Active Material Latching Array

Patent Filing: 4/5/2023
Application Abstract: An active material-enabled latching array can take two mating array surfaces that, in the un-actuated state, have no interference, and upon actuation, can latch the two surfaces together to provide a joint.
Date Added to Site: 3/25/2024
Tech ID: SD 16160
Patent Type: Pending
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.