US Patent No. 10,169,627

OPTICAL MARKER FOR DELIVERY DRONE CARGO DELIVERY


Patent No. 10,169,627
Issue Date January 01, 2019
Title Optical Marker For Delivery Drone Cargo Delivery
Inventorship Gregory S. Jones, Lewisville, TX (US)
John S. Pannell, Keller, TX (US)
Assignee INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, Armonk, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,169,627

1. A method, comprising:identifying a first optical marker contained in a first image captured by an image capture device of a delivery drone by processing at least the first image, the first optical marker indicating a first cargo recipient;
responsive to identifying the first optical marker contained in the first image, generating, using a processor, first data corresponding to the first optical marker by performing image processing on the first image; and
responsive to the generating the first data corresponding to the first optical marker, determining a first specific location at a general location by processing the first data, wherein the first optical marker indicates the first specific location and the first specific location is different than a second specific location where the first optical marker is positioned at the general location, and initiating the delivery drone to deliver the cargo at the first specific location indicated by the first optical marker.