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Adam J Gudat, Walter J Bradbury, Dana A Christensen, Richard G Clow, Lonnie J Devier, Carl A Kemner, Karl W Kleimenhagen, Craig L Koehrsen, Christos T Kyrtsos, Norman K Lay, Joel L Peterson, Prithvi N Rao, Larry E Schmidt, James W Sennott, Gary K Shaffer, Wenfan Shi, Dong H Shin, Sanjiv J Singh, Darrell E Stafford, Louis J Weinbeck, Jay H West, William L Whittaker, Baoxin Wu: Integrated vehicle positioning and navigation system, apparatus and method. Caterpillar, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, March 11, 1997: US05610815 (321 worldwide citation)

A system (400) for positioning and navigating an autonomous vehicle (310) allows the vehicle (310) to travel between locations. Position information (432) is derived from global positioning system satellites (200, 202, 204, and 206) or other sources (624) when the satellites (200, 202, 204, and 206) ...


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Adam J Gudat, Prithvi N Rao, Gary K Shaffer, WenFan Shi, Dong H Shin, William L Whittaker, Karl W Kleimenhagen, Jay H West, Richard G Clow, Sanjiv J Singh, Dana A Christensen, Carl A Kemner, Walter J Bradbury, Craig L Koehrsen, Christos T Kyrtsos, Norman K Lay, Joel L Peterson, Larry E Schmidt, Darrell E Stafford, Louis J Weinbeck, Lonnie J Devier: Apparatus and method for autonomous vehicle navigation using path data. Caterpillar, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, March 25, 1997: US05615116 (277 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for navigating a vehicle along a predetermined route use route data and path data to define the predetermined route. The route data represents one or more contiguous path segments between adjacent nodes along the predetermined route. The path data includes postures of the veh ...


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James W Sennott, Christos T Kyrtsos, Adam J Gudat, Dana A Christensen, Douglas W Friedrich, Darrell E Stafford: Vehicle position determination system and method. Caterpillar, James R Yee, February 14, 1995: US05390125 (221 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods allow for the accurate determination of the terrestrial position of an autonomous vehicle in real time. A first position estimate of the vehicle 102 is derived from satellites of a global positioning system and/or a pseudolite(s). The pseudolite(s) may be used exclusively when th ...


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Adam J Gudat, Walter J Bradbury, Dana A Christensen, Carl A Kemner, Craig L Koehrsen, Christos T Kyrtsos, Norman K Lay, Joel L Peterson, Larry E Schmidt, Darrell E Stafford, Louis J Weinbeck, Lonnie J Devier, Prithvi N Rao, Gary K Shaffer, Wenfan Shi, Dong Hun Shin, James W Sennott, William L Whittaker, Jay H West, Karl W Kleimenhagen, Richard G Clow, Baoxin Wu, Sanjiv J Singh: System and a method for enabling a vehicle to track a preset path. Caterpillar, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, November 17, 1998: US05838562 (167 worldwide citation)

A system (400) for positioning and navigating an autonomous vehicle (310) allows the vehicle (310) to travel between locations. Position information (432) is derived from global positioning system satellites (200, 202, 204, and 206) or other sources (624) when the satellites (200, 202, 204, and 206) ...


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Adam J Gudat, Dong Hun Shin, William L Whittaker, Karl W Kleimenhagen, Richard G Clow, Sanjiv J Singh, Dana A Christensen, Carl A Kemner, Walter J Bradbury, Craig L Koehrsen, Christos T Kyrtsos, Norman K Lay, Joel L Peterson, Larry E Schmidt, Darrell E Stafford, Louis J Weinbeck, Lonnie J Devier: Apparatus and method for autonomous vehicle navigation using absolute data. Caterpillar, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, September 21, 1999: US05956250 (165 worldwide citation)

A system and method for controlling the navigation of surface based vehicle uses a route that is obtained by manually driving the vehicle over the route to collect data defining the absolute position of the vehicle at various positions along the route. The collected data is smoothed to provide a con ...


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John E McConnell, Michael N Maass, William M Jarocha, Christos T Kyrtsos, Pawel W Sleboda: Vehicle universal docking station and electronic feature modules. Lear Corporation, Brooks & Kushman P C, August 19, 2003: US06608399 (159 worldwide citation)

A smart, universal vehicle docking station is provided for receiving one or more plug-in feature modules. The docking station includes a personality module arranged to receive the feature modules. The feature modules are of uniform dimensions and include a standardized docking station coupler. Some ...


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Christos T Kyrtsos, Adam J Gudat, Dana A Christensen, Douglas W Friedrich, Darrell E Stafford: Vehicle position determination system and method. Caterpillar, James R Yee, December 20, 1994: US05375059 (155 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods allow for the accurate determination of the terrestrial position of an autonomous vehicle in real time. A first position estimate of the vehicle 102 is derived from satellites of a global positioning system and/or a pseudolite(s). The pseudolite(s) may be used exclusively when th ...


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Christos T Kyrtsos, Adam J Gudat, Douglas W Friedrich: Method and apparatus for determining vehicle position using a satellite based navigation system. Caterpillar, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, October 25, 1994: US05359521 (155 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for determining the position of a vehicle relative to the center of the Earth uses navigation signals from a satellite based navigation system which includes a plurality of satellites orbiting the Earth. In one embodiment, a plurality of antennas are mounted on the vehicle. T ...


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Christos T Kyrtsos, Adam J Gudat, Dana A Christensen, Douglas W Friedrich, Darrell E Stafford: System and method for providing accurate vehicle positioning using spatial bias techniques. Caterpillar, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, September 10, 1996: US05555503 (111 worldwide citation)

A vehicle position determination system and method provide accurate vehicle positioning using a global positioning system. Spatial bias techniques are used to improve positioning accuracy while the vehicle is in the midst of a relatively linear path and is not approaching a drastically nonlinear pat ...


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James W Sennott, Christos T Kyrtsos, Adam J Gudat, Dana A Christensen, Douglas W Friedrich, Darrell E Stafford: Vehicle position determination system and method. Caterpillar, James R Yee, August 1, 1995: US05438517 (99 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods allow for the accurate determination of the terrestrial position of an autonomous vehicle in real time. A first position estimate of the vehicle 102 is derived from satellites of a global positioning system and/or a pseudolite(s). The pseudolite(s) may be used exclusively when th ...