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SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THERMALLY ADAPTIVE MATERIALS

United States Patent Application

20160340814
A1
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An adaptive sheet that includes a first layer defining a first length, the first layer configured to assume a base configuration in response to a first environmental condition and assume a lofted configuration in response to a second environmental condition with the first layer being curled along the first length compared the base configuration. The first fabric layer includes a first material defining a second length and having a first expansion coefficient, and wherein the first material is configured to increasingly change length along the second length in response to the second environmental condition, and a second material defining a third length and having a second expansion coefficient that is different than the first expansion coefficient.
Ridley, Brent (Huntington Beach, CA), Griffith, Saul (San Francisco, CA), Maikranz, Shara (San Francisco, CA), Chang, Jean (San Francisco, CA), Lynn, Pete (Oakland, CA)
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May 20, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with Government support under DE-AR0000536 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.