Drone Patent Index July 2014

Drone Patent Index July 2014
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Drone Patent Index July 2014

30 drone patents were granted in July. This is a decrease of 1 from June.

32 drone patent application were published in July. This is a decreased of 3 from June.

Selected Drone Patents

Pat. # Title Assignee
8793046 Inferring state of traffic signal and other aspects of a vehicle’s environment based on surrogate data Google Inc.
8793036 Trackless transit system with adaptive vehicles The Boeing Company
8791836 Reflexive response system for popup threat survival Lockheed Martin Corporation
8791835 Methods for road safety enhancement using mobile communication device None
8789635 Heavy-duty ground transportation vehicle, in particular an unmanned heavy-duty transportation vehicle for ISO containers Gottwald Port Technology GmbH
8789631 Roof inspection systems with autonomous guidance Tobor Technology, LLC
8789472 Quasi self-contained energy storage and power supply system Serise Technologies, Inc.
8788135 System, method, and computer software code for providing real time optimization of a mission plan for a powered system General Electric Company
8788134 Autonomous driving merge management system GM Global Technology Operations LLC
8788121 Autonomous vehicle and method for coordinating the paths of multiple autonomous vehicles Proxy Technologies, Inc.
8788119 Unmanned vehicle and system The Boeing Company
8788118 Systems and methods for detecting and managing the unauthorized use of an unmanned aircraft. Jeffrey A. Matos
8788117 Method for moving an aircraft along the ground. Airbus Operations
8787904 Aircraft based wireless communication system Smartsky Networks LLC
8783791 Dual circuit pneumatic foot valve with electronically controlled proportional modulator (ECPM) and operator input sensing. Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC.
8783608 Aircraft anchoring harpoon with jack connected to pressurized gas source Dcns
8783607 UAV Recovery system. Arcturus UAV LLC
8781721 Obstacle evaluation technique. Google Inc.
8781670 Controlling vehicle lateral lane positioning. Google Inc.
8781669 Consideration of risks in active sensing for an autonomous vehicle. Google Inc.
8781650 Aircraft navigation system. The Boeing Company
8780195 Fusion of multi-sensor information with operator-learned behavior for automatic and efficient recognition of objects and control of remote vehicles. The united States of America as Represented by the secretary of the Navy
8775013 System and method for acoustic signature health monitoring of unmanned autonomous vehicles. (UAVS) The Boeing Company
8773330 Method and apparatus for virtual mission control station The Boeing Company
8770976 Methods and systems for use in training armed personnel. Marathno Robotics Pty Ltd.
8770941 Blade orientation of an impeller or propeller. Mike Richard John Smith
8768555 Autonomous control of unmanned aerial vehicles. L-3 Unmanned Systems, Inc.
8766925 Method and apparatus for providing input to a processor, and a sensor pad. New York University
9764498 Wave-powered device with one or more tethers having one or more rigid sections. Liquid Robotics, Inc.
8763959 Two-element airfoil configuration for minimizing accretion of contaminant. Israel Aerospace Industries.




















Drone Patent Index July 2014

U.S. Patent Number 8,783,607


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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