Patents by Inventor Tyler B Rodgers

Tyler B Rodgers 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: 10569959
    Abstract: Embodiments herein describe a control system that determines a location of an item on a first conveyor belt which affects the transfer of the item from the first conveyor belt onto a second conveyor belt. The control system includes a distance sensor which determines a location of the item on the first conveyor (or a location of the item on a queue belt that provides the item to the first conveyor). Using the distance sensor, the control system can identify the offset of the item relative to the center of the first conveyor belt. The control system can then control the time at which the item transfers from the first conveyor belt to the second conveyor belt by, for example, speeding up or slow down the first conveyor belt to compensate for the offset or adjusting an induct time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler B. Rodgers, Angel Luis Felix, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10407201
    Abstract: Printing systems may include a rotatable tamp head that may be repositioned, as necessary, in order to cause a label to be printed in a specific location or in a certain alignment on an object. Such tamp heads may be repositioned as necessary where the label may cross a seam, a crease, a fold or another surface feature which might cause the label to be bowed or damaged in transit. The tamp head may be positioned in a manner that would enable any information, markings or bar codes thereon to remain legible and intact even if the label is applied across such a surface feature. An orientation of the object may be determined using one or more sensors aligned at various angles with respect to a direction of travel of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler B. Rodgers, Patrick Joseph Houlihan, David Arthur Ogle, II
  • Patent number: 9802728
    Abstract: Printing systems may include a rotatable tamp head that may be repositioned, as necessary, in order to cause a label to be printed in a specific location or in a certain alignment on an object. Such tamp heads may be repositioned as necessary where the label may cross a seam, a crease, a fold or another surface feature which might cause the label to be bowed or damaged in transit. The tamp head may be positioned in a manner that would enable any information, markings or bar codes thereon to remain legible and intact even if the label is applied across such a surface feature. An orientation of the object may be determined using one or more sensors aligned at various angles with respect to a direction of travel of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler B Rodgers, Patrick Joseph Houlihan, David Arthur Ogle, II