Patents Approved: Boeing Drone Submarine and Ford Lounge Car
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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According to reports Boeing’s patent application for a “rapid deployment air and water vehicle” has been recently approved by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The remotely operated flying drone can transform into a submarine and could be carried into the deployment area by a host aircraft before detaching from the carrier aircraft and flying on its own. When needed, it can also dive into water.

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The device sheds its wings and propellers, Business Insider’s Benjamin Zhang writes, using explosive bolts and water-soluble glue. Under water, a set of propellers and control surfaces take the place of the wings and propellers that were used in the air.

(Video via YogiPatent)

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.


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