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1. (WO2017138922) TAXI OF UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES DURING PACKAGE DELIVERY
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Pub. No.: WO/2017/138922 International Application No.: PCT/US2016/017128
Publication Date: 17.08.2017 International Filing Date: 09.02.2016
IPC:
B64F 1/04 (2006.01)
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64
AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
F
GROUND OR AIRCRAFT-CARRIER-DECK INSTALLATIONS
1
Ground or aircraft-carrier-deck installations
04
Launching or towing gear
Applicants:
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC [US/US]; Fairlane Plaza South, Suite 800 330 Town Center Drive Dearborn, Michigan 48126, US
Inventors:
MARCATH, Jason C.; US
ROBERTS, Daniel Paul; US
LINDEMAN, Leslie James; US
Agent:
STASA, Benjamin C.; US
Priority Data:
Title (EN) TAXI OF UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES DURING PACKAGE DELIVERY
(FR) CIRCULATION À LA SURFACE DE VÉHICULES AÉRIENS SANS PILOTE PENDANT LA DISTRIBUTION DE PAQUET
Abstract:
(EN) A delivery system includes a processor programmed to construct a route so as to include predefined segments traveled by carriers configured to taxi the vehicle and charge a battery thereof such that a state of charge of the battery remains above a target for a duration of the route, and forward the route to the vehicle.
(FR) L'invention concerne un système de distribution comprenant un processeur programmé pour établir un itinéraire de manière à inclure des segments prédéfinis parcourus par des porteurs, conçus afin de faire circuler à la surface un véhicule et charger sa batterie de sorte que l'état de charge de la batterie reste au-dessus d'une cible pendant la durée nécessaire pour parcourir l'itinéraire, et afin de transmettre l'itinéraire au véhicule.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, ST, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, KM, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
DE112016006214CN108883839US20190039731