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Walmart Wants to Take on Amazon

Walmart Wants to Take on Amazon With Flying WarehousesGetty Images

Walmart Wants to Take on Amazon With Flying Warehouses Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has opened a new front in its battle with Amazon.com Inc. The world’s largest retailer has applied for a U.S. patent for a floating warehouse that could make deliveries via drones, which would bring products from the aircraft down to shoppers’ homes. The blimp-style machine would fly at heights between 500…

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IBM Inventors Patent Invention

IBM Inventors Patent Invention for Transferring Packages between Aerial DronesIBM

IBM Inventors Patent Invention for Transferring Packages between Aerial Drones This new invention extends drone delivery range for shipping IBM recently announced that its inventors have been granted a patent for transferring packages between drones during flight. The invention described in US Patent No. 9,561,852: In flight transfer of packages between aerial drones helps to extend the range of drones…

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A Drone For Your Pets

IBM Turns Dog Whisperer - A Drone For Your Pets

IBM Turns Dog Whisperer – A Drone For Your Pets The company has reportedly filed a patent for the drone that can watch over pets. Big Blue may be looking to get into the dog whisperer business, with the tech giant looking to build a drone that can act like dog-sitter and trainer when the owner is away. According to…

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Amazon Patents Drones With New Feature

Amazon patents drones with telescoping landing legs and foldable propellers

Amazon patents drones with telescoping landing legs and foldable propellers Amazon’s inventors are taking a page from Inspector Gadget’s playbook to design drones with adjustable landing legs and reconfigurable propellers. Those two design tricks are the focus of patents issued today. It’s hard to say whether they’ll become features on Amazon’s delivery drones, still in development. But surely there’s a…

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UAV Docking and Recharging Patent

Olaeris Awarded UAV Docking and Recharging Patent

Olaeris Awarded UAV Docking and Recharging Patent Olaeris, developer of next-generation unmanned aircraft technology announced today that it has been granted U.S. Patent #9577445, outlining proprietary technology and methodology for autonomous alignment, docking, recharging and/ or refueling of unmanned aircraft. The patent also extends to water-borne drones and zero-G vehicles such as spacecraft. The technology significantly reduces the most expensive…

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Patent Tips Bow and Arrow Proof Drones

File photo: Drones fly above smog blanketed Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina December 25, 2016. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)

Amazon Patent Tips Bow and Arrow Proof Drones Besides government regulations, bad weather, weight restrictions, and all the other issues that plague Amazon’s budding drone delivery service, the company must also face the prospect of thieves shooting down drones to steal their packages. It’s a problem that Amazon has been working on since at least 2014, when it filed a…

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Google patents UAV

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Drone me: Google patents UAV for video conferences Article Source: RT Image Source: © Tom Jacobs / Reuters Based on Google’s latest new patent, the tech giant could be looking into developing drones with screens for office video conferences. The idea is that small drones could conveniently film and project virtual images of people over distances. Everyone working in the office…

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Disney Planning To Dazzle Guests

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Is Disney Planning To Dazzle Guests With Projector Drones? Article Source: Fox News Disney is preparing to take its world famous entertainment to the skies. Earlier this month, the theme parks giant was granted a patent for projector drones—flying machines with the ability to beam images onto attached screens—or building faces—that would be used at night to enchant guests. According…

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