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Company Information:

Company Name: THOUGHTVENTIONS UNLIMITED LLC
City: Glastonbury
State: CT
Zip+4: 06033
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (860) 657-9014

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,233,909.00 16
SBIR Phase II $850,000.00 2
STTR Phase I $100,000.00 1

Award List:

Prototype Cryogenic Solid Hydrogen Storage and Pellet Injection System for Combustion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Stephen C. Bates
Award Amount: $74,995.00
Abstract:
Liquid hydrogen is currently the fuel of choice for large-thrust propulsion systems because its high specific impulse more than compensates for its low density. Although more energetic fuels have been shown to exist through projects such as the Air Force High Energy Density Materials Program, these… More

High-Temperature Transparent Furnace

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephen C. Bates
Award Amount: $69,995.00

High-Temperature Transparent Furnace

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephen C. Bates
Award Amount: $600,000.00

Controlled Crystal Growth Using Auxiliary Optical Heating And Optical Diagnostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephen C. Bates , President
Award Amount: $70,000.00

High Temperature Fiber Optic Imaging Apparatus

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephen C. Bates , President
Award Amount: $70,000.00

SOLID HYDROGEN FUELING OF A AIR BREATHING SUPERSONIC COMBUSTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephen C. Bates , President
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Uav Droplet Heat Exchanger

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephen C. Bates , PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $70,021.00

High Temperature Saphire Fiber Cladding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of South Florida
Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Bates
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Nick Djeu
Abstract:
Sapphire fibers are well suited to the task of sensing harsh environments, tolerating temperatures well above 1500 C and strong chemicals. It is proposed to develop, a stable high temperature coating on sapphire fiber cladding. Previous research has shown the proposed cladding material forms a… More

SBIR Phase I: A Novel Binder for Reactive Metal Injection Molding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Stephen Bates
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Low Mass, Low Power, Low Cost Space Furnace

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephen C. Bates, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00

An Optimized Semi-Flush Flasher

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,899.00
Abstract:
Not Available Lightweight structures are demanding for high inach vehicles and engine exhaust impinged structures subjected to high temperatures. Currently used polyimide composites have limited service temperatures whereas titanium alloys have much higher densities than those of advanced… More

An Optimized Semi-Flush Flasher

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
It is proposed to develop a full prototype next-generation semi-flush flasher system for airport runway approach lighting. Current systems are many years old and inefficient; airports need inset flashers to add runway length and more efficiently use strictly limited land allocations. An inset… More

An Optimized Semi-Flush Flasher

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $250,000.00
Abstract:
It is proposed to develop a full prototype next-generation semi-flush flasher system for airport runway approach lighting. Current systems are many years old and inefficient; airports need inset flashers to add runway length and more efficiently use strictly limited land allocations. An inset… More

In-Flight Imaging Systems for Hypervelocity and Re-Entry Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephen Bates, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
It is proposed to create a rugged, reliable, compact, standardized imaging system for hypervelocity and re-entry vehicles using sapphire windows, small imagers, and independent telemetry. Such a system is a novel creation that can tolerate the severe aerothermal environment associated with… More

High Efficiency Solar Furnace Core

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephen C. Bates, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
It is proposed to develop a high efficiency solar furnace core that greatly lessens the heat losses from the furnace core, either greatly reducing the amount of solar radiation needed to reach a specified temperature, or greatly increasing the temperature it can achieve. Specific program goals… More

SBIR Phase I:Acoustically Enhanced Droplet Heat Exchangers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Stephen C. Bates, Mr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop acoustically enhanced droplet heat exchangers. Droplet Heat Exchangers (DHXs) have high contact area, no interface losses, low pressure drop, and superior heat transfer characteristics. By adding high intensity sound to the… More

SBIR Phase I:Efficient CO2 Gas Capture and Solution Storage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Stephen C. Bates, ScD
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase 1 project will develop a technique to capture CO2 gas from a combustion exhaust stream and transform it into a water soluble form for sequestration. Enzyme-loaded particles are seeded through the combustion exhaust to absorb CO2, and convert the CO2 into… More

Energy Rejection Systems for Very High Altitude Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Stephen Bates, President
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
High altitude aircraft are now being used for atmospheric sampling and other purposes, but significant advances in performance must be achieved for sustained flight at altitudes up to 30 km. It is proposed to replace the standard metal finned circulating glycol/water heat exchanger with a droplet… More

Sapphire Viewports for a Venus Probe

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephen C. Bates, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed Phase 1 program will demonstrate that sapphire viewports are feasible for use in Venus probes. TvU's commercial viewport products have demonstrated that the pressure and temperature constraints will be met, while the use of materials appropriate to the atmospheric conditions will… More