US 9,811,088 B2
Industrial vehicle comprising tag reader and reader module
Daniel D. Walton, Marysville, OH (US); and Nicholas J. Sherman, Minster, OH (US)
Assigned to Crown Equipment Corporation, New Bremen, OH (US)
Filed by Crown Equipment Corporation, New Bremen, OH (US)
Filed on May 6, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/148,195.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/157,860, filed on May 6, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/157,863, filed on May 6, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0327955 A1, Nov. 10, 2016
Int. Cl. G06K 17/00 (2006.01); G05D 1/02 (2006.01); G06K 7/10 (2006.01); B66F 9/06 (2006.01); E04H 5/02 (2006.01); G05D 1/00 (2006.01); G01C 21/00 (2006.01); G06Q 10/00 (2012.01)
CPC G05D 1/0212 (2013.01) [B66F 9/063 (2013.01); E04H 5/02 (2013.01); G01C 21/00 (2013.01); G05D 1/0088 (2013.01); G05D 1/021 (2013.01); G05D 1/028 (2013.01); G05D 1/0223 (2013.01); G05D 1/0261 (2013.01); G05D 1/0291 (2013.01); G06K 7/10366 (2013.01); G06Q 10/00 (2013.01); G05D 2201/0216 (2013.01); G06K 17/0029 (2013.01); G06K 2017/0048 (2013.01); G06K 2017/0087 (2013.01)] 38 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An industrial vehicle comprising industrial vehicle hardware, a user interface, a tag reader, a reader module, and a vehicle controller, wherein:
the industrial vehicle hardware comprises storage and retrieval hardware and a vehicle drive mechanism;
the tag reader and the reader module cooperate to identify individual tags of a tag layout;
the individual tags of the tag layout comprise a plurality of zone identification tags and a plurality of zone tags;
each zone identification tag occupies a position in the tag layout that corresponds to a unique set of zone tags;
each unique set of zone tags comprises a plurality of zone tags;
the reader module
discriminates between the plurality of zone identification tags and the plurality of zone tags identified in the tag layout,
correlates an identified zone identification tag with a unique set of zone tags, and
correlates vehicle functionality with an identified zone tag within the unique set of zone tags, tag-dependent positional data derived from the identified zone tag, or both; and
the vehicle controller controls operational functions of the industrial vehicle hardware in response to (i) the correlation of vehicle functionality with an identified zone tag, tag-dependent positional data, or both, (ii) user input at a user interface of the industrial vehicle, or (iii) both.