US 11,656,020 B2
Climate-controlled container system
Zachery LaValley, Arlington, MA (US); Alfredo Millan, Lexington, MA (US); and Curt Avallone, Scituate, MA (US)
Assigned to TAKEOFF TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Waltham, MA (US)
Filed by TAKEOFF TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Waltham, MA (US)
Filed on Sep. 24, 2020, as Appl. No. 17/31,000.
Claims priority of provisional application 63/056,234, filed on Jul. 24, 2020.
Prior Publication US 2022/0026139 A1, Jan. 27, 2022
Int. Cl. F25D 19/00 (2006.01); F25D 11/00 (2006.01); F25D 29/00 (2006.01); F25D 25/02 (2006.01); B65G 1/06 (2006.01)
CPC F25D 19/003 (2013.01) [B65G 1/065 (2013.01); F25D 11/003 (2013.01); F25D 25/02 (2013.01); F25D 29/003 (2013.01); F25D 2700/02 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A climate-controlled container configured to be transported by a robot, the climate-controlled container comprising:
a plurality of walls defining a compartment to store goods;
a lid configured to seal the compartment;
at least one climate-control unit configured to control a climate inside the compartment;
a controller configured to control the at least one climate-control unit to maintain a temperature of the compartment within a range of temperature values; and
a power interface configured to receive electrical power from at least one shelving unit to which the climate-controlled container is coupled, the power interface including a plurality of contacts,
wherein the climate-controlled container is a first climate-controlled container, and wherein the first climate-controlled container is configured to be placed in contact with a second climate-controlled container, wherein the plurality of electrical contacts is configured to be electrically coupled to the second climate-controlled container, and wherein the first climate-controlled container is configured to receive, via the plurality of electrical contacts, power from the second climate-controlled container.