US 11,655,102 B2
Automated tool control device managed in a tool crib management system
David C. Fly, Maumelle, AR (US); Matthew J. Lipsey, Sherwood, AR (US); Preston C. Phillips, Conway, AR (US); Jason Newport, Conway, AR (US); Andrew R. Lobo, Wadsworth, IL (US); Joseph Chwan, Mechanicsburg, PA (US); Frederick J. Rogers, North Little Rock, AR (US); and Sean W. Ryan, Pleasant Prairie, WI (US)
Assigned to Snap-On Incorporated, Kenosha, WI (US)
Filed by SNAP-ON INCORPORATED, Kenosha, WI (US)
Filed on Jun. 29, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/915,870.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/868,698, filed on Jun. 28, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2020/0407162 A1, Dec. 31, 2020
Int. Cl. B65G 1/137 (2006.01)
CPC B65G 1/1371 (2013.01) 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An inventory control system comprising:
a storage device including a plurality of storage locations for storing objects;
a sensing system configured to associate the storage device with a first location and with a second location;
a data storage configured to store configurable data of the storage device, wherein the sensing system includes:
a first network communication device capable of communicating with the storage device and corresponding to the first location, and
a second network communication device capable of communicating with the storage device and corresponding to the second location; and
one or more processors communicatively coupled to the storage device and the sensing system, the one or more processors configured to:
in response to receiving information associating the storage device with the first location from the sensing system, send configurable data corresponding to the first location to the storage device; and
in response to receiving information associating the storage device with the second location from the sensing system, send configurable data corresponding to the second location to the storage device.