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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 (314 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 (309 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 (302 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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Douglas A McAffee, Edward R Snow, William T Townsend: Force reflecting hand controller. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, John H Kusmiss, Thomas H Jones, Guy M Miller, March 16, 1993: US05193963 (235 worldwide citation)

A universal input device for interfacing a human operator with a slave machine such as a robot or the like includes a plurality of serially connected mechanical links extending from a base. A handgrip is connected to the mechanical links distal from the base such that a human operator may grasp the ...


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Lloyd V Warren, Brian C Beckman: Encyclopedia of software components. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, John H Kusmiss, Thomas H Jones, May 20, 1997: US05632022 (192 worldwide citation)

Intelligent browsing through a collection of reusable software components is facilitated with a computer having a video monitor and a user input interface such as a keyboard or a mouse for transmitting user selections, by presenting a picture of encyclopedia volumes with respective visible labels re ...


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Daniel B Diner, Steven C Venema: Composite video and graphics display for camera viewing systems in robotics and teleoperation. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, John H Kusmiss, Thomas H Jones, Guy M Miller, January 26, 1993: US05182641 (185 worldwide citation)

A system for real-time video image display for robotics or remote-vehicle teleoperation having at least one robot arm or remotely operated vehicle controlled by an operator through hand-controllers, and one or more television cameras and optional lighting elements. The system has at least one televi ...


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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 ...


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Teri B Lawton: Method and apparatus for predicting the direction of movement in machine vision. The United States of America represented by the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Thomas H Jones, John R Manning, April 28, 1992: US05109425 (161 worldwide citation)

A computer-simulated cortical network computes the visibility of shifts in the direction of movement and computes: 1) the magnitude of the position difference between the test and background patterns, 2) localized contrast differences at different spatial scales analyzed by computing temporal gradie ...


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William J Hurd: High dynamic global positioning system receiver. The United States of America represented by the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Paul F McCaul, John R Manning, Thomas H Jones, March 25, 1986: US04578678 (161 worldwide citation)

A GPS receiver having a number of channels, one for each of a plurality of satellites, receives an aggregate of pseudorange code time division modulated signals from some or all satellites and converts the aggregate to baseband and then to digital form for separate processing in the separate channel ...


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Marvin K Simon, Dariush Divasalar: Trellis coded modulation for transmission over fading mobile satellite channel. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Thomas H Jones, John R Manning, Charles E B Glenn, July 31, 1990: US04945549 (160 worldwide citation)

The combination of trellis coding and MPSK signaling with asymmetry (nonuniform spacing) to the signal set is disclosed with regard to its suitability for a fading mobile satellite communication channel. For MPSK signaling, introducing nonuniformity in the phase spacing between signal points provide ...