an electronic purchase order file, comprising a plurality of fields of information. The methods and devices can also confirm that the received electronic purchase... Wal mart

10/26/17 / #20170309273

Listen and use voice recognition to find trends in words said to determine customer feedback

In some embodiments, apparatuses, systems, and methods are provided herein for performing sound analysis in a shopping facility. A system for performing sound analysis comprises: an array of sound sensors distributed throughout a shopping facility and configured to receive at least sounds resulting from people in the shopping facility, an... Wal mart








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