Patents by Inventor Marshall S. Collins

Marshall S. Collins has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4465155
    Abstract: A vehicle guidance control system is described for an operatorless vehicle comprising a sensor for determining the presence of defined points along a selected path that the vehicle is to travel, a memory having a plurality of locations, each location for receiving one of a set of commands whereby the vehicle may be commanded to turn, pause, or to continue its movement. An address circuit is responsive to the detection of a point for addressing the corresponding location within the memory means, whereby command stored therein is executed to effect vehicle control. The vehicle guidance control system is adapted to guide the vehicle along a selected path within a set of corridors as would be found in a mine, wherein the corridors are disposed respectively along X and Y directions to form thereby a series of intersection points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1984
    Inventor: Marshall S. Collins