Patents Assigned to Walmart Apollo, LLC
  • Publication number: 20240169276
    Abstract: A system including one or more processors and one or more non-transitory computer-readable storage devices storing computing instructions that, when executed on the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations: generating, using a first machine learning model, a first output comprising a repurchase prediction for a user; generating, using a second machine learning model and using respective data of the repurchase prediction of the first machine learning model for the user, a second output comprising a time slot prediction for the user; initiating one or more reservation functions based at least in part on the first output and the second output; and transmitting an option to the user to access a GUI of a digital shopping cart system to reserve a reservation function of the one or more reservation functions. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2024
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Sonal Bathe, Rahul Sridhar, Sinduja Subramaniam, Evren Korpeoglu, Kannan Achan
  • Patent number: 11989221
    Abstract: Systems and methods including one or more processors and one or more non-transitory storage devices storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processors and perform: parsing one or more web texts; determining a respective web text sentiment score for each respective web text of the one or more web texts, as parsed; creating a ranked list of one or more match words in the one or more web texts; scoring the one or more match words in the ranked list of the one or more match words; creating a report covering a predetermined period of time using the one or more match words, as scored, in the ranked list; extracting one or more topics from the report covering the predetermined period of time; labeling the one or more match words to create labeled training data; and training a word-based classifier using the labeled training data to identify non-conforming web text submitted to a website for display, wherein the one or more web texts comprises the non-confirming web text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventor: Nitin Kishore Sai Samala
  • Patent number: 11983751
    Abstract: In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to detecting inbound and outbound traffic. In some embodiments, there is provided a system for detecting inbound and outbound traffic at a facility including a video camera and a control circuit configured to detect a human and estimate a location of the human; determine whether the detected human is inbound or outbound the facility based on a relative movement of the detected human within a first region, a second region, and a third region; and transmit data based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Yi Ding, Joseph Duffy, Jiankun Liu, Tianyi Mao, Ryan B. Reagan, Zhichun Xiao, Jinhan Zhang, Shouyi Zhang
  • Patent number: 11985248
    Abstract: Described in detail herein is a nested blockchain system. The nested blockchain system can include distributed nodes in a network. A node is configured to generate a master cryptographically verifiable distributed ledger represented by a sequence of blocks. The node spawns a first sub cryptographically verifiable ledger represented by a first genesis block containing a hash value referencing the first block generated in the master cryptographically verifiable ledger, in response to a first event. The node purges the first sub cryptographically verifiable ledger, in response to a second event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11983727
    Abstract: In various examples, a system identify a first issue object associated with the alert by making a first set of determinations, based on an alert of an active issue of a system resource. Additionally, the system can determine whether the active issue associated with the first issue object can be automatically corrected by one or more self-healing processes, based on the first issue object. Moreover, the system can implement the one or more self-healing processes, based on determining that the active issue associated with the first issue object can be automatically corrected by one or more self-healing processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Ehsan Nazarian, Behzad Nemati
  • Patent number: 11983216
    Abstract: In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to automatically annotating images. In some embodiments, a system for automatically annotating images comprises a database, wherein the database is configured to store images and annotations for the images and a control circuit, wherein the control circuit is communicatively coupled to the database, and wherein the control circuit is configured to retrieve, from the database, an image, generate, based on the image, a collection of augmented images, generate segmentation maps for each image in the collection of augmented images, wherein each of the segmentation maps include segments, select, based on a threshold, ones of the segments above a threshold, merge the ones of the segments above the threshold to create a segmented image, and generate, for each segment of the segmented image, classifications, wherein an annotation for the image includes the segmented images and the classifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Haining Liu, Feiyun Zhu, Ryan B. Reagan, Zhichun Xiao
  • Patent number: 11978014
    Abstract: Examples provide a tag manager component that identifies a plurality of stationary RFID tags located within a three-dimensional space outside an item display area based on an analysis of RFID tag data associated with the plurality of RFID tag readers. A zone detection component analyzes item data associated with a plurality of items corresponding to the plurality of stationary RFID tags and location data associated with the three-dimensional space using a set of per-item criteria. The set of per-item criteria includes a per-item minimum threshold number of items per unit of three-dimensional space and/or a minimum threshold stationary time-period. A verification component analyzes sensor data and/or transaction data to verify whether the three-dimensional space is a termination zone. If the three-dimensional space is a termination zone, an inventory manager component removes the plurality of items from perpetual inventory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Tingler, Steven Lewis
  • Patent number: 11978108
    Abstract: Systems and methods including one or more processors and one or more non-transitory storage devices storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processors and perform: receiving a request for an order comprising one or more items; determining when the order is eligible for batch picking by finding one or more other orders comprising at least one of the one or more items; and when the order is determined to be eligible for batch picking with the one or more other orders: creating one or more clusters by clustering together (1) the at least one of the one or more items of the order and (2) the at least one of the one or more items of the one or more other orders; estimating, for each respective cluster of the one or more clusters, an estimated fulfillment time interval to make ready the order; and assigning each respective cluster of the one or more clusters to at least one respective picker of one or more respective pickers. Other embodiments are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Pratosh Deepak Rajkhowa, Ameya Ajay Shendre, Pavan Kumar Raichur Rajoli, Shekhar Gupta, Vidyanand Krishnan, Deepak Ramesh Deshpande
  • Patent number: 11977561
    Abstract: A method including obtaining image data and attribute information of a first item in an item catalog. The method also can include generating candidate variant items from the item catalog for the first item using a combination of (a) a k-nearest neighbors approach to search for first candidate variant items based on text embeddings for the attribute information of the first item, and (b) an elastic search approach to search for second candidate variant items based on image embeddings for the image data of the first item. The method additionally can include performing respective classifications based on respective pairs comprising the first item and each of the candidate variant items to filter the candidate variant items. The method further can include determining a respective distance between the first item and each of the candidate variant items, as filtered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Yanxin Pan, Swagata Chakraborty, Abhinandan Krishnan, Abon Chaudhuri, Aakash Mayur Mehta, Edison Mingtao Zhang, Kyu Bin Kim
  • Publication number: 20240144179
    Abstract: A system including one or more processors and one or more non-transitory computer-readable media storing computing instructions that, when executed on the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform: determining that a respective number of totes for a respective order of one or more orders can be reduced; reducing, using an infeasible totes loop, the respective number of the totes for the respective order to a respective reduced number of the totes; executing, as part of the infeasible totes loop, an item search; running the item search until a predefined number of iterations is reached; generating directions for a route of a pick walk based on a map of a retail facility; and facilitating displaying, on an electronic device, the route of the pick walk on the map of the retail facility. Other embodiments are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2024
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Seon Ki Kim, Aditya Arcot Srinivasan, Mingang Fu
  • Patent number: 11972410
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods relating to reconciling lottery transactions. In one form, the system includes point-of-sale (POS) systems at retail store for inputting of first lottery transaction data for lottery transactions occurring at the retail stores in which the lottery transactions correspond to lottery games being operated by a third party. It includes a POS server for extracting the first lottery transaction data and a retailer server for receiving second lottery transaction data from a server of the third party. Further, it includes a control circuit that conducts one-to-one matching of entries of the two data sets, determines whether a discrepancy exists based on the one-to-one matching, conducts one-to-many matching by iteratively aggregating different combinations of entries of one data set and comparing them with individual entries of the other data set, and determines whether a discrepancy exists based on the one-to-many matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Siva Charan Muraharirao, Hiral Roshan Salvi, Shubham Mangla, Christopher J. Hendrick
  • Patent number: 11971810
    Abstract: This application relates to systems and methods for automatically generating experiments based on experiment requests routed to micro-services (model sub-components) using a prefix-based routing mechanism. In some examples, experiment requests may parsed to determine lower layer services (e.g., components) whose properties need to be changed for a model iteration. Prefixes in requests may be used to route the experiment requests and portions thereof to appropriate services or layers for configuration at the micro-service level. Routing tables at each higher layer may be utilized to determine the correct sub-layers to redirect a request and/or portion thereof. At micro-service level, each micro-service may store and use a configuration table to match a received parameter in a request with a property and its corresponding value for the experiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Rahul D. Sharnagat, Sreenivasa Prasad Sista, Min Xie
  • Patent number: 11972429
    Abstract: This application relates to apparatus and methods for identifying fraudulent transactions. A computing device receives return data identifying the return of at least one item. The computing device obtains modified strategy data identifying at least one rule of a modified strategy. The rule may be based on the application of at least one dimensionality reduction algorithm to an initial strategy. The computing device applies the modified strategy to the received return data identifying the return of the at least one item, and determines whether the return of the at least one item is fraudulent based on the application of the modified strategy. The computing device generates fraud data identifying whether the return of the at least one item is fraudulent based on the determination, and may transmit the fraud data to another computing device to indicate whether the return is fraudulent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Vidhya Raman, Lian Liu, Hui-Min Chen, Sangita Fatnani
  • Patent number: 11973637
    Abstract: Systems and methods of fallback electronic communications are disclosed. A system is configured to receive a communication campaign including data identifying at least one communication channel and implement a fallback state machine having a first composite state corresponding to the at least one communication channel. An initial electronic communication is transmitted via the at least one communication channel and an initial timer having a first predetermined timeout period is implemented. When a confirmation is received prior to expiration of the initial timer, the fallback state machine transitions to a complete state. When the confirmation is not received prior to expiration of the initial timer, a first composite fallback state corresponding to a first set of fallback communication channels is implemented and a first fallback electronic communication is transmitted via the first set of fallback communication channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Aditya Ajay Athalye, Harish Amarshibhai Hothi, Shiv Prakash, Yadnyesh Bharat Juvekar
  • Publication number: 20240135425
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method including automatically generating predictions of a respective number of items that a user is likely to reorder in each of groups of the items that a user has ordered historically. The method also can include ranking the groups based on the predictions of the respective number of the items the user is likely to reorder in each of the groups. The method additionally can include transmitting for display to the user a user interface including the groups of the items. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicant: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Rahul Sridhar, Sinduja Subramariam, "Evren Korpeoglu, Kannan Achan
  • Patent number: 11966280
    Abstract: This application relates to apparatus and methods for the monitoring of nodes within datacenters. In some examples, a computing device, such as a node, receives a monitoring file from a monitoring server, where the monitoring file includes a plurality of node health checks. The computing device is configured to execute the monitoring file based on a type of the computing device. Further, and based on the execution of the monitoring file, the computing device is configured to determine that at least one of the plurality of node health checks failed. In response to determining that the at least one of the plurality of node health checks failed, the computing device is configured to generate an alert message identifying the node health checks that failed. Further, the computing device is configured to transmit the alert message to the monitoring server for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Swapna Kumar Biswal, Narendran Somasundaram, Saurabh Sandeep Jain, Shriniwas Phalke, Satheesh Kumar Ulaganathan
  • Patent number: 11966900
    Abstract: A transaction record is created showing a purchase transaction of a customer. A CV profile showing a list of items in the transaction obtained from images is also obtained. The items in the transaction record are compared to items on the list. When there is a discrepancy, an action to take is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Zhichun Xiao, Lingfeng Zhang, Jon Hammer, Joseph Duffy, Yao Liu, Sicong Fang, Xiang Yao, Pingyuan Wang, Yu Tao, Tianyi Mao, Yutao Tang, Feiyun Zhu, Han Zhang, Chunmei Wang, Pingjian Yu, Muzzammil Afroz, Haining Liu
  • Patent number: 11966964
    Abstract: A system including one or more processors and one or more non-transitory computer-readable media storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processors and perform receiving a voice command from a user; transforming the voice command; transforming the voice command can include using a natural language understanding and rules execution engine into (a) an intent of the user to add recipe ingredients to a cart and (b) a recipe descriptor; determining a matching recipe from a set of ingested recipes based on the recipe descriptor; determining items and quantities associated with the items that correspond to a set of ingredients included in the matching recipe using a quantity inference algorithm; and automatically adding all of the items and the quantities associated with the items to the cart. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Snehasish Mukherjee, Deepa Mohan, Haoxuan Chen, Phani Ram Sayapaneni, Ghodratollah Aalipour Hafshejani, Shankara Bhargava Subramanya
  • Patent number: 11966434
    Abstract: A method including determining neighboring items from among sample items based on a respective embedding distance between a query image of a query item and a respective image of each of the neighboring items. The each of the sample items can comprise the respective image and at least one respective item label. The method further can include determining a respective normalized weight for each of the neighboring items based on the respective embedding distance between the query image and the respective image of the each of the neighboring items. The method also can include determining a query item label of the query item based on a weighted majority vote by the neighboring items via the respective normalized weight for the each of the neighboring items. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Binwei Yang, Cun Mu
  • Patent number: D1024778
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel R. Underkoffler, Jesse A. Collins