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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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Prithvi N Rao, Dong Hun Shin, William L Whittaker, Karl W Kleimenhagen, Sanjiv J Singh, Carl A Kemner, Walter J Bradbury, Craig L Koehrsen, Joel L Peterson, Larry E Schmidt, Lonnie J Devier: System and method for enabling an autonomous vehicle to track a desired path. Caterpillar, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, November 4, 1997: US05684696 (172 worldwide citation)

A system and method for enabling an autonomous vehicle to track a desired path plans a continuous path to return to the desired path when the vehicle deviates from the desired path. The continuous path is determined based on the vehicle's position, the desired path, and a lookahead distance. The loo ...


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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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Gary K Shaffer, William L Whittaker, Jay H West, Richard G Clow, Sanjiv J Singh, Norman K Lay, Lonnie J Devier: System and method for detecting obstacles in the path of a vehicle. Caterpillar, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, March 18, 1997: US05612883 (138 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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David J Rocke, Lonnie J Devier, Dale B Herget: Teaching automatic excavation control system and method. Caterpillar, Steven R Janda, February 27, 1996: US05493798 (67 worldwide citation)

According to one aspect of the present invention, a control system for automatically controlling a work implement of an excavating machine through an excavation work cycle is provided. The work implement includes a boom, stick and bucket, each being controllably actuated by at least one respective h ...


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Adam J Gudat, Dong Hun Shin, William L Whittaker, Karl W Kleimenhagen, 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: System and method for generating paths in an autonomous vehicle. Caterpillar, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, July 15, 1997: US05648901 (53 worldwide citation)

A system for generating a path allows a vehicle to traverse a predetermined route. The system stores route data for the predetermined route. The route data identifies a series of contiguous path segments that form the predetermined route. The route data also identifies a series of nodes located at t ...


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Adam J Gudat, Prithvi N Rao, Gary K Shaffer, Wenfan Shi, Dong H Shin, James W Sennott, William L Whittaker, Karl W Kleimenhagen, Jay H West, Richard G Clow, Baoxin Wu, 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: Multi-tasked navigation system and method for an autonomous land based vehicle. Caterpillar, James R Yee, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, August 20, 1996: US05548516 (52 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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Dong Hun Shin, William L Whittaker, Sanjiv J Singh, Carl A Kemner, Lonnie J Devier: System and method for causing an autonomous vehicle to track a path. Caterpillar, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, August 12, 1997: US05657226 (45 worldwide citation)

A system and method for causing an autonomous vehicle to track a desired path uses reference postures to define the desired path. Actual vehicle postures are determined using sensors aboard the autonomous vehicle. An expected vehicle posture at the end of a next time interval is determined on the ac ...