Drone Patent Index June 2014
31 drone patents were granted in June. This is an increase of 7 from May.
35 drone patent application were published in June. This is unchanged from May.
Selected Drone Patents
|8761991||Use of uncertainty regarding observations of traffic intersections to modify behavior of a vehicle||Google Inc.|
|8761964||Computing device and method for controlling unmanned aerial vehicle in flight space||Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.|
|8761961||Electronic device and method for controlling unmanned aerial vehicle using the same||Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.|
|8760969||System and method for detecting and measuring phenomena relating to altimetric variations in the seafloor||ENI S.p.A.|
|8757549||Fuel gauge for an unmanned aerial vehicle||Honeywell International Inc.|
|8757490||Method and apparatus for encoding and reading optical machine-readable data codes||Bigun; Josef|
|8757309||Autonomous modular vehicle wheel assembly||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|8757270||Subsea hydrocarbon production system||Statoil Petroleum AS|
|8757083||Coupling head, coupling device with coupling head, rendezvous head couplable thereto, rendezvous device with rendezvous head and underwater vehicle therewith, coupling system, coupling method and deployment method for an underwater vehicle||Altas Elektronik GmbH|
|8756976||Systems and methods for gettering an atomic sensor||Honeywell International Inc|
|8755998||Method for reducing the risk of a collision between a vehicle and a first external object||Volvo Car Corporation|
|8755997||Laser ranging process for road and obstacle detection in navigating an autonomous vehicle||Honeywell International Inc.|
|8755965||Unmanned vehicle simulator based control methods and apparatus||None|
|8755958||Underwater vehicles with improved efficiency over a range of velocities||Zytek Communications Corporation|
|8755950||Safe termination of UAV||Saab AB|
|D706678||Unmanned aerial vehicle||PrecisionHawk Inc.|
|8751154||Enhanced clear path detection in the presence of traffic infrastructure indicator||GM Global Technology Operations LLC|
|8751061||Navigation aid system for a drone||Thales|
|8746042||Methods and apparatus for subsea pipeline integrity testing||Valkyrie Commissioning Services Inc.|
|8744741||Lidars||BAE Systems PLC|
|8744738||Aircraft traffic separation system||The Boeing Company|
|8744737||Method of collision prediction between an air vehicle and an airborne object||Alenia Aermacchi S.p.A|
|8744691||Adaptive human-machine system and method||GM Global Technology Operations LLC|
|8744666||Systems and methods for semi-autonomous vehicular convoys||Peloton Technology, Inc.|
|8744664||Path determination||Bae Systems plc|
|8744663||Control apparatus for autonomous operating vehicle||Honda Motor Co., Ltd.|
|8744648||Integrated framework for vehicle operator assistance based on a trajectory prediction and threat assessment||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|8744647||Method and device for controlling and monitoring the surrounding areas of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)||Prox Dynamics AS|
|8744626||Managing autonomous machines across multiple areas||Deere & Company|
|8743201||Time-Sequential multi-spectrum imaging device||National Applied Research Laboratories|
|8742915||Method and unit for the optimized transmission of measurement of parameters of vehicle tyres||Continental Automotive France and Continental Automotive GmbH|
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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