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Title:
VALVE INCORPORATING TEMPORARY PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2017/040981
Kind Code:
A8
Abstract:
Described herein are various embodiments of a valve that may be opened and closed using a thixotropic or "stress yield" material, or other material that temporarily changes phase upon application of energy to the material. More particularly, some embodiments may include a valve that is opened and closed using a granular gel that is a temporary phase change material.

Inventors:
MUSE, Joshua (3700 Windmeadows Blvd, Apt. AA273Gainesville, FL, 32608, US)
HUGHES, Meghan (4701301 Springs Complex, Gainesville, FL, 32612-4501, US)
CRANE, Carl, David, III (2251 NW 21st Place, Gainesville, FL, 32605, US)
ANGELINI, Thomas, Ettor (2021 NW 27th Drive, Gainesville, FL, 32605, US)
SCHULZE, Kyle, D. (2843 SW 85th Terrace, Gainesville, FL, 32608-9319, US)
BHATTACHARJEE, Tapomoy (3515 SW 39th Boulevard, Apt. 8dGainesville, FL, 32608-6542, US)
SAWYER, Wallace, Gregory (610 NW 89th Street, Gainesville, FL, 32607, US)
TAYLOR, Curtis (1505 Fort Clark Blvd, Apt 8205Gainesville, FL, 32606-9110, US)
Application Number:
US2016/050175
Publication Date:
October 05, 2017
Filing Date:
September 02, 2016
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. (223 Grinter Hall, Gainesville, FL, 32611, US)
MUSE, Joshua (3700 Windmeadows Blvd, Apt. AA273Gainesville, FL, 32608, US)
HUGHES, Meghan (4701301 Springs Complex, Gainesville, FL, 32612-4501, US)
CRANE, Carl, David, III (2251 NW 21st Place, Gainesville, FL, 32605, US)
International Classes:
F16K31/12; F15C1/04; F15C1/06; F16K99/00
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
WALSH, Edmund, J. (Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks P.C.,600 Atlantic Avenu, Boston MA, 02210-2206, US)
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