Patents Assigned to SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 11126202
    Abstract: An obstacle-avoidance control method comprises acquiring a distance between an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and a front object in a flying direction of the UAV; and controlling a flying altitude of the UAV according to the distance between the UAV and the front object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yao Zou, Chunming Wang, Junxi Wang, Guang Yan
  • Patent number: 11125970
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a lens and a circuit configured to control the lens to move in a first direction along an optical axis of the lens, control capture of a plurality of first images via the lens when the lens is positioned at a plurality of first positions, respectively, control the lens to move in a second direction opposite to the first direction, control capture of one or more second images via the lens when the lens is positioned at one or more second positions, respectively, and determine a focus position based on one or more of a plurality of first evaluation values calculated from the plurality of first images and one or more second evaluation values calculated from the one or more second images. Each of the plurality of first evaluation values and the one or more second evaluation values indicates a corresponding focus state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nagayama, Linglong Zhu
  • Patent number: 11124292
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) includes a central body and a plurality of landing gears that are extendable from and movable relative to the central body. The plurality of landing gears are configured to transform between a flight configuration and a surface configuration. In the flight configuration, the landing gears are extending laterally away from the central body and not in contact with a surface below the central body. In the surface configuration, the landing gears are extending towards the surface below the central body. When the landing gears are in the surface configuration, the landing gears are configured to support a weight of the central body on the surface and transport the UAV over the surface by moving one or more of the landing gears relative to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hanping Chen, Xiangyu Chen, Mingxi Wang, Qi Zhou
  • Patent number: 11124298
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) includes a central body and a plurality of arms extendable from the central body using one or more actuators. Each of the plurality of arms is configured to support one or more propulsion units. One arm of the plurality of arms is configured to connect to one of the one or more actuators via a linkage mechanism. The one of the one or more actuators is configured to actuate the linkage mechanism between (1) a first dead center position for securing the one arm when the one arm is extended away from the central body in a flight configuration and (2) a second dead center position for securing the one arm when the one arm is folded substantially parallel to the central body in a compact configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hanping Chen, Mingxi Wang, Xiangyu Chen, Qi Zhou, Yuwei Wu
  • Publication number: 20210289133
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a system of controlling a video play speed, a control terminal and a mobile platform. The method includes: detecting, by a control terminal, an operation of controlling a video play speed, determining a video play speed as a first frame rate according to the operation of controlling a video play speed, then sending, to an unmanned aerial vehicle, a video capturing instruction, controlling, by the unmanned aerial vehicle, a photographing device of the unmanned aerial vehicle to capture images at a preset frame rate, and generating a video with an accelerated play speed or a decelerated play speed based on the first frame rate. The unmanned aerial vehicle may generate a video with a variable play speed without post-processing the video after generating the video, thereby improving the efficiency of adjusting the video play speed and facilitating operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yang LI
  • Publication number: 20210286377
    Abstract: Automatic terrain evaluation of landing surfaces, and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. A representative method includes receiving a request to land a movable object and, in response to the request, identifying a target landing area on a landing surface based on at least one image of the landing surface obtained by the movable object. The method can further include directing the movable object to land at the target landing area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhenyu ZHU, Honghui ZHANG, You ZHOU
  • Patent number: 11120261
    Abstract: An imaging control method includes receiving a starting instruction including a flight mode of an unmanned aerial vehicle (“UAV”). The imaging control method also includes controlling the UAV to fly autonomously based on the flight mode. The imaging control method also includes obtaining, in the flight mode, location information of a target object, and obtaining orientation information of the target object relative to the UAV based on the target object recognized from an image captured by an imaging device carried by a gimbal mounted on the UAV. The imaging control method further includes controlling a flight path of the UAV based on the location information and the flight mode, controlling an attitude of the gimbal to render the target object to appear in the image, and controlling the imaging device to record a video in the flight mode, and to transmit video data to a terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jie Qian, Guanhua Su, Zhuo Guo, Guyue Zhou
  • Patent number: 11119390
    Abstract: A photographing device includes a camera module assembly, a glass disposed external to the camera module assembly to protect the camera module assembly, and a temperature sensor configured to detect an internal temperature of the photographing device. The photographing device also includes a heating element disposed on the glass. The photographing device further includes a controller configured to obtain the external temperature and to control the heating element to heat the glass when a difference between the internal temperature and the external temperature reaches a predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao Liu, Xifeng Zhao, Ran Liao, Xin Chen
  • Patent number: 11120388
    Abstract: A delivering method using an unmanned aerial vehicle includes configuring a pre-set condition, locking a cargo, acquiring verification information about a recipient, comparing the verification information with the pre-set condition, and determining that verification is passed to unlock the cargo when the verification information is consistent with the pre-set condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xingyu Zhang, Cong Zhao, Ketan Tang
  • Patent number: 11119474
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, by a first receiver communicatively coupled with a first remote control device, a first control signal from the first remote control device. The method also includes receiving, by a second receiver communicatively coupled with a second remote control device, a second control signal from the second remote control device. The method further includes selecting one of the first control signal of the first remote control device and the second control signal of the second remote control device for controlling a movable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gang He, Chang Geng, Chaobin Chen
  • Patent number: 11119506
    Abstract: A flight control method includes obtaining route data for instructing an aircraft to fly on a route represented by the route data, analyzing the route data according to a preset splitting condition, splitting the route into multiple sub-routes in response to the route data satisfying the preset splitting condition, and determining a to-be-executed sub-route from the multiple sub-routes and transmitting the to-be-executed sub-route to the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhuo Guo, Zhuo Xie, Haoyu Li, Wenlin Li, Ding Wang, Zebo Yang
  • Patent number: 11120456
    Abstract: Systems and methods for UAV safety are provided. An authentication system may be used to confirm UAV and/or user identity and provide secured communications between users and UAVs. The UAVs may operate in accordance with a set of flight regulations. The set of flight regulations may be associated with a geo-fencing device in the vicinity of the UAV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming Gong, Jin Dai, Hao Cui, Xiaodong Wang, Han Huang, Jun Wu, Wei Fan, Ning Ma, Xinhua Rong, Xingsen Lin
  • Patent number: 11120560
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture configured to operate an aerial vehicle are provided. Various embodiments may be implemented with an aerial vehicle. In one exemplary implementation, a method of operating an aerial vehicle may include identifying, from image data, a set of predetermined features based on one or more invariant properties associated with the predetermined features. The predetermined features may be associated with predetermined physical locations. Based on the image locations of the predetermined features within the image data and the predetermined physical locations of the predetermined features, a system may be configured to determine at least one of a location and an orientation of the aerial vehicle. The disclosed embodiments may provide enhanced accuracy, usability, and robustness in tracking the location and orientation of an aerial vehicle under various operation conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: You Zhou, Zhenyu Zhu, Zhiyuan Wu
  • Patent number: 11122209
    Abstract: A three-dimensional shape estimation method includes generating a set of three-dimensional shape data for a flight range of a movable object based on a plurality of first images captured by a movable object, detecting a loss area based on the set of three-dimensional shape data for the flight range, generating a flight route for imaging the loss area, acquiring a plurality of second images that are captured in a horizontal direction toward the loss area with imaging ranges partially overlapped while the movable object moves along the flight route, and generating three-dimensional shape data for the loss area based on the plurality of second images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lei Gu, Yukiyoshi Sasao, Zongyao Qu, Tao Wu
  • Publication number: 20210281766
    Abstract: A control device includes a circuit configured to derive a plurality of focus state values representing focus states for each region of a plurality of regions within an image captured by a camera device, and perform a focusing control of the camera device based on a value of the plurality of focus state values representing a closest focus state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hailong LU, Linglong ZHU
  • Publication number: 20210276723
    Abstract: A power assembly, a power system including the power assembly and an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) including the power system are disclosed. The power assembly may include an engine, a transmission mechanism, an electrical generator, and a battery. The transmission mechanism may include a first drive shaft and a second drive shaft, both of which may be transmittingly connected to an output shaft of the engine. The first drive shaft may be used to drive a propulsion propeller of the UAV to rotate, and the second drive shaft may be used to drive the electrical generator to generate electricity. The electrical generator may be electrically connected to the battery to charge the battery. The battery may be used to drive rotors of the UAV to rotate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jiexing HAN
  • Patent number: 11113529
    Abstract: A method for identifying a photovoltaic panel includes: acquiring a grayscale image of an infrared image captured by a camera mounted on a UAV, the grayscale image including an image of a photovoltaic panel; performing edge extraction processing on an image in the grayscale image to obtain a monochrome image including a plurality of horizontal lines and a plurality of vertical lines, the horizontal lines being lines in a first direction, an average length of the lines in the first direction being greater than a preset length, the vertical lines being lines in a second direction, and an average length of the lines in the second direction being less than the preset length; and identifying the photovoltaic panel in the monochrome image based on a relative positional relationship between the horizontal lines and the vertical lines in the monochrome image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zefei Li, Chao Weng
  • Patent number: 11115642
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an integrated vision module component. The integrated vision module includes a bracket, a first vision module, and a second vision module. The first vision module and the second vision module are mounted on the bracket. The first vision module includes a first flexible circuit board, and a first image sensor and a second image sensor mounted on the first flexible circuit board. The second vision module includes a second flexible circuit board, and a third image sensor and a fourth image sensor mounted on the second flexible circuit board. The first image sensor and the third image sensor form a first binocular vision sensor. The second image sensor and the fourth image sensor form a second binocular vision sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tao Lin, Tongyao Huang, Jiangang Feng
  • Patent number: D930647
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yiwei Chen, Yichao Wang, Baichuan He
  • Patent number: D931386
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Min Kim