Drone Patent Index December 2014
27 drone patents were granted in December. This is a 10% decrease from November and a 4% decrease from the year before.
27 drone patent application were published in December. This is a 23% decrease from November and 18% decrease from the year before.
Selected Drone Patents
|8924150||Vehicle operation and control system for autonomous vehicles on full windshield display||GM Global Technology Operations LLC|
|8924044||Remote control methods and systems||SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd|
|8919801||Suspension system for autonomous transports||Symbotic, LLC|
|8919714||Compliant tool holder||RE2, Inc.|
|8919274||Submersible vehicle with high maneuvering cyclic-pitch postswirl propulsors||The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy|
|8918540||Unmanned air vehicle interoperability agent||The Boeing Company|
|8918230||Teleoperation of unmanned ground vehicle||Mitre Corporation|
|8917322||Method and apparatus for digital video latency reduction by real-time warping||Lockheed Martin Corporation|
|8914182||Network of unmanned vehicles||The Boeing Company|
|8914176||Surface-mediated cell-powered vehicles and methods of operating same||Nanotek Instruments, Inc.|
|Pub. App. No.||Title|
|20140380264||Computer Platform for Development and Deployment of Sensor-Driven Vehicle Telemetry Applications and Services|
|20140379256||Mapping and Positioning System|
|20140379247||Use of Environmental Information to aid Image Processing for Autonomous Vehicles|
|20140379197||Method and Device for an Assistance System in a Vehicle for Performing an Autonomous or Semi-Autonomous Driving Maneuver|
|20140379179||SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTONOMOUS LANDING USING A THREE DIMENSIONAL EVIDENCE GRID|
|20140379173||CONTROLLED RANGE AND PAYLOAD FOR UNMANNED VEHICLES, AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS|
|20140377746||RAPID BREEDING OF ANIMALS|
|20140375493||LOCALLY MEASURED MOVEMENT SMOOTHING OF GNSS POSITION FIXES|
|20140374532||Modular Vehicle Lift System|
|20140373445||RAPID BREEDING OF PLANTS|
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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