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Title: Mechanical reticulation of polymeric-based closed cell foams

Abstract

Polymeric based closed cell foams, such as shape memory polymer foams, contain bubbles. Making these bubbles continuous is called reticulation. Disclosed are embodiments of a device and method to controllably reticulate polymer-based closed cell foams by puncturing the membranes of these polymer-based closed cell foams.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1650881
Patent Number(s):
10647037
Application Number:
15/232,619
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA); The Texas A&M University System (College Station, TX)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B32 - LAYERED PRODUCTS B32B - LAYERED PRODUCTS, i.e. PRODUCTS BUILT-UP OF STRATA OF FLAT OR NON-FLAT, e.g. CELLULAR OR HONEYCOMB, FORM
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B29 - WORKING OF PLASTICS B29K - INDEXING SCHEME ASSOCIATED WITH SUBCLASSES B29B, B29C OR B29D, RELATING TO MOULDING MATERIALS OR TO MATERIALS FOR {MOULDS, } REINFORCEMENTS, FILLERS OR PREFORMED PARTS, e.g. INSERTS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 08/09/2016
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Rodriguez, Jennifer N., Maitland, Duncan J., and Wilson, Thomas S.. Mechanical reticulation of polymeric-based closed cell foams. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Rodriguez, Jennifer N., Maitland, Duncan J., & Wilson, Thomas S.. Mechanical reticulation of polymeric-based closed cell foams. United States.
Rodriguez, Jennifer N., Maitland, Duncan J., and Wilson, Thomas S.. Tue . "Mechanical reticulation of polymeric-based closed cell foams". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1650881.
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title = {Mechanical reticulation of polymeric-based closed cell foams},
author = {Rodriguez, Jennifer N. and Maitland, Duncan J. and Wilson, Thomas S.},
abstractNote = {Polymeric based closed cell foams, such as shape memory polymer foams, contain bubbles. Making these bubbles continuous is called reticulation. Disclosed are embodiments of a device and method to controllably reticulate polymer-based closed cell foams by puncturing the membranes of these polymer-based closed cell foams.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {5}
}

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