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


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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 ...
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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
X Development Llc
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
X Development Llc
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 ...
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Low latency global communication through wireless networks
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
April 27, 2017 - N°20170117954

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 ...
Process for testing a compressor or a combustor of a gas turbine engine using a ...
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
April 06, 2017 - N°20170097284

A process for testing a turbine of a gas turbine engine at high altitudes, where a large volume of compressed air is stored in a large reservoir of at least 10,000 m3 such as an underground storage cavern, compressed air from the storage reservoir is passed through heat exchanger to preheat the compressed air to a temperature that would normally be ...
Modulation and coding for a high altitude platform
Hughes Network Systems, Llc
March 23, 2017 - N°20170085411

Modulation and coding for a high altitude platform is disclosed. An example apparatus includes a gateway antenna configured to communicate with a ground-based gateway station and user antennas configured to provide communication coverage among a plurality of terminals within a specified area on the ground or in the air. Each user antenna is configured to communicate with a cell within ...
High altitude balloon with altitude control
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
March 23, 2017 - N°20170081012

A high altitude balloon including a balloon film, a lifting gas disposed within the balloon film, a payload operably coupled to the balloon film, and a heat transfer element operably coupled between the payload and the balloon film configured to transfer heat from the payload to the lifting gas causing a change in buoyancy of the high altitude balloon.
High altitude balloon with a payload separation assembly
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
March 23, 2017 - N°20170081011

A high altitude balloon including a payload, a balloon film with lifting gas disposed within the balloon film, a sealing ring operably coupled to the balloon film, a retention element configured to retain the payload in contact with the sealing ring, and a release element configured to cause the retention element to release the payload.
Adaptive antenna tracking of moving transmitters and receivers
Facebook, Inc.
March 02, 2017 - N°20170059688

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 ...
Flight guidance method of high altitude unmanned aerial vehicle for station keeping
Korea Aerospace Research Institute
February 09, 2017 - N°20170039862

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 ...
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Oral delivery system for hemoglobin based oxygen carriers
Billion King International Ltd.
December 29, 2016 - N°20160375141

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. To facilitate the bioavailability and bio-compatibility of hemoglobin, intestinal absorption enhancers are added in each of the hboc formulations. ...
Methods for providing a durable solar powered aircraft with a variable geometry wing
Karem Aircraft, Inc.
December 22, 2016 - N°20160368590

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 ...
High altitude structures and related methods
Deep Science Llc
December 15, 2016 - N°20160362885

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. The second material layer defines a space between the second material layer and the first material layer. A gas ...
Embedded turbofan deicer system
Deep Science Llc
December 01, 2016 - N°20160353523

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 ...
Method and system for producing a vector map
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
November 24, 2016 - N°20160341554

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 ...
Heteroaryl disulfide compounds as allosteric effectors for increasing the oxygen-binding affinity of hemoglobin
The General Hospital Corporation
November 17, 2016 - N°20160331782

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.
High altitude, long endurance, unmanned aircraft and methods of operation thereof
Aerovironment, Inc.
October 27, 2016 - N°20160311531

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. Embodiments include a group ...
Rigidized assisted opening system for high altitude parafoils
World View Enterprises Inc.
October 13, 2016 - N°20160297537

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. When the parafoil canopy is in a stowed configuration, the members are deformed, storing elastic energy. When the canopy is released from its stowed configuration, the members ...
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