AeroVironment had 24 patents in robotics during Q4 2023. AeroVironment Inc filed patents in Q4 2023 for systems and methods related to mounting flanges for wing panels, transmitting still images and video feed from UAVs, UAV storage and launch systems, image stitching, and propeller control for UAV landing. These patents showcase advancements in UAV technology for improved functionality and efficiency. GlobalData’s report on AeroVironment gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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AeroVironment grant share with robotics as a theme is 50% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Rib mounting flanges for an unmanned aerial vehicle (Patent ID: US20230406479A1)

The patent filed by AeroVironment Inc. describes systems, devices, and methods involving rib mounting flanges with specific features such as spar openings for main spars, holes for cross-bracing cables, and holes for connecting adjacent rib mounting flanges. These rib mounting flanges are designed to transfer loads from rib members to the main spar efficiently. Additionally, the system includes rib members attached to the rib mounting flanges, adapting to varying main spar profiles and made of materials like carbon fiber and epoxy.

Furthermore, the patent details a system with wing panels, spars, rib mounting flanges, and rib members that work together to absorb and transfer loads effectively. The system includes inboard and outboard end rib flanges, center compression rib flanges, and corresponding rib members, all connected by cross-bracing cables. These components are strategically located along the wing panels to ensure structural integrity and load distribution. The rib mounting flanges are designed to connect rib members to spars, adapting to irregular spar profiles, and incorporating lightweight rib flanges for enhanced performance.

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