09963597 cites 115 patents.

The present disclosure describes a strategy to create self-healing, slippery self-lubricating polymers. Lubricating liquids with affinities to polymers can be utilized to get absorbed within the polymer and form a lubricant layer (of the lubricating liquid) on the polymer. The lubricant layer can repel a wide range of materials, including simple and complex fluids (water, hydrocarbons, crude oil and bodily fluids), restore liquid-repellency after physical damage, and resist ice, microorganisms and insects adhesion. Some exemplary applications where self-lubricating polymers will be useful include energy-efficient, friction-reduction fluid handling and transportation, medical devices, anti-icing, optical sensing, and as self-cleaning, and anti-fouling materials operating in extreme environments.

Title
Slippery self-lubricating polymer surfaces
Application Number
14/414291
Publication Number
9963597 (B2)
Application Date
July 12, 2013
Publication Date
May 8, 2018
Inventor
Xi Yao
Cambridge
MA, US
Tak Sing Wong
State College
PA, US
Philseok Kim
Arlington
MA, US
Caitlin Howell
Somerville
MA, US
Benjamin Hatton
Toronto
CA
Stuart Dunn
Cambridge
MA, US
Jiaxi Cui
Somerville
MA, US
Michael Aizenberg
Boston
MA, US
Joanna Aizenberg
Boston
MA, US
Agent
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
Assignee
President and Fellows of Harvard College
MA, US
IPC
B05D 5/08
C10M 105/76
B08B 17/06
B08B 17/02
B01D 65/08
C09D 201/00
C10M 171/00
A61L 31/14
A61L 31/06
A61L 31/04
A61L 29/14
A61L 29/08
C09D 5/16
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