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Robert E Frazer: Apparatus for endoscopic examination. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Monte F Mott, John R Manning, Wilfred Grifka, December 4, 1979: US04176662 (255 worldwide citation)

An endoscope is disclosed having a propulsion mechanism and at least one transmitter at the distal end transmitting bursts of energy waves (radio frequency or ultrasonic) for tracking the position of the distal end through the use of two or more transducers on the anterior or lateral surfaces of a p ...


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James C Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration with respect to an invention of Fletcher, Richard M Dickinson: RF beam center location method and apparatus for power transmission system. Monte F Mott, John R Manning, Paul F McCaul, May 9, 1978: US04088999 (163 worldwide citation)

In wireless power transmission systems, in order to provide maximum possible efficiency in the transfer of power, the receiving element of the system must intercept the greatest possible portion of the transmitted energy beam. By having a planar array of receiver elements that are symmetrically loca ...


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Robert A Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration with respect to an invention of Frosch, Taylor G Wang, Daniel D Elleman: Method and apparatus for producing concentric hollow spheres. Monte F Mott, John R Manning, July 21, 1981: US04279632 (104 worldwide citation)

Hollow spheres with precisely concentric inner and outer spherical surfaces are formed by applying vibrations to a nonconcentric hollow sphere while it is at an elevated temperature at which it is fluid or plastic, the vibrations producing internal flows which cause the inner and outer surfaces to b ...


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Dennis J Fitzgerald, Robert R Breshears: Plasma igniter for internal combustion engine. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Monte F Mott, John R Manning, Wilfred Grifka, October 31, 1978: US04122816 (103 worldwide citation)

An igniter for the air/fuel mixture used in the cylinders of an internal combustion engine employs a conventional spark to initiate the discharge of a large amount of energy stored in a capacitor. A high current discharge of the energy in the capacitor switched on by a spark discharge produces a pla ...


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James C Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration with respect to an invention of Fletcher, Kenneth A Green: Highly efficient antenna system using a corrugated horn and scanning hyperbolic reflector. Monte F Mott, Paul F McCaul, John R Manning, April 6, 1976: US03949404 (90 worldwide citation)

In a horn-reflector antenna system for producing a spherical aperture phase front, a corrugated conical horn illuminates a section of a hyperbolic reflector to produce a spherical aperture phase front which produces a far-field beam with low sidelobes and high beam efficiency. The system is insensit ...


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John Houseman, Donald J Cerini: Hydrogen-rich gas generator. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Monte F Mott, Wilfred Grifka, John R Manning, September 28, 1976: US03982910 (82 worldwide citation)

A process and apparatus are described for producing hydrogen-rich product gases by mixing a spray of liquid hydrocarbon with a stream of air in a startup procedure and the mixture is ignited for partial oxidation, then the stream of air is heated by the resulting combustion to reach a temperature su ...


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James C Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration with respect to an invention of Fletcher, Albert C Knoell, Hugh G Maxwell: Method of adhering bone to a rigid substrate using a graphite fiber reinforced bone cement. Monte F Mott, Wilfred Grifka, John R Manning, December 27, 1977: US04064566 (76 worldwide citation)

A method of adhering bone to the surface of a rigid substrate such as a metal or resin prosthesis using an improved surgical bone cement. The bone cement has mechanical properties more nearly matched to those of animal bone and thermal curing characteristics which result in less traumatization of bo ...


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William L Ko: Superplastically formed diffusion bonded metallic structure. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Monte F Mott, John R Manning, Paul F McCaul, September 29, 1981: US04292375 (72 worldwide citation)

A structure particularly suited for use in aerospace industries comprising a base plate, a cover plate, and an orthogonally corrugated core including a pair of core plates formed of a superplastic alloy interposed between the base plate and the cover plate, in sandwiched relation therewith and bonde ...


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James C Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration with respect to an invention of Fletcher, Tage O Anderson: Computer interface system. Monte F Mott, Paul F McCaul, John R Manning, October 26, 1976: US03988716 (70 worldwide citation)

An interface logic circuit permitting the transfer of information between two computers having asynchronous clocks is disclosed. The information transfer involves utilization of control signals (including request, return-response, ready) to generate properly timed data strobe signals. Noise problems ...


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Robert A Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration with respect to an invention of Frosch, Peter F MacDoran: System for near real-time crustal deformation monitoring. Monte F Mott, John R Manning, Paul F McCaul, October 9, 1979: US04170776 (66 worldwide citation)

A system for use in detecting earth crustal deformation using an RF interferometer technique for such purposes as earthquake predictive research and eventual operational predictions. A lunar based RF transmission or transmissions from earth orbiting satellites are received at two locations on Earth, ...