Controllable launcher

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8302590
APP PUB NO 20120048254A1
SERIAL NO

13288324

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A controllable launcher for propelling a payload through a predictable and repeatable trajectory to a desired height. The launcher has an energy source for propelling a carriage and a piston in substantially opposing directions and a controller for controlling the trajectory of the propelled payload to enable the payload to land gently at a safe impact distance from the edge of a destination structure.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIPMANCHESTER, NH531

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gray, Larry B Merrimack, US 184 3538
Kamen, Dean Bedford, US 254 5044
Lanigan, Richard J Concord, US 73 1076

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The Will-Burt Company (3)
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