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COOLING OF WEAPONS WITH GRAPHITE FOAM

United States Patent Application

20170299299
A1
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Disclosed are examples of an apparatus for cooling a barrel 12 of a firearm 10 and examples of a cooled barrel assembly 32 for installation into an existing firearm 10. When assembled with the barrel 12, a contact surface 16 of a shell 14 is proximate to, and in thermal communication with, the outer surface of the barrel 18. The shell 14 is formed of commercially available or modified graphite foam.
W., Klett James (Knoxville, TN), Trammell, Michael P. (Jacksboro, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge TN)
15/ 349,044
November 11, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT. [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-000R22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.