The United States Patent Office has granted DDC a patent which covers its proprietary FLYTE management software system along with its drone delivery technology and processes.
The patent is directed to aspects of DDC’s proprietary FLYTE management which is a core component of DDC’s drone delivery platform.
As part of the release, DDC confirmed the patent 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.
The system aims to provide a database for a flight route network that includes a number of route sections that can be selected to provide a desired routing.
Paul Di Benedetto, CTO at Drone Delivery Canada, said: “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. This patent win again demonstrates our industry lead in this very disruptive industry”
He continued: “On behalf of the Company I would like to thank all of our dedicated staff who were integral in this accomplishment.”
The company also shared that it is currently seeking patent protection for other aspects of its technology in the US and other countries.