US Patent No. 10,919,625

RECONFIGURABLE UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES FOR SUBSURFACE SENSOR DEPLOYMENT


Patent No. 10,919,625
Issue Date February 16, 2021
Title Reconfigurable Unmanned Aerial Vehicles For Subsurface Sensor Deployment
Inventorship Erin Kathleen Anderson, New Orleans, LA (US)
Assignee The Boeing Company, Chicago, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,919,625

1. An apparatus, comprising:an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) comprising a main body that includes a plurality of rotors utilized to provide propulsion to the UAV and a ring circumscribing the plurality of rotors that includes first threads along an outer perimeter of the ring; and
a landing base including second threads engaged with the first threads of the ring, wherein the first threads and the second threads are configured to transition the main body along a length of the landing base in response to rotation of the main body with respect to the landing base.