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1. (WO2017040981) VALVE INCORPORATING TEMPORARY PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040981    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/050175
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Sep 03 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: F16K 31/12
F16K 99/00
F15C 1/04
F15C 1/06
Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
MUSE, Joshua
HUGHES, Meghan
CRANE, Carl, David, III
Inventors: MUSE, Joshua
HUGHES, Meghan
CRANE, Carl, David, III
ANGELINI, Thomas, Ettor
SCHULZE, Kyle, D.
BHATTACHARJEE, Tapomoy
SAWYER, Wallace, Gregory
TAYLOR, Curtis
Title: VALVE INCORPORATING TEMPORARY PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL
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.