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Title:
Mars exploration rover athena
United States Patent D487715
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Mars exploration rover athena
Inventors:
Lindemann, Randel (Tujunga, CA)
Rainen, Richard A. (Santa Clarita, CA)
Cardone, John (Simi Valley, CA)
Webster, Richard G. (Long Beach, CA)
Voorhees, Christopher (Altadena, CA)
Stone, James (Altadena, CA)
Melko, Joseph P. (Glendale, CA)
Karlmann, Paul (Redondo Beach, CA)
Boykins, Kobie (Los Angeles, CA)
Harrington, Brian (Pasadena, CA)
Lee, Lawrence (Diamond Bar, CA)
Suchman, Jason (Pasadena, CA)
Krishnan, Satish (Cambridge, MA)
Novak, Keith (South Pasadena, CA)
Shiraishi, Lori (North Hollywood, CA)
Reaves, Mary E. (Glendora, CA)
Thelen, Michael P. (La Crescenta, CA)
Nasif, Annette K. (La Crescenta, CA)
Vacchione, Joseph (Newbury Park, CA)
Burke, Kevin (Pasadena, CA)
Application Number:
D/164877
Publication Date:
03/23/2004
Filing Date:
07/31/2002
Assignee:
California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
Primary Class:
Field of Search:
700/245, 324/245, 180/6.5, 250/515.1, 324/326, 180/347, 348/47, 180/6.62, 180/8.2, D21/539, 180/9.32, D12/16.1, D21/533, 700/258, 318/568, 280/474, 246/166, D12/1-5, 250/253, 348/144, 180/345
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Other References:
Sojourner Rover, launched on Jul. 1, 1997, http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/MPF/rover/sojourner2.html.
Fido Rover, prototype tested on Aug. 10, 2002, http://fido.jpl.nasa.gov.
Photographs of a not-for-sale, nonoperational mockup of a rover displayed once at a JPL Open House on May 19, 2001, Pasadena, California.
Sticker distributed for free at JPL Open House, May 19, 2001, Pasadena, California.
Primary Examiner:
Holtje, Nelson C.
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Christie, Parker & Haler, LLP
Claims:
1. The ornamental design for Mars exploration rover Athena, as shown and described.

Description:
The invention described herein was made in the performance of work under a NASA contract, and is subject to the provisions of Public Law 96-517 (U.S.C. 202) in which the Contractor has elected to retain title.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a Mars exploration rover Athena according to our new design;

FIG. 2 is a first side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a second side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a rear elevational view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a top view thereof; and,

FIG. 7 is a bottom view thereof.