Patents by Inventor Mark Holbrook Hanna

Mark Holbrook Hanna 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: 20210261253
    Abstract: A battery-powered pilotless aerial vehicle has a center unit, a plurality of rotor units coupled to the center unit, a plurality of battery assemblies, and a plurality of electrical circuitry components including a central control circuitry and at least a flight control subsystem, a detecting and avoiding subsystem, and an emergency communication subsystem controlled by the central control circuitry. The center unit receives one or more of the electrical circuitry components and has a compartment for accommodating one or more passengers or cargo goods. Each rotor unit comprises a propelling module functionally coupled to the central control circuitry. The one or more battery assemblies are configured for being controlled by the flight control subsystem for at least powering the propelling modules, and are at a distance away from the center unit for reducing electromagnetic interference to the electrical circuitry components therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Holbrook HANNA, Douglas Morgan HANNA
  • Publication number: 20210070442
    Abstract: A battery-powered aerial vehicle has a central controller, one or more propelling modules, and one or more battery assemblies for powering at least the one or more propelling modules. The battery assemblies are at a distance away from the central controller for reducing electromagnetic interference to the central controller. In some embodiments, the aerial vehicle is a fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) having a central controller, a plurality of rotor units, and one or more battery assemblies. The central controller is in a center unit and the propelling modules are in respective rotor units. Each battery assembly is in a rotor unit in proximity with the propelling module thereof. In some embodiments, the central controller also has a battery-power balancing circuit for balancing the power consumption rates of the one or more battery assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Holbrook HANNA, Douglas Morgan HANNA
  • Patent number: 10822082
    Abstract: A battery-powered aerial vehicle has a central controller, one or more propelling modules, and one or more battery assemblies for powering at least the one or more propelling modules. The battery assemblies are at a distance away from the central controller for reducing electromagnetic interference to the central controller. In some embodiments, the aerial vehicle is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) having a center unit, a plurality of rotor units circumferentially uniformly distributed about and coupled to the center unit, and one or more battery assemblies. The central controller is in the center unit and the propelling modules are in respective rotor units. Each battery assembly is in a rotor unit in proximity with the propelling module thereof. In some embodiments, the central controller also has a battery-power balancing circuit for balancing the power consumption rates of the one or more battery assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Holbrook Hanna, Douglas Morgan Hanna
  • Publication number: 20180290746
    Abstract: A battery-powered aerial vehicle has a central controller, one or more propelling modules, and one or more battery assemblies for powering at least the one or more propelling modules. The battery assemblies are at a distance away from the central controller for reducing electromagnetic interference to the central controller. In some embodiments, the aerial vehicle is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) having a center unit, a plurality of rotor units circumferentially uniformly distributed about and coupled to the center unit, and one or more battery assemblies. The central controller is in the center unit and the propelling modules are in respective rotor units. Each battery assembly is in a rotor unit in proximity with the propelling module thereof. In some embodiments, the central controller also has a battery-power balancing circuit for balancing the power consumption rates of the one or more battery assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Holbrook Hanna, Douglas Morgan Hanna