Patents by Inventor Erik E. Komendera

Erik E. Komendera 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: 11989009
    Abstract: Methods and systems to control stacked hexapod platforms for use as tools, which function with both high accuracy and high precision are provided. In some embodiments, the methods and systems include a convergence of modern control theory, and machine learning. Furthermore, some embodiments provide control algorithms to carry out autonomous in-space assembly operations using assemblers. Some embodiments provide methods and systems which combine long-reach low precision manipulators and smaller, high-precision assembler with interchangeable tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Administrator of NASA
    Inventors: James H. Neilan, II, Matthew K. Mahlin, John R. Cooper, Laura M. White, Benjamin N. Kelley, Matthew P Vaughan, Iok M. Wong, John W. Mulvaney, Erik E. Komendera, William D Chapin, Joshua N. Moser, Samantha H. G. Chapin
  • Publication number: 20220091593
    Abstract: Methods and systems to control stacked hexapod platforms for use as tools, which function with both high accuracy and high precision are provided. In some embodiments, the methods and systems include a convergence of modern control theory, and machine learning. Furthermore, some embodiments provide control algorithms to carry out autonomous in-space assembly operations using assemblers. Some embodiments provide methods and systems which combine long-reach low precision manipulators and smaller, high-precision assembler with interchangeable tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: James H. Neilan, Mathew K. Mahlin, John R. Cooper, Laura M. White, Benjamin N. Kelley, Matthew P. Vaughan, I.O.K. M. Wong, John W. Mulvaney, Erik E. Komendera, William D. Chapin, Joshua N. Moser