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1. (WO2018144275) CONVEYORS INCLUDING SENSORS FOR DETECTING ERROR CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH MOVING PRODUCTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/144275    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/014971
Publication Date: Fri Aug 10 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Jan 25 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: B25J 9/16
B65G 15/10
G06F 17/30
G06Q 10/08
Applicants: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
Inventors: ENSSLE, Benjamin D.
BROOKS, Cristy C.
WINKLE, David C.
BRYAN, Greg A.
MATTINGLY, Todd D.
Title: CONVEYORS INCLUDING SENSORS FOR DETECTING ERROR CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH MOVING PRODUCTS
Abstract:
In some embodiments, methods and systems are provided that include interconnected conveyors including multiple sensors configured to detect identifying characteristics and physical characteristics of the products traveling on the conveyors. The product-associated information that is detected by the sensors is analyzed relative to predefined product-associated identifying characteristics and physical characteristics stored in a database, and an error signal is generated if the actual, sensor-obtained product identifying characteristics and/or physical characteristics, do not correspond to the predefined, database-stored product identifying characteristics and/or physical characteristics.