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High Altitude-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Vent-free heater with environmental sensors
Enerco Group, Inc.
December 21, 2017 - N°20170363327

One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for a vent-free heater that may be installed in an area used for human occupancy, to provide heat to that area. Such a heater can comprise an environmental detector that senses ambient air conditions, and may provide data used to shut down the heater in predetermined threshold condition. In one implementation, ...
Portable heater with environmental sensors
Enerco Group, Inc.
December 21, 2017 - N°20170363326

One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for a portable heater that may be used in an area used for human occupancy, to provide heat to that area. Such a heater can be portable, and comprise an environmental detector that senses ambient air conditions, and may provide data used to shut down the heater in threshold conditions. In ...
High altitude gravity energy storage
December 21, 2017 - N°20170361914

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. Weights suspended from the ...
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Multilayer artificial honeycomb
December 14, 2017 - N°20170354126

A multilayer artificial honeycomb is provided, the honeycomb comprises a plurality of combs; wherein each of the combs includes a plurality of working units working independently from each other; each of the working units includes an artificial frame and three layers of honey-storing rooms movably arranged in the artificial frame. The present application is flexible based on the combs construction ...
Near-space operation systems
World View Enterprises Inc.
December 07, 2017 - N°20170349291

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.
Systems and methods for lighter-than-air high altitude platforms
General Atomics
November 23, 2017 - N°20170334538

An energy efficient and lighter-than-air high altitude platform (hap) is disclosed that allows for sustained station keeping at high altitudes of about 50,000-80,000 feet for prolonged periods of time. The hap includes an aerodynamically streamlined body that may have the topology of a torus. The body may be inflated with a lighter-than-air gas in an amount sufficient to provide lift ...
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Flight simulation and control method of a unmanned aerial vehicle with regenerative fuel cells and ...
Korea Institute Of Energy Research
November 09, 2017 - N°20170322524

Provided are a flight simulation and control method of a unmanned aerial vehicle with regenerative fuel cells and solar cells for high altitude long endurance, and a control apparatus thereof. The high altitude long endurance simulation method for an unmanned aerial vehicle based on regenerative fuel cells and solar cells includes: a variable inputting step of inputting design variables of ...
System and method for maintaining communications over a coverage area
The Boeing Company
October 26, 2017 - N°20170311178

A communications system includes radio frequency equipment configured to generate rf beams from a high altitude communications platform providing communications coverage over a coverage area, a beamformer configured to apply beam weights to the rf beams to divide the coverage area into service areas arranged in a frequency reuse ground pattern, and a processor configured to adjust the beam weights ...
Riser release flaring system for parafoils
October 19, 2017 - N°20170297724

Described herein are features for a riser release flaring system for parafoils and other descent flight vehicles for controlled descent and landing of the flight vehicle. The descent flight vehicle may have a payload suspended by a canopy. The descent flight vehicle may be released from a high altitude lighter-than-air (lta) system, from another system, or may not be associated ...
Carriage for rocket launch system
October 05, 2017 - N°20170284768

A carriage for use in a rocket launch system for cooperating with an electromotive cableway traction drives conveyed beneath a two axis pivot anchored to the earth, elevated into a co-axial transfer tube leading to three primary tether cables whose weight is offset by balloons. The carriage has traction drives which grip cables from which they derive power and rotate ...
Metalized double-clad optical fiber
September 28, 2017 - N°20170276869

Double-clad optical fibers with polymer outer coatings are used in fiber amplifiers and fiber lasers to guide and amplify light. As the optical power increases, the optical fibers must dissipate more heat. Unfortunately, it is difficult to dissipate heat through a polymer cladding, especially at high altitude, without introducing phase noise in the optical signal. To overcome this problem, the ...
Time delay device for parachute deployment
The Skylife Company, Inc.
September 28, 2017 - N°20170275008

Methods, devices, and systems for deploying cargo for high altitude, low opening (halo) deployments are disclosed. The method comprises the steps of coupling a parachute deployment device to the cargo, adjusting the valve to determine rate of motion of the piston through the housing and the timing of deployment of a stored parachute, coupling the stored parachute to the parachute ...
Interference mitigation systems in high altitude platform overlaid with a terrestrial network
Google Inc.
September 21, 2017 - N°20170272131

A communication system includes an antenna system, data processing hardware in communication with the antenna system, and memory hardware in communication with the data processing hardware and the antenna system. The memory hardware stores instructions that when executed on the data processing hardware cause the data processing hardware to perform operations. These operations include transmitting a first communication signal to ...
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Multibeam coverage for a high altitude platform
Hughes Network Systems, Llc
August 17, 2017 - N°20170237482

Multibeam coverage for a high altitude platform (“hap”) is disclosed. An example method to provision a hap includes determining an altitude range at which the hap will operate and determining a minimum elevation angle from the ground to the hap. The method also includes determining a coverage area of the hap based on the altitude range ...
Flight path calculating and searching method of a unmanned aerial vehicle with regenerative fuel cells ...
Korea Institute Of Energy Research
August 17, 2017 - N°20170236427

Provided is a flight path calculating method for high altitude long endurance of an unmanned aerial vehicle based on regenerative fuel cells and solar cells according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention may include a modeling step, a simulation step, and an analyzing step, and may be configured in a program form executed by an arithmetic processing means ...
High altitude balloon systems and methods
World View Enterprises Inc.
August 17, 2017 - N°20170233054

Described herein are features for a high altitude lighter-than-air (lta) system and associated methods. A zero-pressure balloon (zpb) is attached in tandem with one or more variable ballast air super-pressure balloons (spb). The zpb provides lift for the system while the spb uses a centrifugal compressor to provide a variable amount of ballast air by pumping in or expelling out ...
Identification of cattle at risk of high altitude pulmonary hypertension
Colorado State University Research Foundation
August 10, 2017 - N°20170226583

Provided herein are methods and compositions for determining the susceptibility of cattle to high altitude pulmonary hypertension. Also provide are kits and reagents for performing such methods.
Apparatus to lift and fill a balloon
X Development Llc
August 03, 2017 - N°20170217558

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. The apparatus includes a load line, a fill tube having a hollow portion nested within the load line and a termination member attached to ...
Basketball stands lighting system
July 06, 2017 - N°20170191652

The present invention relates to a basketball stand lighting system comprising a fixing seat connected to a u-shaped supporting structure, a main stand, an inclined support frame, a telescopic frame outer pipe, a telescopic frame inner pipe, a lower fixing plate, a light, a lower support, and a column. This basketball stand lighting system allows convenient installation by using the ...
4g drone link
May 04, 2017 - N°20170127245

A system and method are provided to support accommodating safe integration of small unmanned ariel systems (suass) or drones for the recognition of the ownership of the device. This high altitude cellular communications system platform utilizes a 4g/3g/1g data carrier with the standard cellular phone and an integrated circuit chip. The main advantage of the current invention is ...
Methods and systems for boost control
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
May 04, 2017 - N°20170122190

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 ...
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