US 10,889,441 B1
Mobile drive unit having a conveyor module
Dragan Pajevic, Arlington, MA (US); Stephen T. Campbell, Waban, MA (US); Peter Thomas Colantonio, North Andover, MA (US); David William Guerin, Boylston, MA (US); Jude Royston Jonas, Hudson, NH (US); and Kevin John Trenholme, Stow, MA (US)
Assigned to Amazon Technologies, Inc., Seattle, WA (US)
Filed by Amazon Technologies, Inc., Seattle, WA (US)
Filed on Jul. 11, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/508,847.
Application 16/508,847 is a continuation of application No. 15/934,251, filed on Mar. 23, 2018, granted, now 10,549,916.
Int. Cl. B65G 1/137 (2006.01); G05D 1/00 (2006.01); B66F 9/06 (2006.01); B25J 5/00 (2006.01); G05D 1/02 (2020.01); B60P 1/64 (2006.01); B65G 41/00 (2006.01)
CPC B65G 1/1376 (2013.01) [B25J 5/007 (2013.01); B60P 1/649 (2013.01); B66F 9/063 (2013.01); G05D 1/0088 (2013.01); G05D 1/0227 (2013.01); B65G 41/008 (2013.01); G05D 2201/0216 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A mobile drive unit comprising:
a first chassis unit including a first wheel mounted on a first chassis base;
a second chassis unit including a second wheel mounted on the second chassis base;
a pivotal connection between the first chassis base and the second chassis base;
a first support structure pivotally mounted on the first chassis base;
a second support structure mounted on the second chassis base;
a payload housing pivotally mounted on the first support structure and the second support structure; and
a payload detection sensor mounted on the payload housing.