Patents by Inventor Aravind DURAI

Aravind DURAI has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210354925
    Abstract: A system of inventory management is described. It includes at least one container adapted to hold inventory items. A conveyor system is adapted to move the containers to and from pick cells. Each pick cell contains an array of processing locations designed to receive containers and an inventory movement tool such as a robotic arm designed to interact with containers received by the pick cell. The pick cells include at least one buffer shelf for processing items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Aravind Durai, Tom Vrenios
  • Patent number: 11167924
    Abstract: A system for movement of products is described. The system uses a facility which contains warehouse shelves, each shelf includes various devices to move products within the shelf. Some rollers on the shelf are active, others passive. Power is transferred to the active rollers from an end of arm tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: HDS Mercury Inc.
    Inventors: Louis H. Borders, Aravind Durai
  • Publication number: 20210245955
    Abstract: A system of exchanging information between machines is described. The system includes multiple communication modules with at least an infrared transmitter and receiver. At least one mobile robot having at least one said communication module. A receiving station communication module includes at least an opposing infrared transmitter and receiver. Each mobile robot identifies itself and communicates its intended tasks to a receiving station by sending a single pulse width encoded message. The encoding of information within the message occurs by the encoded message's timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Aravind Durai, Steve Roberts
  • Publication number: 20210147147
    Abstract: A method for the movement of products is described. The method uses a facility that contains warehouse shelves; each shelf has a front, at least one moveable frame which travels to each shelf front to access the containers stored on each shelf. The moveable frame includes a repositionable storage ledge, a lifting device, and a gripping device, along with a ramp for a mobile robot. Mobile Robots exchange payloads between moveable frames and are moved from location to location by the moveable frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Aravind Durai, Rahul Rao
  • Publication number: 20200339348
    Abstract: A system for moving payloads is described. It uses one or more mobile robots. Each mobile robot comprises a payload bearing platform with a transfer mechanism with multiple degrees of freedom of movement. The system includes one or more stack exchangers having a set of alignment mechanisms, and at least one payload transfer ramp. The mobile robots pass through the stack exchanger and pick up a payload or drop off a payload.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventor: Aravind Durai
  • Publication number: 20200207546
    Abstract: A system for movement of products is described. The system uses a facility which contains warehouse shelves, each shelf includes various devices to move products within the shelf. Some rollers on the shelf are active, others passive. Power is transferred to the active rollers from an end of arm tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: HDS Mercury Inc.
    Inventors: Louis H. Borders, Aravind Durai
  • Patent number: 10689194
    Abstract: A system for moving payloads is described. It uses one or more mobile robots. Each mobile robot comprises a payload bearing platform, and a payload release latch. The system includes one or more stack exchangers having a set of alignment rails, a payload transfer ramp, and a latch engagement bar. The mobile robots pass through the stack exchanger and pick up a payload or drop off a payload without fully stopping motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: HDS Mercury, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis Borders, Aravind Durai
  • Patent number: 10661696
    Abstract: A vehicle insert with refrigerated and non refrigerated sections for facilitating product distribution is described which uses a pair of frames defining a vertical member and one or more horizontal members. Several shelves with rollers are attached to the frames. The shelves define a sloped area wherein the lowest point on the shelves is located at a product retrieval point and wherein said insert is wheeled into a vehicle already loaded with product to be delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HDS MERCURY, INC.
    Inventors: Louis H. Borders, Aravind Durai, Richard Oas
  • Patent number: 10513394
    Abstract: A method for movement of products is described. The method uses a facility which contains warehouse shelves, each shelf has a front, at least one moveable frame which travels to each shelf front to access the containers stored on each shelf. The moveable frame includes a repositionable storage ledge, a lifting device, and a gripping device. Mobile Robots exchange payloads between moveable frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: HDS Mercury, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis H. Borders, Aravind Durai
  • Publication number: 20180362252
    Abstract: A method for movement of products is described. The method uses a facility which contains warehouse shelves, each shelf has a front, at least one moveable frame which travels to each shelf front to access the containers stored on each shelf. The moveable frame includes a repositionable storage ledge, a lifting device, and a gripping device. Mobile Robots exchange payloads between moveable frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Louis H. Borders, Aravind Durai
  • Patent number: 10065798
    Abstract: A system for automated management of a high density storage facility which contains shelves having multiple containers with products stored within the containers. The system comprises an autonomous mobile robot and a moveable frame. The moveable frame includes supports, horizontal and vertical members, and storage platforms. The moveable frame includes a gantry, an articulated arm with an end of arm tool, and a lifting device. Some storage shelves within the high-density storage facility include an overhead rail and the moveable frame reversibly connects to the rail and guides the moveable frame, as well as provides power to the moveable frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: HDS Mercury, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis H. Borders, Aravind Durai
  • Publication number: 20180186582
    Abstract: A system for moving payloads is described. It uses one or more mobile robots. Each mobile robot comprises a payload bearing platform, and a payload release latch. The system includes one or more stack exchangers having a set of alignment rails, a payload transfer ramp, and a latch engagement bar. The mobile robots pass through the stack exchanger and pick up a payload or drop off a payload without fully stopping motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Louis Borders, Aravind Durai
  • Publication number: 20170225601
    Abstract: A vehicle insert with refrigerated and non refrigerated sections for facilitating product distribution is described which uses a pair of frames defining a vertical member and one or more horizontal members. Several shelves with rollers are attached to the frames. The shelves define a sloped area wherein the lowest point on the shelves is located at a product retrieval point and wherein said insert is wheeled into a vehicle already loaded with product to be delivered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Louis H. Borders, Aravind Durai, Richard Oas
  • Publication number: 20170174431
    Abstract: A system for automated management of a high density storage facility which contains shelves having multiple containers containing products stored therein. The system uses an autonomous mobile robot and a lifting frame. The lifting frame includes several supports, members, and crossbars along with storage ledges. The lifting frame includes a gripping device and a lifting device, which provides motive power to the shelves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Louis H. Borders, Aravind Durai
  • Publication number: 20160349350
    Abstract: A system for location of assets on a premises is described. The system uses an RFID tag which is attached to an asset to be tracked. The system also employs an array of RFID tag readers placed in known locations within the premises. Each RFID tag reader activates and obtains tag information from a passing tag. The system also includes a control logic. The control logic reads information from the array of RFID tags and the control logic triangulates the position of each tracked asset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Louis Borders, Ari Staiman, Charles DUNCHEON, Aravind DURAI, Ramesh SEKHAR, Eli GILD