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Title:
MOBILE DRIVE UNIT HAVING A CONVEYOR MODULE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/183220
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A mobile drive unit comprising: a front chassis unit including a pair of mid-chassis drive wheel assemblies and a front caster wheel mounted on a front chassis base; a rear chassis unit including a rear caster assembly mounted on the rear chassis base; a pivotal connection between the rear chassis base and the front chassis base; a front support structure mounted on the front chassis base; a rear support structure pivotally mounted on the rear chassis base; a payload housing pivotally mounted on the front support structure and the rear support structure; a conveyor belt assembly mounted on the payload housing, the conveyor belt assembly comprising a conveyor belt powered by a conveyor motor; a payload detection sensor mounted on the payload housing; a controller communicatively coupled to the payload detection sensor; memory storing instructions that cause the controller to effectuate operations, the operations comprising: detecting that a package on the conveyor belt assembly is within a threshold distance from an edge of the conveyor belt; and operating the conveyor motor to cause the conveyor belt to move the package away from the edge of the conveyor belt.

Inventors:
PAJEVIC, Dragan (410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA, 98109-5210, US)
CAMPBELL, Stephen, T. (410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA, 98109-5210, US)
COLANTONIO, Peter, Thomas (410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA, 98109-5210, US)
GUERIN, David, William (410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA, 98109-5210, US)
JONAS, Jude, Royston (410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA, 98109-5210, US)
TRENHOLME, Kevin, John (410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA, 98109-5210, US)
Application Number:
US2019/023163
Publication Date:
October 31, 2019
Filing Date:
March 20, 2019
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (P.o. Box 81226, Seattle, WA, 98108-1226, US)
International Classes:
B60P1/64; B60G3/02; B62D37/00; B65G41/00
Foreign References:
US20180072212A12018-03-15
CN202093393U2011-12-28
KR101793932B12017-11-07
US20160167888A12016-06-16
FR3042183A12017-04-14
US9707879B22017-07-18
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
WEISENBERGER, Theresa, M. et al. (Baker & Hostetler LLP, Cira Centre 12th Floor, 2929 Arch Stree, Philadelphia PA, 19104-2891, US)
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