Patents by Inventor Rebecca A. Gillespie

Rebecca A. Gillespie 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: 8499779
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some embodiments a non-pyrotechnic valve includes an inlet piece, an actuator comprising a shape-memory metal, and an outlet attached to the inlet piece. In some examples, the shape-memory metal includes Nitinol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics Space Administration
    Inventor: Rebecca A. Gillespie
  • Publication number: 20130167377
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some embodiments a non-pyrotechnic valve includes an inlet piece, an actuator comprising a shape-memory metal, and an outlet attached to the inlet piece. In some examples, the shape-memory metal includes Nitinol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Spac
    Inventor: Rebecca A. Gillespie