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Stanislaw D Augustynowicz, James E Fesmire: Thermal insulation systems. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Randall M Heald, Gary G Borda, Guy Miller, November 22, 2005: US06967051 (38 worldwide citation)

Thermal insulation systems and with methods of their production. The thermal insulation systems incorporate at least one reflection layer and at least one spacer layer in an alternating pattern. Each spacer layer includes a fill layer and a carrier layer. The fill layer may be separate from the carr ...


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James E Fesmire, Stanislaw D Augustynowicz: Multipurpose thermal insulation test apparatus. The United States of America represented by the National Aeronautics & Space Administration, Randall M Heald, Gary G Borda, John G Mannix, December 3, 2002: US06487866 (11 worldwide citation)

A multi-purpose thermal insulation test apparatus is used for testing insulation materials, or other components. The test apparatus is a fluid boil-off calorimeter system for calibrated measurement of the apparent thermal conductivity (k-value) of a specimen material at a fixed vacuum level. The app ...


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James E Fesmire, Stanislaw D Augustynowicz: Methods of testing thermal insulation and associated test apparatus. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Randall M Heald, Gary G Borda, Harry Lupuloff, June 1, 2004: US06742926 (9 worldwide citation)

The system and method for testing thermal insulation uses a cryostatic insulation tester having a vacuum chamber and a cold mass including a test chamber and upper and lower guard chambers adjacent thereto. The thermal insulation is positioned within the vacuum chamber and adjacent the cold mass. Cr ...


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James E Fesmire, Zoltan F Nagy, Stanislaw D Augustynowicz: Apparatus and method for thermal performance testing of pipelines and piping systems. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Randall M Heald, Gary G Borda, John G Mannix, April 6, 2004: US06715914 (5 worldwide citation)

A test apparatus and method of its use for evaluating various performance aspects of a piping segment locates a piping segment between two cold boxes. A first cold box conditions test fluid before providing the fluid into the piping segment. The first and second cold boxes both significantly reduce, ...


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James E Fesmire, Stanislaw D Augustynowicz: Thermal insulation testing method and apparatus. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Randall M Heald, Gary Borda, Guy Miller, November 30, 2004: US06824306 (5 worldwide citation)

A test apparatus and method of its use for evaluating various performance aspects of a test specimen is disclosed. A chamber within a housing contains a cold mass tank with a contact surface in contact with a first surface of a test specimen. The first surface of the test specimen is spaced from the ...


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Kurt D Buehler, James E Fesmire: Quick-disconnect inflatable seal assembly. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, James O Harrell, John R Manning, September 20, 1988: US04772050 (4 worldwide citation)

A zero-leak cryogenic coupling includes a polymeric seal clamped to a male bayonet member with two pairs of tightening rings. The tightening rings threadably engage each other in respective pairs around tapered ends of the inflatable seal member so that a wedging action tightens the seal member abou ...


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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 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Randall M Heald, Hugh McTavish, September 7, 2010: US07790787 (3 worldwide citation)

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, Trent M Smith, James E Fesmire, Erik S Weiser, Jared P Sass: Foam/aerogel composite materials for thermal and acoustic insulation and cryogen storage. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Randall M Heald, Hugh McTavish, August 24, 2010: US07781492 (1 worldwide citation)

The invention involves composite materials containing a polymer foam and an aerogel. The composite materials have improved thermal insulation ability, good acoustic insulation, and excellent physical mechanical properties. The composite materials can be used, for instance, for heat and acoustic insu ...


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Martha K Williams, Trent M Smith, James E Fesmire, Erik S Weiser, Jared P Sass: Foam/aerogel composite materials for thermal and acoustic insulation and cryogen storage. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Randall M Heald, Hugh McTavish, July 12, 2011: US07977411 (1 worldwide citation)

The invention involves composite materials containing a polymer foam and an aerogel. The composite materials have improved thermal insulation ability, good acoustic insulation, and excellent physical mechanical properties. The composite materials can be used, for instance, for heat and acoustic insu ...


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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 (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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