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1. (WO2018204836) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY RESTOCKING ITEMS ON SHELVES USING A PNEUMATIC PIPE SYSTEM
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Pub. No.: WO/2018/204836 International Application No.: PCT/US2018/031172
Publication Date: 08.11.2018 International Filing Date: 04.05.2018
IPC:
G06Q 10/08 (2012.01) ,B65G 1/04 (2006.01) ,G06K 9/78 (2006.01) ,G06T 7/73 (2017.01) ,H04N 7/18 (2006.01)
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
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65
CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
G
TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
1
Storing articles, individually or in orderly arrangement, in warehouses or magazines
02
Storage devices
04
mechanical
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
K
RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
9
Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
78
Combination of image acquisition and recognition functions
[IPC code unknown for G06T 7/73]
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7
Television systems
18
Closed-circuit television systems, i.e. systems in which the signal is not broadcast
Applicants:
WALMART APOLLO, LLC [US/US]; 702 Southwest 8th Street Bentonville, Arkansas 72716, US
Inventors:
NEMATI, Behzad; US
NAZARIAN, Ehsan; US
Agent:
KAMINSKI, Jeffri A.; US
Priority Data:
62/502,20405.05.2017US
Title (EN) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY RESTOCKING ITEMS ON SHELVES USING A PNEUMATIC PIPE SYSTEM
(FR) SYSTÈME ET PROCÉDÉ DE RÉAPPROVISIONNEMENT AUTOMATIQUE EN ARTICLES SUR DES ÉTAGÈRES À L'AIDE D'UN SYSTÈME DE TUYAU PNEUMATIQUE
Abstract:
(EN) Systems, methods and computer-readable media for automating the restocking of shelves process by sending a notification when a product on a shelf has reached, or will reach, an undesired level of emptiness. This is determined using imaging sensors, such as cameras, which can calculate how full or empty a respective shelf is and predict when the shelf will need to be restocked. When the restocking time arrives, the notification can be sent to automated systems, which automatically cause new products to be stocked on the shelf via a pneumatic pipe system.
(FR) L’invention concerne des systèmes, des procédés et des supports lisibles par ordinateur permettant d'automatiser le processus de réapprovisionnement d'étagères par envoi d'une notification lorsqu'un produit sur une étagère a atteint, ou va atteindre, un niveau indésirable de vide. Ceci est déterminé à l'aide de capteurs d'imagerie, tels que des caméras, qui peuvent calculer à quel point une étagère respective est remplie ou vide et prédire le moment où l'étagère doit être réapprovisionnée. Lorsqu'il est temps de réapprovisionner, la notification peut être envoyée à des systèmes automatisés, qui amènent automatiquement de nouveaux produits à être stockés sur l'étagère à l'aide d'un système de tuyau pneumatique.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)