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1. US20160221671 - UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE WITH PROPELLER PROTECTION AND HIGH IMPACT-SURVIVABILITY

Office United States of America
Application Number 14990057
Application Date 07.01.2016
Publication Number 20160221671
Publication Date 04.08.2016
Publication Kind A1
IPC
B64C 27/08
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
CAEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS
27Rotorcraft; Rotors peculiar thereto
04Helicopters
08with two or more rotors
B64C 27/32
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
CAEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS
27Rotorcraft; Rotors peculiar thereto
32Rotors
B64D 47/08
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
DEQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT
47Equipment not otherwise provided for
08Arrangements of cameras
B64C 39/02
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
CAEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS
39Aircraft not otherwise provided for
02characterised by special use
CPC
B64C 27/08
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
CAEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS
27Rotorcraft; Rotors peculiar thereto
04Helicopters
08with two or more rotors
B64C 39/02
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
CAEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS
39Aircraft not otherwise provided for
02characterised by special use
B64C 27/32
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
CAEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS
27Rotorcraft; Rotors peculiar thereto
32Rotors
B64D 47/08
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
DEQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT
47Equipment not otherwise provided for
08Arrangements of cameras
B64C 220/127
B64C 220/024
Applicants Vantage Robotics, LLC
Inventors Tobin Fisher
Johannes Becker Van Niekerk
Title
(EN) UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE WITH PROPELLER PROTECTION AND HIGH IMPACT-SURVIVABILITY
Abstract
(EN)

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) includes a body that supports breakaway components. One component is a battery pack which powers the vehicle. Two other components are pod assemblies, which each include at least one motor and one propeller. Each motor is supported within a support ring using spokes or filament. The spokes keep the motor firmly stable during operation and also effectively encage the otherwise dangerous spinning propeller. This allows the vehicle to operate with a higher level of safety than conventional UAVs. The breakaway feature can be established using magnets.