US 9,811,796 B2
Method for delivering a shipment by an unmanned transport device
Thomas Ogilvie, Bonn (DE); Matthäus Pruski, Troisdorf (DE); and Ramin Benz, Bonn (DE)
Assigned to Deutsche Post AG, Bonn (DE)
Appl. No. 15/303,352
Filed by Deutsche Post AG, Bonn (DE)
PCT Filed Apr. 1, 2015, PCT No. PCT/EP2015/057152
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Oct. 11, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/155087, PCT Pub. Date Oct. 15, 2015.
Claims priority of application No. 10 2014 105 196 (DE), filed on Apr. 11, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2017/0039510 A1, Feb. 9, 2017
Int. Cl. B64C 39/02 (2006.01); G06Q 10/08 (2012.01); A47G 29/14 (2006.01); G07F 17/12 (2006.01); G06Q 50/28 (2012.01); B64F 1/04 (2006.01); B65G 67/00 (2006.01); B60L 11/18 (2006.01); B64D 1/22 (2006.01); B64D 45/08 (2006.01)
CPC G06Q 10/083 (2013.01) [A47G 29/14 (2013.01); A47G 29/141 (2013.01); B60L 11/1809 (2013.01); B64C 39/024 (2013.01); B64D 1/22 (2013.01); B64D 45/08 (2013.01); B64F 1/04 (2013.01); B65G 67/00 (2013.01); G06Q 50/28 (2013.01); G07F 17/12 (2013.01); A47G 2029/145 (2013.01); A47G 2029/149 (2013.01); B64C 2201/042 (2013.01); B64C 2201/128 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for delivering a shipment by an unmanned transport device to a receiving container for said shipment, the method comprising the following steps:
moving the unmanned transport device into a destination area associated with the receiving container, on the basis of geographical co-ordinates;
once the unmanned transport device has reached the destination area, pairing of the transport device with the receiving container,
exchanging an electronic authorisation information between the receiving container and the unmanned transport device,
checking of the authorisation information by the receiving container in respect of an authorisation,
if the authorisation exists, activating a transfer device for the shipment by the receiving container, and
transferring the shipment from the unmanned transport device to the transfer device and/or from the transfer device to the unmanned transport device by the unmanned transport device, by the transfer device and/or by the receiving container.