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Title: Shape memory system with integrated actuation using embedded particles

A shape memory material with integrated actuation using embedded particles. One embodiment provides a shape memory material apparatus comprising a shape memory material body and magnetic pieces in the shape memory material body. Another embodiment provides a method of actuating a device to perform an activity on a subject comprising the steps of positioning a shape memory material body in a desired position with regard to the subject, the shape memory material body capable of being formed in a specific primary shape, reformed into a secondary stable shape, and controllably actuated to recover the specific primary shape; including pieces in the shape memory material body; and actuating the shape memory material body using the pieces causing the shape memory material body to be controllably actuated to recover the specific primary shape and perform the activity on the subject.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1129070
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA) LLNL
Patent Number(s):
8,685,000
Application Number:
13/460,596
Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Apr 30
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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