Significant NASA Inventions

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1975 - Inventions
 

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Page 1 - Policy. The foreign licensing program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration serves to promote and utilize foreign patent rights vested in the Administration. The objectives of this program are to further the interests of United States industry in foreign commerce, to enhance the economic interests of the United States and to advance the international relationships of the United States.
Page 1 - Administrator of an irrevocable, nonexclusive, nontransferable, royalty-free license for the practice of such invention throughout the world by or on behalf of the United States or any foreign government pursuant to any treaty or agreement with the United States.
Page 95 - This invention is a panel for selectively absorbing solar thermal energy comprising a metallic substrate, and a solar thermal energy absorbing coating carried on the bright metallic material. A layer of zinc is interposed between the metal substrate and the layer of bright material or the metallic substrate can be anodized for receiving the layer of bright metallic material. Also disclosed is the method for producing the coating which selectively absorbs solar thermal energy.
Page 40 - ... separation of the boundary layer due to shock wave formulation at high subsonic speeds well above the critical Mach number. A highly cambered trailing edge section improves overall airfoil lifting efficiency.
Page 68 - ... the operative site and a first pump is provided to evacuate macerated material and treatment fluid from the eye. The rotating member may be disposed in a support tube having an aperture and communication with the first pump to provide for discharge of the macerated material and used treatment fluid A second pump means is provided on the rotating member to provide a counter flow of treatment fluid into the space between the rotating member and the support tube The second pump may provide additional...
Page 11 - NASA Case No. XGS-05918 Canada, France, Netherlands, Japan, Great Britain West Germany Address inquiries to: Goddard Space Flight Center Attn: Patent Counsel Mail Code: 204 Greenbelt,MD 20771 USA [Corresponding to US Patent No. 3,430,237] Apparatus for synchronizing a satellite time division multiplex system so that signals can be transmitted or received between any of the stations. The system constantly compensates for Doppler shift so that a medium altitude satellite is always in synchronization....
Page 4 - ... procedure are obviated by this invention which may be foamed in-place since its curing time and temperature are relatively low. The invention has other uses such as in furnaces and in the construction industry as a low-cost, easily workable insulating material. XGS-2435 Canada LIGHT DETECTION SYSTEM A system for determining the position of a light source about two axes of a reference position. The system, originally developed for orienting antenna on the Mariner spacecraft, utilizes a single...
Page 67 - A heat transfer assembly for conducting thermal energy includes a hermetically sealed container enclosing a quantity of inert gas such as nitrogen. Two opposed walls of the container have high thermal conducting characteristics while the connecting walls have low thermal conducting characteristics. Electrodes are positioned adjacent the high thermal conducting walls and biased relative to the conducting walls to a corona potential for creating an ionic gas wind which must contact the conducting walls...
Page 1 - The notice of appeal, along with all supporting documentation should be addressed to the Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546. Should the appeal raise a genuine dispute over material facts, fact-finding will be conducted by the NASA Inventions and Contributions Board. The person filing the appeal shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard and to offer evidence in support of the appeal. The Chairperson of the Inventions...

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