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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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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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Richard B League, Norman K Lay: System and method for tracking objects using a detection system. Caterpillar, James R Yee, Sterne Kessler Goldstein and Fox, December 24, 1996: US05587929 (67 worldwide citation)

A system and method of tracking objects first receives returns from objects in the field of view of a detector. The sensor generates a current frame of datapoints, where an object in the field of view can be represented by multiple datapoints. The datapoints are converted into global coordinates and ...


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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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William L Whittaker, Jay H West, Sanjiv J Singh, Norman K Lay, Lonnie J Devier: System and method for detecting obstacles in a road. Caterpillar, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, October 21, 1997: US05680313 (42 worldwide citation)

A system and method detects obstacles in a road being traveled by a vehicle. Edge points of the road are calculated from known road data. A series of scan lines are made of the road ahead of the vehicle to obtain an image plane of the road ahead of the vehicle. The calculated edge points are project ...


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Adam J Gudat, Karl W Kleimenhagen, 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: Apparatus and method for surface based vehicle control system. Caterpillar, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, July 8, 1997: US05646843 (37 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for controlling a surface-based vehicle provides three operational modes: a manual operation, a tele-operation, and an autonomous operation. In manual operation, an operator directly manipulates vehicle controls on the vehicle. In tele-operation, the operator controls the veh ...