US 10,891,157 B2
Performance towards completion of a task list through employment of a swarm
Philip George Ammar, Cleveland Heights, OH (US); Ronald Charles Krosky, Cockeysville, MD (US); and Brendan Edward Clark, Rocky River, OH (US)
Filed by Philip George Ammar, Cleveland Heights, OH (US); Ronald Charles Krosky, Cockeysville, MD (US); and Brendan Edward Clark, Rocky River, OH (US)
Filed on Dec. 30, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/859,475.
Application 15/859,475 is a division of application No. 14/720,808, filed on May 24, 2015, granted, now 9,857,792, issued on Dec. 13, 2017.
Application 14/720,808 is a continuation of application No. 13/194,944, filed on Jul. 30, 2011, granted, now 9,043,021, issued on May 26, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/429,353, filed on Jan. 3, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2018/0150323 A1, May 31, 2018
Int. Cl. G05D 1/00 (2006.01); G06F 9/48 (2006.01); G06Q 10/06 (2012.01); G06F 16/23 (2019.01); G05D 1/02 (2020.01); A47L 9/28 (2006.01); A47L 11/40 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 9/4881 (2013.01) [A47L 9/28 (2013.01); A47L 11/4011 (2013.01); A47L 11/4061 (2013.01); G05D 1/0022 (2013.01); G05D 1/0027 (2013.01); G05D 1/0291 (2013.01); G06F 16/2365 (2019.01); G06Q 10/06311 (2013.01); A47L 2201/04 (2013.01); G05D 2201/0203 (2013.01); Y10S 901/01 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system comprising:
a communication component that establishes a communication link with at least one element of a swarm, where a first element and a second element are part of the swarm and where the swarm at least partially accomplishes a task list collaboratively and autonomously; and
a management component that causes removal of the second element from the swarm, where the removal of the second element is forwarded through use of the communication link,
where the communication component, the management component, or a combination thereof are embodied, at least in part, by way of non-software.