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Mark Nichols: Fishing lure jig head and body. D O A Lures, James R Cwayna, September 15, 1998: US05806234 (19 worldwide citation)

A lead head fishing lure including a generally flexible body and a hook receivable into the body which includes a weighted portion, a hook portion, a positioning portion and an eye or eyelet portion which extends upwardly through the body for attachment to the fishing line. The body includes at leas ...


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Mark Nichols, Kenneth W McBride, Ian Viney, Arthur Taylor, Richard Jackson, John F Schipper: Optimization of survey coordinate transformations. Trimble Navigation, John Schipper, March 25, 1997: US05614913 (19 worldwide citation)

A system for selecting an optimal transformation T(G2;G1) between a first ellipsoid E1 (e.g., WGS 84) in a first global coordinate system G1, relative to which the survey measurements are made, and a second ellipsoid E2 in a second global coordinate system G2. A set of location coordinates (x'.sub.m ...


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Mark Nichols, Bill Edward Higgins, Michael Mallary, Lydia Baril: Low thermal coefficient of resistivity on-slider tunneling magneto-resistive shunt resistor. Seagate Technology, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, April 27, 2010: US07706109 (17 worldwide citation)

A slider includes a Tunneling Magneto-Resistive (TuMR) read sensor and a shunt resistor connected in parallel. The shunt resistor may be located in a read structure of the slider. The shunt resistor may reduce a total resistance of the read structure and any corresponding impedance mismatch between ...


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Arthur James Taylor, Mark Nichols, Philip Jackson: Method and system for performing non-contact based determination of the position of an implement. Caterpillar Trimble Control Technologies, July 2, 2013: US08478492 (16 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a method and system for performing non-contact based determination of the position of an implement. In one embodiment, a non-contact based measurement system is used to determine the relative position of an implement coupled with a mobile machine. ...


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Mark Nichols: Loader and loader control system. Caterpillar Trimble Control Technologies, Dinsmore & Shohl, December 20, 2011: US08082084 (13 worldwide citation)

A loader and a control system for a loader provide for monitoring the position of a part of the implement carried by the loader. The loader has a body with left and right upright tower portions, and a loader drive system including ground engaging drive elements. Left and right interconnected lift ar ...


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William Mark Nichols, Roderic Murufas: Automatic collection manager. Northrop Grumman Corporation, Robert P Lenart Esq, Pietragallo Bosick & Gordon, April 4, 2006: US07024340 (10 worldwide citation)

A method for the automatic collection of surveillance information by an unmanned air vehicle comprises the steps of receiving an automatic collection requirements message, determining a route for gathering requested information about a target in accordance with a collection policy, and controlling o ...


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Bruce Lairson, Mark Nichols, Hai Chi Nguy, Tim Glassburn: Transverse biased shields for perpendicular recording to reduce stray field sensitivity. Maxtor Corporation, Tejpal S Hansra, February 7, 2006: US06995950 (9 worldwide citation)

A method for reducing flux concentrating capacity of a shield in a magnetic read/write head positioned to read perpendicular residual magnetic fields on a magnetic media. Permeability of the shield is reduced in a direction oriented perpendicular to the magnetic media by inducing a transverse magnet ...


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William Mark Nichols, Randolph Gregory Farmer, Gerard Michael LaColla: Method and apparatus for imaging a target using cloud obscuration prediction and detection. Northrop Grumman Corporation, Robert P Lenart Esq, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, August 19, 2008: US07414706 (7 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for imaging targets using an unmanned air vehicle. The method comprises the steps of making a determination of cloud obscuration of a target, selecting an imaging sensor based on the cloud obscuration determination, and using the selected imaging sensor to produce an image of th ...


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Mark Nichols, Gregory T Janky, Dennis Workman: Method and system for controlling a valuable movable item. Trimble Navigation, December 1, 2009: US07627427 (5 worldwide citation)

One embodiment in accordance with the invention can include a controller that can be coupled with a position determining component, and a motion detecting component. In one embodiment, the motion detecting component detects motion of a valuable movable item and generates a signal to the controller i ...


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Hamish John Carpenter, Richard Paul Piekutowski, Mark Nichols: Method and system for controlling an excavator. Caterpillar Trimble Control Technologies, Dinsmore & Shohl, April 8, 2014: US08689471 (5 worldwide citation)

A control for an excavator of the type having a plurality of hydraulic cylinders for moving excavator components such that digging is accomplished at a worksite with an excavator bucket or other excavator implement, includes a plurality of hydraulic control valves, each of which is associated with a ...