MOBILE SORTER PLATFORMS AND METHOD FOR SORTING ARTICLES

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20190218035A1
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16363105

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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.

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TOMPKINS INTERNATIONAL6870 PERRY CREEK ROAD RALEIGH NC 27616

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Edouard, James Orlando, US 2 0
Fehrenbacher, Ryan Chicago, US 2 0
Futch, Michael C Raleigh, US 5 2
Kaminska,, III Richard C Orlando, US 5 2
McKnight, Denny Raleigh, US 2 0
Patel, Milan Cleveland, US 60 715
Serstad, James M Orlando, US 5 2
Spain, John C Raleigh, US 5 2
Wells, Ray Asheville, US 3 0
Wu, Steven Raleigh, US 69 2332

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