DDC awarded first U.S. patent
Drone Delivery Canada on July 16, 2019, was granted its first patent from the United States Patent Office. The patent – # 10,351,239 – covers DDC’s proprietary FLYTE management software system, which the company describes as a core component of its drone delivery platform.
The patent, Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) explains, is also directed to its “Railway in the sky” concept that is intended to simplify routing and control of delivery drones, particularly in crowded urban areas. DDC explains this system provides a database for a flight route network that includes a number of route sections that can be selected to provide a desired routing.
“This is our first United States Patent Office grant, which provides strong protection for our flight management system and our Railway in the Sky concept,” said Paul Di Benedetto, CTO of DDC. “This patent win again demonstrates our industry lead in this very disruptive industry.”
DDC is continuing to seek patent protection for other aspects of its technology in United States and other countries.