Patents by Inventor Hans Christoph Meurer

Hans Christoph Meurer 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).

  • Patent number: 10625939
    Abstract: A method for placing packets into and/or out of storage with or without loading aids into/from a particular storage rack aisle of a storage rack, wherein a distribution path conveys packets into storage and/or out of storage, wherein the distribution path comprises adjacent introducing and/or discharging devices which lead to incoming and/or outgoing paths which each supply goods to a storage rack aisle or remove goods therefrom. If the incoming/outgoing path of a destination storage rack aisle is overloaded, the packet is supplied to another incoming/outgoing path of another intermediate storage rack aisle, wherein a transfer takes place from the intermediate storage rack aisle to the destination storage rack aisle or vice-versa within the storage rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Dematic GmbH
    Inventor: Hans Christoph Meurer
  • Patent number: 10579965
    Abstract: A method of supplying a palletizing device with goods for order-related palletization in a warehouse, which method may include delivering pallets to the incoming goods area of the warehouse and temporarily storing the pallets. Pallets containing goods required for replenishing of a buffer storage area may be removed from temporary storage and depalletized from the pallets in a depalletizer. The goods can be singulated and buffered in a buffer storage area. The buffer storage area can be connected to the palletizing device, and the goods required for an order can be removed from the temporary storage and transported to the palletizing device individually and in a controlled manner according to a specified sequence. The buffer storage area may be supplied with new goods from the pallets in the temporary storage by removal therefrom, depalletizing and singulation by means of a dynamic adaptation of the quantity removed from storage and depalletized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Dematic GmbH
    Inventor: Hans Christoph Meurer
  • Publication number: 20200048017
    Abstract: A method for automatically stacking packages of different sizes in layers on a support in a specified spatial arrangement so as to form a stack by determining the order and spatial position of the packages of different sizes in the stack to be formed in a computer-assisted manner, including by placing the individual packages in an order by a conveyor system, and transporting the packages to be loaded from the conveyor system to the pre-calculated spatial positions on the support or the stack being formed on the support using the handling means of a stacking device. The specified order and the specified spatial position of the packages are used to computationally check whether at least two packages following each other on a conveyor system path leading to the stacking device can be transported together to the pre-calculated spatial positions by the handling means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventor: Hans Christoph Meurer
  • Patent number: 10421610
    Abstract: A method for operating a warehouse, in which a modular shelving rack warehouse having a plurality of levels and spaces is manually supplied and emptied of goods by order pickers, wherein a placing and removing of goods is possible at at least one central transfer point between the shelves of a level, and wherein the transfer points arranged at different levels are each connected to each other and to a common warehouse entrance and exit in respect of materials handling technology, and a corresponding warehouse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Dematic GmbH
    Inventor: Hans Christoph Meurer
  • Patent number: 10421619
    Abstract: A method for placing packets having a length different from the width into and out of storage in a storage rack in which the packet is oriented extending longitudinally and transversely as selected and the orientation can be changed between a distribution path and it being placed into or out of storage. The orientation of the packet can be changed by 90 degrees between a distribution path and the storage rack, for which purpose in each case two incoming paths and/or outgoing paths are disposed in a crossing arrangement between the distribution path and the storage rack, wherein via each incoming path and/or outgoing path at least two storage rack aisles can be reached or emptied, and a 90 degree deflector is disposed at the crossing point in order to change the incoming or outgoing path as selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Dematic GmbH
    Inventor: Hans Christoph Meurer
  • Publication number: 20180346245
    Abstract: A method for operating a warehouse, in which a modular shelving rack warehouse having a plurality of levels and spaces is manually supplied and emptied of goods by order pickers, wherein a placing and removing of goods is possible at at least one central transfer point between the shelves of a level, and wherein the transfer points arranged at different levels are each connected to each other and to a common warehouse entrance and exit in respect of materials handling technology, and a corresponding warehouse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventor: Hans Christoph Meurer
  • Publication number: 20180273307
    Abstract: A method for placing packets having a length different from the width into and out of storage in a storage rack in which the packet is oriented extending longitudinally and transversely as selected and the orientation can be changed between a distribution path and it being placed into or out of storage. The orientation of the packet can be changed by 90 degrees between a distribution path and the storage rack, for which purpose in each case two incoming paths and/or outgoing paths are disposed in a crossing arrangement between the distribution path and the storage rack, wherein via each incoming path and/or outgoing path at least two storage rack aisles can be reached or emptied, and a 90 degree deflector is disposed at the crossing point in order to change the incoming or outgoing path as selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventor: Hans Christoph Meurer
  • Publication number: 20180155127
    Abstract: A method for placing packets into and/or out of storage with or without loading aids into/from a particular storage rack aisle of a storage rack, wherein a distribution path conveys packets into storage and/or out of storage, wherein the distribution path comprises adjacent introducing and/or discharging devices which lead to incoming and/or outgoing paths which each supply goods to a storage rack aisle or remove goods therefrom. If the incoming/outgoing path of a destination storage rack aisle is overloaded, the packet is supplied to another incoming/outgoing path of another intermediate storage rack aisle, wherein a transfer takes place from the intermediate storage rack aisle to the destination storage rack aisle or vice-versa within the storage rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventor: Hans Christoph Meurer
  • Patent number: 9771218
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for picking items according to the goods-to-man principle a picking station in which items are placed in order load carriers that are conveyed through the picking station in a row, and the put place of the order load carriers in the row changes when a chronologically preceding order load carrier is loaded and conveyed away. This disclosure also relates to a corresponding order picking station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Dematic GmbH
    Inventor: Hans Christoph Meurer
  • Publication number: 20170185959
    Abstract: A method of supplying a palletizing device with goods for order-related palletization in a warehouse, which method may include delivering pallets to the incoming goods area of the warehouse and temporarily storing the pallets. Pallets containing goods required for replenishing of a buffer storage area may be removed from temporary storage and depalletized from the pallets in a depalletizer. The goods can be singulated and buffered in a buffer storage area. The buffer storage area can be connected to the palletizing device, and the goods required for an order can be removed from the temporary storage and transported to the palletizing device individually and in a controlled manner according to a specified sequence. The buffer storage area may be supplied with new goods from the pallets in the temporary storage by removal therefrom, depalletizing and singulation by means of a dynamic adaptation of the quantity removed from storage and depalletized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventor: Hans Christoph Meurer
  • Publication number: 20160355340
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for picking items according to the goods-to-man principle a picking station in which items are placed in order load carriers that are conveyed through the picking station in a row, and the put place of the order load carriers in the row changes when a chronologically preceding order load carrier is loaded and conveyed away. This disclosure also relates to a corresponding order picking station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventor: Hans Christoph Meurer