Patents Assigned to Walmart Apollo, LLC
  • Publication number: 20200201868
    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 plurality of snippets of a plurality of user reviews for a product, each respective snippet of the plurality of snippets relating to at least one respective user attribute category of a plurality of user attribute categories; creating a score for each respective snippet of the plurality of snippets based on: a probability of association between at least one user attribute category and one or more seed words, the one or more seed words describing one or more qualities of the product; and facilitating displaying, on a user device of a user, a first snippet of the plurality of snippets, the first snippet of the first plurality of snippets having a higher score of the scores for the plurality of snippets than another score of the scores for the plurality of snippets. Other embodiments are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Hyun Duk Cho, Evren Korpeoglu, Venkata Syam Prakash Rapaka, Kannan Achan
  • Publication number: 20200202394
    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 computer processors and perform configuring one or more advertisements for a sponsored product customized to fit a page type associated with a page format of a website; analyzing one or more inputs to create merged data; generating a respective rank of the advertisements of the sponsored product using a conversion probability; adjusting the respective rank the one or more advertisements of the sponsored product as a function of the merged data; automatically designating one of the one or more advertisements of the sponsored product that is ranked higher than other advertisements to be positioned closest to a predefined portion of a webpage; and sending instructions to display the one of the one or more advertisements closest to the predefined portion of the webpage of the website. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Jagannath Putrevu, Shankara B. Subramanya, Madhusudan Mathihalli, Girish Natarajan, Guoxun Yuan, Feng Guo
  • Patent number: 10689148
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a reusable break pack carton formed using single sheet construction that has the ability to be repeatedly flattened and assembled without severing the joints. The break pack carton can include self-locking members configured to form a bottom wall of the break pack carton in the assembled state and a reinforced multi-layer top wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventor: Jolene Michelle Rachon
  • Patent number: 10692139
    Abstract: In different embodiments of the present invention, systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media related to an application for a credit card for a target customer. A credit card application is prepared based on information associated with the target customer. If the credit card application is denied, then either (1) a request for reconsideration or (2) an override is prepared based on an established purchasing power indicator associated with the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Fei Xiao, David Bash, Yannis Pavlidis
  • Patent number: 10685341
    Abstract: A system can include one or more non-transitory computer-readable media storing computing instructions configured to run on one or more processors and perform certain acts. The acts can include receiving, at a back-end device of the system, a query from a user interface of a front-end device requesting two or more user identifications mapped to a same payment option of multiple payment options. The acts also can include distilling a subset of user identifications from among the multiple user identifications. Additionally, the acts can include identifying a first classification comprising a single user of the subset of user identifications. Further, the acts can include identifying a second classification comprising two or more first users of the subset of user identifications that are part of a same household. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Afroza Ali, Kannan Achan, Ron Benson
  • Patent number: 10679266
    Abstract: Systems and methods including one or more processing modules and one or more non-transitory storage modules storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processing modules and perform acts of identifying one or more product attributes in an existing title for a product, determining at least one product attribute to include in an alternative title for the product, determining that the at least one product attribute in the alternative title for at least a the product does not correspond to the one or more product attributes in the existing title for the product, automatically inserting the at least one product attribute in the alternative title for the product into a modified title for the product, and coordinating displaying of the modified title for the product on a website associated with the online retailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Abilash Amarthaluri, Nikita Maple Sudan, Zuzar Fakhruddin Nafar, Chandni Jain
  • Patent number: 10679170
    Abstract: In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided to enable product deliveries based on an interruption condition, comprising: a delivery scheduling system; a cancellation system; and a time reserving system; wherein the delivery scheduling system comprises a delivery scheduling control circuit configured identify that a delivery interruption condition exists for a delivery day; the cancellation system is configured to identify multiple scheduled product deliveries on the delivery day that are to be halted; the time reserving system is configured to: identify a non-interrupted second delivery day, and reserve at least a portion of the second delivery day; and block the reserved portion of the second delivery day and prevent previously unscheduled deliveries from being scheduled during the reserved portion; and the delivery scheduling control circuit is configured to reschedule a delivery of a halted product delivery during the reserved portion of the second delivery day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Sai Phaneendra Sri Harsha Viswanath Putcha, Gary J. Delperdang
  • Patent number: 10679228
    Abstract: Provided herein are methodologies, systems, and devices for simulating the performance of products a within a display area of a retail store. Data relating to a product's attributes, location within a display area, and historical performance can be used to create a model that can predict the impact on sales that will result from moving particular items from one location in a display area to another location. Once created, this model can predict a product's performance at various locations and assist in optimizing product placement within a display area. A GUI of an electronic device can display a virtual display area that allows a user to create various product placement scenarios. The model may also display product placement recommendations based on the predicted performance values of various products at different locations within a display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventor: Murthy Narayana Kolluru
  • Patent number: 10678769
    Abstract: Systems and methods for auto-naming nodes in a behavior tree are provided. An example method can include: providing a hierarchy of tree nodes by a computing device; generating a first corpus for each node at a final level; creating a first term-document matrix associated with the first corpus; identifying a first group of high-frequency words in the first term-document matrix; removing the first group of the high-frequency words obtain a second corpus; creating a second term-document matrix based on each of a set of predefined rules; identifying a second group of high-frequency words to represent node names; selecting a best set of the predefined rules based on an automatic evaluation model; generating a node name by removing a duplicate word in each node; incorporating feedback to generate a predicted name for each node; and selecting a final name for each node from the predicted name and the generated node name.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Somedip Karmakar, Amlan Jyoti Das, Aloka Sudhodanan
  • Patent number: 10679219
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method and apparatus involve: providing a plurality of products that are each associated with a respective radio frequency identification tag; using radio frequency identification technology to automatically identify specific products in a group of products collected by a shopper; and evaluating whether or not to obtain payment from the shopper based on the radio frequency identification of products in the group. Based on the result of the evaluation, either payment is obtained from the shopper on the basis of the radio frequency identification of products in the group, or else the products in the group are audited, and then payment is obtained on the basis of the products identified by the audit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Justin C. Lewis, Richard B. Ulrich, Nicholaus A. Jones, Matthew M. Lowrie
  • Patent number: 10679161
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and machine readable medium are provided for replenishing product in a freight tethering environment. A pick list is generated at a hub store including one or more items that need to be replenished at a spoke store. It is determined whether the pick list can be fulfilled by the hub store. If the pick list cannot be fulfilled by the hub store, then the one or more items on the pick list is aggregated to a replenishment need of the hub store. The aggregated replenishment need of the hub store and the spoke store is communicated to a distribution center. Product is received from the distribution center based on the aggregated replenishment need, and the pick list for the spoke store is fulfilled from the received product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Courtland Halbrook, John L. Sokolsky, Lara Shock, Jeremy Wales, Joseph Hendricks, Terry Clear, Marv Hansen, Steve Ormon, Cliff Parks
  • Patent number: 10679470
    Abstract: An example item carousel system is described. The system includes a terminal including a processor and a scanner. The system includes a carousel rotatably mounted to the terminal, the carousel including two or more bagging sections configured to receive bags. The system includes a motorized actuator configured to actuate rotation of the carousel relative to the terminal. The terminal is configured to read data from a machine readable identifier associated with an item using the scanner, and retrieve, using a retrieval module, item characteristics associated with the item from an item database. The terminal is configured to identify one bagging section of the two or more bagging sections of the carousel capable of receiving the item with the item characteristics, and mechanically rotate the carousel relative to the terminal with the motorized actuator such that the identified one bagging section is oriented toward a bagging area of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholaus Adam Jones, Aaron Vasgaard, Matthew Allen Jones
  • Patent number: 10679176
    Abstract: Example systems and methods for inventory management are described. In one implementation, a method may analyze user profiles to retrieve geographic information and user online activity information. The method may identity an offline store corresponding to the retrieved geographic information such that the method may cause inventory management associated with the offline store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventor: Valerie Goulart
  • Patent number: 10676342
    Abstract: In some embodiments, methods and systems are provided for automatically refueling vehicles of authenticated customers of a retailer. After the vehicle driven by an operator is scanned at a refueling station of the retailer and identified as a vehicle associated with an authorized customer of the retailer, the operator and/or the operator's personal electronic device are scanned in order to verify that the operator of the authenticated vehicle is a customer of the retailer authorized to fill up his/her car at the refueling station of the retailer. When both the vehicle and the operator of the vehicle are authenticated and verified, a vehicle refueling device dispenses gasoline to fill up the gas tank of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Vijaysinha Patil, Vimal Gnanaraj Nelson
  • Publication number: 20200177701
    Abstract: A system can include one or more processing modules and one or more non-transitory computer-readable media storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processing modules and perform receiving, from an electronic device, a search query from a user of a plurality of users; processing first data; and facilitating displaying a set of items. Processing the first data can comprise determining one or more keywords by capturing the one or more keywords during a time window; creating a feature set of second data associated with at least a portion of the plurality of users; determining a set of items of the item set as being based at least in part on an item vector representation and a keyword vector representation; determining a respective purchase probability associated with each item of the set of items of the item set; ranking the set of items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Venkata Syam Prakash Rapaka, Kannan Achan, Kaushiki Nag, Sushant Kumar
  • Publication number: 20200172136
    Abstract: A stocking cart includes a base structure having an opening configured to receive forks of a forklift; a plurality of wheels connected to the base structure; a back panel mounted to the base structure and extending opposite from the plurality of wheels; first and second lateral panels mounted to the base structure, the first and second lateral panels and the back panel defining an interior space of the cart; and at least one strap provided on an open side of the cart to provide access to the interior space of the cart, the at least one strap being configured to hold one or more items inside the cart. The cart also includes a linking mechanism configured to connect the cart to another cart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventor: Morgan SANNES
  • Patent number: 10669140
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to address incorrectly placed items. Some systems comprise: a plurality of motorized transport units that are each configured to perform multiple different tasks at a retail shopping facility; and a central computer system configured to instruct various ones of the plurality of motorized transport units to implement at least one of the multiple different tasks relative to the retail shopping facility, receive and analyze input data detected and provided by the motorized transport units while the motorized transport units perform the at least one of the tasks, and detect and categorize each item of multiple items that are incorrectly placed within the retail shopping facility according to one of multiple different predefined categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Donald R. High, David C. Winkle, Brian G. McHale, Michael D. Atchley
  • Patent number: 10670307
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an air-cooled ammonia refrigeration system comprises: an air-cooled condenser comprising a heat exchanger and at least one axial fan; an evaporator coupled to the air-cooled condenser; a subcooler positioned between the air-cooled condenser and the evaporator; a compressor coupled to the evaporator; an oil cooler coupled to the compressor; a water system coupled to the air-cooled condenser, the water system comprising a water source, a water pump, and a plurality of spray nozzles positioned below the air-cooled condenser; and a control circuit coupled to the air-cooled condenser and the water system, the control circuit configured to pulse atomized water through the plurality of spray nozzles to a surface of the air-cooled condenser when a head pressure of the air-cooled condenser is higher than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Kent Baker, Marcos Rente Braz
  • Patent number: 10673936
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide self-organizing retail resource load sharing systems comprising: a cluster of a set of node systems that receive resource requests; multiple different resource systems that implement predefined tasks consistent with the resource requests; wherein the node systems: access a valid ownership allocation configuration; confirm when a first node system is currently defined as the owner of a first resource system and authorizing activation of the corresponding first resource system when the resource request is intended for the first resource system; and cause the first node system to operate as a proxy and communicate the first resource request to a different embedded allocation application on a second node system that currently owns a second resource system when the first resource request is intended for the second resource system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Praveen Kumar Maddali, Parijat Bansal, Prithvi Ranganath
  • Patent number: D887783
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel R. Underkoffler, Jesse A. Collins