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A system for transporting inventory includes an inventory holder and a mobile drive unit. The inventory holder includes a frame capable of storing inventory items and a docking plate capable of receiving a docking head from underneath. The mobile drive unit, includes a docking head capable of coupling to the docking plate and a drive module capable of propelling the mobile drive unit. The mobile drive unit is further capable to move the inventory holder when the docking head is coupled to the inventory holder.

Title
Inventory system with mobile drive unit and inventory holder
Application Number
10/965523
Publication Number
7402018 (B2)
Application Date
October 14, 2004
Publication Date
July 22, 2008
Inventor
Burl W Amsbury
Boulder
CO, US
Peter K Mansfield
Bellevue
WA, US
David P Lyons II
Palo Alto
CA, US
John A LaPlante
Bow
NH, US
Raffaello D Andrea
Ithaca
NY, US
Michael C Mountz
Cambridge
MA, US
Agent
Baker Botts L
Assignee
Kiva Systems
MA, US
IPC
B62B 11/00
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