US 11,655,057 B1
Mounts for unmanned aerial vehicles
Trevor Greenberg, Louisville, KY (US); David Brandon Smith, Ft. Worth, TX (US); and Isaac C. Dearmond, North Richland Hills, TX (US)
Assigned to The ADT Security Corporation, Boca Raton, FL (US)
Filed by The ADT Security Corporation, Boca Raton, FL (US)
Filed on Dec. 22, 2022, as Appl. No. 18/87,784.
Int. Cl. B64U 80/00 (2023.01); B64U 101/31 (2023.01)
CPC B64U 80/00 (2023.01) [B64U 2101/31 (2023.01)] 9 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for installing an apparatus for supporting a ceiling mounted unmanned aerial vehicle docking station in a premises security system for a premises, the premises comprising a ceiling grid and a support structure disposed above the ceiling grid, the method comprising:
installing an unmanned aerial vehicle docking station mounting bracket comprising a top surface and a bottom surface opposite the top surface by:
affixing the top surface of the bracket to an exposed surface of a ceiling element in the ceiling grid by a first plurality of fastening elements; and
affixing the bottom surface of the bracket to the ceiling mounted unmanned aerial vehicle docking station; and
installing a panel comprising a top surface and a bottom surface opposite the top surface by:
affixing the bottom surface of the panel to a concealed surface of the ceiling element by the first plurality of fastening elements;
affixing at least one anchoring element to the top surface of the panel; and
affixing the at least one anchoring element to the support structure using a coupling.