Botlink Announces Issuance of US Patent

Botlink Announces Issuance of US Patent for Restricted Area Intrusion Prevention Technology

Fargo, N.D. (July 17, 2018) — Botlink, a Fargo-based drone software company, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent 9,905,134, titled “System and Method of Preventing and Remedying Restricted Area Intrusions by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.” The intrusion prevention system included in the patent involves an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a UAV controller, and a restricted area data aggregator. This patented technology plays an integral role in avoiding collisions for UAVs and is one component of UAS Traffic Management (UTM), an initiative being developed by the FAA, NASA, and other federal partners to manage low-altitude UAS operations.

Based in Fargo, Botlink has developed flight control software, allowing autonomous flights for commercial applications, and cloud-based storage and processing to provide data to commercial customers including aggregate and agriculture. With this patent, Botlink will be able to continue to work on ways to safely share the benefits of drones with commercial users, a mission on which they were founded.

Botlink was founded on the mission to enable drone operators to safely and efficiently operate alongside each other and manned aircraft and we’re very pleased that the US Patent Office has recognized our efforts.”

”This is an important step towards realizing our vision of a cooperative national airspace system. We look forward to working with other drone flight control software vendors, the FAA, and the industry to integrate drones into the national airspace. Allowing us to streamline drone airspace management, which will enable operators to focus on capturing data and delivering value.
— Terri Zimmerman, CEO

About Botlink

Botlink is a user-friendly control, safety and data delivery platform that makes integrating drones into workflow simple and affordable, giving customers the real-time insight they need to make business decisions. Botlink integrates with users' existing industry analysis tools, while eliminating the problems that prevent many users from incorporating Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) technology, such as a lack of aviation knowledge and flight guidelines.