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1. US20180312336 - Systems and methods for processing objects including a zone gantry system

Office United States of America
Application Number 15925409
Application Date 19.03.2018
Publication Number 20180312336
Publication Date 01.11.2018
Grant Number 10632610
Grant Date 28.04.2020
Publication Kind B2
IPC
B25J 9/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; HANDLES FOR HAND IMPLEMENTS; WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT; MANIPULATORS
JMANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES
9Programme-controlled manipulators
B25J 9/02
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; HANDLES FOR HAND IMPLEMENTS; WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT; MANIPULATORS
JMANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES
9Programme-controlled manipulators
02characterised by movement of the arms, e.g. cartesian co-ordinate type
B65G 1/04
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
GTRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
1Storing articles, individually or in orderly arrangement, in warehouses or magazines
02Storage devices
04mechanical
B25J 9/16
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; HANDLES FOR HAND IMPLEMENTS; WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT; MANIPULATORS
JMANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES
9Programme-controlled manipulators
16Programme controls
B65G 1/137
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65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
GTRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
1Storing articles, individually or in orderly arrangement, in warehouses or magazines
02Storage devices
04mechanical
137with arrangements or automatic control means for selecting which articles are to be removed
B65G 47/91
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65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
GTRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
47Article or material-handling devices associated with conveyors; Methods employing such devices
74Feeding, transfer, or discharging devices of particular kinds or types
90Devices for picking-up and depositing articles or materials
91incorporating pneumatic, e.g. suction, grippers
CPC
B25J 9/0093
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; MANIPULATORS
JMANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES
9Programme-controlled manipulators
0093co-operating with conveyor means
B25J 9/026
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; MANIPULATORS
JMANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES
9Programme-controlled manipulators
02characterised by movement of the arms, e.g. cartesian coordinate type
023Cartesian coordinate type
026Gantry-type
B25J 9/1615
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; MANIPULATORS
JMANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES
9Programme-controlled manipulators
16Programme controls
1615characterised by special kind of manipulator, e.g. planar, scara, gantry, cantilever, space, closed chain, passive/active joints and tendon driven manipulators
B65G 1/0464
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
GTRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
1Storing articles, individually or in orderly arrangement, in warehouses or magazines
02Storage devices
04mechanical
0464with access from above
B65G 1/1373
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
GTRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
1Storing articles, individually or in orderly arrangement, in warehouses or magazines
02Storage devices
04mechanical
137with arrangements or automatic control means for selecting which articles are to be removed
1373for fulfilling orders in warehouses
B65G 47/917
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
GTRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
47Article or material-handling devices associated with conveyors; Methods employing such devices
74Feeding, transfer, or discharging devices of particular kinds or types
90Devices for picking-up and depositing articles or materials
91incorporating pneumatic, e.g. suction, grippers
917control arrangements
Applicants Berkshire Grey, Inc.
Inventors Thomas Wagner
Kevin Ahearn
John Richard Amend, Jr.
Benjamin Cohen
Michael Dawson-Haggerty
William Hartman Fort
Christopher Geyer
Jennifer Eileen King
Thomas Koletschka
Michael Cap Koval
Kyle Maroney
Matthew T. Mason
William Chu-Hyon McMahan
Gene Temple Price
Joseph Romano
Daniel Smith
Siddhartha Srinivasa
Prasanna Velagapudi
Thomas Allen
Agents Gesmer Updegrove LLP
Title
(EN) Systems and methods for processing objects including a zone gantry system
Abstract
(EN)

A storage, retrieval and processing system for processing objects is disclosed. The storage, retrieval and processing system includes a plurality of storage bins, a plurality of destination bins, and a processing programmable motion device. The plurality of storage bins provides storage of a plurality of objects, where the plurality of storage bins are in communication with a gantry retrieval conveyance system for moving selected bins to a bin processing location. The plurality of destination bins are in communication with the gantry retrieval conveyance system for moving a selected destination bin to the processing location. The processing programmable motion device is at the processing location and is in communication with the gantry retrieval conveyance system. The processing programmable motion device includes an end effector for grasping and moving a selected object out of a selected storage bin and depositing the selected object in the selected destination bin.

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