Patents by Inventor Matthew Owen Zevenbergen

Matthew Owen Zevenbergen 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: 11518551
    Abstract: A carrier of a spacecraft can include multiple latch assemblies that are linked together and held in place by one notched bolt or main shaft, which is out of the main load path. The latch assemblies secure the payload (e.g., CubeSat device) within a carrier by interfacing with pin assemblies on the payload. To deploy the payload, the shape memory alloy actuator is fired which causes a series of springs and preload forces to rotate latches of the latch assemblies out of the path of the pin assemblies. Once the latches are out of the way, the payload is deployed by a spring-loaded pusher assembly and guided through deployment using rollers. Each latch assembly is preloaded in tension using a corresponding preload lug of a receiver assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventor: Matthew Owen Zevenbergen