Functional trays for handling products in a materials handling facility

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 10227151
APP PUB NO 20150274338A1
SERIAL NO

14432973

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A conveyor system is provided including a conveyor and a plurality of functional trays that are removably attachable to the conveyor. Each tray includes a plate having first and second dimensions that are orthogonal to each other, and the plate includes a coupler configured to be removably attached to the conveyor with the second dimension of the plate being in parallel with a moving direction of the conveyor. The plurality of functional trays include one or more of an envelope-opening mechanism, an item-pushing mechanism, an envelope-closing mechanism, an item-wrapping mechanism, and a tray-height-adjustment mechanism. For example, the item-pushing mechanism includes a pusher slidably coupled to the plate, and a linear actuator configured to move the pusher relative to the plate along the first dimension so as to push an item off the functional tray.

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AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES INCPO BOX 8102 RENO NV 89507

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kano, Toru Chiba-ken, JP 5 28
Kawano, Yasushi Chiba-ken, JP 18 227

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