Drone Patent Index March 2014
15 drone patents were granted in March . This a decrease of 3 from February.
40 drone patent application were published in March. This is an increase of 10 from February.
Drone Patents Granted
These are the patents that were granted.
|1||8682521||Unpredictable vehicle navigation|
|3||8677878||Thermal management of a propulsion circuit in an electromagnetic munition launcher|
|4||8677876||4D simultaneous robotic containment with recoil|
|5||8676503||System for determining and controlling inertial attitude, for navigation, and for pointing and/or tracking for an artificial satellite employing and optical sensor and a counter-rotational optical mirror, and terrestrial-based testing system for assessing inertial attitude functions of an artificial satellite|
|6||8676466||Fail-safe speed profiles for cooperative autonomous vehicles|
|7||8676430||Controlling a vehicle having inadequate map data|
|8||8676427||Controlling Autonomous vehicle using audio data|
|9||8676406||Unmanned aerial vehicle control using a gamepad|
|10||8670892||Unmanned trackless order picking forklift system|
|11||8670891||User interface for displaying internal state of autonomous driving system|
|12||8669504||Hand launchable unmanned aerial vehicle|
|13||8666544||System and method for area coverage using sector decomposition|
|14||8662441||Unmanned aerial vehicle launch system|
|15||8662438||Navigation electronic card support for a rotary wing drone|
This index includes 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.
Please let us know if we have missed any important patents.
As we use it here, the term “drone” includes any autonomous vehicle.
The index includes patent applications that have been 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.
The index also includes patents that are granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Once a patent application has been examined and approved and all fees and formalities have been satisfied, the Patent Office grants a patent.
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