Patents by Inventor Albert Lepore, Jr.

Albert Lepore, Jr. has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5609315
    Abstract: Two opaque sheets made from the same electrically conductive polymer material have adjoining edges. Each sheet is carbon loaded, electrically conductive, opaque black polymer on a first broad side thereof. The sheets are joined along a seam region by means of an opaque, electrically conductive adhesive tape. The electrically conductive adhesive tape includes an elongated opaque sheet of electrically conductive polymer material of the same kind as that of the two opaque sheets which the tape joins. The opaque, electrically conductive adhesive tape also includes a layer of electrically conductive adhesive, which is connected to the electrically conductive polymer material. In a particular embodiment of the invention, the polymer material is polyimide. In a preferred embodiment, the two opaque sheets are thermal coverings for a spacecraft, and each includes a sheet of opaque polyimide, carbon loaded which is electrically conductive, on the exterior of the thermal coverings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: Martin Marietta Corp.
    Inventor: Albert Lepore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5373305
    Abstract: An RF-transparent sunshield membrane covers an antenna reflector such as a parabolic dish. The membrane includes at least two dielectric sheets of polyimide film 1 mil thick. The surface of the outer film facing away from the reflector is coated with an electrically semiconductive coating such as vapor-deposited germanium having a thickness in the range of 200 .ANG. to 600 .ANG.. A member, such as a glass fiber mat, may be located in the space between the two dielectric sheets for maintaining the sheets in spaced-apart relationship. In another embodiment of the invention, the surface of the film facing the reflector may be reinforced by an adhesively attached polyester or glass fiber mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1994
    Assignee: Martin Marietta Corporation
    Inventors: Albert Lepore, Jr., Hamilton Wong, Susan L. Marr, Leo J. Amore