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SPACESHIP HULL - ARTIFICIAL GRAVITY - POLY SUPPORT STRUCT

[Category : - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING]
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Multipurpose, modular spacecraft hull capable of providing artificial gravity for long term space travel and exploration

Modular design permits Refitting and Refueling in space

Hulls sold separately from habitats, rocket engines and control and guidance systems. See: List of spacecraft manufacturers (Wikipedia) for equipment suppliers.

Mission Possibilities:
Travel - Moon, Mars, and Beyond
Explore/Prospect -
Asteroids for heavy metals
Fuel sources - moons of Saturn and Jupiter
Comets - water

ABSTRACT -
A polygonal support structure is disclosed herein. The polygonal support structure has a plurality of rigid segments configured to be joined at longitudinal ends by a joint affixed to at least one end of each rigid segment. Each joint is configured to rigidly, rotatingly or hingedly join each rigid segment to an adjacent rigid segment to form the polygonal support structure. A plurality of flexible members are configured and disposed to provide tension between each joint and joints spaced two segments therefrom, in each direction, about the polygonal support structure. One or more joints may be configured to join and un-join two adjacent rigid segments and each rigid segment and each joint may be configured to enable stacking of rigid segment into a compact configuration for transport.

In at least one aspect, a polygonal support structure may be configured to support assemblies in a substantially weightless environment.


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General Terms For Bidding
1. No bid is accepted and no contract is entered into until the final agreement is signed, the full license fee is paid and all escrows are released to Licensor.
2. The final agreement shall include addenda in substantially the same form as attached below.
3. Bidder agrees to provide audited financial statements prior to and as a condition to the final agreement (this term may be waived for individual model builders who may submit initially submit a copy of their federal and state tax returns along with transcripts of the same).
4. Within seven (7) days of acceptance of bid, bidder shall deposit with a licensed Maryland attorney selected by Licensor, a sum equal to twenty-five percent (25%) of the accepted bid as a demonstration of good faith.
5. The license fee is for ONE device ONLY.
6. Either party may terminate negotiations prior to the execution of the final agreement at which time the escrow agent shall forthwith return the escrowed deposit to the bidder.
7. Licenses are NOT EXCLUSIVE.

Arbitration Addendum
The Arbitration Addendum (sometimes referred to as "AA") is hereby made a part of a contract/agreement dated ________________ , 20_____ , (sometimes referred to as "Contract") between ______________________________________________ , individually and jointly, and their heirs, successors and/or assigns (sometimes referred to as "party of the first part" or "POTFP"), and Stephen Leventhal, Final Frontier Construction LLC, and their heirs, successors and/or assigns (collectively, jointly and severally, whichever or both of which are a party to the Contract (sometimes referred to as "the party of the second part" or "FFC"), to wit:
1. The parties agree that there is an eco
Arbitration Addendum
The Arbitration Addendum (sometimes referred to as "AA") is hereby made a part of a contract/agreement dated ________________ , 20_____ , (sometimes referred to as "Contract") between ______________________________________________ , individually and jointly, and their heirs, successors and/or assigns (sometimes referred to as "party of the first part" or "POTFP"), and Stephen Leventhal, Final Frontier Construction LLC, and their heirs, successors and/or assigns (collectively, jointly and severally, whichever or both of which are a party to the Contract (sometimes referred to as "the party of the second part" or "FFC"), to wit:
1. The parties agree that there is an economic disparity between them which will hinder fair and equitable dispute resolution. In consideration of the economic disparity and of the mutual promises and obligations of the Contract which this AA is attached, the parties agree to the terms and conditions regarding dispute resolution set forth in this AA, which shall govern and control any disagreements or disputes of any nature as to the terms of, or the enforcement of said terms, of the Contract to which this AA relates or of this AA itself (hereafter referred to as "Dispute" or "Disputes"). In the event any of the terms of this AA conflict with any terms of the Contract, then the terms of this AA shall control.
2. All Disputes shall be adjudicated pursuant to the Commercial Rules of Arbitration, as may be amended from time to time, of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA"). If the American Arbitration Association or any of its officials, functionaries or arbitrators determine that the terms and conditions set forth in this AA cannot be adjudicated by the American Arbitration Association under its Rules, then, the American Arbitration Association shall be immediately divested of jurisdiction to determine the Dispute, and dispute resolution shall proceed under the Maryland Uniform Arbitration Act. If the Dispute cannot be resolved pursuant to the Maryland Uniform Arbitration Act as a matter of law, then, the Dispute shall be determined by a court of competent jurisdiction.
For all Disputes jurisdiction shall be exclusively in the State of Maryland and venue shall be in Montgomery County, Maryland for state court, and the Greenbelt Division of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland for federal court.
The physical venue for all proceedings of every nature other than appearance in court, shall be in Montgomery County, Maryland, provided that the parties may agree to locate such proceedings in another jurisdiction or venue for convenience of the parties or as required for physical examination of exhibits, records or objects which due to their size are impractical to transport.
Whether a Dispute is heard and determined by an arbitrator, panel of arbitrators, judge or panel of judges, he, she, it or they are referred to herein individually, severally, jointly and collectively as "Arbitrator".
The Contract shall be governed by Maryland law.
The invalidity as a matter of law of any clause or portion of the Contract or of any addendum thereto shall not void the contract. It is agreed that in such a situation the Contract and addenda shall be interpreted as if the offending clause, clauses, portion or potions of the Contract or addendum did not exist, and the remaining agreement shall be given the full force of law.
3. All of the expenses incurred or to be incurred in the resolution of any Dispute, as more completely described below (sometimes referred to as "Costs"), whether incurred or to be incurred by POTFP or by FFC, or others related to the Dispute shall be paid solely by the POTFP, without exception or deduction for any reason whatsoever.
Such Costs shall include, but not by way of limitation, the following:
1. all AAA fees and expense,
2. all court fees and expenses,
3. all fees and expenses of every nature for arbitrators and other adjudicators, however denominated, if any,
4. all attorney fees, contingent, hourly or incentive, and expenses of every nature,
5. all expert witness fees and expenses of every nature,
6. all witness fees and expenses of every nature,
7. all litigation expenses of every nature,
8. all deposition fees and expenses of every nature,
9. all travel expenses for both POTFP, FFC, and witnesses and expert witnesses,
10. all unanticipated, reasonably related arbitration/litigation expenses of every nature,
11. and, all reasonably related expenses of every nature.

At the beginning of any Dispute resolution and as part of the decision making process related to any Dispute the Arbitrator is required to tax all Costs to the POTFP immediately. The foregoing tax of Costs shall be required without regard to the party requesting the Dispute resolution or the party that prevails in the proceedings, and shall not be revised.

At the beginning of any Dispute resolution, and from time to time as requested by FFC and as part of the decision making process related to any Dispute the Arbitrator is required to order immediately the immediate payment to FFC of its anticipated Costs, at that time and from time to time during the proceedings, to prosecute and/or to defend the Dispute resolution proceedings. If the POTFP disputes the Costs of FFC, then the amount in each instance shall be the reasonable amount as determined by the Arbitrator, but in no event shall the amount for each item be less than that budgeted for the same or similar item(s) by the POTFP, and in the event of attorneys fees, if the POTFP has engaged an attorney on a contingent basis, the attorneys fee advanced to FFC shall be the maximum possible fee payable to the attorney for the POTFP under its agreement therewith.
It is agreed that the mandatory and immediate allocation of all Costs to POTFP and all orders to pay Costs or any portion thereof in advance of need is a principal purpose of this AA. As such, if the POTFP fails to obey any order or to advance any Costs as ordered, then the Arbitrator shall immediately enter final judgment in favor of FFC on all issues.
Whenever funds are paid to FFC in advance, FFC shall account for the use of those funds which may only be expended for Costs, and at the final resolution of the dispute any funds not so expended shall be returned to the POTFP. At the conclusion of the Dispute resolution, FFC shall return to the POTFP any Costs advance which are not expended for Costs.

License Fee Addendum
The License Fee Addendum (sometimes referred to as "LEA") is hereby made a part of a contract/agreement dated ________________ , 20_____ , (sometimes referred to as "Contract") between ______________________________________________ , and their heirs, successors and/or assigns (sometimes referred to as "party of the first part" or "POTFP"), and Stephen Leventhal, Final Frontier Construction LLC, and their heirs, successors and/or assigns (collectively, jointly and severally, whichever or both of which are a party to the Contract (sometimes referred to as "the party of the second part" or "FFC"), to wit:
1. This LEA establishes the annual fee (sometimes referred to as "AF") to be paid to FFC for the non-exclusive right to use the Polygonal Support Structure (sometimes referred to as "PSS") described in United States Patent, Patent No. 8, 474,760, sometimes referred to as Patent No. 8,474,760 B2 (individually, jointly and severally sometimes referred to as "RP") for or as a part of the design, and/or construction, and/or deployment, and/or operation of any single device, satellite or vessel of any nature whatsoever, whether for use on earth or in any other location in the universe (sometimes referred to as "Device"). In the event that the Contract provides for multiple projects, then the AF set forth in this LEA shall apply separately to each such Device.
2. In the event the terms of this LEA conflict with any terms of the Contract, then the terms of this LEA shall control.
3. The AF is comprised of two parts, as follows:
A. A minimum annual fee ("MAF") payable in full upon the execution of the Contract, and annually thereafter on each anniversary of the Contract during the "life of the Device" ("LOTD"). LOTD begins at the execution of the Contract and ends at the complete physical destruction or the complete disassembly of the Device. Immediately after the end of the LOTD, POTFP shall have no further right to use the Polygon Support Structure referred to above, however POTFP's obligation to pay AF for prior use shall continue.
B. A percentage annual fee ("PAF") payable quarter annually measured from the date of execution of the Contract to the extent that PAF exceeds the MAF. The parties may agree to adjust to quarter annual payment accounting period date to coincide with the POTFP's accounting practices. However, and such adjustment shall not relieve the POTFP from its obligation to make four equally spaced quarter annual payments during each year. Each payment due to FFC under the Contract, this AA or any other addenda shall be timely made in full, without set-off or deduction and within ten (10) days from the end of each quarter year accounting period.
a. PAF is comprised of two parts, as follows:
i. A sum equal to three percent (3.0%) of the gross income of POTFP related in any way to the Device (said sum referred to as "PGI"). Within the foregoing constraint, PGI includes all income of every nature, including, but not by way of limitation sums received, sums accrued, credit extended and unpaid debts to POTFP, and includes all capital of every nature raised or otherwise received after execution of the Contract and related in any way to the Device.
ii. A sum equal to three percent (3.0%) of the gross expenses of POTFP related in any way to the Device (said sum referred to as "PGE"). Within the foregoing constraint, PGE shall include expenses of every nature, including, but not by way of limitation expense paid, expenses accrued, and debt obligations of every nature incurred by POTFP.
b. Within the constraints set forth in sub-paragraph "a." above, POTFP shall include all income and all expenses of all related entities (referred to as REs"). REs include, as to each natural person included in the definition of POTFP, all persons related by blood, adoption or marriage to any degree. REs also include all entities in which the parties comprising POTFP own, either individually, collectively, or jointly, a two percent (2%) interest. REs also include all entities or individuals which the parties comprising POTFP, or any of them either individually or collectively, control or can control by any means whatsoever.
4. The AF is payable in full when due without setoff or deduction of any kind. The obligation to pay AF is not limited by the life of the RP.
5. The obligation to pay the AF when and as due is independent of and unrelated to the validity or continued existence of the RP. It is agreed that the license fee is for the privilege of use of the design embodied in the RP and to avoid a claim of patent infringement of RP while the license fee is paid and current.
6. POTFP agrees that it will not challenge the RP and that it will, at its own expense defend all challenges to the RP wherever on Earth they may arise.
7. The Contract may not be assigned without the consent of FFC which may be withheld in the absolute discretion of FFC. In the event FFC consents to any assignment, it is agreed that the assignee shall consent in writing to the terms of the Contract and all addenda and that the POTFP shall remain jointly and severally liable together with the assignee for all obligations due under the contract to FFC.
8. FFC warrants that it is authorized to enter into the Contract. FFC makes no other warrantees. The contract remains in full force and effect, even in the event that RP is declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid.
9. Any term or condition of the Contract, this LEA or any other addendum to the Contract may be waived at any time by the party that is entitled to the benefit thereof, but no such waiver shall be effective unless set forth in a written instrument duly executed by or on behalf of the party waiving such term or condition. No waiver by any party of any term or condition of the Contract, this LEA or any other addendum to the Contract, in any one or more instances, shall be deemed to be or construed as a waiver of the same or any other term or condition of the Contract, this LEA or any other addendum to the Contract on any future occasion.
10. All remedies, either under the Contract, this LEA or any other addendum to the Contract or by law or otherwise afforded, will be cumulative and not alternative. The Contract, this LEA all other addendum to the Contract may be supplemented, amended or modified only by a written instrument duly executed by or on behalf of each party hereto.

ITAR, AECA and EAR Compliance Addendum
This ITAR, AECA and EAR Compliance Addendum (sometimes referred to as "ITAR") is hereby made a part of a contract/agreement dated ________________ , 20_____ , (sometimes referred to as "Contract") between ______________________________________________ , and their heirs, successors and/or assigns (sometimes referred to as "party of the first part" or "POTFP"), and Stephen Leventhal, Final Frontier Construction LLC, and their heirs, successors and/or assigns (collectively, jointly and severally, whichever or both of which are a party to the Contract (sometimes referred to as "the party of the second part" or "FFC"), to wit:
If POTFP is, or becomes in the future, a foreign or other person to whom or which a transfer of any rights is controlled by ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations), EAR (Export Administration Regulations) or AECA (Arms Export Control Act) or any other law of the United State of America restricting this transaction in any manner whatsoever, POTFP agrees as follows::
1. POTFP will immediately disclose in writing to FFC the existence of the aforegoing facts and all facts underlying and related to such status;
2. POTFP agrees that the licensing fee shall not be refunded in any amount, and that POTFP hereby abandons any and all claims to any refund of any fund, monies or other consideration paid, due or owing under the terms of the Contract ;
3. A. POTFP will immediately retain U.S. licensed legal counsel to satisfy all requirements of the government of the United States with regard to implementation or attempted implementation of the transaction anticipated by the Contract ;
B. Additionally, POTFP agrees to pay on demand, and in advance upon request, all legal fees, cost and expenses of any nature whatsoever expended or to be expended in order to cooperate, in so far as such cooperation is lawful under the laws of the United States of America. POTFP specifically agrees that failure to pay on demand, and in advance upon request, all legal fees, cost and expenses of any nature whatsoever expended or to be expended, will immediately terminate all of POTFP's rights and all of FFC's obligations under the Contract , but will not terminate POTFP's obligations under the Contract ;
4. POTFP agrees that POTFP's rights anticipated under the Contract shall be suspended, and that POTFP shall not attempt to exercise such rights, unless and until the transaction is approved and licensed, insofar as the same may be necessary, by the Government of the United States. POTFP agrees that that any attempt to exercise any rights under the Contract during such period of suspension will immediately terminate all of POTFP's rights and all of FFC's obligations under the Contract, but will not terminate POTFP's obligations under the Contract.












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