Walmart Patent Grants

Automatic generation of dynamic time-slot capacity

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11514404
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 more processors and perform: obtaining historical demand data for pickup time slots at a physical store for a first time period; training a machine learning model to create a trained model based on the historical demand data for the pickup time slots over the first time period; generating, using the trained model, a projected demand…

Systems to fulfill a picked sales order and related methods therefor

Granted: November 22, 2022
Patent Number: 11508000
A number of embodiments can include a system. The system can include one or more processors and one or more non-transitory computer-readable storage devices storing computing instructions. The computing instructions can be configured to run on the one or more processors and perform: receiving a request for a picked order that can comprise: a conveyance type; and one or more goods; estimating a fulfillment time interval to make ready the one or more goods of the picked order by:…

Systems and methods for scaling framed images

Granted: November 22, 2022
Patent Number: 11507991
This application relates to systems and methods for scaling and assembling framed images, and to offering the framed images for purchase. In some embodiments, a computing device is configured to receive a first customer selection of a frame style and a frame size, where the frame size indicates dimensions of a frame window. The computing device is also configured to receive a second customer selection of a mat style. Further, the computing device is configured to determine, based at…

Automated lists

Granted: November 22, 2022
Patent Number: 11507981
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 transaction data comprising items previously purchased; comparing the first item to the second item; identifying the first item to be related to the second item; aggregating the first product type and the second product type into a first category bundle having a first theme defined by the…

Systems and methods for transporting containers with a vehicle

Granted: November 22, 2022
Patent Number: 11505406
Among other things, a vehicle for transporting containers is disclosed. The vehicle can include a base, a rack, and at least one container. The base can include a platform, wheels, and a motor for driving one or more of the wheels. The rack can be mounted to the platform. The rack can include at least one rail. The at least one rail can include a channel defined therein and an end coupling for linking the at least one rail with an external rail. The at least one container can be…

System and method for real-time modeling inference pipeline

Granted: November 15, 2022
Patent Number: 11501185
Systems and methods of real-time modeling pipeline inferencing are disclosed. At least one model configured to calculate at least one metric from one or more features is deployed. A model inferencing pipeline configured to extract the one or more features from a customer-specific data pipeline is implemented for the at least one mode. The model inferencing pipeline is generated using a training data set extracted from a cross-customer data pipeline. The at least one metric is calculated…

Systems and methods for processing emergency alert notifications

Granted: November 15, 2022
Patent Number: 11501630
In some embodiments, methods and systems are provided for managing emergency notifications and incident reports at a commercial facility. A graphical interface enables a worker associated with a facility to input information regarding an ongoing/impending emergency event, e.g., Active Threat, Acts of Violence, Fire/Explosion, Injury, Power Failure, Missing Child, Severe Weather, Robbery, Hazmat, Bomb Threat, Covid-19, Store Closure, Special Events etc. This information is processed via…

Methods and apparatuses for selecting advertisements using semantic matching

Granted: November 15, 2022
Patent Number: 11501334
A system for selecting one or more advertisement items to be presented to a user may include a computing device configured to obtain anchor item data including anchor item title data and anchor item metadata identifying characteristics of an anchor item. The computing device can also obtain advertisement item data including advertisement item title data and advertisement item metadata identifying characteristics of a plurality of advertisement items. The computing device can also…

System and method for determination and management of root cause for inventory problems

Granted: November 15, 2022
Patent Number: 11501251
Scans of a selected product on shelves of a retail store are obtained and the scans are transmitted over a network via a transceiver circuit. A perpetual inventory (PI) value is stored for a selected product in a database. A data structure includes a first category and first actions programmatically linked to the first category. When the selected product is out-of-stock and when the PI value is greater than a predetermined threshold, one or more of the first actions associated with the…

Validation of routes in automatic route design

Granted: November 15, 2022
Patent Number: 11501248
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 certain acts. The acts can include obtaining a sequence of stops and service time windows for the stops. The acts also can include generating a sequence of driver states that satisfies the sequence of the stops. The acts further can include determining, for each pair of respective sequential driver…

System and method for structure and attribute based graph partitioning

Granted: November 15, 2022
Patent Number: 11500936
Systems and methods for performing structure and attribute based graph partitioning. An exemplary system can receive a plurality of transactions, with each transaction identifying a point of sale and an item exchanged by the transaction. The system can generate a structure graph of the plurality of transactions and receive a request to partition the structure graph into sub-categories. The system can then retrieve, from a database, attributes of each respective structure vertex in the…

Systems and methods for altering a GUI in response to in-session inferences

Granted: November 15, 2022
Patent Number: 11500656
Systems and methods including one or more processors and one or more non-transitory computer readable storage devices storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processing modules and perform: gathering first data comprising first interactions of a user with a first graphical user interface; storing the first data comprising the first interactions of the user with the first graphical user interface as at least one first vector by adding to the at least one first…

Systems and methods for connecting containers

Granted: November 15, 2022
Patent Number: 11498759
A rail can include first and transverse channels defined therein. A container can include a rod, a spring, a first plate assembly, and a second plate assembly. The first plate assembly can include a first transverse bearing disposed in the first transverse channel. The second plate assembly can include a second transverse bearing disposed in the second transverse channel. A robotic assembly can include a robotic arm. The robotic arm can include opposing grips defining a grip space…

Systems and methods for filling containers

Granted: November 15, 2022
Patent Number: 11498758
A rail can include an entry portion, an exit portion, and a middle portion disposed between the entry and exit portions. The middle portion can be lower than the entry and exit portions. The rail can be configured to couple with a container such that the container is movable, along the rail, from the entry portion to the exit portion. A first storage rack can be disposed on a first side of the rail middle portion and a second storage rack can be disposed on an opposing side of the rail…

Systems and methods for managing meat cut quality

Granted: November 15, 2022
Patent Number: 11497221
In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to ensuring quality of meat cuts. In some embodiments, a system for ensuring quality of meat cuts comprises a capture device comprising an image capture device configured to capture an image of a cut of meat, a depth sensor configured to capture depth data, a transceiver configured to transmit the image and the depth data, a microcontroller configured to control the image capture device, the depth sensor, and the…

Pellet grill

Granted: November 8, 2022
Patent Number: D968870

Systems and methods for optimizing delivery routes using fleet vehicles and third-party deliverers

Granted: November 8, 2022
Patent Number: 11494728
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 website orders on a website of an online retailer for delivery of a plurality of products; determining at least one fleet delivery route for delivery of the plurality of products of the plurality of website orders to a plurality of locations using a vehicle fleet of the…

Methods and apparatus for machine learning model hyperparameter optimization

Granted: November 8, 2022
Patent Number: 11494593
This application relates to apparatus and methods for optimizing hyperparameters for machine learning models. In some examples, a computing device configures a machine learning model with a first set of hyperparameters from a pool of hyperparameters. The computing device may execute the machine learning model to generate a validation score, and may update parameters of a probability determination model based on the validation score. Further, the computing device may execute the…

Methods and apparatus for automatically providing a ranking of items in response to a search request

Granted: November 8, 2022
Patent Number: 11494391
This application relates to apparatus and methods for ranking search results. In some examples, a computing device receives item data identifying items for a search query provided by a user. The computing determines, for each item, a first value based on a relevance of the item to the search query. The computing device also determines user engagement data for the user, where the user engagement data identifies engagements by the user on a webpage. The computing device determines, for…

Combination grill

Granted: November 8, 2022
Patent Number: D968872