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1. WO2020198307 - MOBILE SORTER PLATFORMS AND METHOD FOR SORTING ARTICLES

Publication Number WO/2020/198307
Publication Date 01.10.2020
International Application No. PCT/US2020/024624
International Filing Date 25.03.2020
IPC
B07C 5/344 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
07SEPARATING SOLIDS FROM SOLIDS; SORTING
CPOSTAL SORTING; SORTING INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES, OR BULK MATERIAL FIT TO BE SORTED PIECE-MEAL, e.g. BY PICKING
5Sorting according to a characteristic or feature of the articles or material being sorted, e.g. by control effected by devices which detect or measure such characteristic or feature; Sorting by manually actuated devices, e.g. switches
34Sorting according to other particular properties
344according to electric or electromagnetic properties
B07C 5/36 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
07SEPARATING SOLIDS FROM SOLIDS; SORTING
CPOSTAL SORTING; SORTING INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES, OR BULK MATERIAL FIT TO BE SORTED PIECE-MEAL, e.g. BY PICKING
5Sorting according to a characteristic or feature of the articles or material being sorted, e.g. by control effected by devices which detect or measure such characteristic or feature; Sorting by manually actuated devices, e.g. switches
36Sorting apparatus characterised by the means used for distribution
B07C 7/02 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
07SEPARATING SOLIDS FROM SOLIDS; SORTING
CPOSTAL SORTING; SORTING INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES, OR BULK MATERIAL FIT TO BE SORTED PIECE-MEAL, e.g. BY PICKING
7Sorting by hand only
02Compartmented furniture, e.g. pigeon-holes
B65G 1/137 2006.01
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
G06K 7/10 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
KRECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
7Methods or arrangements for sensing record carriers
10by electromagnetic radiation, e.g. optical sensing; by corpuscular radiation
Applicants
  • TOMPKINS INTERNATIONAL [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • FUTCH, Michael C.
  • SERSTAD, James M.
  • FEHRENBACHER, Ryan
  • PATEL, Milan
  • WELLS, Ray
  • WU, Steven
  • KAMINSKA, Richard C. III
  • EDOUARD, James
  • MCKNIGHT, Denny
  • SPAIN, John
Agents
  • MATHAVAN, Parthiban A.
Priority Data
16/363,10525.03.2019US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) MOBILE SORTER PLATFORMS AND METHOD FOR SORTING ARTICLES
(FR) PLATEFORMES DE TRI MOBILES ET PROCÉDÉ DESTINÉ À TRIER DES ARTICLES
Abstract
(EN)
Platform assembly for use with sorting articles comprises platforms connected to each other to form at least one level surface for transit thereabout by a plurality of vehicles. Each platform defines a first orientation in which the platform is in a retracted position and a second orientation in which the platform is in an extended position with a horizontal disposition. Each platform includes a first panel comprising a plurality of markers thereon, the markers forming a grid on the first panel for transit thereabout by the plurality of vehicles. Each marker includes a magnetic signature for determining an orientation of the marker. A container is positioned about at least one of the plurality of markers. In operation, the vehicle is directed by a control system to deposit an article carried thereon into a container associated with a marker based on the location and orientation of the marker.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un ensemble plate-forme destiné à être utilisé avec des articles de tri et comprenant des plates-formes reliées les unes aux autres pour former au moins une surface de niveau pour le transit autour de celles-ci d'une pluralité de véhicules. Chaque plateforme définit une première orientation dans laquelle la plateforme est dans une position rétractée et une seconde orientation dans laquelle la plateforme est dans une position étendue dans une disposition horizontale. Chaque plateforme comprend un premier panneau comprenant une pluralité de marqueurs sur celui-ci, les marqueurs formant une grille sur le premier panneau pour le transit autour de celui-ci de la pluralité de véhicules. Chaque marqueur comprend une signature magnétique permettant de déterminer une orientation du marqueur. Un récipient est positionné autour d'au moins l'un de la pluralité de marqueurs. Pendant le fonctionnement, le véhicule est dirigé par un système de commande en vue de déposer un article porté sur ce dernier dans un récipient associé à un marqueur, sur la base de l'emplacement et de l'orientation du marqueur.
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