Drone Patent Index January 2015
23 drone patents were granted in January. This is a 15% decrease from December and a 44% increase from the year before.
52 drone patent application were published in January. This is a 93% increase from December. However, there were zero drone patent application year before.
Selected Drone Patents
|8942964||Optical state estimation and simulation environment for unmanned aerial vehicles||Southwest Research Institute|
|8942904||Emergency brake assistance system for assisting a driver of a vehicle when setting the vehicle in motion||Continental Teves AG & Co.|
|8942881||Gesture-based automotive controls||Google Inc.|
|8942866||Extension of three loop control laws for system uncertainties calculation time delay and command quickness||Textron Innovations Inc.|
|8942062||Detecting structural changes to underwater structures||Lockheed Martin Corporation|
|8939455||Ride-on vehicle and game seat for infants and young children||None|
|8939396||High-altitude aerial network for the production and distribution of liquid-hydrogen||Astrium SAS|
|8938160||Stabilizing platform||SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd|
|8936212||System and method for compact and combinable aerial vehicle capable of vertical/short takeoff and landing||None|
|8935071||Optimal fusion of electric park brake and hydraulic brake sub-system functions to control vehicle direction||GM Global Technology Operations LLC|
|Pub. App. No.||Title|
|20150032643||PRODUCT CONFIGURATION METHOD AND SYSTEM USING FAILURE MODE DESIGN|
|20150032607||MOBILE DEVICE BASED VEHICLE DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM|
|20150032325||STRUCTURAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT WITH ACTIVE CONTROL USING INTEGRATED ELASTICITY MEASUREMENT|
|20150032321||MOTOR VEHICLE COMPRISING A DRIVER ASSISTANCE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE|
|20150032297||ELECTRONIC FLIGHT TEST CARD|
|20150032293||SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTE CONTROL OF UNMANNED VEHICLES|
|20150030640||METHOD FOR PREPARING AN ADSORBED DRONE BROOD AND THE COMPOSITION THEREOF|
|20150030175||ROAD NOISE MASKING IN A VEHICLE|
|20150029014||METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INFERRING THE BEHAVIOR OR STATE OF THE DRIVER OF A VEHICLE USE OF THE METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR CARRYING OUT THE METHOD|
|20150025947||METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ELECTRONIC PAYMENT FOR PARKING IN GATED GARAGES|
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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