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1. WO2019055625 - SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PALLET OPTIMIZATION

Publication Number WO/2019/055625
Publication Date 21.03.2019
International Application No. PCT/US2018/050837
International Filing Date 13.09.2018
IPC
G05B 19/418 2006.01
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
BCONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS
19Programme-control systems
02electric
418Total factory control, i.e. centrally controlling a plurality of machines, e.g. direct or distributed numerical control (DNC), flexible manufacturing systems (FMS), integrated manufacturing systems (IMS), computer integrated manufacturing (CIM)
G06Q 10/08 2012.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
QDATA 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
10Administration; Management
08Logistics, e.g. warehousing, loading, distribution or shipping; Inventory or stock management, e.g. order filling, procurement or balancing against orders
G06F 17/50 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
17Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
50Computer-aided design
CPC
B07C 5/10
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
07SEPARATING SOLIDS FROM SOLIDS; SORTING
CPOSTAL SORTING; SORTING INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES, OR BULK MATERIAL FIT TO BE SORTED PIECE-MEAL, e.g. BY PICKING
5Sorting according to a characteristic or feature of the articles or material being sorted, e.g. by control effected by devices which detect or measure such characteristic or feature; Sorting by manually actuated devices, e.g. switches
04Sorting according to size
10measured by light-responsive means
B65G 61/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
GTRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
61Use of pick-up or transfer devices or of manipulators for stacking or de-stacking articles not otherwise provided for
G01B 11/254
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
BMEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS
11Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical means
24for measuring contours or curvatures
25by projecting a pattern, e.g. ; one or more lines,; moiré fringes on the object
254Projection of a pattern, viewing through a pattern, e.g. moiré
G06Q 10/087
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
QDATA 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
10Administration; Management
08Logistics, e.g. warehousing, loading, distribution or shipping; Inventory or stock management, e.g. order filling, procurement or balancing against orders
087Inventory or stock management, e.g. order filling, procurement, balancing against orders
Applicants
  • WALMART APOLLO, LLC [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • MILLHOUSE, Andrew B.
Agents
  • BURNS, David R.
  • BOWLES, Anita, M.
  • BLAZESKI, George
  • BURNS, David, R.
  • BAI, Mei
Priority Data
62/558,81314.09.2017US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PALLET OPTIMIZATION
(FR) SYSTÈME ET PROCÉDÉ D'OPTIMISATION DE PALETTES
Abstract
(EN)
Described in detail herein is a system and method for the creation of a best pallet build. The system utilizes trip information as well as product dimensional data to build an optimized virtual three dimensional model of the fully built pallet. Utilizing the virtual three dimensional model, the system creates a slideshow of footprint images, corresponding to each of the products placed on the pallet build. The system then projects the footprint images onto the pallet indicating correct placement of the product on the pallet build. The system utilizes a system of scales attached to the forks of a forklift to measure placement, and detect correct or incorrect placement of the product.
(FR)
L'invention concerne précisément un système et un procédé destinés à la création d'une meilleure construction de palette. Le système utilise des informations relatives aux trajets ainsi que des données dimensionnelles de produit, pour construire un modèle tridimensionnel virtuel optimisé de la palette entièrement construite. En utilisant le modèle tridimensionnel virtuel, le système crée un diaporama d'images d'empreinte, correspondant à chacun des produits placés sur la construction de palette. Le système projette ensuite les images d'empreinte sur la palette en indiquant un placement correct du produit sur la construction de palette. Le système utilise un système de balances fixées aux fourches d'un chariot élévateur à fourche, pour mesurer le placement et pour détecter un placement correct ou incorrect du produit.
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