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1. (WO2018102575) MERCHANDISING COMMUNICATION AND STOCK-OUT CONDITION MONITORING SYSTEM
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Pub. No.: WO/2018/102575 International Application No.: PCT/US2017/063995
Publication Date: 07.06.2018 International Filing Date: 30.11.2017
IPC:
G01F 23/00 (2006.01) ,G01F 23/36 (2006.01) ,G01F 23/56 (2006.01) ,G06Q 10/08 (2012.01) ,G08B 13/00 (2006.01) ,G08B 13/18 (2006.01) ,G08B 21/18 (2006.01) ,G08B 21/24 (2006.01)
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
F
MEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW, OR LIQUID LEVEL; METERING BY VOLUME
23
Indicating or measuring liquid level, or level of fluent solid material, e.g. indicating in terms of volume, indicating by means of an alarm
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
F
MEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW, OR LIQUID LEVEL; METERING BY VOLUME
23
Indicating or measuring liquid level, or level of fluent solid material, e.g. indicating in terms of volume, indicating by means of an alarm
30
by floats
32
using rotatable arms or other pivotable transmission elements
36
using electrically actuated indicating means
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
F
MEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW, OR LIQUID LEVEL; METERING BY VOLUME
23
Indicating or measuring liquid level, or level of fluent solid material, e.g. indicating in terms of volume, indicating by means of an alarm
30
by floats
56
using elements rigidly fixed to, and rectilinearly moving with, the floats as transmission elements
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
Q
DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
10
Administration; Management
08
Logistics, e.g. warehousing, loading, distribution or shipping; Inventory or stock management, e.g. order filling, procurement or balancing against orders
G PHYSICS
08
SIGNALLING
B
SIGNALLING OR CALLING SYSTEMS; ORDER TELEGRAPHS; ALARM SYSTEMS
13
Burglar, theft, or intruder alarms
G PHYSICS
08
SIGNALLING
B
SIGNALLING OR CALLING SYSTEMS; ORDER TELEGRAPHS; ALARM SYSTEMS
13
Burglar, theft, or intruder alarms
18
Actuation by interference with heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength; Actuation by intruding sources of heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength
G PHYSICS
08
SIGNALLING
B
SIGNALLING OR CALLING SYSTEMS; ORDER TELEGRAPHS; ALARM SYSTEMS
21
Alarms responsive to a single specified undesired or abnormal condition and not otherwise provided for
18
Status alarms
G PHYSICS
08
SIGNALLING
B
SIGNALLING OR CALLING SYSTEMS; ORDER TELEGRAPHS; ALARM SYSTEMS
21
Alarms responsive to a single specified undesired or abnormal condition and not otherwise provided for
18
Status alarms
24
Reminder alarms, e.g. anti-loss alarms
Applicants:
DAVIDSON, Gordon [US/US]; US
CAMINOS, Adrian [US/US]; US
WELTY, James [US/US]; US
CHEN, Samuel [US/US]; US
KOUNLAVONG, Soul [US/US]; US
PHONG, Nguyen [US/US]; US
CLOVERLEAF MEDIA LLC [US/US]; 101 Ash Street Suite 1900 San Diego, California 92101, US
Inventors:
DAVIDSON, Gordon; US
CAMINOS, Adrian; US
WELTY, James; US
CHEN, Samuel; US
KOUNLAVONG, Soul; US
PHONG, Nguyen; US
Agent:
ZIMMER, Kevin J.; US
LEISEY, Justin J.; US
Priority Data:
15/821,44922.11.2017US
62/428,28930.11.2016US
Title (EN) MERCHANDISING COMMUNICATION AND STOCK-OUT CONDITION MONITORING SYSTEM
(FR) SYSTÈME DE SURVEILLANCE DE COMMUNICATION DE MARCHANDISAGE ET DE CONDITION DE RUPTURE DE STOCK
Abstract:
(EN) A system and method for stock-out detection in a retail environment. The method includes sending, from a reference ultrasound emitter, a reference ultrasound pulse that is at least partially reflected by a retail shelf so as to form a return pulse. The return pulse is received at a reference ultrasound receiver. A reference round-trip-delay (RTD) corresponding to a time period between the sending of the reference pulse and the receiving of the return pulse is determined. A monitoring ultrasound pulse is sent toward the retail shelf and a reflection of the monitoring ultrasound pulse is received. A stock-out condition is determined based upon a comparison of the reference RTD and a monitored RTD associated with the monitoring ultrasound pulse.
(FR) L’invention concerne un système et un procédé de détection de rupture de stock dans un environnement de vente au détail. Le procédé comprend l'envoi, en provenance d'un émetteur d'ultrasons de référence, d'une impulsion ultrasonore de référence au moins partiellement réfléchie par un rayonnage de vente au détail de façon à former une impulsion de retour. L'impulsion de retour est reçue au niveau d'un récepteur d'ultrasons de référence. Un temps de transmission aller-retour (RTD) correspondant à une période de temps entre l'envoi de l'impulsion de référence et la réception de l'impulsion de retour est déterminé. Une impulsion ultrasonore de surveillance est envoyée vers le rayonnage de vente au détail et une réflexion de l'impulsion ultrasonore de surveillance est reçue. Une condition de rupture de stock est déterminée en fonction d'une comparaison du RTD de référence et d'un RTD surveillé associé à l'impulsion ultrasonore de surveillance.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)