By Drone Enthusiast
Drone delivery has been in the works for quite some time now. One man may be revolutionizing how drones make deliveries by building a mailbox that is equipped to allow drones to make deliveries to your door.
Ryan Walsh, of Naperville, and partner Alexander Flasesch co-invented the Smart Drone Delivery mailbox, a receptacle that replaces the traditional mailbox in front of people’s homes to allow drones to land for package delivery and pick up.
In 2017, the two men co-founded Valqari, a start-up focused on the ensuring packages that arrive at a destination safely remain secured and out of the elements until the recipient retrieves them from the box.
Walsh notes that he saw a gap in the drone market. “No one else had developed this technology,” Walsh stated, “Which is why it was critical for us to put a stake in the ground by immediately applying for utility patents to make us the only smart mailbox option for commercial and residential use.”
The biggest hurdle facing drone delivery was that there’s no standardized, safe, and secure landing area. This what gave Walsh a clear vision from the start that the mission would be to provide the missing piece to the last stage of the drone delivery process.
Walsh said that Valqari is the only drone delivery solution to be issued utility patents in 13 countries and territories including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Australia, South Africa, and several other countries in the European Union.