Maryland's Defense Patent Database

The defense community in Maryland is an R&D powerhouse.

Use this database to see the innovative patents that are poised for commercialization.

Polyurethane electrostriction

Patent image
NSWCCD

A phase mixed thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer is provided for use in tranducers including underwater transducers, sonars and other electrostriction driven devices. The thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer includes an isocyanate, a butanediol, a polytetramethylene ether glycol, and a polyhydric alcohol. The thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer being made by adding the polytetramethylene ether glycol to isocyanate to form a mixture, then holding said mixture of the polytetramethylene ether glycol and isocyanate to a predetermined temperature for a predetermined time, degassing the mixture and sealing the mixture, measuring the percent free isocyanate to a predetermined molar ratio with the polytetramethylene ether glycol, chain extending the mixture into a first polymer with the butanediol and the polyhydric alcohol, adjusting the stoichiometry of said chain extender to a predetermined isocyanate index to avoid crosslinking, and postcuring the resin of the first polymer for a predetermined time and temperature.

Inventors: 
Balizer, Edward
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Materials and Coatings
FIle Date: 
2004-05-21
Grant Date: 
2005-11-01
Grant time: 
529 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
9
Claim count percentile rank: 
4
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY