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1. (WO2017151743) CARGO DELIVERY APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/151743    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/020158
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Mar 02 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G06Q 10/08
G06Q 30/00
G06Q 50/28
G06Q 50/30
Applicants: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
Inventors: HIGH, Donald R.
Title: CARGO DELIVERY APPARATUS
Abstract:
A control circuit dynamically identifies ad hoc shuttle points. By one approach the control circuit identifies ad hoc shuttle points as a function of available cargo delivery vehicles and en route cargo (including items to be delivered to a specific recipient address). The control circuit then automatically assigns at least two of the available cargo delivery vehicles to meet at a particular ad hoc shuttle point in order to move at least one of the items from a first one of the available cargo delivery vehicles to a second one of the cargo delivery vehicles to thereby effect delivery of the item to the corresponding specific recipient address.