Loveland Innovations, a provider of drone solutions for the property and casualty insurance industry, has been granted a U.S. patent associated with its autonomous drone inspection solution, IMGING.
According to the company, the patent, the first to cover technology related to IMGING, comes just weeks following IMGING’s general launch.
Patent No. 9,639,960 relates to Loveland Innovations’ use of advanced, drone-based image capturing techniques for roof and property scans, as well as in-app technologies that allow insurance professionals to sort, manage and assign inspection jobs to inspectors in the field.
The company says the IMGING solution is capable of delivering a 1/10-cm.-sq. image resolution using DJI Phantom 4 Pro drones. The patented flight control performs the operation autonomously across an entire roof.
“We’re extremely proud of the groundbreaking technology our team has been able to build, and we’re excited by how quickly we’ve secured our first patent for IMGING,” says Jim Loveland, CEO and founder of Loveland Innovations. “This patent is one more step toward changing the roof and property inspection process for the better.”