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Hydrogen gettering packing material, and process for making same

United States Patent

6,291,061
September 18, 2001
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A hydrogen gettering system for a sealed container is disclosed comprising packing material for use within the sealed container, and a coating film containing hydrogen gettering material on at least a portion of the surface of such packing material. The coating film containing the hydrogen gettering material comprises a mixture of one or more organic materials capable of reacting with hydrogen and one or more catalysts capable of catalyzing the reaction of hydrogen with such one or more organic materials. The mixture of one or more organic materials capable of reacting with hydrogen and the one or more catalysts is dispersed in a suitable carrier which preferably is a curable film-forming material. In a preferred embodiment, the packing material comprises a foam material which is compatible with the coating film containing hydrogen gettering material thereon.
LeMay; James D. (Castro Valley, CA), Thompson; Lisa M. (Knoxville, TN), Smith; Henry Michael (Overland Park, KS), Schicker; James R. (Lee's Summit, MO)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
09/ 392,658
September 9, 1999
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for management of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.