More than 20 patents and numerous patents pending on various products point to the innovation and technical acumen of the CTD team. This IP provides a strong position for future commercialization and establishes a competitive position from which to operate in a variety of markets

Granted Patents

All-composite Linerless Pressure Vessels

  • US Patent No. 8074826, Damage and leakage barrier in all-composite pressure vessels and storage tanks

Shape Memory Polymer Devices

  • US Patent No. 9664211, Shape memory polymer devices

Electrical Insulation

  • US Patent No. 6407339, Ceramic electrical insulation for electrical coils, transformers, and magnets
  • US Patent No. 7892597, In situ processing of high-temperature electrical insulation

Deployables

Tubes, Umbilicals, Booms

  • US Patent No. 9404256, Stowage and deployment of slit tube booms
  • US Patent No. 8925627, Coiled umbilical tubing
  • US Patent No. 8863369, Slit tube locking longeron

Reflectors

  • US Patent No. 7710348, Furlable shape-memory reflector
  • US Patent No. 8259033, Furlable shape-memory spacecraft reflector with offset feed and a method for packaging and managing the deployment of same
  • US Patent No. 9281569, Deployable Reflector
  • China Patent No. ZL201080006163.0, Furlable shape-memory spacecraft reflector with offset feed and a method for packaging and managing the deployment of same
  • Israel Patent, Allowed, Furlable shape-memory reflector

Collapsible Structures

  • US Patent No. 8066227, Deployable structures having collapsible structural members
  • US Patent No. 8109472, Collapsible structures with adjustable forms
  • US Patent No. 8376282, Collapsible structures
  • US Patent No. 8393581, Collapsible structures
  • US Patent No. 7897225, Deformable sandwich panel

Solar Arrays and Panels

  • US Patent No. 7806370, Large-scale deployable solar array
  • US Patent No. 8061660, Large-scale deployable solar array
  • US Patent No. 8387921, Self deploying solar array
  • US Patent No. 751498, Trifold Solar Panel
  • US Patent No. 754598, Trifold Solar Panel
  • US Patent No. 755118, Trifold Solar Panel
  • US Patent No. 755119, Trifold Solar Panel

Specialty Composite for the Prevention of Thermal Hydrates

  • US Patent No. 8522881, Thermal hydrate preventer