Cart retriever vehicle

  • US 5,934,694 A
  • Filed: 02/13/1996
  • Issued: 08/10/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/13/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A vehicle for moving at least one wheeled cart, the vehicle comprising:

  • a chassis supported by at least two wheels;

    electric drive means supported by the chassis, the drive means coupled to the at least two wheels;

    means for generating a drive signal, the drive signal comprising at least one target speed;

    a controller coupled to the electric drive means, the controller operative to energize the electric drive means to move the vehicle in response to the drive signal;

    a front plate mounted on the chassis;

    two jaws protruding from the front plate, wherein said jaws operate to engage corresponding vertical frame members of the at least one wheeled cart; and

    locking means for locking the at least one wheeled cart to at least one of the jaws, wherein the locking means includes a moveable pin positionable across an open portion of one of the two jaws.

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