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Old Name?

Postby KitemanSA » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:11 pm

Did EMC2 used to be called Pacific-Sierra Research Corporation? They once had the trademark on "Polywell".

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Postby BenTC » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:48 pm

www.askmar.com/Fusion_files/Polywell%20 ... oncept.pdf
References
Robert W. Bussard et al., “Preliminary Research Studies of a New Method for Control of Charged Particle Interactions,” Report 1899, Pacific Sierra Research; November 30, 1988.
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Postby KitemanSA » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:53 pm

BenTC wrote: www.askmar.com/Fusion_files/Polywell%20 ... oncept.pdf
References
Robert W. Bussard et al., “Preliminary Research Studies of a New Method for Control of Charged Particle Interactions,” Report 1899, Pacific Sierra Research; November 30, 1988.
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You know, this is a bit odd since his FIRST patent was file in 1985 under the company name EMC2. I wonder if he changed the name temporarily or just consulted for them. In either case it is odd that THEY put in for the tradename.

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Postby BenTC » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:57 am

I don't fully understand this information, but they seem to be linked...

http://www.boliven.com/patent/US4826646/assignments
Method and apparatus for controlling charged particles

Assignment #1
Reel Frame #: 004478/0925
Conveyance: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST.
Assignor(s): ROBERT W. BUSSARD
Assignee(s): ENERGY/MATTER CONVERSION CORPORATION, INC., AKA. E/MC2, P.O. BOX 146, CHANTILLY, VA. 22021
Execution Date: 10/28/1985
Recordation Date: 10/29/1985
Correspondence Address: SCHWARTZ, JEFFERY, SCHWAAB, MACK,, BLUMENTHAL & EVANS

Assignment #2
Reel Frame #: 009516/0764
Conveyance: SECURITY AGREEMENT
Assignor(s): PACIFIC-SIERRA RESEARCH CORPORATION
Assignee(s): NBD BANK, N.A.
Execution Date: 09/30/1998
Recordation Date: 10/09/1998
Correspondence Address: DAVID R. HAARZ
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Postby BenTC » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:59 am

Further link...
http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollecti ... ries/33#33
Inventory of the Louis H. (Louis Harry) Roddis Papers, 1823-1990
Roddis worked as a consultant to the Pacific Sierra Research Corporation.

Pacific Sierra Series, 1949, 1974-1978 and undated
* Written Statement fo R.W. Bussard, 1978 Feb. 20
* Written Testimony of Robert Bussard Magnetic Fusion Energy, 1978 Feb. 7
* Roddis Trip Report to Bussard, 1979 Feb. 2
* Bussard Correspondence with Hirsch, 1977 Dec. 5
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Postby BenTC » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:02 am

http://www.youngcosmos.com/discuss/viewtopic.php?t=73
G. P. Jellison wrote:I worked with Dr. Bussard for about a year when he was with Pacific-Sierra Research Corporation.


http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-50239569.html
Veridian yesterday said that an agreement had been reached to acquire Pacific-Sierra Research (PSR), a leading supplier of information technology products and services to the defense and intelligence communities.

"Pacific-Sierra's superb capabilities--particularly in the areas of information management and intelligence--are an important complement to our existing information systems solutions and engineering capabilities," said Veridian CEO David Langstaff in a statement.
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Postby JohnFul » Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:14 am

Wow,

1998-1999 I worked for General Dynamics. I started with GTE DSSD. When GTE merged with Bell Atlantic and became Verizon, that division was sold to GD. It seems Veridian was aquired by GD in 2003.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veridian

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