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1. (WO2018039036) INVENTORY HANDLING BY ANISOTROPICALLY ADHESIVE GRIPPING
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Pub. No.: WO/2018/039036 International Application No.: PCT/US2017/047371
Publication Date: 01.03.2018 International Filing Date: 17.08.2017
IPC:
B65G 47/90 (2006.01) ,B25J 15/00 (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
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
25
HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; HANDLES FOR HAND IMPLEMENTS; WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT; MANIPULATORS
J
MANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES
15
Gripping heads
Applicants:
AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. [US/US]; P.O. Box 81226 Seattle, Washington 98108-1226, US
Inventors:
WELLMAN, Parris S.; US
Agent:
WYLIE, Roger D.; US
BARKER, James P.; US
MCMASTER, Mark T.; US
Priority Data:
15/243,79022.08.2016US
15/620,68412.06.2017US
Title (EN) INVENTORY HANDLING BY ANISOTROPICALLY ADHESIVE GRIPPING
(FR) MANIPULATION D'INVENTAIRE PAR PRÉHENSION ADHÉSIVE ANISOTROPE
Abstract:
(EN) Robotic inventory handlers (100) can include two or more gripping elements (114, 118) connected with a lifting assembly (106). The gripping elements can be subjected to outward lateral force when in contact with inventory items such that the anisotropically adhesive surface (124, 126) engages an inventory item with an adhesive force. Inventory systems can employ robotic inventory handlers as described to lift and displace inventory items using the adhesive force.
(FR) Des manipulateurs d'inventaire robotisés (100) selon l'invention peuvent comprendre deux éléments de préhension ou plus (114, 118) reliés à un ensemble de levage (106). Les éléments de préhension peuvent être soumis à une force latérale vers l'extérieur lorsqu'ils sont en contact avec des articles d'inventaire de telle sorte que la surface adhésive anisotrope (124, 126) vienne en prise avec un article d'inventaire avec une force adhésive. Des systèmes d'inventaire peuvent employer des manipulateurs d'inventaire robotisés tels que décrits pour lever et déplacer des articles d'inventaire à l'aide de la force adhésive.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)