Patents Assigned to Starship Technologies OÜ
  • Patent number: 10625926
    Abstract: An insulated bag reduces heat exchange between temperature-sensitive items and ambient surroundings. The insulated bag has a bag body which can be covered by a bag lid. The bag lid is provided with a first portion of a securing element. The insulated bag is suitable for insertion into an item space of a mobile delivery robot. The mobile robot has a robot lid provided with a complementary second portion of the securing element. After the insulated bag is inserted into the item space, the two portions of the securing element are connected. Thereafter, when the robot lid is opened, the bag lid is also opened, permitting access to its contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Starship Technologies OÜ
    Inventors: Lauri Väin, Tommy Biene, Sylvia-Johanna Annus, Piret Uustal
  • Patent number: 10386850
    Abstract: A mobile delivery robot has at least one memory component containing at least map data; at least two cameras adapted to take visual images; and at least one processing component. The at least one processing component is adapted to at least extract straight lines from the visual images taken by the at least two cameras and compare them to the map data to at least localize the robot. The mobile robot employs a localization method which involves taking visual images with at least two cameras; extracting straight lines from the individual visual images with at least one processing component; comparing the extracted features with existing map data; and outputting a location hypothesis based on said comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Starship Technologies OÜ
    Inventors: Ahti Heinla, Kalle-Rasmus Volkov, Lindsay Roberts, Indrek Mandre
  • Publication number: 20190244525
    Abstract: A collision avoidance method and system for a mobile robot crossing a road. When a mobile robot approaches a road, it senses road conditions via at least one first sensor, and initiates road crossing if the road conditions are deemed suitable for crossing. As it crosses the road, the mobile robot senses, via at least one second sensor, a change in the road conditions indicating the presence of at least one hazardous moving object. In response to determining that at least one hazardous object in present, the mobile robot initiates a collision avoidance maneuver. A mobile robot configured to avoid collisions while crossing a road includes: at least one first sensor configured to sense road conditions, at least one second sensor configured to sense road conditions, and a processing component configured to carry out one or more collision avoidance maneuvers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Starship Technologies OÜ
    Inventors: Ahti HEINLA, Risto REINPÕLD, Kristjan KORJUS
  • Patent number: 10343286
    Abstract: A storage system (100) is adapted to store a plurality of items and to load a delivery robot (2) with an item. The storage system (100) includes a delivery robot level (110), at least one storage level (112, 114, 116, 118) for storing the items, and a loading robot (130) adapted to grip the items and to load the items from a storage level (112, 114, 116, 118) to a delivery robot (2) located on the delivery robot level (110). The storage system (100) is adapted to move the items within a storage level (112, 114, 116, 118). The storage system may be provided with wheels and thus be mobile. It may be loaded onto a vehicle for transport from a loading area where the storage system is loaded with items for delivery, to a delivery area where the items are to be delivered by one or more delivery robots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Starship Technologies OÜ
    Inventors: Lauri Väin, Viljar Valdek, Märt Liivik, Henri Lend, Tiit Liivik, Henrik Herranen, Ahti Heinla, Veigo Evard, Tommy Biene
  • Patent number: 10282995
    Abstract: A collision avoidance method and system for a mobile robot crossing a road. When a mobile robot approaches a road, it senses road conditions via at least one first sensor, and initiates road crossing if the road conditions are deemed suitable for crossing. As it crosses the road, the mobile robot senses, via at least one second sensor, a change in the road conditions indicating the presence of at least one hazardous moving object. In response to determining that at least one hazardous object in present, the mobile robot initiates a collision avoidance maneuver. A mobile robot configured to avoid collisions while crossing a road includes: at least one first sensor configured to sense road conditions, at least one second sensor configured to sense road conditions, and a processing component configured to carry out one or more collision avoidance maneuvers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Starship Technologies OÜ
    Inventors: Ahti Heinla, Risto Reinpõld, Kristjan Korjus
  • Patent number: 10239378
    Abstract: A robot has a robot body on a frame structure, the robot body having at least one enclosed space to hold at least one delivery item. At least one sensing device detects objects along a direction of motion of said robot. The robot has six wheels, where at least two wheels on a side of the frame are connected to each other. The axis of rotation of each wheel is substantially fixed with respect to the robot during forward, rearward, and turning motion of the robot. During transition, via a substantially vertical obstacle, from a first substantially horizontally surface to a second substantially horizontally surface higher than the first substantially horizontally surface, one of the connected wheels causes an upward or a downward force to be applied to the other connected wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: STARSHIP TECHNOLOGIES OÜ
    Inventors: Ivo Liivik, Märt Liivik, Tiit Liivik
  • Publication number: 20180349834
    Abstract: A method for delivering a plurality of items to a plurality of delivery locations uses a mobile transport vehicle to transport a plurality of delivery robots to a first robot drop location. The robots are released at the first robot drop location and travel to assigned, respective delivery locations, which are in the vicinity of the first robot drop location. After completing delivery, each of the robots may proceed to a first robot pick-up location which may be different from the first drop off location. The robots are collected by a mobile transport vehicle and are transported to a second robot drop off location. While being transported, the robots can be reloaded with items for delivery in the vicinity of the second drop off location. A system may include one or more such mobile transport vehicles and a plurality of such robots, under the control of a server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Starship Technologies OÜ
    Inventors: AHTI HEINLA, Allan MARTINSON
  • Patent number: 10005609
    Abstract: An insulated bag reduces heat exchange between temperature-sensitive items and ambient surroundings. The insulated bag has a bag body which can be covered by a bag lid. The bag lid is provided with a first portion of a securing element. The insulated bag is suitable for insertion into an item space of a mobile delivery robot. The mobile robot has a robot lid provided with a complementary second portion of the securing element. After the insulated bag is inserted into the item space, the two portions of the securing element are connected. Thereafter, when the robot lid is opened, the bag lid is also opened, permitting access to its contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Starship Technologies OÜ
    Inventors: Tommy Biene, Lauri Väin, Piret UUstal, Sylvia-Johanna Annus
  • Patent number: 9741010
    Abstract: A delivery system and method for delivering packages to multiple recipients uses a mobile robot having a delivery package space suitable for accommodating at least two packages, at least one package sensor configured to output first data reflective of the presence or absence of packages within with package space, at least one processing component configured to receive and process the package sensor's first data and at least one communication component configured to at least send and receive second data. The mobile robot travels to a first delivery location, permits a first recipient to access the package space, and identifies the first recipient's package to the first recipient. The system and method use data from the package sensor to verify that the first recipient removed only his or her package, if other package(s) are also present. The mobile robot then travels to a second delivery location associated with a second recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Starship Technologies OÜ
    Inventor: Ahti Heinla
  • Patent number: D818397
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: STARSHIP TECHNOLOGIES OÜ
    Inventor: Antti Juhana Mäkelä
  • Patent number: D821265
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: STARSHIP TECHNOLOGIES OÜ
    Inventor: Antti Juhana Mäkelä
  • Patent number: D824976
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: STARSHIP TECHNOLOGIES OÜ
    Inventor: Antti Juhana Mäkelä
  • Patent number: D834081
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: STARSHIP TECHNOLOGIES OÜ
    Inventors: Antti Mäkelä, Henrik Herranen, Mikko Seppänen, Sergii Kharagorgiiev, Ahti Heinla, Lauri Väin, Henri Lend, Tommy Biene
  • Patent number: D837513
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: STARSHIP TECHNOLOGIES OÜ
    Inventors: Antti Mäkelä, Henrik Herranen, Mikko Seppänen, Viljar Valdek, Henri Lend, Tommy Biene
  • Patent number: D856849
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: STARSHIP TECHNOLOGIES OÜ
    Inventor: Antti Juhana Mäkelä
  • Patent number: D866663
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: STARSHIP TECHNOLOGIES OÜ
    Inventors: Antti Mäkelä, Mikko Seppänen, Martta Salmi
  • Patent number: D868863
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: STARSHIP TECHNOLOGIES OÜ
    Inventor: Antti Juhana Mäkelä
  • Patent number: D883900
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: STARSHIP TECHNOLOGIES OÜ
    Inventors: Sylvia-Johanna Annus, Piret Uustal