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Ralph E Taylor, James W Sennott: Navigation system and method. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, John O Tresansky, John R Manning, Ronald F Sandler, April 24, 1984: US04445118 (618 worldwide citation)

In a global positioning system (GPS), such as the NAVSTAR/GPS system, wherein the position coordinates of user terminals (14) are obtained by processing multiple signals transmitted by a constellation of orbiting satellites (16), an acquisition-aiding signal generated by an earth-based control stati ...


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Robert A Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration with respect to an invention of Frosch, Lai Wo Fung: Massively parallel processor computer. Ronald F Sandler, John R Manning, John O Tresansky, April 12, 1983: US04380046 (318 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for processing multidimensional data with strong spatial characteristics, such as raw image data, characterized by a large number of parallel data streams in an ordered array, comprises a large number (e.g. 16,384 in a 128.times.128 array) of parallel processing elements operating simul ...


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Carl F Ruoff: Memory metal actuator. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Paul F McCaul, John R Manning, Thomas H Jones, November 19, 1985: US04553393 (311 worldwide citation)

A mechanical actuator can be constructed by employing a plurality of memory metal actuator elements in parallel to control the amount of actuating force. In order to facilitate direct control by digital control signals provided by a computer or the like, the actuating elements may vary in stiffness ...


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Zoltan F Szakaly: Synchronized computational architecture for generalized bilateral control of robot arms. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Thomas H Jones, John R Manning, August 6, 1991: US05038089 (306 worldwide citation)

A master six-degree-freedom Force Reflecting Hand Controller ("FRHC") is available at a master site where a received image displays, in essentially real-time, a remote robotic manipulator which is being controlled in the corresponding six-degree-freedom by command signals which are transmitted to th ...


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Howard T Liu, John A Silvester: Dynamic resource allocation scheme for distributed heterogeneous computer systems. United States of America represented by the Administrator National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Thomas H Jones, Harold W Adams, John R Manning, July 9, 1991: US05031089 (298 worldwide citation)

In a distributed heterogeneous computer system having a plurality of computer nodes each operatively connected through a network interface to a network to provide for communications and transfers of data between the nodes and wherein the nodes each have a queue for containing jobs to be performed, a ...


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Robert E Frazer: Apparatus for endoscopic examination. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Monte F Mott, John R Manning, Wilfred Grifka, December 4, 1979: US04176662 (248 worldwide citation)

An endoscope is disclosed having a propulsion mechanism and at least one transmitter at the distal end transmitting bursts of energy waves (radio frequency or ultrasonic) for tracking the position of the distal end through the use of two or more transducers on the anterior or lateral surfaces of a p ...


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Robert A Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration with respect to an invention of Frosch, John K Salisbury Jr: Controller arm for a remotely related slave arm. Darrell G Brekke, John R Manning, Armand McMillan, July 10, 1979: US04160508 (229 worldwide citation)

A segmented controller arm configured and dimensioned to form a miniature kinematic replica of a remotely related slave arm. The arm includes a plurality of joints for affording segments of the arm simultaneous angular displacement about a plurality of pairs of intersecting axes, a plurality of posi ...


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Lorenz G Simpkins, Richard C Owens, Donn A Rochette: Remote maintenance monitoring system. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, William J Sheehan, Guy M Miller, John R Manning, June 16, 1992: US05123017 (212 worldwide citation)

A remote maintenance monitoring system retrofits to a given hardware device with a sensor implant which gathers and captures failure data from the hardware device, without interfering with its operation. Failure data is continuously obtained from predetermined critical points within the hardware dev ...


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Leonard L Kleinberg: Temperature responsive transmitter. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, John O Tresansky, John R Manning, Harry Lupuloff, August 25, 1987: US04689621 (188 worldwide citation)

A temperature responsive transmitter is provided in which frequency varies linearly with temperature. The transmitter includes two identically biased transistors connected in parallel. A capacitor, which reflects into the common bases to generate negative resistance effectively in parallel with the ...


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Anil K Agrawal, Philip G Mullen, Vivatvong V Vadakan: Multicomputer communication system. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Paul F McCaul, Thomas H Jones, John R Manning, January 8, 1985: US04493021 (183 worldwide citation)

A local area network is provided for a plurality of autonomous computers (10) which operate at different rates and under different protocols coupled by network bus adapters (12) to a global bus (14). A host computer (HC) divides a message file to be transmitted into blocks, each with a header that i ...