Patents by Inventor Clayton Geipel

Clayton Geipel 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).

  • Publication number: 20230366542
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for controlled burning of experimental solid fuel test strands. The fuel test strand is advanced by a screw attached to a computer-controlled stepper motor. The stepper motor controls the fuel test strand position via a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control loop, adjusting velocity based on transmission of a diode laser beam located at the desired fuel surface position. This provides real-time monitoring of fuel strand position and fuel regression rate during combustion experiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Clayton Geipel, Brian Fisher