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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  Climate controlled container for vehicle

In some embodiments, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein useful to maintaining a condition of a removable container. In some embodiments, a system for receiving one or more products comprises a personal vehicle, the personal vehicle including a power source and a removable container, the removable container configured to house... Wal mart

 new patent  Systems and methods to deter theft of commercial products

In some embodiments, autonomous product delivery systems and methods are provided herein useful to deter theft of commercial products via an autonomous ground vehicle (“AGV”). In some embodiments, systems are provided to deter theft of commercial products, and may comprise: an AGV configured to transport commercial products to delivery locations... Wal mart

 new patent  Systems and methods for creating and maintaining referential integrity of data across multiple server systems

Systems and methods including 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 of transmitting an action command to each of a first server and a second server, the action command... Wal mart

 new patent  System and managing retail product inventory

In some embodiments, system, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein useful for managing retail product inventory including a plurality of sensors configured to detect individual presence of multiple different products within a retail shopping facility. A central control system communicatively coupled with the plurality of sensors to receive sensor information... Wal mart

 new patent  Enterprise-accessible customer locker

An enterprise-accessible customer locker is physically located at a first customer's address. A control circuit can be configured to select products (including unordered products if desired) for a first customer to be placed in the aforementioned enterprise-accessible customer locker. The control circuit can also be configured to determine a need... Wal mart

 new patent  Systems and methods for enabling delivery of commercial products to customers

In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided herein useful to enable delivery of commercial products to customers. In some embodiments, the system comprises an autonomous ground vehicle on a delivery route to deliver commercial products to a person of interest. The AGV comprises control circuits communicatively coupled to sensors.... Wal mart

 new patent  Instruction retrieval system

Described in detail herein are methods and systems to dynamically process machine-readable elements based on an alternate set of instructions associated with an appended portion of an identifier encoded in the machine-readable element.... Wal mart

 new patent  Layaway system

Described is a layaway system for a retail store that includes a layaway processing utility, a detector, and a drone. The layaway processing utility electronically stores information about the layaway account and communicates with customers. The detector detects when a customer has entered the retail store and communicates with the... Wal mart

 new patent  Registration-based user-interface architecture

A registration-based user-interface architecture includes a retail shopping facility operated on behalf of an enterprise having a plurality of physically-discrete items disposed therein that are offered for retail sale. A control circuit maintains a record (for example, in a blockchain ledger) of a particular customer's purchase of a particular one... Wal mart

 new patent  Docking station with removable lockers

In some embodiments, apparatuses, and methods are provided pertaining to lockers that can be secured in a docking station. In some embodiments, a system comprises a docking station, the docking station configured to selectively secure and release one or more lockers and receive a command to allow one of the... Wal mart

Product display unit with vibration sensors

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to determining an action to be performed based on vibrations detected on a product display unit. In some embodiments, a system for determining an action to perform based on vibrations comprises the product display unit, one or more vibration sensors,... Wal mart

Apparatus and filling order with used containers

Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein for filling orders with used container. A system for filling orders comprises an order database storing a plurality of orders, a used container database storing dimensions of a plurality of used containers, and a control circuit coupled to the order database and the... Wal mart

Autonomous ganged vehicles

Some embodiments include systems, methods, and apparatuses capable of determining a leader of a group of autonomous vehicles. In some embodiments, a system of autonomous vehicles comprises two or more autonomous vehicles each having a communication device and in communication with one another, each of the two or more autonomous... Wal mart

Apparatus and used container collection

Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein used container collection. A system for used container intake, comprises a receptacle configured to receive used containers from customers, a sensor system configured to detect dimensions and conditions from containers placed in the receptacle, a used container database, a conveyor system, and a... Wal mart

Weight sensing glove and system

In some embodiments, a system for weighing objects comprises a glove comprising an outer portion and an array of sensors, wherein the array of sensors includes a plurality of sensors, wherein each of the plurality of sensors is affixed to the outer portion, and a control circuit, wherein the control... Wal mart

Apparatus and reusing containers

Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein for reusing containers. A system for container reuse comprises an order database storing a plurality of orders associated with an order fulfillment facility, a conveyor system, and a control circuit. The control circuit being configured to determine container capacity requirements of the plurality... Wal mart

Authenticating online transactions using separate computing device

A method for authenticating an online transaction on a first computing device using a second computing device including detecting a request to process sensitive payment information input on the first computing device to complete a transaction, determining that a condition is present associated with the transaction, disabling a payment processing... Wal mart

Reducing cybersecurity risks when purchasing products over a network

A computer system, computer program product, and method includes detecting a request for sensitive information to be input by a user, determining that a network is a non-secure network, disabling a sensitive user information input function to prevent the user from entering sensitive information over the unsecure network, generating a... Wal mart

Identifying and labeling fraudulent store return activities

A method and system for identifying and labeling fraudulent store return activities includes receiving, by a server, retailer events from an online transaction system of a retailer, the retailer events comprising records of transactions between customers and the retailer, including sale, exchange and return activities across multiple stores. The retailer... Wal mart

Systems and methods of controlling the distribution of products in retail shopping facilities

In some embodiments, a system comprises: a point of sales system comprising multiple point of sale devices at a retail store; and an inventory control circuit configured to: identify, from an aggregate of customer monitoring data of customers passing through a first area within a customer travel area, that a... Wal mart

Systems and methods for delivering products via autonomous ground vehicles to restricted areas designated by customers

In some embodiments, methods and systems are provided that provide for facilitating delivery, via autonomous ground vehicles, of products ordered by customers of a retailer to customer-specified restricted areas accessible by an entryway openable via an access code.... Wal mart

Automated paint mixing and verification system and methods

An automated system for automatically mixing and verifying paint is described. The system may include a kiosk configured to automatically add a paint of a second color to a paint container holding a first color of paint so as to produce a requested third color of paint. The system may... Wal mart

Configurable product housing system

Systems and methods for a configurable product housing are described. A reconfigurable product housing is mechanically coupled to an adjustment mechanism and communicatively coupled to a computing device thereby enabling adjustment of a volume of an interior cavity of the product housing.... Wal mart

Systems, method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for multi-modal product classification

A multi-modal computer classification network system for use in classifying data records is described herein. The system includes a memory device, a first classification computer server, a second classification computer server, and a policy computer server. The memory device includes an item records database and a labeling database. The first... Wal mart

Retail store scanning game and purchase system

Described is a retail store electronic scanning game and purchase system that includes electronic scan devices for both children and parents. The device used by the parent can electronically purchase items through the retail store purchase utility. The child's electronic scan device is made a slave device to the parent's... Wal mart

Systems and methods for optimizing normalization of product attributes for a webpage of an online retailer

Systems and methods including 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 of extracting, with a domain specific language, structured values of one or more product attributes of a product... Wal mart

Systems and methods for optimizing normalization of product attributes for a webpage of an online retailer

Systems and methods including 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 of receiving a plurality of normalization rules, using the plurality of normalization rules and a multi-class classification algorithm... Wal mart

System and providing a dynamic shopping interface

A system for providing a dynamic shopping interface is provided. The system includes an inventory database, a clearance system, and a control circuit coupled to the inventory database and the clearance system. The control circuit is configured to: provide an online shopping interface to a user, the online shopping interface... Wal mart

Customer check-in system and non-transitory computerreadable storage media for checking-in a customer

A customer check-in system includes a server computer of a store including a processor programmed to install a customer application on a customer mobile computing device, install an associate application on an associate mobile computing device, receive a signal from the customer device including a unique customer identification, an indication... Wal mart

System, method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for automatically checking in a customer

A system for automatically checking-in a customer includes a database and a server computer including a processor coupled to a memory device. The processor is programmed to install a customer application on a customer mobile computing device, install an associate application on an associate mobile computing device, receive a signal... Wal mart

Systems and methods for adjusting the display quality of an avatar during an online or virtual shopping session

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful for providing an online shopping experience that conserves computing resources. In some embodiments, there is provided a system including: a shopping server receiving a user request to view a virtual shopping environment; a control circuit causing the display of virtual... Wal mart

Security bypass environment for circumventing a security application in a computing environment

Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to performing an operation in a computing environment that is prohibited by a security application governing the computing environment. Exemplary embodiments can generate a security bypass environment in a computing environment governed by the security application to provide a bypass to the... Wal mart

Systems and methods for conserving computing resources during an online or virtual shopping session

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful for providing an online shopping experience that conserves computing resources. In some embodiments, there is provided a system including: a shopping server configured to receive a user request to view a virtual shopping environment of virtual shopping images with virtual... Wal mart

05/03/18 / #20180124614

System and mapping wireless network coverage

Disclosed is a system for collecting data and mapping wireless network coverage in a building such as a retail store. A mobile computing device is used by an employee to collect data captures and wireless coverage indicators in the retail store. The wireless coverage indicator includes data on the status... Wal mart

04/26/18 / #20180113431

Systems and methods providing for predictive mobile manufacturing

Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein for predictive mobile manufacturing. A system for providing mobile manufacturing comprises a customer profile database storing customer partiality vectors associated with a plurality of customers, a product database storing vectorized product characterizations associated with a plurality of products, a mobile manufacturing unit comprising... Wal mart

04/26/18 / #20180114183

Stock level determination

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to determine a stock level for products on a product display using a mirror to provide a view of the product display and/or products stocked thereon. The mirror can have a convex or segmented convex configuration to provide a wider... Wal mart

04/26/18 / #20180114184

Systems and methods for monitoring and reconciling inventory

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to monitoring and reconciling inventory. In some embodiments, there is provided a system including: an inventory location for one type of merchandise item intended for the inventory location; a first sensor configured to collect data regarding the presence of the... Wal mart

04/26/18 / #20180114186

Systems and methods for facilitating pick up of products ordered from a retailer by a customer from other customers of the retailer

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

04/26/18 / #20180114250

Promoting store items using augmented reality gaming applications

A system and method are provided for promoting store items at a retail environment that electronically pair an augmented-reality gaming application executed on a mobile electronic device with a shopping cart; determine a location of the shopping cart; establishing an electronic communication between the gaming application and the shopping cart... Wal mart

04/26/18 / #20180114415

Systems and methods of tracking products during transport

In some embodiments, systems and methods are configured to track palletized products. Some embodiments comprise: a first array of sensors positioned relative to multiple products collectively arranged on a first transport pallet configured to support the multiple products while being transported; a wirelessly transceiver; and a pallet control circuit communicatively... Wal mart

04/26/18 / #20180115902

Systems and methods for controlling mobile device use

Provided are a system and method for operating a mobile device, comprising: establishing by a locking mechanism at the mobile device that the mobile device is owned or controlled by a retail establishment at which an operator of the mobile device is an agent; searching, by a mobile device, for... Wal mart

04/19/18 / #20180103781

Shelving system having stowable shelves

A shelving system is provided, which includes a plurality of supports, each support of the plurality of supports having a longitudinal opening defining a channel extending from a first end to a second end of the support, the plurality of supports having at least one opening positioned on a surface... Wal mart

04/19/18 / #20180105092

Delivery vehicle and systems or parts thereof

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to improve delivery vehicles with storage compartments for items and product containers. In some embodiments, the storage compartments have a plurality of horizontally-mounted support rails mounted on opposite sides of the storage compartment to receive the product containers and retractable... Wal mart

04/19/18 / #20180106742

Systems, devices, and methods for object quality monitoring

A technique for monitoring the quality of objects is disclosed. A container includes a multiple sensors and is configured to receive an object. The sensors monitor various metrics associated with the quality of the object, and a display is affixed to the container for displaying a visual indication of the... Wal mart

04/19/18 / #20180107477

Systems and methods for software scanning tool

Systems, methods, and non-transitory machine readable medium are provided for creating a structured report that aggregates information related to a plurality of source code files based on selective scanning of one or more repositories. A repository search request is received including a repository identifier, a project identifier, and a search... Wal mart

04/19/18 / #20180107970

Shelf system and associated methods

An example shelf system and associated methods are described. The shelf system includes a frame with a base member and a vertical member, first and second shelves extending from opposite sides of the vertical member, and first and second pairs of sensors disposed below the base member. In response to... Wal mart

04/19/18 / #20180107971

Aggregate mobile analytics-based inventory activity identification systems and methods

Some embodiments provide retail product inventory distribution systems, comprising: an inventory tracking system; an inventory management control circuit configured to couple with a source of multiple different types of mobile analytics information, and to: electronically access aggregated layers of multiple different types of mobile analytics information corresponding to activities associated... Wal mart

04/19/18 / #20180107972

Wireless transceiver-based tracking

An apparatus comprises a container (such as a retail shopping facility), a wireless transceiver, and a control circuit that utilizes the wireless transceiver to conduct a wireless communication with a product that is disposed within the container via a native wireless-communications capability of the product. The control circuit then maintains... Wal mart

04/19/18 / #20180107974

Overstock inventory sorting at retail sales facilities

In some embodiments, methods and systems of locating overstock items at a retail sales facility include receiving data when a worker of the retail sales facility scans a product case containing a product using an inventory management electronic device including a processor; obtaining at least one inventory management factor associated... Wal mart

04/19/18 / #20180107977

Courier shopping system

Provided is a courier shopping system. The system includes a customer computing device for accessing and receiving data produced by the system and a server located at a service provider. The server is coupled to the customer computing device and programmed to operate a courier management system; operate a customer... Wal mart

04/19/18 / #20180108010

Vendor payment sharing system

Provided is A vendor payment sharing system. The system includes a customer computing device for accessing and receiving data produced by the system and a server located at a service provider, the server coupled to the customer computing device. The server may be programmed to receive from the customer computing... Wal mart

04/19/18 / #20180108026

Customer management system

Provided is a customer management system. The system includes a customer computing device for accessing and receiving data produced by the system and a server located at a service provider, the server, wherein the server coupled to the customer computing device. The server is programmed to receive from the customer... Wal mart

04/19/18 / #20180108061

Customer interface system

Provided is a customer interface system. The system includes a customer computing device and a server. The server may be programmed to receive from the customer computing device customer preferences and automatically store the customer preferences and to automatically generate and transmit to the customer computing device for display a... Wal mart

04/19/18 / #20180108062

Courier management system

Provided is a courier management system. The system includes a customer computing device for accessing and receiving data produced by the system and a server located at a service provider, the server coupled to the customer computing device. The server may be programmed to store customer preferences, generate and transmit... Wal mart

04/19/18 / #20180108072

Systems, devices and methods for monitoring objects in a cart

A technique for monitoring objects in a cart is disclosed. A cart is configured to receive an object and includes a plurality of sensors configured to detect a location of the cart and a characteristic of an object in the cart. The cart also includes a docking station that can... Wal mart

04/19/18 / #20180108078

Systems and methods for controlling a display of content in a retail store

A system that controls a presentation of digital content comprises at least one electronic display positioned in a retail shopping environment; a mobile device that filters, changes, or replaces content for display at the electronic display; at least one controller that controls an output of the content to the at... Wal mart

04/19/18 / #20180108242

Apparatus and providing reminders

Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein for providing reminders. A system for providing reminders comprises a communication device configured to receive location information associated with at least a vehicle, a mobile device, and a tracker coupled to an item, a movement pattern database, and a control circuit. The control... Wal mart

04/12/18 / #20180099185

Retail shopping facility workout systems and methods

In some embodiments, systems and methods provide a customer controlled cart workout. Some systems, comprise: a cart coordination control circuit; a shopping cart comprising a cart control system, a wireless transceiver and a resistance modification system configured to adjust a resistance level corresponding to different amounts of force to be... Wal mart

04/12/18 / #20180099846

Method and transporting a plurality of stacked motorized transport units

A housing contains a plurality of motorized transport units in a stacked relationship to one another, with a bottom-most one of the plurality of motorized transport units serving as a locomotion mechanism that selectively causes movement of the housing with the plurality of motorized transport units contained therein. By one... Wal mart

04/12/18 / #20180100780

Systems, devices, and methods for detecting spills

A technique for detecting spills is disclosed. A number of electrodes within a portion of a surface are connected to a resistance meter. The resistance meter detects a spill by measuring a change in resistance between two or more electrodes when a fluid is spilled over the two or more... Wal mart

04/12/18 / #20180101811

Systems and methods for autonomous vehicles to react to hostile third parties when making product deliveries

In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided herein useful to enable delivery of retail products along product delivery routes to recipients. In some embodiments, autonomous product delivery systems are provided to enable delivery of retail products, and comprises: an autonomous ground vehicle (“AGV”) on a product delivery route. The... Wal mart

04/12/18 / #20180101814

Dynamic supply chain management systems and methods

Embodiments relate to dynamic supply chain management systems and methods. The systems and methods can compile and decompose historical order data to identify causality factors that produced variability in historical order lead times or fill rates. These factors then can be applied to current orders to determine dynamic order lead... Wal mart

04/12/18 / #20180101828

Processing payment refunds for invalid payment instruments

A refund processing system and method for automatically processing refunds to a mobile payment account of a customer is provided. The method includes the steps of receiving sales transaction information from a transaction records database, in response to a request from a point of sale device when a refund for... Wal mart

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04/12/18 / #20180101885

Combined bootstrap distribution and mixture sequential probability ratio test applications to online ecommerce websites

Systems and methods including 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 of receiving an online search query entered into a search field of an online ecommerce website by a... Wal mart

04/12/18 / #20180101892

Systems and methods for directing a user to a location of interest

A system for directing a shopper to an item of interest in a store comprises a floor surface at a store configured with indicators that communicate with each other to identify a path for guiding a store visitor from a current location to a location of an item of interest;... Wal mart

04/12/18 / #20180102128

Systems and methods to communicate with persons of interest

In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided herein useful to communicate with a person of interest (“PoI”) via an autonomous ground vehicle (“AGV”) on a product delivery route. In some embodiments, autonomous product delivery systems are provided to enable communications with a PoI, comprises: an AGV on a product... Wal mart

04/05/18 / #20180092484

Landing pad receptacle for package delivery and receipt

A landing pad receptacle receives and stores a package delivered by an unmanned vehicle, comprising: a housing; a storage compartment in the housing; and a validation device that detects a presence of a package delivered by a unmanned vehicle in the storage compartment and authenticates a package for return by... Wal mart

04/05/18 / #20180093678

Augmented reality enhanced navigation

A control circuit detects a present navigation concern within a physical boundary such as a building and augments the presentation of a piloted vehicle's pilot's field of view to include cautionary imagery regarding the present navigation concern. Examples of navigation concerns include but are not limited to a risk of... Wal mart

04/05/18 / #20180093690

Shopping cart bagging station and forming the same

Described is a shopping cart bagging station. The shopping cart bagging station is a bagging station that couples to a shopping cart. The shopping cart bagging station described is used by customers to bag their purchases as they shop, or by employees bagging items for a customer. The shopping cart... Wal mart

04/05/18 / #20180094853

Multi-compartment modular cooler

A multi-compartment modular cooler comprising multiple fully enclosed environments, including an insulated cold storage environment, a dry storage environment and an adjustable storage environment that may be either heated or cold storage. The fully enclosed environments may separate into self-contained individual containers. Each of the separate, self-contained enclosures may also... Wal mart

04/05/18 / #20180094935

Systems and methods for autonomous drone navigation

Exemplary embodiments relate to an indoor drone system including an autonomous drone configured for autonomous navigation, and a computing system in communication with the autonomous drone. The autonomous drone includes an optical code reader and at least one navigational sensor. The computing system includes a verification module.... Wal mart

04/05/18 / #20180094936

Systems and methods for determining or improving product placement and/or store layout by estimating customer paths using limited information

Embodiments relate to systems and methods for optimizing physical layout of and product placement in a retail environment. Embodiments of systems and methods discussed herein can be used in many ways, including to analyze or determine: placement of a new product; a new location of an existing product; an improved... Wal mart

04/05/18 / #20180096043

Systems and methods for synchronizing database schema

Methods and systems for synchronizing a database schema (or data structure) of a source database to a target database are disclosed. A source data structure definition is generated, including definitions of each object in the source database structure. A target database structure is generated, including definitions of each object in... Wal mart

04/05/18 / #20180096270

Systems and methods to enable the delivery of retail products

In some embodiments, systems, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to enable the delivery of retail products. Some embodiments include product receiving systems comprising: a first access door and a package compartment cooperated with the first access door; a wireless communication transceiver; a control circuit coupled with the transceiver;... Wal mart

04/05/18 / #20180096294

Systems and methods utilizing nanotechnology insulation materials in limiting temperature changes during product 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 comprising an unmanned delivery vehicle (UDV) comprising: a body comprising a nanotechnology insulation material, wherein the nanotechnology insulation material comprises material having been... Wal mart

04/05/18 / #20180096298

Self-return

A system is described that assists a customer in efficiently returning items to a commercial entity, such as a retail store, for a refund. It employs an App running on the customer's mobile device that scans a receipt to acquire return information, receives input from the customer and transmits it... Wal mart

04/05/18 / #20180096411

Recipe management system

A recipe management system is disclosed where participants can submit healthy recipes and their serving costs. If accepted, the recipes will then be posted via web, application, social media, and in-store advertising. The participants can include customers, vendors, etc. At checkout, the point of sale will make a web service... Wal mart

04/05/18 / #20180096421

Automatic club membership

A system is described to reduce the number of customers waiting in line at a customer service desk of a club membership store. When a customer walks into the store, an App is activated by scanning a visual pattern, such as a QR code, responding to prompts sent via Wi-Fi,... Wal mart

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04/05/18 / #20180096541

System and methods for drone-based vehicle status determination

Exemplary embodiments relate to a drone system including a drone configured for navigation of an outdoor facility and equipped with an RFID reader, an optical code reader, and at least one of powertrain control module data receiver and an electronic control module data receiver. The system includes a computing system... Wal mart

04/05/18 / #20180096566

Automated point of sale system

Systems, methods and devices for automating a point of sale within a physical location, such as a merchant or store. The point of sale system may automate a purchase transaction through a series of interactions between the customer's mobile communication device or other computer system and a store's computer network... Wal mart

04/05/18 / #20180096577

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

03/29/18 / #20180084896

Brush assembly

A brush assembly including a handle with a main brush, a first auxiliary brush detachably engaged with a cap, and a second auxiliary brush extending from the cap is described. The cap, when removed from the handle, exposes the first auxiliary brush. Disengagement of the cap from the first auxiliary... Wal mart

03/29/18 / #20180084936

Hanger device and key holder

Described is a hanger device and key holder. The key holder is coupled to the hanger device and includes a key ring for holding keys. The hanger device is configured for office use by coupling to the top of an office divider wall. The hanger device is both a coat... Wal mart

03/29/18 / #20180086358

Retail store cart

Described is a mobile point-of sale cart for use in a retail store. The cart has four legs and three platforms coupled to the legs. Each of the three platforms is at a different height above the ground. The legs have wheels for easy movement from one place to another,... Wal mart

03/29/18 / #20180087819

Soft-sided cooler

Described in detail herein is cooler apparatus. The cooler can include an outer shell and an inner shell. The outer shell can include a top face, a bottom face, a front surface, back surface a first side and a second side. The top face can be secured to the cooler... Wal mart

03/29/18 / #20180089615

Systems and methods for tracking wear or usage of commercial products

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein including a user product having a unique product identifier; an image capturing device configured to capture an image of the user product; a product database of reference images corresponding to states of usage of the user product that is associated with... Wal mart

03/29/18 / #20180089617

Systems and methods for tracking wear or usage of commercial products

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein including: at least one user product with at least one passive sensor; at least one network reader configured to expose the user product to energy and measure reflections of the energy from the at least one passive sensor; and a control... Wal mart

03/29/18 / #20180089619

Systems and methods to distribute and authenticate product delivery lockers

In some embodiments, systems, apparatuses and methods are provided to support the delivery of products. Some embodiments provide a retail delivery locker system comprising: multiple delivery lockers comprising: a housing enclosing an interior product cavity; a door enabling access to the product cavity; first and second docking couplers each configured... Wal mart

03/29/18 / #20180089630

Camera gesture clock in

A system for keeping track of an employee's attendance is described that allows the employee to be creative which also helps morale. An employee sets up an employee account and provides identification. A full body image is taken of the employee that is analyzed. Facial features may also be analyzed... Wal mart

03/29/18 / #20180089737

Systems and methods for predicting user segments in real-time

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 of storing a plurality of user segments for users of an ecommerce website, recording an online browsing... Wal mart

03/29/18 / #20180089749

Micro store location projector

A system for illuminating a route to a desired product within a retail store to assist a customer in finding a desired product is disclosed. Preferably, the system uses an App which is downloaded and installed on the customer's mobile device. The App may use locating capabilities of the mobile... Wal mart

03/29/18 / #20180091909

Systems, devices, and methods for detecting spills using audio sensors

A technique for detecting spills is described. A number of audio sensors detect a sound potentially associated with an object spilling on a surface and the audio data from the sensors is analyzed in order to generate an acoustical analysis of the sound. The analysis of the sound detected by... Wal mart

03/22/18 / #20180078038

Stock level indication apparatus and method

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to provide a visual indication of a weight of products stocked on a display assembly, such as a shelf of a shelving unit. The visual indication is provided by virtue of the display assembly having a product support member with... Wal mart

03/22/18 / #20180078058

Sensing device for shopping cart

A sensing device is paired with a shopping cart for assisting an operator of the shopping cart, and comprises a sensor unit that receives and processes telemetry data received from a context source; a processor that reads the telemetry data from the sensor unit; and a transmitter that wirelessly transmits... Wal mart

03/22/18 / #20180078992

Secure enclosure system and associated methods

An example secure enclosure system and associated methods are described. The example enclosure system includes a housing, a shelf disposed within the housing, an array of sensors arranged within the housing, and an interface operatively coupled to the array of sensors. The shelf includes a supporting surface configured to support... Wal mart

03/22/18 / #20180079553

Lid for a reusable plastic container

Exemplary embodiments provide a sheet to form a lid to substantially close a container. The sheet comprises a rectangular base having opposing side edges, opposing end edges, an upper surface and a lower surface. At least one notch is included on each of the side edges, where the notches correspond... Wal mart

03/22/18 / #20180081375

Systems, devices, and methods for providing drone assistance

A technique for providing drone assistance is discussed. A computing device is in wireless communication with a mobile electronic device and an aerial drone. The computing device can control the aerial drone to travel to the location of a user of the mobile electronic device in response to a request... Wal mart

03/22/18 / #20180082038

Sensor based reordering system

Systems, methods and apparatuses for tracking amounts consumable products, generating reminders, and reordering depleted products. The systems include a sensor device comprising a wireless transceiver and an elastic retention member affixing the sensor device to the exterior of the consumable product. The sensor device electronically communicates with a computer system... Wal mart

03/22/18 / #20180082051

Systems and methods for tracking users of wearable devices

Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure are related to a distributed system in which wearable devices communicate with computing systems to implement one or more actions or operations and sensor data transmitted by the wearable devices to the computing systems can be utilized to determine information about tasks being performed... Wal mart

03/22/18 / #20180082245

Systems and methods for monitoring conditions on shelves

Docket No. 8842-138939-US 1555U502... Wal mart

03/22/18 / #20180082246

Stock level indication apparatus and method

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to provide a visual indication of a weight of products stocked on a display assembly, such as a shelf of a shelving unit. The visual indication is provided by virtue of the display assembly having a product support member with... Wal mart

03/22/18 / #20180082247

Electromagnetic permeability through modular backsplash

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

03/22/18 / #20180082248

Overstock inventory management at retail sales facilities

In some embodiments, methods and systems of sorting products at a retail sales facility include receiving identifying information associated with a product at the retail sales facility using an inventory management electronic device, obtaining a demand for the product from a time products identical to the product were delivered to... Wal mart

03/22/18 / #20180082249

Autonomous vehicle content identification system and associated methods

An example vehicle content identification system and associated methods are described. The example vehicle content identification system includes one or more sensors, a processing device equipped with a processor, and a communication interface. The one or more sensors are configured to detect characteristics of vehicles. The communication interface is configured... Wal mart

03/22/18 / #20180082251

Systems and methods for suggesting pick up locations based on customer driving patterns

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to facilitating the vehicle pick up of orders at shopping facilities. In some embodiments, there is provided a system including: an electronic interface for receiving an order corresponding to a customer and permission for access to a customer's computing device... Wal mart

03/22/18 / #20180082252

Returned product detection

Partiality vectors for a particular customer and vectorized characterizations of a plurality of products are employed by a control circuit to select a particular one of the plurality of products to ship to a particular customer. By one approach this selected product is shipped without the particular customer having ordered... Wal mart

03/22/18 / #20180082279

Systems and methods for autonomous item identification

Methods, systems, and machine readable medium are provided for autonomous item identification in an environment including a mobile computational device and a container. One or more sensors are disposed at the container to sense a selected item being placed in the container. In response to sensing the selected item being... Wal mart

03/22/18 / #20180082289

System and methods for point to point encryption and tokenization using a mobile device

Mechanisms for providing point to point encryption and tokenization enabling decryption, tokenization and storage of sensitive encrypted data on one system are discussed.... Wal mart

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03/22/18 / #20180082352

Systems and methods for coordinating customer pick up with a vehicle wash

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to facilitating the vehicle pick up of orders at shopping facilities. In some embodiments, there is provided a system including: an electronic interface configured to receive or input an order corresponding to a customer; a shopping facility where the order... Wal mart

03/22/18 / #20180082353

Systems and methods for determining shopping facilities available for customer pick up of orders

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to facilitating the vehicle pick up of orders at shopping facilities. In some embodiments, there is provided a system including: an electronic interface for receiving an order corresponding to a customer and for receiving a time period during which the... Wal mart

03/22/18 / #20180082356

Systems and methods for determining customer availability for customer pick up of orders

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to facilitating the vehicle pick up of orders at shopping facilities. In some embodiments, there is provided a system including: an electronic interface for receiving an order corresponding to a customer and for receiving permission for access to a customer's... Wal mart

03/22/18 / #20180082361

Systems and methods for generating a visual representation showing order availability at shopping facilities

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to facilitating the vehicle pick up of orders at shopping facilities. In some embodiments, there is provided a system including: an electronic interface configured to receive an order corresponding to a customer; a control circuit configured to: determine the location... Wal mart

03/22/18 / #20180083926

System and methods for point to point encryption and tokenization

Mechanisms for providing point to point encryption and tokenization enabling decryption, tokenization and storage of sensitive encrypted data on one system are discussed.... Wal mart

03/22/18 / #20180083936

System and methods for point to point encryption and tokenization in a hosted environment

Mechanisms for providing point to point encryption and tokenization enabling decryption, tokenization and storage of sensitive encrypted data on one system are discussed.... Wal mart








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