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Carl F Ruoff: Memory metal actuator. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Paul F McCaul, John R Manning, Thomas H Jones, November 19, 1985: US04553393 (311 worldwide citation)

A mechanical actuator can be constructed by employing a plurality of memory metal actuator elements in parallel to control the amount of actuating force. In order to facilitate direct control by digital control signals provided by a computer or the like, the actuating elements may vary in stiffness ...


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Anil K Agrawal, Philip G Mullen, Vivatvong V Vadakan: Multicomputer communication system. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Paul F McCaul, Thomas H Jones, John R Manning, January 8, 1985: US04493021 (183 worldwide citation)

A local area network is provided for a plurality of autonomous computers (10) which operate at different rates and under different protocols coupled by network bus adapters (12) to a global bus (14). A host computer (HC) divides a message file to be transmitted into blocks, each with a header that i ...


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William J Hurd: High dynamic global positioning system receiver. The United States of America represented by the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Paul F McCaul, John R Manning, Thomas H Jones, March 25, 1986: US04578678 (160 worldwide citation)

A GPS receiver having a number of channels, one for each of a plurality of satellites, receives an aggregate of pseudorange code time division modulated signals from some or all satellites and converts the aggregate to baseband and then to digital form for separate processing in the separate channel ...


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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 (154 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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Peter F MacDoran: Method and apparatus for calibrating the ionosphere and application to surveillance of geophysical events. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Paul F McCaul, Thomas H Jones, John R Manning, July 31, 1984: US04463357 (143 worldwide citation)

The columnar electron content of the ionosphere between a spacecraft (10) and a receiver (12, 14) is measured in realtime by cross correlating two coherently modulated signals transmitted at different frequencies (L.sub.1, L.sub.2) from the spacecraft to the receiver using a cross correlator (16). T ...


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John Houseman, Gerald E Voecks: Combustion engine system. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Paul F McCaul, John R Manning, Thomas H Jones, February 4, 1986: US04567857 (140 worldwide citation)

A flow through catalytic reactor (10) which selectively catalytically decomposes methanol into a soot-free hydrogen-rich product gas utilizing engine exhaust at temperatures of 200.degree. to 650.degree. C. to provide the heat for vaporizing and decomposing the methanol. The reactor (10) is combined ...


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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 (89 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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Charles R Lahmeyer: Reed-Solomon decoder. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Paul F McCaul, John R Manning, Thomas H Jones, March 10, 1987: US04649541 (83 worldwide citation)

A Reed-Solomon decoder with dedicated hardware for five sequential algorithms is provided with overall pipelining by memory swapping between input, processing and output memories, and internal pipelining through the five algorithms. The code definition to be used in decoding is specified by a keywor ...


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Alexander W Moopenn, Anilkumar P Thakoor, John J Lambe: Hybrid analog-digital associative neural network. The United States of America represented by the Administrator National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Thomas H Jones, Paul F McCaul, John R Manning, February 21, 1989: US04807168 (82 worldwide citation)

Random access memory is used to store synaptic information in the form of a matrix of rows and columns of binary digits. N rows read in sequence are processed through switches and resistors, and a summing amplifier to N neural amplifiers in sequence, one row for each amplifier, using a first array o ...


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Eugene H Trinh, Daniel D Elleman, Taylor G Wang: Acoustic bubble removal method. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Paul F McCaul, John R Manning, Thomas H Jones, August 16, 1983: US04398925 (72 worldwide citation)

A method is described for removing bubbles (14) from a liquid bath (12), such as a bath of molten glass to be used for optical elements. Larger bubbles are first removed by applying acoustic energy resonant to a bath dimension (H) to drive the larger bubbles toward a pressure well (30) where the bub ...