Patents Assigned to Walmart Apollo, LLC
  • Publication number: 20210233153
    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 acts of: providing, via an electronic platform, access to one or more order placement user interfaces; collecting order placement information associated with the one or more order placement user interfaces; analyzing, by a conversion determination network of a machine learning architecture, the order placement information; generating actual conversion information for client sessions based on the actual availability of the order placement options during the client sessions; generating predicted conversion information for the client sessions based on a full availability of all of the order placement options during the client sessions; and generating lost demand information based, at least in part, on the actual conversion information and the predicted conversion information. Other embodiments are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Shengyang Zhang, Mingang Fu, Madhavan Kandhadai Vasantham
  • Publication number: 20210232944
    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 item data for items from a catalog, assigning a task for evaluation of the item data, storing a plurality of task jobs to a task queue, repeatedly setting, in real time, a respective processor to perform a respective evaluation model, processing the plurality of task jobs stored to the task queue by determining, in real time, whether a first evaluation model set to be performed on a first processor is capable of meeting the first evaluation criteria of the first task data, performing, on the first processor, the first evaluation model on the first task data, and transmitting first first-evaluation-model-output instructions, and repeatedly updating, in real time, the task queue. Other embodiments are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Theban Stanley, Samrat Kokkula, Poornima Candoth, Chhavi Yadav, Qian Li
  • Publication number: 20210233148
    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 tracking respective duration data for each respective item of items in a catalog based on purchase histories; measuring a reorder rate for the each respective item within one or more first periods of time; generating a Weibull distribution for the each respective item; training a machine learning model based on previous orders by the users; generating, using the machine learning model, as trained, a ranked list of one or more first items for a user of the users, a respective predicted quantity for each of the one or more first items, and an average basket size for the user; receiving a request for recommended items from the user using a user interface; and sending the ranked list of the one or more first items to be displayed on the user interface. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Kannan Govindan, Deepak Arora, Varun Srivastava, Diego Alvaro Goyret, Prashant Gupta
  • Publication number: 20210232620
    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 images at an electronic platform; generating, using a fingerprinting network associated with a neural network architecture, feature embeddings corresponding to the images; generating, using the fingerprinting network, codes based on the feature embeddings; storing the codes in one or more databases; receiving, using a search component associated with the electronic platform, a non-compliant image comprising non-compliant content; and searching the codes in the one or more databases to identify one or more of the images that include non-compliant content similar to, or the same as, the non-compliant content included in the non-compliant image. Other embodiments are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Theban Stanley, Binwei Yang, Cun Mu
  • Publication number: 20210233130
    Abstract: A method including building a relevancy model based on items in an item catalog. The method also can include building a title interpreter model based on titles of the items in the item catalog. The method additionally can include retrieving target attribute values that are associated with a target attribute name of a target item in the item catalog. The target attribute values can be received from multiple sources. The method further can include generating a respective relevancy score for each one of the target attribute values using the relevancy model. The method additionally can include generating a respective precision score for the each one of the target attribute values based on the title interpreter model. The method further can include determining a respective weight for the each one of the target attribute values based on the respective relevancy score for the each one of the target attribute values and the respective precision score for the each one of the target attribute values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Dantong Liu, Bo Ling, Zepu Zhang, Abilash Amarthaluri, Benjamin Matthew Breuner, Vishal Parmar
  • Patent number: 11071398
    Abstract: A convertible apparel rack functions as a multi-purpose rack that can display garments, shoes, or a combination of both, by changing out the hanger bars. Further, the rack can be changed from a single rack to a dual rack by removing or inserting uprights on a standard base. The apparel hanger bars are solid and of sufficient strength to allow dense packing of apparel without mechanical failure. The shoe hanger bars have a gap to allow shoes to be clipped on. Further, the convertible apparel rack can display a single rack of items or can be configured to display two racks of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Nathan M. Hicks, Jeffrey D. Green
  • Patent number: 11074547
    Abstract: Methods and systems and computer-readable media are provided for dual optimization of pick walk and tote fill rates in order picking. Embodiments provide improved order picking speed and quality by optimizing pick routing with consideration of both proximity constraints and tote value constraints. Tote value constraints can include constraints on carrying capacity, volume, size in a particular dimension, or weight capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Pratosh Rajkhowa, Ameya Ajay Shendre, Shekhar Gupta, Pavan Kumar
  • Patent number: 11074549
    Abstract: A system for rush order fulfillment optimization is discussed. The system includes mobile devices that are each associated with a worker and a rush fulfillment engine executed by a computing system which dynamically updates a task queue of each worker upon receipt of a new rush order according to a task completion rate difference between an estimated task completion rate and the current task completion rate of the worker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Pratosh Rajkhowa, Vidyanand Krishnan, Ameya Ajay Shendre, Shekhar Gupta, Pavan Kumar
  • Patent number: 11074545
    Abstract: In some embodiments, methods and systems are provided that provide for facilitating delivery, via unmanned aerial vehicles, of products ordered by a customer of a retailer to a customer-selected physical location of a person other than the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: David C. Winkle, Donald R. High, Todd D. Mattingly
  • Patent number: 11074656
    Abstract: An insurance management system receives, from a client device, at least one image of an insurance card associated with the user operating the client device. The insurance management system extracts features from the at least one image and generates a feature vector associated with the at least one image. A machine learning model receives the feature vector as input and outputs a classification comprising an association with an insurance plan. The insurance management system receives historical medical information that is specific to the user and indicates a current medical condition of the user and evaluates the insurance plan of the user in view of their historical medical information. Based on the evaluation, the insurance management system provides a recommendation that comprises one or more alternative insurance plans or one or more alternative pharmacies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Walter R. Smith, Frédéric Médous
  • Publication number: 20210224817
    Abstract: A method implemented via execution of computing instructions configured to run at one or more processors and stored at non-transitory computer-readable media. The method can include sending to a user an input form comprising an input element for a respective intent weight for each of a plurality of features. The method also can include receiving from the user the respective intent weights for the plurality of features. The method additionally can include selecting one or more first items from among a plurality of items in the category of items based at least in part on: (a) the respective intent weights for the plurality of features for the user, and (b) sentiment data comprising a respective sentiment score for each respective feature for each of the plurality of items. The method further can include displaying the one or more first items to the user in a graphical user interface in real-time after receiving the respective intent weights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventor: Jennifer Laetitia Prendki
  • Publication number: 20210224841
    Abstract: In many embodiments, a system comprising one or more processor and one or more non-transitory computer-readable media storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processors and perform: determining a set of questions associated with a campaign by extracting text from one or more advertisements; generating vector embeddings of one or more online activities of a user; receiving a search query from a graphical user interface of a computing device of the user; determining a second question from the set of questions to present to the user based on respective relevance probabilities; determining a confidence score associated with the second question; and when the confidence score associated with the second question exceeds a second predetermined threshold, presenting the second question to the user via the graphical user interface. Other embodiments of related methods and systems are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Sushant Kumar, Kannan Achan, Venkata Syam Prakash Rapaka
  • Patent number: 11068960
    Abstract: This application relates to apparatus and methods for automatically identifying substitute items. A computing device can generate matrix data that identifies connection values between a plurality of items. The matrix data may be generated based on the application of one or more machine learning algorithms to historical data identifying accepted or denied item substitutions. The computing device may then receive item data identifying at least one second item and at least one attribute of that second item. The computing device may generate a graph based on the matrix data and the item data to determine connection values between the second item and the plurality of first items. The computing device may then determine a substitute item (e.g., a replacement item) for the second item based on the connection values between the second item and the plurality of first items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Da Xu, Chuanwei Ruan, Kamiya Motwani, Evren Korpeoglu, Sushant Kumar, Kannan Achan
  • Patent number: 11068861
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods are provided herein for creating a purchase voucher. In one embodiment, a method of creating a purchase voucher is provided. The method includes the steps of: providing a network accessible user interface for configuring the purchase voucher, receiving a selection of a voucher type through the user interface, receiving a selection of one or more products through the user interface, generating voucher usage parameters based on at least the selection of the voucher type and the selection of the one or more products, associating the voucher usage parameters with a voucher identifier, the voucher identifier being configured to be used by a customer to redeem the purchase voucher with a retailer, and storing the voucher usage parameters and the associated voucher identifier at a networked database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Eric A. Letson, Emily D. McKenzie
  • Patent number: 11070895
    Abstract: A system for automatically monitoring merchandise in a retail sales environment is provided. The system includes a display fixture configured to store and display for sale a group of perishable items and one or more gas emission sensors associated with the display fixture and configured to measure gas emissions from the group of perishable items. The system further includes a control circuit coupled to the one or more gas emission sensors and configured to receive a gas emission measurement taken at the display fixture, compare the gas emission measurement with stored gas emission data associated with a category of the group of perishable items; and make a determination corresponding to the group of perishable items based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph D. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20210217011
    Abstract: A method for automatically processing an online return request including receiving a refund request from an electronic device of a user for returning an item previously purchased as part of a store. The method further can include processing a refund solution based on the refund request. The method can process the refund solution by: (a) determining a returnable status of the item; (b) when the returnable status for the item is negative, returning a rejection decision to the electronic device; and/or (c) when the returnable status for the item is positive: (i) generating a cost-benefit analysis result; (ii) when the cost-benefit analysis result is negative, processing the refund request by returning a return amount to the user for the item; and/or (iii) when the cost-benefit analysis result is positive, providing an authorization for a return of the item in order for the user to receive the return amount. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Alyssa Rae Thomas, Ridhima Kaur Arora, Vidyanand Krishnan
  • Patent number: 11062365
    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 determining an accuracy score for existing product information using a first set of rules that compares the existing product information for the product with product information of other internal or external sources, determining if the accuracy score exceeds a predetermined accuracy threshold, automatically replacing incorrect product information in the existing product information with correct product information from the other sources if the accuracy score does not exceed the predetermined accuracy threshold, coordinating displaying of the existing product information with the correct product information replacing the incorrect product information on a webpage for the product on a website of the online retailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Omar Saeed Siddiqui, Rohit Deep, Zuzar Fakhruddin Nafar
  • Patent number: 11062612
    Abstract: In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to allocate unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Some embodiments, provide UAS allocation systems, comprising: a UAS database that stores for each registered UAS an identifier and corresponding operational capabilities; an allocation control circuit configured to: obtain a first set of multiple task parameters specified by a first customer and corresponding to a requested first predefined task that the customer is requesting a UAS be allocated to perform; identify, from the UAS database, a first UAS having operational capabilities to perform the first set of task parameters while implementing the first task; and cause an allocation notification to be communicated to a first UAS provider, of the multiple UAS providers, associated with the first UAS requesting the first UAS provider to allocate the identified first UAS to implement the first task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Donald R. High, Robert C. Taylor, David C. Winkle, John P. Thompson
  • Patent number: 11059583
    Abstract: In some embodiments, systems, apparatuses and methods are provided to enhance delivery of packages and/or cargo through the use of unmanned delivery vehicle. In some embodiments, a mechanical package release system is provided that comprises: a package release hanger configured to couple with and suspend from an unmanned delivery vehicle; and one or more tension supports each configured to secure with a package and to releasably couple with the package release hanger wherein a decrease of at least a threshold amount of a force being applied by the weight of the package on the one or more tension supports induces a mechanical release of the coupling between the one or more tension supports and the package release hanger resulting in a release of the package from the unmanned delivery vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Nathan G. Jones, Gregory A. Hicks, Donald R. High
  • Patent number: 11062262
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods include an electronic scanning device, an electronic database, and an electronic inventory management device for analyzing products at a retail store in order to detect products at the retail store that are associated with mis-shipments and to adjust perpetual inventory at the retail store in view of a detected mis-shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Greg A. Bryan, Cristy C. Brooks, Benjamin D. Enssle, David B. Brightwell, Jeffrey Kerbs, Jesse L. Eaton