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Number: 244/159.5
Name: Aeronautics > Spacecraft > Modular and assembled in space > Foldable
Description: Subject matter in which all or a significant part of the machine or structure can be reversibly and without damaging it deformed or bent into a more compact configuration.










Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8474760 Polygonal support structure Jul. 2, 2013
8393581 Collapsible structures Mar. 12, 2013
8387921 Self deploying solar array Mar. 5, 2013
8366051 Air barrier for use with an expandable structure Feb. 5, 2013
8356774 Structure for storing and unfurling a flexible material Jan. 22, 2013
8109472 Collapsible structures with adjustable forms Feb. 7, 2012
8066227 Deployable structures having collapsible structural members Nov. 29, 2011
8061660 Large-scale deployable solar array Nov. 22, 2011
7987596 Method for installing a collapsible mobile platform interior structure Aug. 2, 2011
7709729 Thin film solar cell inflatable ultraviolet rigidizable deployment hinge May. 4, 2010
7686255 Space vehicle having a payload-centric configuration Mar. 30, 2010
7509774 Apparatus for integrating a rigid structure into a flexible wall of an inflatable structure Mar. 31, 2009
7464900 Folding retractable protective dome for space vehicle equipment Dec. 16, 2008
7410129 Stacking tie-rod release device for a deployable structure Aug. 12, 2008
7237749 Collapsible mobile platform interior structure Jul. 3, 2007
6318674 Power sphere deployment method Nov. 20, 2001
6293499 Modular, producible, testable and serviceable spacecraft design Sep. 25, 2001
6076770 Folding truss Jun. 20, 2000
6016999 Spacecraft platforms Jan. 25, 2000
5931420 Deployable truss structure Aug. 3, 1999
5580013 Economical construction and assembly method for a modular permanent orbiting space station Dec. 3, 1996
5407152 Pre-integrated truss space station and method of assembly Apr. 18, 1995
5196857 Stowable and deployable antenna array Mar. 23, 1993
4579302 Shuttle-launch triangular space station Apr. 1, 1986
4578920 Synchronously deployable truss structure Apr. 1, 1986
4569176 Rigid diagonal deployable lattice column Feb. 11, 1986
4557083 Extensible arm, particularly for space modules or vehicles Dec. 10, 1985
4557097 Sequentially deployable maneuverable tetrahedral beam Dec. 10, 1985
4539786 Biaxial scissors fold, post tensioned structure Sep. 10, 1985
4480415 Extendable structures Nov. 6, 1984
4381583 Beam connector apparatus and assembly May. 3, 1983
4334816 Device and method for assembling large space structures Jun. 15, 1982
4308699 Structural strut and node for large space structures Jan. 5, 1982











 
 
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