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Magnetic membrane system

United States Patent Application

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The present invention provides a membrane with magnetic particles. In one embodiment the membrane is created by mixing particles in a non-magnetic base. The membrane may act as an actuator, a sensor, a pump, a valve, or other device. A magnet is operatively connected to the membrane. The magnet acts on and changes the shape of the membrane.
McElfresh, Michael W. (Livermore, CA), Lucas, Matthew S. (Pasadena, CA)
The Regents of the University of California
10/ 857,571
May 28, 2004
[0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.