Drone Patent Index April 2014 © ATIP Law 2014

Drone Patent Index April 2014
© ATIP Law 2014

Drone Patent Index April 2014

25 drone patents were granted in April . This an increase of 10 from March.

22 drone patent application were published in April. This is a decrease of 18 from March.

Drone Patents Granted

These are the patents that were granted.

1 8712624 Positioning vehicles to improve quality of observations at intersections
2 8712623 Control apparatus for autonomous operating vehicle
3 8711030 Single-pass Barankin Estimation of scatterer height from SAR data
4 8711009 Ice data collection system
5 8708285 Micro-unmanned aerial vehicle deployment system
6 8708274 Transverse mounted gas turbine engine
7 8706394 Control and systems for autonomously driven vehicles
8 8706342 User interface for displaying internal state of autonomous driving system
9 8705314 Method for deployment of ocean bottom seismometers
10 8701584 Unmanned underwater vehicle and method for operating an unmanned underwater vehicle
11 8701506 Liquid sampling apparatus
12 8700306 Autonomous collision avoidance system for unmanned aerial vehicles
13 8700251 System and method for automatically detecting key behaviors by vehicles
14 8699754 Clear path detection through road modeling
15 8696010 Suspension system for autonomous transports
16 8694459 System and method for image recognition and matching for targeted advertisement
17 8694222 Collision avoidance system and method of operating the same
18 8694192 Control of vehicles based on auditory signals
19 8694191 Unmanned autonomous vehicle for displacing feed
20 8694152 Maintenance access zones for storage and retrieval systems
21 8693947 Extensible high bandwidth global space communication network
22 8692171 Hand launchable unmanned aerial vehicle
23 8688306 Systems and methods for vehicles with limited destination ability
24 8688270 Device for influencing navigation of an autonomous vehicle
25 8683937 High speed surface craft and submersible vehicle

April 2014 Drone Patent Index

US 8,693,947


We try to limit the Drone Patent Index to patents and patent applications that appear to be substantially related to and intended for use with drones. Since drones use a very wide range of technologies (please see our drone technology article), we do not attempt to include every patent or application that could be applied to drones. As we use it here, the term “drone” includes any autonomous vehicle.

Please let us know if we have missed any important patents.

Drone patent applications are applications that have been filed with and published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Although most applications are published, a small percentage (about 7% nation wide) are not published for various reasons. Patent applications are generally published 18 months after the first priority date of the application. Published applications have not necessarily been examined and some applications will be abandoned after publication. Once an application is examined and approved and all fees and formalities have been satisfied, the Patent Office grants a patent.

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