Patent Number: US 11,111,016
Patent Title: MULTICOPTER THREE-PHASE PRECISION AUTO-LANDING
A multicopter landing platform includes a base portion, a bottom portion, disposed in the base portion, that accepts a protruding portion of the multicopter, and walls of the base portion that are sloped toward the bottom portion. The walls of the base portion may form a conic-shape. The multicopter landing platform may also include a GPS device that sends RTK corrections to a different GPS device on the multicopter. The multicopter landing platform may also include a beacon that guides the multicopter to cause the multicopter to contact the walls of the base station. The beacon may be disposed in the bottom portion. The beacon may provide a signal that is detected by the multicopter. The beacon may provide a light signal that is detected by a camera on the multicopter to guide the multicopter toward the base portion. A charging ring may be disposed in the bottom portion.
Patent Number: US 10,706,696
Patent Title: SECURITY SYSTEM WITH DISTRIBUTED SENSOR UNITS AND AUTONOMOUS CAMERA VEHICLE
A security system for monitoring a property includes a plurality of sensor units disposed at different locations throughout the property, an autonomous vehicle that travels throughout the property and contains a camera, and a central station, in communication with the sensor units and the autonomous vehicle, that dispatches the autonomous vehicle to a location corresponding to an unknown object detected by at least some of the sensor units and determined by a processing module of the central station to be a potential intrusion, wherein the autonomous vehicle provides video data of the potential intrusion to the central station. The autonomous vehicle may be a flying vehicle. The autonomous vehicle may be dispatched to a vantage point that is clear of any obstacles and provides an unobstructed view of the location of the potential intruder. A user of the device may approve dispatching the autonomous vehicle.
Patent Number: US 10,614,688
Patent Title: DETECTING AND IDENTIFYING ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS WITHIN A PROPERTY’S SECURITY PERIMETER USING A CONFIGURABLE NETWORK OF VIBRATION AND MOTION SENSORS
Monitoring an object includes initially detecting motion of the object using at least one of a plurality of sensors disposed at different locations throughout a property, estimating a risk level associated with the object, continuously monitoring the object in response to the object being greater than a pre-determined size and the risk level exceeding a first predetermined threshold in a first predetermined amount of time, and alerting a user in response to the object being continuously monitored and the risk level increasing to a second predetermined threshold within a second predetermined amount of time. Monitoring an object may also include halting monitoring of the object in response to the object leaving the property and/or the risk level being less than the first predetermined threshold for longer than the first predetermined amount of time. At least one of the sensor units may have a column portion that includes a vibration sensor.