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Peter R Wurman, Raffaello D Andrea, Michael T Barbehenn, Andrew E Hoffman, Michael C Mountz: System and method for generating a path for a mobile drive unit. Amazon Technologies, Baker Botts L, September 17, 2013: US08538692 (59 worldwide citation)

A method of transporting inventory items includes receiving a route request from a mobile drive unit. The route request identifies a destination location within a workspace. The workspace includes at least one cell associated with a first cell attribute and at least one cell that is not associated w ...


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Michael C Mountz, Peter R Wurman: Method and system for retrieving inventory items. Kiva Systems, Baker Botts L, February 22, 2011: US07894933 (57 worldwide citation)

A method for retrieving inventory items within an inventory system includes receiving a retrieval request that identifies an inventory item and selecting, from a plurality of inventory stations, an inventory station to fulfill an order associated with the retrieval request. The method also includes ...


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Raffaello D Andrea, Peter R Wurman, Michael T Barbehenn, Andrew E Hoffman, Michael C Mountz: System and method for managing mobile drive units. Kiva Systems, Baker Botts L, January 18, 2011: US07873469 (50 worldwide citation)

A method for moving a mobile drive unit within a workspace includes receiving a path. The path includes at least an initial segment and one or more additional segments. The initial segment includes a portion of the path adjacent to the first point; and at least one of the additional segments include ...


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Raffaello D Andrea, Peter R Wurman, Michael T Barbehenn, Andrew E Hoffman, Michael C Mountz: System and method for coordinating movement of mobile drive units. Amazon Technologies, Baker Botts L, April 2, 2013: US08412400 (47 worldwide citation)

A method for moving one or more mobile drive units within a workspace includes receiving, from a first mobile drive unit, a reservation request requesting use of a first path segment to move in a first direction. The method further includes determining that a second mobile drive unit is currently lo ...


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Michael C Mountz, Peter R Wurman: Method and system for replenishing inventory items. Kiva Systems, Baker Botts L, February 22, 2011: US07894932 (44 worldwide citation)

A method for storing inventory items in an inventory system includes receiving a replenish request identifying an inventory item to be stored in an inventory system and determining a classification of the inventory item to be stored. The method also includes selecting an inventory holder from a plur ...


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Raffaello D Andrea, Peter R Wurman, Michael T Barbehenn, Andrew E Hoffman, Michael C Mountz: System and method for coordinating movement of mobile drive units. Kiva Systems, Baker Botts L, April 5, 2011: US07920962 (44 worldwide citation)

A method for moving one or more mobile drive units within a workspace includes receiving, from a first mobile drive unit, a reservation request requesting use of a first path segment to move in a first direction. The method further includes determining that a second mobile drive unit is currently lo ...


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Peter R Wurman, Raffaello D Andrea, Michael T Barbehenn, Andrew E Hoffman, Michael C Mountz: System and method for transporting inventory items. Kiva Systems, Baker Botts L, March 22, 2011: US07912574 (43 worldwide citation)

A method for transporting inventory items includes moving a mobile drive unit to a first point within a workspace. The first point is a location of an inventory holder. The method further includes docking the mobile drive unit with the inventory holder and moving the mobile drive unit and the invent ...


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Andrew E Hoffman, Michael T Barbehenn, Michael C Mountz, Peter R Wurman, Raffaello D Andrea: System and method for positioning a mobile drive unit. Kiva Systems, Baker Botts L, July 17, 2012: US08220710 (38 worldwide citation)

A method for transporting inventory items includes determining an assignment state of a mobile drive unit. The method also includes selecting a location for the mobile drive unit based on the assignment state of the mobile drive unit, in response to determining that the mobile drive unit is not curr ...


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Michael Cordell Mountz, Oleksandr Glazkov, Timothy Aaron Bragg, Matthew David Verminski, Jeremiah David Brazeau, Peter R Wurman, John W Cullen, Michael T Barbehenn: Inter-facility transport in inventory management and fulfillment systems. Amazon Technologies, Lee & Hayes PLLC, March 3, 2015: US08972045 (38 worldwide citation)

In an infrastructure that uses a mobile order fulfillment system, robotic drive units may be dispatched and instructed to bring inventory holders to a workstation where at least one of the inventory holders is packed and prepared for shipment. The robotic drive units are then instructed to move the ...


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Peter R Wurman, Raffaello D Andrea, Michael T Barbehenn, Andrew E Hoffman, Michael C Mountz: System and method for transporting inventory items. Amazon Technologies, Baker Botts L, December 10, 2013: US08606392 (37 worldwide citation)

A method for transporting inventory items includes moving a mobile drive unit to a first point within a workspace. The first point is a location of an inventory holder. The method further includes docking the mobile drive unit with the inventory holder and moving the mobile drive unit and the invent ...