UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE INCLUDING A REMOVABLE PARCEL CARRIER

  • US 20170313421A1
  • Filed: 04/28/2017
  • Published: 11/02/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/29/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for delivering a parcel, the UAV comprising:

  • a UAV chassis comprising;

    an upper portion including a plurality of propulsion members configured to provide lift to the UAV chassis;

    a lower portion positioned below the upper portion in a vertical direction, the lower portion defining an internal cavity; and

    a parcel carrier configured for being selectively coupled to and removed from the UAV chassis, the parcel carrier comprising;

    an engagement housing configured for being at least partially inserted within the internal cavity of the lower portion of the UAV chassis and thereby secured to the UAV chassis; and

    a parcel carrying mechanism coupled to and positioned below the engagement housing, wherein the parcel carrying mechanism is configured for engaging and holding the parcel.

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