Patents by Inventor Edouard Leurent

Edouard Leurent has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20180307225
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for piloting a rotary wing drone, the method being implemented by an electronic apparatus for piloting the drone, the drone being configured to have an on board camera. The method comprises calculating different types of navigation setpoint(s) of the drone, based on different types of piloting instructions for the movement of the drone, a type of piloting instruction being capable of modifying at least an attitude angle of the drone and/or the movement speed of the drone, each type of piloting instruction respectively being associated with a type of navigation setpoints, the calculation comprising, for at least one type of piloting instructions: determining the sighting axis of the camera; obtaining at least one navigation setpoint associated with at least one type of piloting instructions based on the sighting axis of the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Martin Line, Edouard Leurent
  • Publication number: 20180095469
    Abstract: A system for shooting moving images includes a drone provided with a camera and a ground station, the camera being directed along a sight axis, the drone being adapted to fly autonomously to shoot moving images of a target moving with the ground station, the direction of the sight axis being such that the target remains present in the successive images produced by said shooting. The system further comprises means for determining the speed vector of the target and the position of the target in a given reference system, and control means configured to generate flight instructions based on the speed vector determined, the position determined, and a predetermined direction angle so as to hold the angle between the sight axis of the camera and the direction of the speed vector substantially at the value of said predetermined direction angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventor: Edouard LEURENT
  • Publication number: 20180024557
    Abstract: The displacements of the drone are defined by piloting commands applied to a set of propulsion units of the drone, the drone flying along a trajectory that is at least in part predetermined, to take moving images of a target. The drone adjusts the camera sight angle during its displacements, and as the case may be, those of the target, so that at each instant, the image taken by the camera contain the position of the target. The system comprises means for determining a static trajectory of the drone for the shooting, means for determining a dynamics of displacement of the drone along the static trajectory, and means for generating flying instructions for the drone based on the two determinations and on information about the target position over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventor: Edouard LEURENT
  • Publication number: 20180022472
    Abstract: The displacements of the drone are defined by piloting commands to take moving images of a target carrying the ground station. The system comprises means for adjusting the sight angle of the camera during the displacements of the drone and of the target, so that the images are centred to the target, and means for generating flying instructions so that the distance between drone and target fulfils determined rules, these means being based on a determination of the GPS geographical position of the target with respect to the GPS geographical position of the drone, and of the angular position of the target with respect to a main axis of the drone. These means are also based on the analysis of a non-geographical signal produced by the target and received by the drone. The system allows freeing from the uncertainty of the GPS systems equipping this type of device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Laure CHEVALLEY, Edouard Leurent