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1. WO2020112552 - SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OBJECT STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL

Publication Number WO/2020/112552
Publication Date 04.06.2020
International Application No. PCT/US2019/062817
International Filing Date 22.11.2019
IPC
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
B65G 1/04 2006.01
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
1Storing articles, individually or in orderly arrangement, in warehouses or magazines
02Storage devices
04mechanical
B65G 1/10 2006.01
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
1Storing articles, individually or in orderly arrangement, in warehouses or magazines
02Storage devices
04mechanical
10with relatively-movable racks to facilitate insertion or removal of articles
B65G 1/137 2006.01
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
1Storing articles, individually or in orderly arrangement, in warehouses or magazines
02Storage devices
04mechanical
137with arrangements or automatic control means for selecting which articles are to be removed
G05D 1/02 2020.01
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
DSYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
1Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
02Control of position or course in two dimensions
CPC
B65G 1/1371
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
1Storing articles, individually or in orderly arrangement, in warehouses or magazines
02Storage devices
04mechanical
137with arrangements or automatic control means for selecting which articles are to be removed
1371with data records
B65G 2209/02
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
2209Indexing codes relating to order picking devices in General
02Batch order forming, e.g. several batches simultaneously
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
G06Q 30/06
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
30Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
06Buying, selling or leasing transactions
G06Q 50/28
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
50Systems or methods specially adapted for specific business sectors, e.g. utilities or tourism
28Logistics, e.g. warehousing, loading, distribution or shipping
Applicants
  • WALMART APOLLO, LLC [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • SEO, Frank
  • BELL, Alexander
Agents
  • BURNS, David R.
  • BOWLES, Anita, M.
  • BURNS, David, R.
  • BLAZESKI, George
  • BAI, Mei
Priority Data
62/773,45630.11.2018US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OBJECT STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL
(FR) SYSTÈMES ET PROCÉDÉS DE STOCKAGE ET DE RÉCUPÉRATION D'OBJETS
Abstract
(EN)
Described in detail herein are object storage and retrieval systems and methods. A storage receptacle can be configured to receive an input from the user device including the decoded identifier from the machine-readable element associated with the one or more physical objects, via a input device, confirm the one or more physical objects are stored within the interior volume of the at least one storage receptacle, and dispense the one or more physical objects via the at least one opening of the at least one storage receptacle.
(FR)
L'invention concerne des systèmes et des procédés de stockage et de récupération d'objets. Un réceptacle de stockage peut être configuré pour : recevoir une entrée du dispositif utilisateur comprenant l'identifiant décodé de l'élément lisible par machine associé à l’objet ou aux objets physiques, au moyen d'un dispositif d'entrée ; confirmer que l'objet ou les objets physiques sont stockés dans le volume intérieur du ou des réceptacles de stockage ; et distribuer l'objet ou les objets physiques au moyen de l’ouverture ou des ouvertures du ou des réceptacles de stockage.
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