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Because the international patent classification and the current American patent classification do not yet include UAS/RPAS as a specific reference, the publically accessible web site of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office does not have a search capability permitting the identification of such patents. This situation is further complicated by the fact that UAS/RPAS are systems-of-systems, and consequently involve many technological reference classes. In addition, a specific UAS/RPAS terminology has not yet been universally accepted and agreed on, and this situation is clearly reflected in the relevant patent titles and descriptions.

Over a period of 8 years, our team of international experts, with recognized UAS/RPAS expertise at system & sub-system level, have systematically combed through the database of registered patents on the U.S. Patent & Trademark Patent web site, which contains more than 8 280 000 patents, and have identified a very significant number of relevant registered UAS/RPAS-related patents.

Subsequently, a UAS/RPAS classification index (at system and sub-system level) was developed. This classification index permits to reference each patent in a specific class with a dedicated reference number. Because patents can fit into several reference classes, each patent can be referenced with a primary, secondary and tertiary class.

Finally, a search engine, permitting to sort the 2414 identified (up to 31 Dec. 2010) registered patents by title, classification, assignee, inventor, country of origin, was created.

Web Site — Open Access Section

In order to be able to visit the public section of this web site, the visitor has to register himself.

A registered visitor will be able to view the following:

- The classification index with the quantity of registered
patents per class;

- A list with the quantity of registered patent assignees
per country;

- A list with the quantity of inventors per country;

- Three examples of the registered patents referenced.

Please Note: Access to this open section is only possible for accepted registered visitors.

First time visitors desiring access to the open section of this web site have to register themselves. Visitors having registered on the web site will receive an automatically generated email confirming reception of his/her registration request. A second email will confirm acceptance of the registration and the chosen password.

First time visitor, click here

Access to the Database

Registered web site visitors interested to obtain purchase access to the patent database (2414 patents registered up 31 Dec. 2010) are invited to complete the online quotation request form. After receipt of the completed online quotation request form, the relevant price quotation will be issued and emailed to the requesting person. After the receipt of written confirmation of acceptance of the price quotation, an official invoice will be issued and sent to the requesting entity.

Customer access to the database, for a period of 365 days, will be granted and notified by email after receipt of payment.

Note: The online quotation request form can also be used to request complementary information.


Database

The currently available patent database contains of 2414 registered patents, which are available in the following formats:

a) Listing of the Patents
This listing can be arranged:

- Alphabetically by title (ascending & descending)

- Chronologically by date of filing the patent
(ascending & descending)

- Chronologically by date of patent registration date
(ascending & descending) In each case, a link
to each patent is available.

 

b) Classification Index
The Classification Index is divided into 12 principal classes, which each have between 6 and 14 sub-classes; 2 of these sub-classes have additional sub-sub-classes (Imaging Sensors: 10; Non-Imaging Sensors: 12). The number of available patents is indicated behind each sub-class.
By clicking on the sub-class of the visitor's choice, all the patents in that sub-class can be viewed as group and a link to the patent is available.

c) List of Assignees
This list can be arranged:

- Alphabetically by name of assignee (ascending
& descending);

- Alphabetically by city of registration (ascending
& descending);

- Alphabetically by state (USA only) (ascending
& descending);

- Alphabetically by country (ascending & descending).

In each case, a link to each patent is available.

d) List of Inventors
This list can be arranged:

- Alphabetically by family name (ascending
& descending);

- Alphabetically by city of registration (ascending
& descending);

- Alphabetically by state (USA only) (ascending
& descending);

- Alphabetically by country (ascending & descending).

In each case, a link to each patent is available.

e) List of Patents with Multiple Assignees
This list is arranged chronologically by date of patent award.
A link to each patent is available.


Access to the 2414 Registered Patents - Online

Customers having opted to gain access to the online available database information will be given the opportunity, during a period of 365 consecutive days, to submit email requests to receive registered patents. During this period of 365 days, requests to receive registered patents can be made for up to fifty (50) different registered patents per request and per day.

The links to the requested registered patents will be emailed to the customer, in packs of maximum ten (10) patents, within three (3) working days of the receipt of the request, permitting the customer to download the requested patents. All registered patents will be made available in PDF format.

Access can be ordered for one (1) or more persons.

Access to 2414 Patents Registered up to 31 December 2010 - On DVD

Interested parties can also opt to receive the 2414 registered patents available in the current database on a DVD. The DVD will contain a file with a listing indicating the patent number & patent tile of all available patents registered up to 31 December 2010 and a folder containing all registered patents as individual PDF files, organized chronologically by patent reference number.

Access to 430 Patents Registered in 2011 - On DVD

Interested parties also have the possibility of receiving the 430 patents registered in 2011 on a DVD. The DVD will contain a file with a listing indicating the patent number & patent title of all available registered patents and a folder containing all registered patents as individual PDF files, organized chronologically by patent reference number.

The patents registered during 2011 can be ordered separately, or as a package together with the patents registered up to 31 December 2010.

Access to more than 530 Patents Registered in 2012 - On DVD

Interested parties also have the possibility of receiving the more than 530 patents registered in 2012 on a DVD. The DVD will contain a file with a listing indicating the patent number & patent title of all available registered patents and a folder containing all registered patents as individual PDF files, organized chronologically by patent reference number.

The patents registered during 2012 can be ordered separately, or as a package together with the patents registered up to 31 December 2011.

 

Access to Patents Registered in 2013 - On DVD

Interested parties also have the possibility of receiving the patents registered during 2013 on a DVD (estimated quantity: 500 to 600). The DVD will contain a file with a listing indicating the patent number & patent title of all available registered patents and a folder containing all registered patents as individual PDF files, organized chronologically by patent reference number.

The patents registered during 2013 can be ordered separately, or as a package together with the patents registered up to 31 December 2012.

Ordering DVDs

Registered web site visitors interested to purchase any of the aforementioned DVDs are invited to complete the online quotation request form. After receipt of the completed online quotation request form, the relevant price quotation will be issued and emailed to the requesting person. After the receipt of written confirmation of acceptance of the price quotation, an invoice will be issued and sent to the requesting entity.

Note: The online quotation request form can also be used to request complementary information.

Future Development

In a second stage, we envisage to offer the same type of service for the UAS/RPAS-related patent applications submitted to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, but that have not yet been registered. In preparation, we have already identified and collected 2881 patent applications that have been submitted up to 31 December 2010.

This service, also covering the patent applications submitted in 2011 & 2012 is expected to become available on 1 July 2013. When this service is available, it will also be available on this web site.

Suggestions & comments

This web site has been developed by Blyenburgh & Co for the global UAS/RPAS community.

Suggestions & comments on how to improve this site are welcome and should be addressed to Martin Le Roy at: Blyenburgh & Co, 86 rue Michel Ange, 75016 Paris, France (mlr@uvs-info.com)

Confidentiality Policy

The information supplied to Blyenburgh & Co when registering on this web site will not be transmitted to any other company or organization for any purpose whatsoever. It may however be used by Blyenburgh & Co to supply you with information on events it organises pertaining to unmanned vehicle systems, regulatory matters and related information. Persons having registered can at all times request Blyenburgh & Co to have their particulars deleted from its database by addressing an email with "Delete from Email Listing" in the subject box, and indicating their family name, first name & company or organization as the message text. Persons registering can, at all times, obtain a copy of the information concerning them that is registered with Blyenburgh & Co, rectify it or oppose its possible transmission to others, by addressing a simple written request or notification to Blyenburgh & Co.

This statement is in accordance with French Law, which governs this subject.

As this web site is hosted in France, it is a legal obligation to mention the following sentence in French: "Conformément aux disposition de l'article 27 de la loi "informatique et liberté" N°78-17 du 06/01/78, vous pouvez accéder aux informations vous concernant, les rectifier ou vous opposer à leur transmission éventuelle en nous écrivant."

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