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Bruce Lairson, Mark Nichols, Hai Chi Nguy, Tim Glassburn: Transverse biased shields for perpendicular recording to reduce stray field sensitivity. Hogan & Hartson, November 21, 2002: US20020171982-A1

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, Roderic Murufas: Automatic collection manager. Robert P Lenart, Pietragallo Bosick & Gordon, September 8, 2005: US20050197749-A1

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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Arthur James Taylor, Mark Nichols, Philip Jackson: Method and system for performing non-contact based determination of the position of an implement. Wagner Murabito & Hao, September 8, 2005: US20050197756-A1

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, Gregory T Janky, Dennis Workman: Method and system for controlling a valuable movable item. Wagner Murabito & Hao, September 1, 2005: US20050192741-A1

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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Jeffrey Remillard, Kenneth Nietering, Mark Nichols, John Ginder: Reflective clear coat composition. Ford Global Technologies, Brooks Kushman PC Fgtl, May 8, 2008: US20080107841-A1

A reflective clear coat composition. In at least one embodiment, the composition includes a clear coat composition including a polymeric binder comprised of one or more resins and reflective flakes having a reflectivity of at least 30% in at least a portion of the near infrared radiation (NIR) regio ...


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Lavelle Davis, Mark Nichols: Wireless, battery-powered, photovoltaically charged and monitored runway-based aircraft identification system and method. Genpower, Mark Young Pa, April 16, 2009: US20090099761-A1

A battery-powered runway-based aircraft identification system includes a frangibly mounted image capture and communication subsystem adjacent to an airport runway. A power supply subsystem adjacent to the frangibly mounted image capture and communication subsystem is operably coupled to the frangibl ...


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William Mark Nichols, Randolph Gregory Farmer: Automatic taxi manager. Robert P Lenart, Pietragallo Bosick & Gordon, August 4, 2005: US20050171654-A1

A method for moving a vehicle to a predetermined location comprises the steps of producing a real time image of a potential taxi route, comparing the real time image with a stored image to determine if the potential taxi route is clear between the location of the vehicle and a predetermined waypoint ...


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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, Pietragallo Bosick & Gordon, June 22, 2006: US20060132753-A1

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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Randolph Gregory Farmer, William Mark Nichols: Method and apparatus for collaborative aggregate situation awareness. Northrop Grumman Corporation, Robert P Lenart, Pietragallo Bosick & Gordon, June 1, 2006: US20060114324-A1

A surveillance method comprises the steps of: sending information requests to one or more of a plurality of unmanned airborne platforms, each carrying one or more sensors for gathering information; coordinating processing of the requests among the plurality of airborne platforms; and transmitting re ...


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William Mark Nichols, Jack Houchard: Automatic contingency generator. Robert P Lenart, Pietragallo Bosick & Gordon, May 18, 2006: US20060106506-A1

An autonomous air vehicle comprises a flight control system and an automatic contingency generator for automatically determining a contingent air vehicle route for use by the flight control system in response to contingencies experienced by the air vehicle. A method of automatically determining the ...