My Invention

I have used Combinatorials to come up with a Patent Pending idea that can increase the density of any data storage device. Initially I thought the various technologies would be far more affordable but after some analysis I have determined I cannot provide a market capable competitive price point. However what I can do is decrease the cost to send data into space.

Since I can increase the density of any storage medium it would be a boon for space travel, where 1 pound via SpaceX can cost $3,000 a pound or when using other launch platforms can be as high as $27,000 a pound. SpaceX is launching multiple satellites into space from a single launch. Each Satellite and even the space rocket have to be able to store data. The International Space Station requires a certain amount of data as well and this is complicated when astronauts try to bring their own laptop or other devices that have memory units.

The technology is simplistic in extreme but also has a potential price issue for terrestrial projects. By using combinatorial style methods to drill holes, or otherwise create the concept of a hole on a storage device, you can increase the density of the data you can store, except the new data is permanently encoded. The technical side is that creating the holes, creating the software to make the holes, will cost money and expertise that an independent like myself cannot afford. However NASA has the required expertise and equipment and the costs for them to divert temporarily a team to develop the technology would be far more cheaper than it would be for me to develop it.

Thus I am writing a proposal to NASA and DARPA where I will identify how the technology works and make a simple offer. That offer is that any United States Agency or Company that desires to use the technology for assets going into space can use the technology under a free to use for space license. That is to say so long as NASA or DARPA (or a US company like SpaceX) agree to develop the technology and provide how they did the development to me. Further research by them is also covered under this license so that in effect NASA/DARPA benefit from using it while I benefit from them doing the development side. My chance to profit may come from other Space Agencies and companies located outside the United States who seek to improve their weight balance. A hard drive typically weights between 1.2 to 2 pounds. If 1/4 of that weight is in the storage discs and I can increase density by 20% then I am reducing the weight by 0.2 to 0.334 pounds. This would, using SpaceX type numbers, save about $600 to $1000 per a hard drive.

SpaceX is launching 10 Satellites at once this year. The other launches listed there show a lot of hard drives are going to be in space, or other data storage devices. It is possible I can save space exploration in excess of $200,000 just based upon the list presented and making assumptions that few data devices will be on each rocket/satellite. The future flight to Mars, whenever someone actually makes it, could be saved some very real and big numbers as well. While not earth shattering the technology is also special in that it does increase data stored on all devices which means the technology is "The king of data storage".

I expect to have the formal write up done sometime by the end of June.

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