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1. US20180327198 - SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING OBJECTS INCLUDING TRANSPORT VEHICLES

Office United States of America
Application Number 15926767
Application Date 20.03.2018
Publication Number 20180327198
Publication Date 15.11.2018
Publication Kind A1
IPC
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65
CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
G
TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
47
Article or material-handling devices associated with conveyers; Methods employing such devices
74
Feeding, transfer, or discharging devices of particular kinds or types
90
Devices for picking-up and depositing articles or materials
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65
CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
G
TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
47
Article or material-handling devices associated with conveyers; Methods employing such devices
52
Devices for transferring articles or materials between conveyers, i.e. discharging or feeding devices
B65G 47/90
B65G 47/52
CPC
B65G 47/52
B65G 47/90
Applicants Berkshire Grey, Inc.
Inventors Thomas WAGNER
Kevin AHEARN
John Richard AMEND, JR.
Benjamin COHEN
Michael DAWSON-HAGGERTY
William Hartman FORT
Christopher GEYER
Victoria HINCHEY
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
Title
(EN) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING OBJECTS INCLUDING TRANSPORT VEHICLES
Abstract
(EN)

A storage, retrieval and processing system for processing objects is disclosed. The storage, retrieval and processing system includes a storage bin system for receiving at a first end thereof, a plurality of storage bins providing storage of a plurality of objects, a retrieval conveyance system at a second end of the storage bin system that is generally opposite the first end of the storage bin system, where the retrieval conveyance system is in communication with the plurality of storage bins, a programmable motion device in communication with the retrieval conveyance system for receiving the storage bins from the plurality of storage bins, where the programmable motion device includes an end effector for grasping and moving a selected object out of a selected storage bin, and a destination bin system for receiving the selected object from the end effector of the programmable motion device at first end of the destination bin system, and the destination bin system provides access to the plurality of destination bins at a second end thereof that is generally opposite the first end of the destination bin system.