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Pong William, Engelberger Joseph F, Kazman William S: Tether-guided vehicle and method of controlling same.. Transitions Research, September 26, 1990: EP0389459-A2 (29 worldwide citation)

A tether-guided vehicle and method of controlling same are disclosed. A tether sensor indicates the angle, theta , of the tether with respect to the vehicle and the tension, T, on the tether. A contact-sensitive bumper disposed about at least the front periphery of the vehicle indicates the position ...


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Keller Richard E: Method and apparatus for the control of self-propelled apparatus. Roberts Ralph R, April 2, 1974: US3800902 (29 worldwide citation)

This invention pertains to a radio-actuated, remote control apparatus and method for the functional operation of self-propelled apparatus such as lawn mowers, snow blowers and like equipment. The remote control of the desired operational functions such as turning, stopping and the like in the presen ...


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Comer Donald T: Vehicle control system. Mobility Systems, May 22, 1973: US3734229 (29 worldwide citation)

A vehicle control system for supplying vehicle control data or other communicative data to a plurality of vehicles which are constrained to transit a predetermined network of travel paths. An array of twin lead conductors are disposed beneath the surface of the travel paths and form a distributed an ...


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Landry Gregg W, Cohen David A, Ozick Daniel: Debris sensor for cleaning apparatus. Irobot Corporation, Landry Gregg W, Cohen David A, Ozick Daniel, JACOBS David, September 9, 2005: WO/2005/083541 (12 worldwide citation)

A piezoelectric debris sensor (125L, 125R) and associated signal processor (135) responsive to debris strikes enable an autonomous or non-autonomous cleaning device to detect the presence of debris and in response, to select a behavioral mode, operational condition or pattern of movement, such as sp ...


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Hills Isaac: Resettable load limiting safety decouplers for a remotely controlled toy automotive vehicle steering mechanism. January 18, 1972: US3635304 (12 worldwide citation)

A remotely controlled locally powered steering mechanism for a toy automotive vehicle utilizing a servomotor for actuating the steering train, wherein there is interposed in the train between the servomotor and the steerable wheels a resettable decouplable device for limiting the force transmitted f ...


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Heki Hideaki, Taguchi Junzo, Kubo Katsumi: Vehicule a chenilles commande a distance. Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co, December 30, 1983: FR2529157-A1 (11 worldwide citation)

L'INVENTION CONCERNE UN VEHICULE A CHENILLES CONCU POUR ETRE UTILISE DANS UN MILIEU DANGEREUX, TEL QU'UNE CENTRALE NUCLEAIRE, ET POUR ETRE COMMANDE A DISTANCE. CE VEHICULE COMPORTE UN CHASSIS 1 SUR LEQUEL SONT MONTES DEUX ENSEMBLES DE CHENILLE AVANT ET DEUX ENSEMBLES DE CHENILLE ARRIERE, CHAQUE ENSE ...


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Hunter Lee: Steering wheel turning device. Gravely Lieder & Woodruff, July 22, 1975: US3895545 (11 worldwide citation)

Steering wheel turning device for moving the wheels of a vehicle as required during wheel testing for alignment and repair. The device is mounted on the seat adjacent the steering wheel and is adjustable to suit the spacing of the wheel above the seat, as well as being capable of operating the steer ...


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Kofoed Henrik, Bech Ilsted Mogens: A manually actuable steering device. Borringia Industrie, Kofoed Henrik, Bech Ilsted Mogens, PLOUGMANN Sundkrogsgade 9 Post Office Box 831 DK 2100 Copenhagen Ø, July 28, 2005: WO/2005/068276 (9 worldwide citation)

Driving and steering means of a wheeled, power driven vehicle, such as a power driven hospital bed, is actuated by an actuating device (30). This actuating device comprises a base member (31) and an actuating member (32) having gripping means, such as a pair of spaced handles (33), and being support ...


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Arnold William: Sod processing machine and shoe.. Brouwer Turf Equip, January 28, 1981: EP0023142-A1 (8 worldwide citation)

An automatic steering mechanism for a sod harvester (2) has a shoe (24,170,24 sec ) which follows the cut edge (20) of a strip of sod. The shoe has a working edge (28,164,172,300) which slides along the cut sod edge and penetrates slightly into it, to resist the tendency of the shoe to ride up over ...