Patents by Inventor Yurgis Mauro Bacallao

Yurgis Mauro Bacallao has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20180334182
    Abstract: Disclosed is a shopping cart with a scanner system that is used by customers of a retail store to collect and scan items to be purchased. The shopping cart with scanner system includes a shopping cart, a scanner support structure, and a scanner. Items to be purchased are placed in the shopping cart, where they are automatically scanned by the scanner system. The scanner support structure includes a base bar, an extension bar, and a scanner support bar. The base bar and extension bar are coupled to each other and to a shopping basket of the shopping cart. The scanner support bar holds the scanner and related electronic devices, and is supported above the shopping cart basket by the base bar and the extension bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Yurgis Mauro Bacallao, Natalie L. Scott
  • Patent number: 10123645
    Abstract: Described is a hanger device and key holder. The key holder is coupled to the hanger device and includes a key ring for holding keys. The hanger device is configured for office use by coupling to the top of an office divider wall. The hanger device is both a coat hanger for hanging apparel and a key holder for holding keys. The hanger device has several common office use electronic devices integrated into the hanger device, such as a laser pointer, a remote access device, and a portable memory device. The hanger device has a battery to feed the included electronic devices and a display to provide data and information related to the electronic devices. The hanger device provides functions needed by office workers and helps keep items used by office workers from getting lost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventor: Yurgis Mauro Bacallao
  • Patent number: 10117530
    Abstract: Disclosed is a call button system for a monitor at a self-checkout station of a retail store. The call button system includes an apparatus for coupling the call button to a monitor at the self-checkout station. The call button can be used by customers to summon help from a retail store employee while they are using the self-checkout station. The apparatus for coupling the call button to the monitor places the call button conveniently near the monitor the customer will be using at the self-checkout station. The apparatus for coupling the call button to the monitor includes a coupling bracket that couples the call button to the monitor. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes two S brackets that stabilize the call button and the coupling bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventor: Yurgis Mauro Bacallao
  • Patent number: 10106327
    Abstract: Described is a checkout station in a retail store that includes a bumper for preventing dividers from covering a belt end sensor. The belt end sensor senses when items on a checkout station conveyor belt have reached the end of the conveyor belt. If a divider stored on an edge wall alongside the conveyor belt covers the belt end sensor, the conveyor belt stops motion when it should keep moving. The checkout station includes a bumper that couples to the edge wall. The bumper prevents the dividers from covering the belt end sensor and interfering with the operation of the belt end sensor and the conveyor belt. The bumper includes a backbone and a hook coupled to the backbone. The hook couples the bumper to the edge wall. When the bumper is coupled to the edge wall, the bumper blocks dividers from covering the belt end sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventor: Yurgis Mauro Bacallao
  • Patent number: 10106284
    Abstract: Described is a bagging station that uses a bag retaining fixture. The bag retaining fixture holds paper bags open at the bagging station so the paper bags can be filled without the bag moving or falling off the bagging station. The bag retaining fixture includes a plate and an elongate rod. The plate is coupled to the bagging station. The elongate rod is coupled to the plate such that the elongate rod captures a side of a paper bag between the elongate rod and a side wall of the bagging station. The bagging station can have a number of bag retaining fixtures coupled to it, so that a number of paper bags can be held open at a time, and filled with purchased items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Yurgis Mauro Bacallao, John Levy, Levi Robinson
  • Publication number: 20180290834
    Abstract: Described is a checkout station with an adjustable height conveyor belt, and a motorized height adjustor that is used to level and adjust the height of the conveyor belt. The motorized height adjustor includes an adjustable height leg and a motor drive. The motor drive uses a motor to rotate a foot sleeve of the adjustable height leg. Rotating the foot sleeve adjusts the height of the adjustable height leg. Adjusting the height of the adjustable height leg adjusts the height of the conveyor belt of the checkout station. The motorized height adjustor can be coupled to sensors to automatically adjust the height of the conveyor belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Yurgis Mauro Bacallao, Douglas Jahe Ryner
  • Publication number: 20180279637
    Abstract: An air circulation and ventilation system for a retail store produce display comprises an air flow system that outputs an air flow to the produce display; a sensor system that determines a condition of the produce in the produce display; a sensor controller that controls the air flow system to change the air flow in the produce display in response to the condition of the produce in the produce display; and a self-contained power panel for powering the air flow system and the sensor system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Yurgis Mauro Bacallao, Douglas Jahe Ryner
  • Publication number: 20180284453
    Abstract: A system that may transmit the customer data for each customer client device entering the geofence having a shopping application and profile accessible to the store's computer network to an augmented reality device. Each of the augmented reality devices may be worn by a sales associate or other employee of the store. The augmented reality devices may take the shape of any computing device, but in the exemplary embodiment the augmented reality device may be in the form of glasses or eyewear. While wearing the glasses or eyewear, the store's sales associate or employee may view customer data transmitted over the stores computer network while simultaneously viewing the physical world. The augmented reality device may present the data in the form of a heads up display (HUD), allowing the associate to know details about the customer entering the store before engaging in a conversation with the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Leslie Irvin, Yurgis Mauro Bacallao
  • Publication number: 20180281836
    Abstract: Described is a shopping cart used to collect items in a retail store and transport them throughout the store and/or to a customer's vehicle. The shopping cart is configured to make it easier to load and unload heavy and awkward items. The shopping cart has a shopping cart basket and a support structure supporting the shopping cart basket above a wheel assembly. A front panel of the shopping cart basket rolls on wheels and tracks to a position above the basket or below the shopping basket. The shopping cart also has a lifting mechanism for raising and lowering the shopping cart basket. A customer can raise or lower the shopping cart basket and slide the front panel out of the way, if needed, for easy loading and unloading of the shopping cart. These features make it easier for the customer to load and unload heavy and awkward items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventor: Yurgis Mauro Bacallao
  • Patent number: 10086967
    Abstract: Described is a retractable bagging station for use in a retail store. The bagging station includes a frame and a bag dispenser retractably coupled to the frame. The bag dispenser holds and dispenses shopping bags. The bag dispenser is retractably coupled to the frame such that the bag dispenser extends out of and retracts into the frame. The bagging station is retractable into the frame so that the bagging station can be stored in a retracted position under a counter, for example, when the bagging station is not needed. When the bagging station is needed, it can be extended out from the frame to be used. The bagging station can be mounted under a counter of a checkout station, for example, so the bagging station can be used at the checkout station when needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventor: Yurgis Mauro Bacallao
  • Patent number: 10081496
    Abstract: A self-checkout system comprises a register belt station; an itemization station downstream from the register belt station; and a bagging station downstream from the itemization station. The register belt station, an itemization station, and bagging station are each modular and removably coupled to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Yurgis Mauro Bacallao, Joshua David Osmon
  • Patent number: 10084499
    Abstract: Described is a mobile computing device holder that mounts to a piece of furniture, specifically to the corner of a piece of furniture. The mobile computing device holder holds a mobile computing device base, such as a docking station or charger, and a mobile computing device. The mobile computing device holder includes a corner mount fixture that mounts to a corner of a piece of furniture and holds the mobile computing device base such that the mobile computing device is cradled in the mobile computing device base. The mobile computing device holder also includes a tether device that tethers the mobile computing device to the mobile computing device base so the mobile computing device can be used, but cannot be moved more than the length of the tethering device from the corner mount fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Yurgis Mauro Bacallao, Stephen Tyler Caution, Joshua David Osmon
  • Publication number: 20180257538
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cash security system for a retail store that includes a cash cart, a base station, a key, and a cart detector. The cash cart includes a wheeled cart body, a cash box, and a cart security module. The cash cart is used to carry cash within the retail store. The cart security module includes a number of security devices and modules that track where the cash cart is in the retail store, and activates alarms if a problem is detected. The base station includes a base station security module with a number of security devices and modules that concurrently track the movement and location of the cash cart. The cart detector, the cart security module, and the base station security module each activate a security alarm if a security issue with the cash cart is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventor: Yurgis Mauro Bacallao
  • Publication number: 20180255943
    Abstract: A trash bin cabinet for a checkout station in a retail store is described. The checkout station includes the trash bin cabinet with a drawer locking mechanism, and a trash level sensor with an optical notification system. The trash bin cabinet has a drawer unit that contains at least one trash bin. The drawer locking mechanism locks the drawer when the drawer unit is closed so the drawer unit does not come open by itself and become a hazard or a nuisance. The trash level sensor senses the level of trash in the trash bins and sends a trash level status signal to the optical notification system. The optical notification system optically radiates the trash level status signal so people or sensors can monitor the level of trash in the trash bins without visiting the checkout station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventor: Yurgis Mauro Bacallao
  • Publication number: 20180260798
    Abstract: A self checkout counter scanning apparatus comprises a handheld scanning device and a retractable cord system extending from the handheld scanning device. The retractable cord system comprises a retractable cord comprising a first end coupled to the handheld scanning device, a second end having a connector for coupling to a self checkout counter element, and a central portion between the first end and the second end. The retractable cord system further comprises a housing and a cord pulley system in the housing. The central portion of the retractable cord communicates with the cord pulley system such the first end of the retractable cord maintains a linear path from the housing to the handheld scanning device during a transition from a retraction state to an extension state of the retractable cord.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventor: Yurgis Mauro Bacallao
  • Publication number: 20180260800
    Abstract: A system and method for acquiring store comprise establishing an electronic communication between a mobile device and a unmanned vehicle; tracking in a store by the unmanned vehicle a customer having the mobile device; collecting data by the unmanned vehicle regarding items of interest by the customer; and processing and outputting to the mobile device a result from the collected data, the result used by the customer to determine whether to purchase the items of interest based on the collected data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen Tyler Caution, Douglas Jahe Ryner, Yurgis Mauro Bacallao
  • Publication number: 20180260802
    Abstract: A system is described for making use of recycled containers, such as recyclable bags. The shopper first opts into a reusable bag recycling program using a computing device, such as a smartphone. The shopper may select and purchase products through an e-commerce system. The e-commerce system determines if the shopper has allergies and if so, either provides a non-allergenic reusable bag to shopper, or uses non-allergenic bags to package the products purchased through the e-commerce system. If the shopper does not have allergies, then a standard reusable bag will be used. An automated dispensing unit receives reusable bags, authenticates, tests, sanitizes and stores the reusable bags. Credit is provided to shopper for each reusable bag returned. It also debits the account of shopper for reusable bags provided to shopper or used to package products purchased through the e-commerce system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Douglas E. Humphrys, Stephen Tyler Caution, Yurgis Mauro Bacallao
  • Patent number: 10064503
    Abstract: A mobile, modular bagging station comprises a rotatable carousel base constructed and arranged for positioning on a self-checkout scale platform; a center piece coupled to a top surface of the carousel base; and a plurality of holding elements extending from the top portion. A weight of a plurality of store items in shopping bags positioned on the holding elements is determined by the scale platform on which the carousel base is positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventor: Yurgis Mauro Bacallao
  • Patent number: 10058197
    Abstract: A bag dispenser for use in a retail store is described. The bag dispenser holds and dispenses bags from a roll of plastic bags such as grocery bags, meat bags, or produce bags. The bag dispenser includes a bag holder rod that holds the roll of bags and allows the roll of bags to rotate on the bag holder rod in order to dispense bags. The bag dispenser also includes a bag separator that facilitates separation of a bag from the roll. The bag dispenser also includes a rod coupler that couples the bag dispenser to a rod, such as a rod of a shopping cart, a rod of a shopping cart basket or a rod of a pick-up basket, for example. The bag dispenser quickly and easily dispenses bags so that an employee of the retail store does not waste time and effort obtaining a bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Yurgis Mauro Bacallao, Dennis Charles Beere, II, Tawfeek Abohammdan
  • Patent number: D825951
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventor: Yurgis Mauro Bacallao