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1. (WO2013155107) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SORTING OR RETRIEVING ITEMS
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Pub. No.: WO/2013/155107 International Application No.: PCT/US2013/035836
Publication Date: 17.10.2013 International Filing Date: 09.04.2013
IPC:
B65G 1/04 (2006.01) ,B65G 1/06 (2006.01) ,B65G 1/137 (2006.01)
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
1
Storing articles, individually or in orderly arrangement, in warehouses or magazines
02
Storage devices
04
mechanical
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
1
Storing articles, individually or in orderly arrangement, in warehouses or magazines
02
Storage devices
04
mechanical
06
with means for presenting articles for removal at predetermined position or level
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
1
Storing articles, individually or in orderly arrangement, in warehouses or magazines
02
Storage devices
04
mechanical
137
with arrangements or automatic control means for selecting which articles are to be removed
Applicants:
DEWITT, Robert, R. [US/US]; US
CHEZIK, Peter, M. [US/US]; US
VALINSKY, Joseph [US/US]; US
STAHL, Ola [US/US]; US
KARTIK, S.; US
OPEX CORPORATION [US/US]; 305 Commerce Drive Moorestown, NJ 08057-4234, US
Inventors:
DEWITT, Robert, R.; US
CHEZIK, Peter, M.; US
VALINSKY, Joseph; US
STAHL, Ola; US
KARTIK, S.; US
Agent:
ELAND, Stephen, H.; Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman 1601 Market Street. Suite 2400 Philadelphia, PA 19103, US
Priority Data:
61/622,00009.04.2012US
Title (EN) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SORTING OR RETRIEVING ITEMS
(FR) PROCÉDÉ ET APPAREIL PERMETTANT DE TRIER OU DE RÉCUPÉRER DES ARTICLES
Abstract:
(EN) A method and apparatus are provided for sorting or retrieving items to/from a plurality of destinations areas (100). The items are loaded onto one of a plurality of independently controlled delivery vehicles (200). The delivery vehicles follow a track (110) that guides the delivery vehicles to/from the destination areas (100), which are positioned along the track. Once at the appropriate destination area, an item is transferred between the delivery vehicle and the destination area.
(FR) La présente invention concerne un procédé et un appareil permettant de trier ou de récupérer des articles parmi une pluralité de zones de destination (100). Les articles sont chargés sur un véhicule d'une pluralité de véhicules de distribution à commande indépendante (200). Les véhicules de distribution suivent un rail (110) qui guide les véhicules de distribution vers/depuis les zones de destination (100), qui sont positionnées le long du rail. Une fois au niveau de la zone de destination appropriée, un article est transféré entre le véhicule de distribution et la zone de destination.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)