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Shape memory polymers

United States Patent Application

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A shape memory polymer comprising a polymer composition which physically forms a network structure wherein the polymer composition has shape-memory behavior and can be formed into a permanent primary shape, re-formed into a stable secondary shape, and controllably actuated to recover the permanent primary shape.
Wilson, Thomas S. (Castro Valley, CA), Bearinger, Jane P. (Livermore, CA)
The Regents of the University of California
11/ 203,025
August 12, 2005
[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.