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1. WO2006098943 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-DESTINATION ITEM SELECTION USING MOTES

Publication Number WO/2006/098943
Publication Date 21.09.2006
International Application No. PCT/US2006/008008
International Filing Date 03.03.2006
IPC
G06Q 10/00 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
10Administration; Management
CPC
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 1/1378
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
1378the orders being assembled on fixed commissioning areas remote from the storage areas
G06Q 10/08
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
10Administration; Management
08Logistics, e.g. warehousing, loading, distribution or shipping; Inventory or stock management, e.g. order filling, procurement or balancing against orders
G06Q 10/087
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
10Administration; Management
08Logistics, e.g. warehousing, loading, distribution or shipping; Inventory or stock management, e.g. order filling, procurement or balancing against orders
087Inventory or stock management, e.g. order filling, procurement, balancing against orders
Applicants
  • AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • SHAKES, Jonathan, J. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • ROUAIX, Francois, M.
Inventors
  • SHAKES, Jonathan, J.
  • ROUAIX, Francois, M.
Agents
  • KOWERT, Robert, C.
Priority Data
11/077,43010.03.2005US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-DESTINATION ITEM SELECTION USING MOTES
(FR) PROCEDE ET APPAREIL POUR SELECTION D'OBJETS MULTI-DESTINATION AU MOYEN DE MOTES
Abstract
(EN)
Method and apparatus for multi-destination pick using motes. In embodiments, each receptacle may be assigned to a destination and may have a mote that may include an indicator that may be activated by a control system to indicate to the agent that the receptacle is the destination receptacle for a picked item. The agent may then place the item in the indicated destination receptacle. A mote may include a communication interface for communicating with a control system and with other motes in an ad-hoc network. In one embodiment, the mote on the destination receptacle may be activated when the picked item is scanned by the agent. In some embodiments, each receptacle may also have a sensor that detects when an item is placed in the receptacle to deactivate the indicator and/or to verify that the item was placed in the correct receptacle.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un procédé et un appareil pour sélection multi-destination au moyen de motes. Dans des formes d'exécution, chaque réceptacle peut être attribué à une destination et peut présenter un mote pouvant comprendre un indicateur qui peut être activé par un système de commande pour indiquer à l'agent que le réceptacle est le réceptacle de destination pour un objet sélectionné. L'agent peut alors placer l'objet dans le réceptacle de destination indiqué. Un mote peut comprendre une interface de communication destinée à communiquer avec un système de commande et avec d'autres motes dans un réseau ad-hoc. Dans une forme d'exécution, le mote dans le réceptacle de destination peut être activé lorsque l'objet sélectionné est scanné par l'agent. Dans certaines formes d'exécution, chaque réceptacle peut également présenter un détecteur assurant la détection lorsqu'un objet est placé dans le réceptacle, pour désactiver l'indicateur et/ou pour vérifier que l'objet a été placé dans le réceptacle approprié.
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