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Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
6,386,480 05/14/2002 Autonomous Stratospheric Airship

William D. Perry; Thomas H. Jaeckle; Lawrence E. Epley; Allan B. Black

6,354,535 03/12/2002 Autonomous Stratospheric Airship

William D. Perry; Thomas H. Jaeckle; Lawrence E. Epley; Allan B. Black

8,996,036 03/31/2015 Autonomous Location of Objects in a Mobile Reference Frame

John G. Whipple; Theodore R. Wilmes; Brian K. Anderson

8,180,513 05/15/2012 Autonomous Ground Vehicle Control System for High-Speed and Safe Operation

Jumnin Wang; Bapiraju Surampudi; Joe Steiber

6,147,644 11/14/2000 Autonomous Geolocation and Message Communication System and Method

M. Pike Castles;Austin Walker Body Jr.;James Andrew Moryl

4,100,491 07/11/1978 Automatic Self-Cleaning Ferromagnetic Metal Detector

Francis M. Newman, Jr.;H. Stanley Silvus, Jr.

3,824,596 07/16/1974 Automatic Sector Indicating Direction Finder System

William G. Guion;Terence C. Green

4,830,017 05/16/1989 Automatic Positioning System for Continuous Blood Pressure Monitor Transducer

William D. Perry;Dean C. Winter

7,180,970 02/20/2007 Automatic Link Establishment Using External Synchronization

Thomas L. Warnagiris; Gary L. Ragsdale

4,719,407 01/12/1988 Automated Search Apparatus for Locating Leaks in Geomembrane Liners

Merle E. Converse;David W. Shultz