Integrated bumper

Register USPTO Patent
Application Number 17072252
Grant Number 11440592
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-10-16
First Publication Date 2022-09-13
Publication Date 2022-09-13
Grant Date 2022-09-13
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Powers, Alexander
  • Fathi Djalali, Shahin

Abstract

Provided is an integrated bumper system including an integrated bumper system of a robot, including a bumper elastically coupled with a chassis of the robot and comprising an opening in a top surface of the bumper; at least one elastic element coupled to the chassis and interfacing with the bumper; and a bridging element coupled with the chassis or another component of the robot, wherein the bumper slides relative to the bridging element upon an impact and a release of the impact; a perimeter of the opening of the bumper is hidden beneath the bridging element when the bumper is in a neutral position and an impacted position; and the perimeter of the opening of the bumper remains hidden beneath the bridging element during movement of the bumper caused by the impact and the release of the impact.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62D 24/04 - Vehicle body mounted on resilient suspension for movement relative to the vehicle frame
  • A47L 9/00 - DOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL - Details or accessories of suction cleaners, e.g. mechanical means for controlling the suction or for effecting pulsating action; Storing devices specially adapted to suction cleaners or parts thereof; Carrying-vehicles specially adapted for suction cleaners
  • B62D 27/04 - Connections between superstructure sub-units resilient
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions