US 9,811,802 B1
Bin content verification apparatus
James Christopher Curlander, Mercer Island, WA (US); Jules Cook Graybill, Seattle, WA (US); Marshall Friend Tappen, Bainbridge Island, WA (US); and Barry James O'Brien, Seattle, WA (US)
Assigned to Amazon Technologies, Inc., Seattle, WA (US)
Filed by Amazon Technologies, Inc., Seattle, WA (US)
Filed on Oct. 29, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/927,376.
Application 14/927,376 is a continuation of application No. 14/225,317, filed on Mar. 25, 2014, granted, now 9,174,800, issued on Nov. 3, 2015.
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G06K 9/00 (2006.01); G06Q 10/08 (2012.01); H04N 7/18 (2006.01); H04N 5/225 (2006.01); G01B 11/14 (2006.01)
CPC G06Q 10/087 (2013.01) [G01B 11/14 (2013.01); H04N 5/2252 (2013.01); H04N 5/2256 (2013.01); H04N 7/18 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A bin content verification (“BCV”) apparatus, comprising:
a support frame including:
one or more vertical supports;
a base support surface; and
an upper surface;
at least one roller coupled to the support frame and configured to enable movement of the BCV apparatus;
a first side surface coupled to a first side of the support frame;
a first plurality of image capture devices coupled to the first side surface and positioned to capture images of a first plurality of bins located within a materials handling facility as the BCV apparatus moves within the materials handling facility;
a first illumination element coupled to the first side surface and positioned to illuminate the first plurality of bins as the images are captured; and
an encoder configured to control a speed of movement of the BCV apparatus such that images are captured at a rate that corresponds with the speed of the BCV apparatus.