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Makani : Utilizing Patent Filings As Strategy

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Makani : Utilizing Patent Filings As Strategy

Makani kites are developing some very interesting technology, specifically, energy generating kites. And they are filing patents to protect their innovations as well. They were recently awarded US, which is part of a patent family all claiming priority back to a …

. A method comprising: determining an asynchronous flight pattern for two or more aerial vehicles coupled to a ground station, wherein the asynchronous flight pattern comprises a respective flight path for each of the two or more aerial vehicles, and wherein the ground station is coupled to a common shared ground power unit; and operating each of the aerial vehicles in a crosswind flight substantially along its respective flight path, wherein each aerial vehicle generates electrical energy over time in a periodic profile, and wherein the profile of each aerial vehicle is out of phase with respect to each profile of the other aerial vehicles.

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