US 9,811,800 B1
Contextual recording of shipment receiving
Pujan Patel, Ontario, CA (US)
Assigned to Amazon Technologies, Inc., Seattle, WA (US)
Filed by Amazon Technologies, Inc., Reno, NV (US)
Filed on Sep. 27, 2013, as Appl. No. 14/40,240.
Int. Cl. G06Q 10/08 (2012.01)
CPC G06Q 10/087 (2013.01) 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
receiving, by a computer system, an indication about a shipping container arriving at a receiving station;
identifying, by the computer system, a third party associated with the shipping container received for inventory processing based at least in part on a machine readable identifier associated with the shipping container;
providing a notification to the third party that the shipping container is being processed;
receiving, by the computer system, contextual information about an inventory action performed on an item within the shipping container, wherein the contextual information comprises at least one of information related to the item or the inventory action performed on the item, the information related to the item comprising at least one of physical dimension information of the item, color information for the item, description information associated with the item, or quantity information associated with the item;
obtaining a video recording of the inventory action;
combining, by the computer system, first data from the video recording and second data from the contextual information by interleaving the first data and the second data, the combining based at least in part on time indices associated with the video recording and the contextual information;
creating, by the computer system, a contextual video recording of the inventory processing for the shipping container that comprises the first data and the second data, the creating of the contextual video comprising segmenting the contextual video into one or more segments and associating metadata with a portion of the one or more segments based at least in part on the identified third party, the metadata identifying a relationship between the one or more segments of the contextual video that are associated with the identified third party; and
providing, by the computer system, the identified third party with access to the portion of the contextual video recording, the third party being restricted from accessing other segments of the contextual video recording of the inventory processing that are not associated with the third party based at least in part on the metadata, and the contextual video recording being configured to enable the third party to search for the inventory action performed on the item within the shipping container associated with the third party.