Drone Patent Index November 2014
30 drone patents were granted in November. This is a 11% increase from October and a 25% increase from the year before.
35 drone patent application were published in November. This is a 31 % decrease from October and 75% increase from the year before.
Selected Drone Patents
|8898016||Method and apparatus for two-stage planning||Applied Minds, LLC|
|8897931||Flight interpreter for captive carry unmanned aircraft systems demonstration||The Boeing Company|
|8897770||Apparatus for distributed airborne wireless communications||Sunlight Photonics Inc.|
|8896696||Method apparatus system and computer program product for automated collection and correlation for tactical information||AAI Corporation|
|8893637||Underwater floating device||SERCEL|
|8893604||Modular munitions deployment platform||The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army|
|RE45253||Remote image management system (RIMS)||None|
|8892496||Fuzzy inference apparatus and methods systems and apparatuses using such inference apparatus||University of Leicester and BAE Systems PLC|
|8892293||Transport facility for autonomous navigation and method for determining damage to a motor vehicle||Audi AG|
|8889285||Electric vehicle propulsion system and method utilizing solid-state rechargeable electrochemical cells||Sakti3, Inc.|
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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