DEMAND-BASED DISTRIBUTION OF ITEMS USING INTERMODAL CARRIERS AND UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20190337534A1
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16515681

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Intermodal vehicles may be loaded with items and an aerial vehicle, and directed to travel to areas where demand for the items is known or anticipated. The intermodal vehicles may be coupled to locomotives, container ships, road tractors or other vehicles, and equipped with systems for loading one or more items onto the aerial vehicle, and for launching or retrieving the aerial vehicle while the intermodal vehicles are in motion. The areas where the demand is known or anticipated may be identified on any basis, including but not limited to past histories of purchases or deliveries to such areas, or events that are scheduled to occur in such areas. Additionally, intermodal vehicles may be loaded with replacement parts and/or inspection equipment, and configured to conduct repairs, servicing operations or inspections on aerial vehicles within the intermodal vehicles, while the intermodal vehicles are in motion.

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AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES INCPO BOX 8102 RENO NV 89507

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Beckman, Brian C Newcastle, US 162 2643
Bjone, Nicholas Laveen, US 6 30

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