09896315 is referenced by 10 patents and cites 570 patents.

Some embodiments include apparatuses to fulfill customer orders comprising a motorized transport unit; a product pick unit (PPU) that cooperate with the motorized transport unit; a wireless communication network; and a central computer system configured to communicate with the multiple motorized transport units and the plurality of product pick units, and comprises a control circuit and memory storing instructions executed to cause the control circuit to: communicate an instruction to the motorized transport unit and direct the motorized transport unit to transport the product pick unit to a determined first location within the shopping facility proximate to where a first product having been ordered is located; and communicate an instruction to the product pick unit cooperated with the motorized transport unit and direct the product pick unit to retrieve the first product.

Title
Systems, devices and methods of controlling motorized transport units in fulfilling product orders
Application Number
15/61402
Publication Number
9896315 (B2)
Application Date
March 4, 2016
Publication Date
February 20, 2018
Inventor
Robert C Taylor
Rogers
AR, US
David C Winkle
Bella Vista
AR, US
Shuvro Chakrobartty
Bentonville
AR, US
Donald R High
Noel
MO, US
Agent
Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
Assignee
WAL MART STORES
AR, US
IPC
A47F 10/02
H04W 4/02
H04W 4/00
G06Q 10/10
G06Q 10/00
E01H 5/12
E01H 5/06
H04N 7/18
G06Q 50/28
H04N 5/77
G06Q 30/00
A47F 3/08
G05D 1/00
H04W 4/04
G06Q 30/02
G06Q 10/06
B62B 5/00
G06Q 10/08
G01S 1/72
G01S 1/70
G01S 1/02
G06Q 50/30
G06Q 10/02
G05D 1/02
A47F 10/04
G06Q 30/06
G01C 21/20
B66F 9/06
B60P 3/06
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