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1. (WO2018200858) SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES IMPROVING SAFETY AND FUNCTIONALITY OF CRAFT HAVING ONE OR MORE ROTORS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/200858    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/029629
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 27 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: B64C 39/02
B64C 27/00
B64C 27/04
B64C 37/02
B64D 1/22
Applicants: MILLER, Ralph, Irad
MILLER, Wannett, Smith, Ogden
Inventors: MILLER, Ralph, Irad
MILLER, Wannett, Smith, Ogden
Title: SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES IMPROVING SAFETY AND FUNCTIONALITY OF CRAFT HAVING ONE OR MORE ROTORS
Abstract:
This application describes systems, methods, and devices to enhance the safety and functionality of unmanned rotorcraft by improving reliability, transparency, operational capabilities, and effectiveness. Embodiments include integration of rotorcraft with objects attached to the ground (including kites, balloons, or elevated structures) in order to create safe and visible sky moorings from which devices such as cameras on the craft can operate for extended periods of time while remote control can be used to move and stabilize the camera and/or the kite or balloon to which it is attached. In addition, the rotorcraft in such sky moorings can be enclosed for protection, can employ connections for systems maintenance, and can utilize changeable payload modules having supplies that the rotorcraft can dispatch or use in various contexts such as emergency situations or to provide security at venues with large gatherings of people, such as concerts.