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 Adaptive antenna tracking of moving transmitters and receivers patent thumbnailAdaptive antenna tracking of moving transmitters and receivers
A combined electro-mechanical adaptive antenna tracking system for wireless communication between transmitters and receivers moving relative to each other is described. This system enables one or more antenna transceivers on a moving object, such as a high altitude unmanned aerial vehicle (hale uav), to simultaneously track one or more separate antenna transceivers on the ground, such as multiple customer premises equipment.
Facebook, Inc.


 Flight guidance  high altitude unmanned aerial vehicle for station keeping patent thumbnailFlight guidance high altitude unmanned aerial vehicle for station keeping
Disclosed is an automatic climbing and gliding method of a high altitude unmanned aerial vehicle (uav). The disclosed method includes setting a cylindrical virtual flight region so that the high altitude uav climbs and glides, setting a first target point on an end of a first flight radius which is vertically arranged to form the virtual flight region, setting second to nth target points at arbitrary second to nth flight radii sequentially arranged above or below the first flight radius, having the target points have a predetermined plane slope angle, and allowing the uav to climb along a straight path line sequentially connecting each of the target points..
Korea Aerospace Research Institute


 Power generating windbags and waterbags patent thumbnailPower generating windbags and waterbags
A method of using a bagged power generation system comprising windbags and water-bags for harnessing wind and water power to produce electricity to meet the escalating energy needs of mankind. Windbags integrated with aerodynamically shaped inflatable bodies filled with lighter-than-air gas: hav, uav, airplanes; enabling the apparatus to attain high altitude to capture and entrap high velocity wind.

 Oral delivery system for hemoglobin based oxygen carriers patent thumbnailOral delivery system for hemoglobin based oxygen carriers
A process for making hemoglobin based oxygen carrier (hboc) containing pharmaceutical composition suitable for oral delivery and the composition formed thereby are described. There are three exemplary composition configurations which include (1) hemoglobin-loaded nanoparticles solution, (2) enteric-coated hemoglobin capsules and (3) enteric-coated hemoglobin tablets.
Billion King International Ltd.


 Methods for providing a durable solar powered aircraft with a variable geometry wing patent thumbnailMethods for providing a durable solar powered aircraft with a variable geometry wing
Methods of manufacturing and operating a solar powered aircraft having segmented wings that can be reconfigured during flight to optimize collection of solar energy are described. The aircraft have rigid construction that is resistant to inclement weather and is configured to rely on free flight control at high altitude and under conventional conditions, thereby providing flight duration in excess of 2 months.
Karem Aircraft, Inc.


 High altitude structures and related methods patent thumbnailHigh altitude structures and related methods
A system and method is described generally for providing a high altitude conduit the high altitude conduit includes a first material layer forming an elongated duct. The high altitude conduit also includes a second material layer outside the first material layer.
Deep Science Llc


 Embedded turbofan deicer system patent thumbnailEmbedded turbofan deicer system
An embedded turbofan deicer system (etds) may eliminate the ingested ice crystal icing problem plaguing high bypass turbofan engines operating at high altitudes near convective tropical storms: icing occurring on the surfaces of the engine's rotating engine spinner, fan blades, low pressure compressor casing and low pressure compressor and causing loss of power and on occasion engine flameouts. The invention supplies electricity to heat these engine parts using at least one reversed permanent magnet electric generator (reversed pmeg) driven by the turbofan's central drive shaft with all parts of the etds mounted internal to the engine in presently unused internal spaces without requiring modifications to the existing engine.

 Method and system for producing a vector map patent thumbnailMethod and system for producing a vector map
A method for producing a vector map of a prescribed area may include producing orthophotographs by a first camera oriented at right angles to the earth's surface and fitted to an unmanned, automated air vehicle that overflies the prescribed area at a high altitude; evaluating the orthophotographs to ascertain at least one infrastructure network located in the area; computing a flight route for the unmanned autonomous air vehicle along the ascertained infrastructure network located in the area; producing detail aerial photographs of the infrastructure network along the computed flight route by a second camera oriented obliquely with respect to the earth's surface and fitted to the unmanned automated air vehicle that overflies the infrastructure network located in the area at least one low altitude, and computing the vector map of the area based on the orthophotographs produced and the detail aerial photographs.. .
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


 Heteroaryl disulfide compounds as allosteric effectors for increasing the oxygen-binding affinity of hemoglobin patent thumbnailHeteroaryl disulfide compounds as allosteric effectors for increasing the oxygen-binding affinity of hemoglobin
This invention relates to compounds of formula i: (formula i), and pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, which are allosteric effectors that increase the oxygen-being affinity of hemoglobin, which are useful in the treatment of sickle cell disease, high altitude tissue hypoxia, and other conditions.. .
The General Hospital Corporation


 High altitude, long endurance, unmanned aircraft and methods of operation thereof patent thumbnailHigh altitude, long endurance, unmanned aircraft and methods of operation thereof
Embodiments include one or more high altitude, long endurance (hale) unmanned aircraft capable of persistent station-keeping having one or more electromagnetic (ir/visual/rf) sensor elements or suites for purposes of survey and/or signal gathering. Embodiments include one or more high altitude, long endurance (hale) unmanned aircraft capable of persistent station-keeping having a directable laser.
Aerovironment, Inc.


Rigidized assisted opening system for high altitude parafoils

A parafoil for operation at high altitudes, in low density air, or at low airspeeds, and methods for opening same. Some versions of the parafoil comprise flexible members connected to the parafoil canopy.
World View Enterprises Inc.

Device for measuring biological fluids

A flexible, multi-layered device for automatically sensing sweat biomarkers, storing and transmitting sensed data via wireless network to a computing device having software applications operable thereon for receiving and analyzing the sensed data. The device is functional in extreme conditions, including extremely hot temperatures, extremely cold temperatures, high salinity, high altitude, extreme phs, and/or extreme pressures..
Coresyte, Inc.

Prediction of ice crystal presence in a volume of airspace

In some examples, a processor is configured to predict the presence of ice crystals (e.g., high altitude ice crystals) in a volume of airspace based on radar reflectivity values and one or more other types of information indicative of weather conditions in the volume of airspace, such as one or more of: ambient air temperature and altitude. For example, the processor may predict the ice crystals presence by at least estimating the iced water content level within a volume of airspace of interest based on radar reflectivity values for the volume of airspace (e.g., stored as in a three-dimensional buffer) and other information indicative of weather conditions of the volume of airspace.
Honeywell International Inc.

Compositions and methods for enhancing physiological performance and recovery time

Provided are methods for enhancing exercise (e.g., intense, eccentric, elevated temperature, repetitive, aerobic, and high altitude) performance, comprising administering electrokinetically-altered aqueous fluids comprising an ionic aqueous solution of stably configured charge-stabilized oxygen-containing nanostructures predominantly having an average diameter of less than 100 nanometers. In certain aspects, enhancing exercise performance comprises at least one of: reducing plasma inflammatory cytokines (e.g., ifn-alpha, ena-78 and bdnf); ameliorating muscle/tendon damage or enhancing muscle/tendon recovery; reducing biomarkers of exercise-induced muscle injury (e.g., ck, plasma myoglobin); ameliorating exercise induced tendinosis, tendonitis, tenosynovitis, avulsion, and tendon strain associated with chronic repetitive movement or enhancing recovering therefrom; increasing vo2 max; decreasing rpe; reducing blood lactate; preserving muscle contractile function (e.g., maximal force, joint rom); reducing muscle soreness; ameliorating onset of fatigue in an exercising subject.
Revalesio Corporation

Rigidized assisted opening system for high altitude parafoils

A parafoil for operation at high altitudes, in low density air, or at low airspeeds, and methods for opening same. Some versions of the parafoil comprise flexible members connected to the parafoil canopy.
World View Enterprises, Inc.

Device for measuring biological fluids

A flexible, multi-layered device for automatically sensing sweat biomarkers, storing and transmitting sensed data via wireless network to a computing device having software applications operable thereon for receiving and analyzing the sensed data. The device is functional in extreme conditions, including extremely hot temperatures, extremely cold temperatures, high salinity, high altitude, extreme phs, and/or extreme pressures..
Coresyte, Inc.

Solar powered aircraft with a variable geometry wing and telecommunications networks utilizing such aircraft

A solar powered aircraft having segmented wings that can be reconfigured during flight to optimize collection of solar energy are described. The aircraft have rigid construction that is resistant to inclement weather and is configured to rely on free flight control at high altitude and under conventional conditions, thereby providing flight duration in excess of 2 months.
Karem Aircraft, Inc.

Methods and systems for boost control

Methods and systems are provided for adjusting operation of an electric motor coupled to a compressor at high altitude engine operation. In one example, the method may include adjusting a ratio of electric compressor assist provided by an electric motor to an intake compressor relative to turbine assist provided via a wastegate during engine idling conditions as well as during transmission gearshifts.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

High altitude platform with multibeam coverage for aero-based terminals

A high altitude platform with multibeam coverage for aero-based terminals is disclosed. An example apparatus includes a plurality of user link antennas each configured to provide communication coverage among a plurality of aero-based terminals within a specified volume (or area) of the sky, each antenna being configured to communicate with a specified cell within the specified volume.
Hughes Network Systems, Llc

High altitude balloon apex assembly

An atmospheric balloon comprises a membrane surrounding a chamber and extending between an upper and lower apex. An apex plate coupled to the membrane comprises a plate body including a termination opening with a portion of the membrane spread across the termination opening and a cutting device coupled to the plate body to cut the membrane to forma flight-termination opening.

High altitude aircraft with integrated solar cells, and associated systems and methods

A method of making a solar cell assembly includes placing backsides of multiple solar cells in contact with a substrate. The solar cells are electrically connected to each other.
Google Inc.

Multifunctional high strength metal composite materials

A method of producing composites of micro-engineered, coated particulates embedded in a matrix of metal, ceramic powders, or combinations thereof, capable of being tailored to exhibit application-specific desired thermal, physical and mechanical properties, such as high altitude exo-atmospheric nuclear standard (haens) i, ii or iii radiation protection, to form substitute materials for nickel, titanium, rhenium, magnesium, aluminum, graphite epoxy, and beryllium. The particulates are solid and/or hollow and may be coated with one or more layers of deposited materials before being combined within a substrate of powder metal, ceramic or some combination thereof which also may be coated.

Apparatus to lift and fill a balloon

Aspects of the disclosure relate to filling and lifting high altitude balloons. For instance, one example system for lifting and filling a balloon having a balloon envelope includes an apparatus for use with the balloon envelope.
Google Inc.

Method of flying an aircraft

Provided is a fuel-efficient method of flying an aircraft for flying an aircraft. The present invention relates to a method of flying an aircraft 1 having a fuselage 2, primary wings 3, and high-power engines 6 serving as driving units for generating a thrust.

Power generating windbags and waterbags

A method of using a bagged power generation system comprising windbags and water-bags for harnessing wind and water power to produce electricity to meet the escalating energy needs of mankind. Windbags integrated with aerodynamically shaped inflatable bodies filled with lighter-than-air gas: hav, uav, airplanes; enabling the apparatus to attain high altitude to capture and entrap high velocity wind.

Multibeam coverage for a high altitude platform

Multibeam coverage for a high altitude platform is disclosed. An example apparatus includes a plurality of antennas configured to provide communication coverage among a plurality of terminals within a specified area on the ground, each antenna being configured to communicate with a specified cell within the specified area.

High altitude balloon

A high altitude balloon comprised of three parts: a body and two end caps. The high altitude balloon includes a substantially cylindrical body formed with a single rectangular sheet of thin membrane material.

Massive scale rainwater harvesting and redistribution

A high-altitude, modular, robust rainwater harvesting construction is deigned, which is made of strong, lightweight building-block composite materials, for relatively rapid assembly and disassembly. Multiple modular rainwater harvesting constructions can be configured to build a modular, scalable, mobile rainwater collection system for harvesting rainwater at high altitudes and at massive scales.
Pluviae Llc

Uni-penetration tendon retention and fill port system for a balloon envelope

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for an apex fitting for securing to a high altitude balloon. An example apparatus involves: (a) a base plate defining an opening, where the base plate is configured to be securable to an exterior of a balloon envelope, (b) at least one stud coupled to the base plate and configured to be securable to a tendon, (c) a retention ring defining at least one opening configured to receive the at least one stud, (d) a fill-port body defining a cavity, wherein a flange is coupled to the fill-port body, wherein the fill-port body is arranged coaxially with and extends through the opening of the base plate such that the flange lies adjacent to the bottom surface of the base plate, and (e) a locking body coupled to the fill-port body, wherein the locking body defines an opening arranged coaxially with the fill-port body..
Google Inc.

High altitude platform

An apparatus for generating electrical energy at altitude, comprising a tether connecting a substantially ground level location, part to a platform at an elevated location, the tether comprising a conduit coupled to an electrical generator at the platform, the conduit arranged to allow the flow of a fuel fluid from the substantially ground level location to the elevated location, and the electrical generator being operable to convert energy in the fuel fluid to electrical energy at the elevated location.. .
Davidson Technology Limited

Wind turbine and air conditioning apparatus, method and system

A system for using solar and wind energy for electricity generation and thermal regulation. The system may include a high altitude wind turbine, which may generate electric power and conduct cold to the ground and the rest of the system.

Combustion system, apparatus and method

Combustion systems for a gas turbine engines are provided. The combustion system is configured to provide a fuel-air mist to achieve light-off during high altitude start (e.g., at altitudes greater than 45,000 ft.) without flame out.
Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation

Exercise apparatus simulating mild to high altitude environments

A consumer based novel personal exercise apparatus that allows simultaneous simulation of mild to high altitude environments with algorithmically driven novel additional environmental stressors that may be pre-programmed or personally developed via physiological feedback during training. Additional stressors include the ability to transiently alter chamber pressure at variable frequencies and amplitudes with a range of changes with the option of random pressure oscillations designed to personalize training programs.
Stratosphere, Inc.

Renewable energy system for generating hydrogen and hydrogen products

An apparatus for generating hydrogen includes a renewable energy source for generating electrical energy and a hydrogen generation module powered at least partially by electrical energy generated by the renewable energy source. The hydrogen generation module generates hydrogen through electrolysis of water.
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation

High altitude balloon and its manufacture

A high altitude balloon, including a method and machine for manufacture, uses a perimeter border strip to couple two circular balloon panels with a lap or butt seal. Simultaneous sealing of two perimeter seals, one between the border strip and each of two balloon panels, is provided by supporting stacked balloon panels on a rotatable support and sealing around the full perimeter of the two interposed balloon panels and the border strip.

High altitude balloon system

A high altitude balloon system includes a dual chamber balloon extending from an upper apex to a lower apex with a circumferential edge between the upper and lower apexes. A deflectable diaphragm is within the dual chamber balloon and coupled along the circumferential edge.
Raven Industries, Inc.

Pressure-based airflow sensing in particle impactor systems

Provided are systems and methods for accurate sensing of particle concentrations in fluids by employing a particle impactor system that allows for collection, growth and analysis of biological particles. The disclosed systems and methods make use of a pressure based flow sensor which permits the particle impactor system systems to accurately and reliably provide measurements of biological particle concentrations in the ambient environment.
Particle Measuring Systems, Inc

Fuel injector for high altitude starting and operation of a gas turbine engine

A fuel injector for a combustor of a gas turbine engine includes an air swirler adjacent to a pressure atomizer.. .
Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation

Balloon-based, high altitude, long range notificaton system

A balloon-based long range notification apparatus comprises an elevating object capable of lifting up in air. A tether is coupled to a portion of the elevating object on one end thereof and to an object on another end thereof for anchoring the elevating object.

Stratospheric-airship-assisted orbital payload launching system

The present invention is a stratospheric-airship-assisted orbital payload launching system that features with high reusability ratio, low cost, short launch-preparation time and robust reliability. The system consists of an airship-based stratospheric launch platform (1), a stratospheric-launched suborbital shuttle (2, slss) and an upper stage (3, a modified version of conventional upper stage or a spaceplane).

Oral delivery for hemoglobin based oxygen carriers

A process for making hemoglobin based oxygen carrier (hboc) containing pharmaceutical composition suitable for oral delivery and the composition formed thereby are described. There are three exemplary composition configurations which include (1) hemoglobin-loaded nanoparticles solution, (2) enteric-coated hemoglobin capsules and (3) enteric-coated hemoglobin tablets.
Billion King International Ltd.

Low latency global communication through wireless networks

Embodiments describe a communication system optimized for low latency and includes one or more high altitude platforms disposed at intervals in data communication with each other forming a communication path and at least two network centers separated from each other by a predetermined distance, where the high altitude platforms receive data signals from the network centers, travel along a communication path between the network centers, forming a data relay and transferring the data signals along the communication path. Additional embodiments may include intervals that are at different altitudes or different distances and/or provide one or more high altitude platforms that comprise at least one of satellites, high altitude balloons, or unmanned aerial vehicles..

Near-space operation systems

A system enabling safe manned and unmanned operations at extremely high altitudes (above 70,000 feet). The system utilizes a balloon launch system and parachute and/or parafoil recovery..

Method and electrochemical device for low environmental impact lithium recovery from aqueous solutions

An efficient and low environmental impact method is disclosed for the recovery of lithium from aqueous solution, for example, brines from high altitude salt lakes. The method comprises the use of an electrochemical reactor with electrodes which are highly selective for lithium, where lithium ions are inserted in the crystal structure of manganese oxide in the cathode, and extracted from the crystal structure of manganese oxide in the anode.
Inis Biotech Llc

Mobility and power management for high altitude platform (hap) communication systems

A communication system is described. The system includes: at least one gateway able to provide broadband connectivity, a set of ground terminals, and a set of high altitude platforms (haps), where at least one aerial platform is able to communicate with at least one gateway using radio frequencies, each hap is able to communicate with ground terminals using radio frequencies, and each hap is able to communicate with each other hap using radio frequencies.

Airtrain & hydroairtrain

This invention is an airtrain, it is a half airplane and a half train. All parts and their functions are the exactly same as an airplane.

High altitude, high voltage rear terminal block assembly

A disclosed terminal block assembly for a generator includes a terminal block with a base with first and second transverse terminal surfaces adjoining one another. One of the terminal surfaces includes an increased width greater than a length of a cable terminal lug for providing a lightning strike and creepage barrier.
Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation

High altitude gravity energy storage

The present invention is realized by apparatus and methods for harvesting, storing, and generating energy by permanently placing a large rigid buoyant platform high in the earth's atmosphere, above clouds, moisture, dust, and wind. Long, strong and light tethers can connect the buoyant structure to the ground which can hold it in position against wind forces.



High Altitude topics:
  • High Altitude
  • Combustion
  • Transmitter
  • Lock Assembly
  • Generators
  • Wind Turbine
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Psychiatric
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Gas Turbine
  • Gas Turbine Engine
  • Renewable Energy
  • Closed Term
  • Transverse


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