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1. (WO2019046081) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VALIDATING PRODUCTS TO BE DELIVERED BY UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES
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Pub. No.: WO/2019/046081 International Application No.: PCT/US2018/047641
Publication Date: 07.03.2019 International Filing Date: 23.08.2018
IPC:
G06Q 10/00 (2012.01) ,G06Q 10/08 (2012.01) ,G06Q 50/30 (2012.01)
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COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
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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
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Administration; Management
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
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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
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Administration; Management
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Logistics, e.g. warehousing, loading, distribution or shipping; Inventory or stock management, e.g. order filling, procurement or balancing against orders
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
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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
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Systems or methods specially adapted for a specific business sector, e.g. utilities or tourism
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Transportation; Communications
Applicants:
WALMART APOLLO, LLC [US/US]; 702 Southwest 8th Street Bentonville, Arkansas 72716, US
Inventors:
O'BRIEN, John J.; US
CANTRELL, Robert L.; US
WINKLE, David C.; US
HIGH, Donald R.; US
Agent:
KRATZ, Rudy; US
MENGHINI, Scott; US
KOGAN, David; US
Priority Data:
62/551,35029.08.2017US
Title (EN) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VALIDATING PRODUCTS TO BE DELIVERED BY UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES
(FR) SYSTÈMES ET PROCÉDÉS DE VALIDATION DE PRODUITS DEVANT ÊTRE LIVRÉS PAR DES VÉHICULES AÉRIENS SANS PILOTE
Abstract:
(EN) In some embodiments, methods and systems are provided that provide for validating products to be delivered to customers via unmanned aerial vehicles. Each UAV includes sensors configured to detect at least one actual physical characteristic and/or actual identifying characteristic of a product being loaded into the UAV and/or being transported by the UAV to a delivery destination. The actual physical characteristic information and/or the actual identifying information detected by the sensors is compared to predefined physical characteristic information and/or predefined identifying information stored in an electronic database in order to validate that the product that is being loaded into the UAV and/ or being transported by the UAV is not damaged and corresponds to the order being fulfilled. If validation of one or more products is not successful, the UAV is restricted from delivering such products to the delivery destination.
(FR) Conformément à certains modes de réalisation, l'invention concerne des procédés et des systèmes qui permettent de valider des produits devant être livrés à des clients par l'intermédiaire de véhicules aériens sans pilote. Chaque véhicule aérien sans pilote (UAV) comprend des capteurs configurés pour détecter au moins une caractéristique physique réelle et/ou une caractéristique d'identification réelle d'un produit qui est chargé dans l'UAV et/ou qui est transporté par l'UAV vers une destination de livraison. Les informations de caractéristique physique réelles et/ou les informations d'identification réelles détectées par les capteurs sont comparées à des informations de caractéristique physique prédéfinies et/ou à des informations d'identification prédéfinies stockées dans une base de données électronique afin de valider le fait que le produit qui est chargé dans l'UAV et/ou qui est transporté par l'UAV n'est pas endommagé et correspond à la commande qui est satisfaite. Si la validation d'un ou plusieurs produits n'est pas réussie, l'UAV ne peut pas livrer de tels produits à la destination de livraison.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)