09663296 is referenced by 10 patents and cites 7 patents.

Some examples include charging an onboard power source of a mobile drive unit (MDU) of an inventory system while the MDU is operating in the inventory system, rather than removing the MDU from service for recharging. As an example, the MDU may receive instructions to retrieve an inventory holder, and an onboard power source of the MDU may be charged while the MDU and the inventory holder are located at the charging station.

Title
Mobile drive unit charging
Application Number
15/159917
Publication Number
9663296 (B1)
Application Date
May 20, 2016
Publication Date
May 30, 2017
Inventor
Peter R Wurman
Acton
MA, US
Sean Hugh Breheny
Watertown
MA, US
Andrew Stubbs
Waltham
MA, US
Peter K Mansfield
Bellevue
WA, US
Matthew David Verminski
North Andover
MA, US
Patrick Ryan Dingle
Acton
MA, US
Agent
Lee & Hayes PLLC
Assignee
Amazon Technologies
WA, US
IPC
B60L 11/18
B65G 1/137
G06F 7/00
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