Drone Patent Index June 2014

Drone Patent Index June 2014
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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

Pat. # Title Assignee
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


Drone Patent Index June 2014

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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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