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James R Stuart, David Palmer Patterson: Inflatable torus and collapsible hinged disc spacecraft designs for satellite communication system. Teledesic Corporation, Anglin & Giaccherini, June 24, 1997: US05641135 (14 worldwide citation)

A series of spacecraft designs (10, 42 and 52) for a Satellite Communication System is disclosed. One of the preferred embodiments of the invention called "Gearsat.TM." (10) comprises a hollow torus which inflates when it reaches orbit. When viewed from the side along its circumference, Gearsat (10) ...


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Mark J O Neill: Solar thermal receiver. Entech, Harold E Meier, January 19, 1988: US04719904 (14 worldwide citation)

A solar thermal energy collector includes a thermal receiver for receiving thermal energy from incident solar radiation and converting that energy, with minimum heat loss, into thermal energy transferred to and carried by a thermal fluid in a copper conductor. The copper tube is placed within a lowe ...


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Alfred Ells Austin: Silicon electrodeposition. Battelle Development Corporation, Kenneth R Warburton, November 9, 1976: US03990953 (14 worldwide citation)

Elemental silicon of utility as a corrosion resistant coating, as an absorber in a solar thermal conversion system, etc. is provided by nonaqueous electrolytic deposition thereof on a cathode body through electrolytic reduction of a silicon halide or haloid silane compound as a solute in a liquid ap ...


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Reiter Friedrich: A method of storing thermal energy and an apparatus for collecting and storing thermal energy.. Euratom, October 31, 1979: EP0005009-A1 (14 worldwide citation)

Method of storing thermal energy and apparatus for collecting and storing it, particularly solar energy. The method makes use of a mixture of two chemical salts which above a transformation temperature combine endothermically to yield a mixture of two different salts, which different salts combine e ...


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Georg Oplatka: Solar thermal power plant. BBC Brown Boveri & Company, Werner W Kleeman, August 30, 1983: US04400946 (14 worldwide citation)

A solar thermal power plant containing a heliostat field and a collector system mounted upon a tower or column, the radiation receivers of the collector system being structured to be elongate, preferably circular ring sector-shaped and extending over part of the circumference of the crown or top of ...


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Elazari Ami: Combined solar thermal power generation and a power station therefor. Tou Millennium Electric, Elazari Ami, GE EHRLICH, September 25, 2008: WO/2008/114248 (14 worldwide citation)

A power generation apparatus comprising: a photovoltaic power generation unit; a coolant system for the photovoltaic power generation unit, configured to provide coolant over the photovoltaic power generation unit and to extract coolant after use; and a turbine power generation unit, configured for ...


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Patrick Edward Frye, Charles T Kudija Jr: Integral propulsion and power radiant cavity receiver. The Boeing Company, Harness Dickey & Pierce, November 6, 2001: US06311476 (13 worldwide citation)

A solar thermal engine for propelling and powering a craft. The solar thermal engine includes a housing, a propellant annulus, a plurality of static power converters and an electrical energy storage device. The housing has an optical cavity for receiving a beam of concentrated sunlight and convertin ...


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Hermann Frank Müller: Method and apparatus for supplying solar energy for operation of a vehicle. R W Becker, R W Becker & Associates, April 30, 2002: US06380481 (13 worldwide citation)

A tractor and trailer combination, the trailer having a cover for covering a load support surface thereof and a frame assembly is provided which includes a roller and a plurality of solar cell lengths for extending along the cover, the solar cell lengths being movably connected to one another for ro ...


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Thomas Kuckelkorn, Wolfgang Graf: Radiation-selective absorber coating with an adherent oxide layer and method of making same. Schott, Michael J Striker, September 14, 2010: US07793653 (12 worldwide citation)

The absorber pipe for solar thermal applications consists of a metal pipe and a radiation-selective absorber coating applied to the outer surface of the metal pipe. The radiation-selective absorber coating consists of, in sequence from the outer surface toward an exterior: a diffusion barrier layer, ...


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Robert W G MacDonald: Roofing systems. Solar Thermal Consultants, Cushman Darby & Cushman, December 16, 1980: US04238912 (12 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a modular roofing system having a plurality of tray modules wherein each module is capable of accommodating one or more solar collectors. Each adjacent or adjacent groups of modules are connected to each other and there is provided support means for supporting the plurality ...



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