Patented Space Elevator



Patent Information:

Patent Title: Space elevator
Patent Number: 9,085,897
Inventors: Quine; Brendan Mark (Cookstown, CA)
Assignee: THOTH TECHNOLOGY INC. (Pembroke, ON, CA)
Family ID: 1000001225947
Appl. No.: 12/524,130
Filed: February 21, 2008
PCT Filed: February 21, 2008
PCT No.: PCT/CA2008/000340
371(c)(1),(2),(4) Date: March 02, 2010
PCT Pub. No.: WO2008/101346
PCT Pub. Date: August 28, 2008

Abstract: A freestanding space elevator tower for launching payloads, tourism, observation, scientific research and communications. The space elevator tower has a segmented elevator core structure, each segment being formed of at least one pneumatically pressurized cell. The pressure cells may be filled with air or another gas. Elevator cars may ascend or descend on the outer surface of the elevator core structure or in a shaft on the interior of the elevator core structure. A payload may be launched from a pod or deck at the upper end of the space elevator tower. The space elevator tower is stabilized by gyroscopic and active control machinery. The space elevator tower maintains a desired pressure level through gas compressor machinery. Methods of constructing the space elevator are also disclosed.