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Ralph E Taylor, James W Sennott: Navigation system and method. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, John O Tresansky, John R Manning, Ronald F Sandler, April 24, 1984: US04445118 (626 worldwide citation)

In a global positioning system (GPS), such as the NAVSTAR/GPS system, wherein the position coordinates of user terminals (14) are obtained by processing multiple signals transmitted by a constellation of orbiting satellites (16), an acquisition-aiding signal generated by an earth-based control stati ...


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Robert A Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration with respect to an invention of Frosch, Lai Wo Fung: Massively parallel processor computer. Ronald F Sandler, John R Manning, John O Tresansky, April 12, 1983: US04380046 (344 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for processing multidimensional data with strong spatial characteristics, such as raw image data, characterized by a large number of parallel data streams in an ordered array, comprises a large number (e.g. 16,384 in a 128.times.128 array) of parallel processing elements operating simul ...


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Leonard L Kleinberg: Temperature responsive transmitter. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, John O Tresansky, John R Manning, Harry Lupuloff, August 25, 1987: US04689621 (190 worldwide citation)

A temperature responsive transmitter is provided in which frequency varies linearly with temperature. The transmitter includes two identically biased transistors connected in parallel. A capacitor, which reflects into the common bases to generate negative resistance effectively in parallel with the ...


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Murzban D Jhabvala: Implantable electrical device. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, John O Tresansky, John R Manning, Ronald F Sandler, January 5, 1982: US04308868 (85 worldwide citation)

A fully implantable and self-contained device is disclosed composed of a flexible electrode array 10 for surrounding damaged nerves and a signal generator 12 for driving the electrode array with periodic electrical impulses of nanoampere magnitude to induce regeneration of the damaged nerves.


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David H McCann, Marvin H White, Alfred P Turly, Robert A Frosch: Time delay and integration detectors using charge transfer devices. John O Tresansky, John R Manning, Ronald F Sandler, July 21, 1981: US04280141 (81 worldwide citation)

An imaging system comprising a multi-channel matrix array of CCD devices wherein a plurality of sensor cells (pixels) in each channel are subdivided and operated in discrete intercoupled groups or subarrays with a readout CCD shift register terminating each end of the channels. Clock voltages are ap ...


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Leonard F Deerkoski: Pseudo noise code and data transmission method and apparatus. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Robert D Marchant, John R Manning, John O Tresansky, August 9, 1977: US04041391 (76 worldwide citation)

Pseudo noise ranging codes, having a predetermined chipping rate, and a pair of binary data sources, each having a bit rate no greater than one tenth the chipping rate, quadriphase, digitally modulate a suppressed carrier wave having a first frequency. Two additional binary data sources, each having ...


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Thomas E Williams, Thomas A Cygnarowicz: System for and method of freezing biological tissue. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Robert D Marchant, John R Manning, John O Tresansky, October 3, 1978: US04117881 (75 worldwide citation)

Blood cells, blood marrow, and other similar biological tissue is frozen while in a polyethylene bag placed in abutting relationship against opposed walls of a pair of heaters. The bag and tissue are cooled with refrigerating gas at a time programmed rate at least equal to the maximum cooling rate n ...


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Bruce D Marcus, George L Fleischman: Flat-plate heat pipe. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, John O Tresansky, Robert Kinberg, John R Manning, September 6, 1977: US04046190 (73 worldwide citation)

Flat-plate (vapor chamber) heat pipes are made by enclosing metal wicking between two capillary grooved flat panels. These heat pipes provide a unique configuration and have good capacity and conductance capabilities in zero gravity. When these flat-plate vapor chamber heat pipes are heated or coole ...


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Philip A Studer, Harold E Evans: Energy storage apparatus. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Robert D Marchant, John R Manning, John O Tresansky, March 7, 1978: US04077678 (62 worldwide citation)

An energy storage device comprises a flywheel rotor in the form of a spokeless ring of filamentary, composite material rotating around a ring-shaped stator. Along the inner rim of the rotor, there is a layer of magnetically soft iron that forms homopolar, salient pole pairs. An ironless armature win ...


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Earl D Angulo: Apparatus for disintegrating kidney stones. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, John O Tresansky, Sol Sheinbein, October 2, 1984: US04474180 (58 worldwide citation)

The useful life of the wire probe in an ultrasonic kidney stone disintegration instrument is enhanced and prolonged by attaching the wire (24) of the wire probe to the tip (26) of an ultrasonic transducer (28) by means of a clamping arrangement comprising opposing set screws (60, 65), one (60) of wh ...