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Pedro J Medelius, Tracy L Gibson, Mark E Lewis: Method of fault detection and rerouting. The United States of America Represented by the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Michelle L Ford, Hugh McTavish, November 26, 2013: US08593153 (2 worldwide citation)

A system and method for detecting damage in an electrical wire, including delivering at least one test electrical signal to an outer electrically conductive material in a continuous or non-continuous layer covering an electrically insulative material layer that covers an electrically conductive wire ...


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James E Fesmire, Adam G Dokos: Insulation test cryostat with lift mechanism. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Michelle L Ford, David E Franklin, January 14, 2014: US08628238 (2 worldwide citation)

A multi-purpose, cylindrical thermal insulation test apparatus is used for testing insulation materials and systems of materials using a liquid boil-off calorimeter system for absolute measurement of the effective thermal conductivity (k-value) and heat flux of a specimen material at a fixed environ ...


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Scott T Jolley, Tracy L Gibson, Martha K Williams, Clyde F Parrish, Steven L Parks: Low-melt poly(amic acids) and polyimides and their uses. The United States of America Represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Michelle L Ford, Hugh McTavish, January 7, 2014: US08623253 (2 worldwide citation)

Provided are low-melt polyimides and poly(amic acids) (PAAs) for use in repair of electrical wire insulation, flat or ribbon wire harnesses, and flat surfaces comprised of high-performance polymers such as inflatables or solar panels applications. Also provided are methods and devices for repair of ...


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James E Fesmire, Adam G Dokos: Insulation test cryostat with lift mechanism. The United States of America Represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Michelle L Ford, David E Franklin, November 8, 2016: US09488607 (1 worldwide citation)

A multi-purpose, cylindrical thermal insulation test apparatus is used for testing insulation materials and systems of materials using a liquid boil-off calorimeter system for absolute measurement of the effective thermal conductivity (k-value) and heat flux of a specimen material at a fixed environ ...


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Robert C Youngquist, Stephen M Simmons: Inductive position sensor. The United States of America Represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Michelle L Ford, Peter J Van Bergen, October 27, 2015: US09170086 (1 worldwide citation)

An inductive position sensor uses three parallel inductors, each of which has an axial core that is an independent magnetic structure. A first support couples first and second inductors and separate them by a fixed distance. A second support coupled to a third inductor disposed between the first and ...


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Martha K Williams, Trent M Smith, James E Fesmire, Luke B Roberson, LaNetra M Clayton: Aerogel / polymer composite materials. The United States of America Represented by the Administrator of NASA, Jonathan J Leahy, Michelle L Ford, Mark P Dvorscak, October 3, 2017: US09777126

The invention provides new composite materials containing aerogels blended with thermoplastic polymer materials at a weight ratio of aerogel to thermoplastic polymer of less than 20:100. The composite materials have improved thermal insulation ability. The composite materials also have better flexib ...


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Martha K Williams, Luke B Roberson, Lanetra C Tate, Trent M Smith, Tracy L Gibson, Scott T Jolley, Pedro J Medelius: In-situ wire damage detection system. The United States of America Represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Michelle L Ford, Hugh McTavish, August 19, 2014: US08810255

An in-situ system for detecting damage in an electrically conductive wire. The system includes a substrate at least partially covered by a layer of electrically conductive material forming a continuous or non-continuous electrically conductive layer connected to an electrical signal generator adapte ...


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Luz M Calle, Wenyan Li, Jerry W Buhrow, Scott T Jolley: Hydrophilic-core microcapsules and their formation. The United States of America Represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Michelle L Ford, Jennifer P Yancy, January 5, 2016: US09227221

Hydrophilic-core microcapsules and methods of their formation are provided. A hydrophilic-core microcapsule may include a shell that encapsulates water with the core substance dissolved or dispersed therein. The hydrophilic-core microcapsules may be formed from an emulsion having hydrophilic-phase d ...


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James E Fesmire, Wesley L Johnson: Guarded flat plate cryogenic test apparatus and calorimeter (C-600). The United States of America Represented by the Administrator of NASA, Jonathan J Leahy, Michelle L Ford, Mark P Dvorscak, July 17, 2018: US10024812

A test apparatus for thermal energy measurement of disk-shaped test specimens has a cold mass assembly locatable within a sealable chamber with a guard vessel having a guard chamber to receive a liquid fluid and a bottom surface to contact a cold side of a test specimen, and a test vessel having a t ...


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Wenyan Li, Jerry W Buhrow, Scott T Jolley, Luz M Calle: pH-sensitive microparticles with matrix-dispersed active agent. The United States of America Represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Michelle L Ford, Hugh McTavish, October 14, 2014: US08859288

Methods to produce pH-sensitive microparticles that have an active agent dispersed in a polymer matrix have certain advantages over microcapsules with an active agent encapsulated in an interior compartment/core inside of a polymer wall. The current invention relates to pH-sensitive microparticles t ...