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United States Patent Application

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This invention relates to chemical polymer compositions, methods of synthesis, and fabrication methods for devices regarding polymers capable of displaying shape memory behavior (SMPs) and which can first be polymerized to a linear or branched polymeric structure, having thermoplastic properties, subsequently processed into a device through processes typical of polymer melts, solutions, and dispersions and then crossed linked to a shape memory thermoset polymer retaining the processed shape.
Wilson, Thomas S. (San Leandro, CA), Hearon, II, Michael Keith (Livermore, CA), Bearinger, Jane P. (Berwyn, PA)
13/ 892,719
May 13, 2013
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and supported by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Grant R01EB000462.