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Inventor:
Grayson; Gary D.
Address:
Huntington Beach, CA
No. of patents:
8
Patents:












Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8286696 Mechanically actuated thermal switch October 16, 2012
A method of controlling thermal transfer between a first structure and a second structure includes sending a command signal to a thermal switch and actuating an electric motor in response to receiving the signal. The electric motor may move a first thermally conductive member toward and/
8281566 Thermally-integrated fluid storage and pressurization system October 9, 2012
A propulsion system may be operated by determining pressure in a cryogenic liquid tank storing a fluid and cooling the cryogenic liquid tank in response to determining that the pressure is greater than a predetermined value. The cryogenic liquid tank may be pressurized by admitting a
7900434 Thermally-integrated fluid storage and pressurization system March 8, 2011
An oxygen-hydrogen pressurization system includes a cryogenic oxygen tank, cryogenic hydrogen tank, thermal switch, supercritical oxygen bottle, supercritical hydrogen bottle, and pressure management system and a thermodynamic vent system. The thermal switch permits heat to flow betw
7568352 Thermally coupled liquid oxygen and liquid methane storage vessel August 4, 2009
A cryogenic propellant storage tank system and method are disclosed that thermally couple LO2 and LCH4 tanks together by using either a single tank compartmentalized by a common tank wall or two separate tanks that are coupled together with one or more thermal couplers having high th
6840275 Variable-gravity anti-vortex and vapor-ingestion-suppression device January 11, 2005
A liquid propellant management device for placement in a liquid storage tank adjacent an outlet of the storage tank to substantially reduce or eliminate the formation of a dip and vortex in the liquid of the tank, as well as prevent vapor ingestion into the outlet, as the liquid drains o
6591867 Variable-gravity anti-vortex and vapor-ingestion-suppression device July 15, 2003
A liquid propellant management device for placement in a liquid storage tank adjacent an outlet of the storage tank to substantially reduce or eliminate the formation of a dip and vortex in the liquid of the tank, as well as prevent vapor ingestion into the outlet, as the liquid drains o
6571624 Low gravity liquid level sensor rake June 3, 2003
The low gravity liquid level sensor rake measures the liquid surface height of propellant in a propellant tank used in launch and spacecraft vehicles. The device reduces the tendency of the liquid propellant to adhere to the sensor elements after the bulk liquid level has dropped below a
5901557 Passive low gravity cryogenic storage vessel May 11, 1999
There is provided a vessel storing cryogenic fluid having a passive thermodynamic venting system for effectively and reliably transferring heat in a reduced-gravity environment. The storage vessel has a storage tank for holding the cryogenic fluid under pressure. The storage vessel is










 
 
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