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Issued Patents

Case NumberUS. Pat. No.TitleCategory
GSC-14845-1US 7,290,737Demiseable Reaction Wheel AssemblyAeronautics
GSC-15662-1US 8,092,031Flight Mirror Mount and Flight Mounting Procedure for an Ultra-Lightweight High-Precision Glass MirrorAeronautics
GSC-15856-1US 8,196,853Aerodynamically Stabilized Instrument Platform for Kites and Tethered Blimps ( AeroPod )Aeronautics
GSC-15953-1US 8,484,509SpaceCube Demonstration PlatformAeronautics
GSC-15445-1US 7,982,861Pseudo-Noise Code Modulation using Return to Zero pulses for Ranging, Altimetry and CommunicationsCommunications
GSC-14209-1US 6,293,803Stress Relieved Zee Electrical InterconnectElectrical and Electronics
GSC-15042-1US 7,622,907Driven GroundElectrical and Electronics
GSC-15552-1US 7,924,126Small, High Field Superconducting MagnetsElectrical and Electronics
GSC-15826-1US 8,134,130The Corner Cathode: Making Collimated Electron Beams with a Small Number of ElectrodesElectrical and Electronics
GSC-14213-1US 6,760,487Estimated Spectrum Adaptive Postfilter (ESAP) And The Iterative Prepost Filtering (IPF) AlgorithmsInformation Technology and Software (includes Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation)
GSC-14302-1US 6,782,124Extension Of The Empirical Mode Decomposition Method To A Time Series Of 2-Dimensional Grid MapsInformation Technology and Software (includes Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation)
GSC-14305-1US 6,895,115Method For Recursive Implementation Of Hierarchical SegmentationInformation Technology and Software (includes Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation)
GSC-14666-1US 6,775,600Systems And Methods For Determining Spacecraft OrientationInformation Technology and Software (includes Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation)
GSC-14994-1US 7,697,759A Split-Remerge Method For Eliminating Processing Window Artifacts In Recursive Hierarchical SegmentationInformation Technology and Software (includes Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation)
GSC-15177-2US 8,694,963A Method For Developing And Maintaining Evolving Systems With Software Product LinesInformation Technology and Software (includes Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation)
GSC-15301-1US 7,673,089An Extendibe USB Drive That Accepts External MediaInformation Technology and Software (includes Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation)
GSC-15302-1US 7,673,089An Double-Headed USB DriveInformation Technology and Software (includes Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation)
GSC-15364-1US 8,155,939Hughes Particle – Surface Interaction ModelInformation Technology and Software (includes Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation)
GSC-15458-1US 8,094,731Space Link Extension Return Channel Frames (SLE-RCF) Service (User side) Software LibraryInformation Technology and Software (includes Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation)
GSC-15584-1US 8,144,331Hilbert-Transform-Based Phase Referencing Algorithm for Wide-Field Imaging Interferometry.Information Technology and Software (includes Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation)
GSC-15678-1US 8,484,274Optimal Padding for the Two-Dimensional Fast Fourier TransformInformation Technology and Software (includes Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation)
GSC-15684-1US 8,285,401Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) Analysis in a Complex Vector SpaceInformation Technology and Software (includes Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation)
GSC-15685-1US 8,331,733Sampling Theorem in Terms of the Bandwidth and Sampling IntervalInformation Technology and Software (includes Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation)
GSC-15730-1US 8,355,579Automatic Extraction of Planetary Image FeaturesInformation Technology and Software (includes Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation)
GSC-15774-1US 8,687,742Ensemble DetectorInformation Technology and Software (includes Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation)
GSC-15947-1US 8,274,726Sampling and Reconstruction of the Sinc(x) FunctionInformation Technology and Software (includes Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation)
GSC-16024-1US 8,526,733Refinement of the HSEG Algorithm for Improved Computational Processing EfficiencyInformation Technology and Software (includes Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation)
GSC-16250-1Further Refinement of the Computationally Efficient HSEG AlgorithmInformation Technology and Software (includes Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation)
GSC-14393-1US 7,145,739Light Weight Optical Mirrors Formed In Single Crystal SiliconMaterials and Coatings
GSC-14435-1US 6,740,224Innovative Manufacturing Procedure For Low Cost And High Quality Carbon NanotubesMaterials and Coatings
GSC-14601-1US 7,008,605Method For Manufacturing High Quality Carbon NanotubesMaterials and Coatings
GSC-14683-1US 8,480,826Specular Coatings For Composite StructuresMaterials and Coatings
GSC-14871-1US 7,935,297Template For Deposition Of Micron And Sub-micron Pointed StructuresMaterials and Coatings
GSC-14873-1US 8,357,211ADR Salt Pill Design And Crystal Growth Process For Hydrated Magnetic SaltsMaterials and Coatings
GSC-15136-1US 8,093,094Blocking Contacts For N-Type Cadmium Zinc Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CdZnTe)Materials and Coatings
GSC-15377-1US 7,811,406Advanced Adhesive Bond Shape Tailoring for Large Composite Primary Structures Subjected to Cryogenic and Ambient Loading EnvironmentsMaterials and Coatings
GSC-13802-1US 6,584,874USING A 3-D SPRAG IN RACHETING TOOLS BASED ON PAT. NO. 5,482-144Mechanical and Fluid Systems
GSC-13905-1US 6,640,9491-Way BearingMechanical and Fluid Systems
GSC-14207-1US 6,626,792Gear BearingsMechanical and Fluid Systems
GSC-14236-1US 6,538,796MEMS Devices For Spacecraft Thermal Control ApplicationsMechanical and Fluid Systems
GSC-14413-1US 7,255,483Thrust RollersMechanical and Fluid Systems
GSC-14480-2US 7,762,155Gear BearingsMechanical and Fluid Systems
GSC-14561-1US 7,207,245Screw-Locking WrenchMechanical and Fluid Systems
GSC-14562-1US 7,504,921Stepping FlexturesMechanical and Fluid Systems
GSC-14603-1US 7,544,146Anti-Backlash Gear-BearingsMechanical and Fluid Systems
GSC-14762-1US 7,769,488SMART Solar SailMechanical and Fluid Systems
GSC-14952-1US 7,513,546Conformal GripperMechanical and Fluid Systems
GSC-14960-1US 7,992,760Hardware And Technique For Dead End Welding Of All Types Of TubingMechanical and Fluid Systems
GSC-14979-1US 7,601,091Modular Gear BearingMechanical and Fluid Systems
GSC-15341-1US 7,922,920Low Conductance Silicon Micro-leak for Mass Spectrometer InletMechanical and Fluid Systems
GSC-15341-3US 8,455,926Low Conductance Silicon Micro-leak for Mass Spectrometer InletMechanical and Fluid Systems
GSC-15416-1US 7,999,427Directed Flux Motor Utilizing Concentric Magnets and Interwoven Flux ChannelsMechanical and Fluid Systems
GSC-15417-1US 7,735,385Actuated Ball and Socket JointMechanical and Fluid Systems
GSC-15421-1US 7,968,812Spring Joint Package with Overstrain Sensor ( OS Sensor Joint )Mechanical and Fluid Systems
GSC-14064-1US 6,648,522Universal Fiber Optic Connector Polishing Fixture With Precision Alignment CapabilityOptics
GSC-14616-1US 7,248,342Conceptual Design Of A 3D Imaging Lidar For High-Resolution Mapping Of The Surface Topography Of Moons Or Planets From SpaceOptics
GSC-14879-1US 7,635,832Iterative-Transform Phase-Retrieval Utilizing Adaptive DiversityOptics
GSC-15001-1US 7,924,415Light Direction SensorOptics
GSC-15027-1US 7,412,175Millimeter Wave Polarization TransformerOptics
GSC-15027-2US 7,609,978INTERFEROMETRIC POLARIZATION CONTROLOptics
GSC-15027-3US 7,616,903INTERFEROMETRIC POLARIZATION CONTROLOptics
GSC-15030-1US 7,907,333A Pulsed, 1 Micron, Single Frequency, Diode-Seeded Ytterbium-doped Fiber Amplifier With Variable Output Parameters, POptics
GSC-15055-1US 7,746,190Broadband High Spurious-suppression Microwave Waveguide Filter For Polarization-preserving And TransformerOptics
GSC-15162-1Instrument And Method For X-Ray Diffraction, Fluorescence, And Crystal Texture Analysis Without Sample PreparationOptics
GSC-15184-1US 7,978,312An Active, Solid-state, 3-Dimensional Range Imaging SystemOptics
GSC-15353-1US 7,830,224Compact Low-loss Planar Magic-T With Broadband Phase And Amplitude ResponsesOptics
GSC-15520-1US 8,547,531Non-scanning laser 3D imagerOptics
GSC-15583-1US 7,970,025Tunable Frequency-stabilized Laser via Offset Sideband LockingOptics
GSC-15655-1US 8,138,961Low Frequency Wideband Step Frequency Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar For 3-D Imaging of Interior of Near Earth Objects/Planetary BodiesOptics
GSC-15724-1US 8,275,015Passively Q-switched side pumped Monolithic Ring LaserOptics
GSC-15758-1US 8,044,332Hybrid Architecture Active Wavefront Sensing and ControlOptics
GSC-15792-1US 8,406,469Progressive Band Selection for Hyperspectral ImagesOptics
GSC-15977-1US 8,354,952Phase Retrieval for Radio Telescope and Antenna ControlOptics
GSC-15994-1US 8,693,828Photonic Choke-Joints for Dual-Polarization WaveguidesOptics
GSC-15328-1US 8,499,779Non-Pyrotechnic Zero-Leak Normally-Closed ValvePropulsion
GSC-14657-1US 7,512,568Evolvable Neural Software SystemRobotics, Automation and Control
GSC-14968-1US 7,627,538Apoptosis And Self-destruct: Mechanisms For Management Of Autonomic SystemsRobotics, Automation and Control
GSC-14968-2US 7,925,600SWARM AUTONOMIC AGENTS WITH SELF-DESTRUCT CAPABILITYRobotics, Automation and Control
GSC-15002-1US 7,240,879Space Robotic System For In Space Servicing Of Unmanned Spacecraft ApplicationsRobotics, Automation and Control
GSC-15002-2US 7,513,459Method And Associated Apparatus For Capturing, Servicing, And De-Orbiting Earth Satellites Using RoboticsRobotics, Automation and Control
GSC-15002-3US 7,293,743Method And Associated Apparatus For Capturing, Servicing, And De-Orbiting Earth Satellites Using RoboticsRobotics, Automation and Control
GSC-15002-4US 7,438,264Method And Associated Apparatus For Capturing, Servicing And De-Orbiting Earth Satellites Using RoboticsRobotics, Automation and Control
GSC-15002-5US 7,513,460Method And Associated Apparatus For Capturing, Servicing, And De-Orbiting Earth Satellites Using RoboticsRobotics, Automation and Control
GSC-15038-1US 7,765,171SPAACE: Self Properties For An Autonomous & Autonomic Computing EnvironmentRobotics, Automation and Control
GSC-15148-1US 7,668,796Enhancing R2D2C Requirements Based Programming With Automata LearningRobotics, Automation and Control
GSC-15176-1US 7,899,760Autonomic QuiescenceRobotics, Automation and Control
GSC-15177-1US 8,082,538A Method For Developing And Maintaining Evolving Systems With Software Product LinesRobotics, Automation and Control
GSC-15179-1US 7,904,396An Autonomic Smoke DetectorRobotics, Automation and Control
GSC-15206-1US 8,041,655Otoacoustic Protection In Biologically-Inspired SystemsRobotics, Automation and Control
GSC-15206-2US 8,140,452Otoacoustic Protection In Biologically-Inspired SystemsRobotics, Automation and Control
GSC-15206-3US 8,140,453Otoacoustic Protection In Biologically-Inspired SystemsRobotics, Automation and Control
GSC-15206-4US 8,275,725Otoacoustic Protection In Biologically-Inspired SystemsRobotics, Automation and Control
GSC-15206-5US 8,165,976Otoacoustic Protection In Biologically-Inspired SystemsRobotics, Automation and Control
GSC-15206-6US 8,165,977Otoacoustic Protection In Biologically-Inspired SystemsRobotics, Automation and Control
GSC-15357-1US 8,041,661Stability Algorithm For Neural Entities (SANE)Robotics, Automation and Control
GSC-15419-1US 8,030,873Improvements to the Walk and Roll RobotRobotics, Automation and Control
GSC-15527-1US 8,160,728Sensor Complete Requirements Algorithm For Autonomous MobilityRobotics, Automation and Control
GSC-15550-1US 8,275,724A biologically-inspired method of improving system performance and survivability through self-sacrificeRobotics, Automation and Control
GSC-15557-1US 8,095,485Formulation for Emotion Embedding in Logic Systems (FEELS)Robotics, Automation and Control
GSC-13985-1US 6,566,854Active Antenna Combined With Non-Ferrous Current Probe.Sensors
GSC-14777-1US 7,341,932Large Area Vacuum Ultra-Violet SensorsSensors
GSC-14793-1US 7,548,199Pivot 2.0: Radiation Hardened, Fast Acquisition/Weak Signal Tracking GPS ReceiverSensors
GSC-15115-1US 7,465,926Miniaturized Radiation Spectrometer DevelopmentSensors
GSC-15217-1US 8,139,674Spaceflight Ka-Band High Rate Rad Hard ModulatorSensors
GSC-15349-1US 7,830,527Method And Apparatus For Second Harmonic Generation And Other Frequency Convertion With Multiple Frequency ChannelsSensors
GSC-15431-1US 7,921,731A two-axis direct fluid shear stress sensor suited for aerodynamic applicationsSensors
GSC-15483-1US 7,817,087Relative Spacecraft Navigation using Reflected GPS SignalsSensors
GSC-15538-1US 8,198,956Compact planar microwave blocking filterSensors
GSC-15692-1US 8,330,644Expandable Reconfigurable Instrument Node - Web Sensor Strand DemonstrationSensors
GSC-15699-1US 8,480,296A Low Cost, Low Temperature Radiometer for Thermal Measurements.Sensors
GSC-15729-1US 8,674,302Novel Superconducting Transition Edge Sensor DesignSensors
GSC-15729-2US 8,393,786Novel Superconducting Transition Edge Sensor DesignSensors
GSC-15732-1US 8,093,565Crossed Small Deflection Energy Analyzer (SDEA) for Wind/Temperature Spectrometer (WTS)Sensors
GSC-15771-1US 8,035,081High Precision Electric Gate (HPEG) for Time of Flight Mass SpectrometersSensors
GSC-15964-1US 8,525,110An Instrument Suite for the Vertical Characterization of the Ionosphere-Thermosphere System from 100 km to 700km AltitudeSensors
GSC-16327-1US 8,699,029Miniaturized laser heterodyne radiometer for carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and carbon monoxide (CO) measurements in the atmospheric column.Sensors

 

Patents Pending

Case NumberUS. Pat. Publication No.TitleCategory
GSC-15936-1US 2011-0099421 A1SpaceCube Version 1.5Aeronautics
GSC-16223-1US 2013-0181809 A1SpaceCube MiniAeronautics
GSC-16135-1US 2013-0046528 A1A cryptographic approach to microRNA target binding analysisBiotechnology and Health
GSC-16006-1US 2012-0177086 A1Programmable High-Rate Multi-Mission Receiver for Space CommunicationCommunications
GSC-15886-1US 2012-0012404 A1Automated Beam Balance Scale LoggerElectrical and Electronics
GSC-16182-1US 2014-0054455 A1A High Event Rate, Zero Dead Time, Multi-Stop Time-to-digital Converter Application Specific Integrated CircuitElectrical and Electronics
GSC-15660-1US 2013-0080135 A1Extreme Environment Low Temperature Transistor ModelsInformation Technology and Software (includes Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation)
GSC-15693-1US 2010-0256967 A1Variable Sampling Mapping: A novel supplement to iterative-transform phase retrieval algorithms for undersampled images, broadband illumination, and noisy detection environmentsInformation Technology and Software (includes Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation)
GSC-15934-1US 2012 0014611 A1Determining Phase Retrieval Sampling from the Modulation Transfer FunctionInformation Technology and Software (includes Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation)
GSC-15949-1US 2014-0062732 A1Vectorized Rebinning Algorithm for Fast Data Down-SamplingInformation Technology and Software (includes Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation)
GSC-16096-1US 2013-0044876 A1Prototype Genomics Based keyed-Hash Message Authentication Code ProtocolInformation Technology and Software (includes Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation)
GSC-16328-1US 2013-0307858 A1Development of the Hilbert-Huang Transform Real-Time Data Processing System with 2-D CapabilitiesInformation Technology and Software (includes Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation)
GSC-16545-1US 2013-0046994 A1INTEGRATED GENOMIC AND PROTEOMIC INFORMATION SECURITY PROTOCOLInformation Technology and Software (includes Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation)
GSC-15911-1US 2013-0052919 A1Graphite Composite Panel Polishing FixtureMaterials and Coatings
GSC-15951-1US 2013-0052468 A1An Improved Method of Fabricating Single Crystal Silicon Light Weight MirrorsMaterials and Coatings
GSC-16029-1US 2014-0061453 A1Nanostructure secondary mirror apodization mask for transmitter signal suppression in a duplex telescope.Materials and Coatings
GSC-16105-1US 2012-0034384 A1Molecular Adsorber CoatingMaterials and Coatings
GSC-16247-1US 2014-0043615 A1Enhanced adhesion multiwalled carbon nanotubes on titanium substrates for stray light controlMaterials and Coatings
GSC-15333-1US 2008-0292392 A1Improved, Flexure-Base Linear BearingMechanical and Fluid Systems
GSC-15948-1US 2013-0036750 A1Lateral Kevlar Suspension Device (LKSD)Mechanical and Fluid Systems
GSC-15970-1US 2012-0217389 A1Electrospray Ionization for Chemical Analysis of Organic Molecules for Mass SpectrometryMechanical and Fluid Systems
GSC-16016-1US 2013-0028829 A1Carbon Nanotubes on titanium substrates for stray light suppressionMechanical and Fluid Systems
GSC-16109-1US 2013-0074657 A1HEXPANDO expanding head for fastener retention hexagonal wrenchMechanical and Fluid Systems
GSC-16146-1US 2014-0065034 A1Wafer Level Microchannel Fabrication Process for Lap-on-a-Chip DevicesMechanical and Fluid Systems
GSC-15163-2US 2011-0284756 A1AIGaN Ultraviolet Detectors For Dual Band UV DetectionOptics
GSC-15672-1US 2013-0043394 A1Multicolor detectors for ultrasensitive long-wave imaging camerasOptics
GSC-15727-1US 2013-0050048 A1An All-metal, Solderless Circularly Polarized Microwave Antenna Element with Very Low Off-Axis Cross-PolarizationOptics
GSC-15815-1US 2012-0069321 A1LIDAR Luminance QuantizerOptics
GSC-15839-1US 2012-0020378 A1Low threshold, narrow linewidth optical parametric generatorOptics
GSC-15935-1US 2012-0109559 A1New Variables for Iterative Transform Phase RetrievalOptics
GSC-15957-1US 2013-0044385 A1Imaging System Aperture Masks for Image Plane Exit Pupil CharacterizationOptics
GSC-15976-1US 2012-0050724 A1Phase Retrieval System for Assessing Diamond-Turning and other Optical Surface ArtifactsOptics
GSC-15979-1US 2012-0014617 A1Multi-Scale Image Reconstruction using WaveletsOptics
GSC-16008-1US 2014-0063585 A1Phase controlled magnetic mirror for wavefront correctionOptics
GSC-16122-1US 2013-0308663 A1Apparatuses and Methods to Enable Sub-MHz Precision in Fast Laser Frequency TuningOptics
GSC-16299-1US 2014-0079084 A1V-Assembly Dual Head Efficiency Resonator (VADER) Laser TransmitterOptics
GSC-16100-1US 2012-0065813 A1Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Command and Data Handling Flight Electronics SubsystemRobotics, Automation and Control
GSC-16438-1US 2013-0132317 A1Power provision based on self-sacrificing spacecraftRobotics, Automation and Control
GSC-16460-1US 2013-0080360 A1Autonomic AutopoiesisRobotics, Automation and Control
GSC-16461-1US 2013-0080361 A1Autonomic and Apoptotic Cloud, Autonomic and Apoptotic Grid, Autonomic and Apoptotic Highly Distributed SystemRobotics, Automation and Control
GSC-15782-1US 2013-0054195 A1Ultra-low Power (< 100mW), 64-Channel Pulse Data Collection SystemSensors
GSC-15829-1US 2014-0063483 A1Resolution enhanced pseudo random code techniqueSensors