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Title: Shape memory polymer actuator and catheter

Abstract

An actuator system is provided for acting upon a material in a vessel. The system includes an optical fiber and a shape memory polymer material operatively connected to the optical fiber. The shape memory polymer material is adapted to move from a first shape for moving through said vessel to a second shape where it can act upon said material.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174859
Patent Number(s):
6,740,094
Application Number:
09/761,023
Assignee:
University Of California, The Regents Of
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Maitland, Duncan J., Lee, Abraham P., Schumann, Daniel L., Matthews, Dennis L., Decker, Derek E., and Jungreis, Charles A. Shape memory polymer actuator and catheter. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Maitland, Duncan J., Lee, Abraham P., Schumann, Daniel L., Matthews, Dennis L., Decker, Derek E., & Jungreis, Charles A. Shape memory polymer actuator and catheter. United States.
Maitland, Duncan J., Lee, Abraham P., Schumann, Daniel L., Matthews, Dennis L., Decker, Derek E., and Jungreis, Charles A. 2004. "Shape memory polymer actuator and catheter". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174859.
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title = {Shape memory polymer actuator and catheter},
author = {Maitland, Duncan J. and Lee, Abraham P. and Schumann, Daniel L. and Matthews, Dennis L. and Decker, Derek E. and Jungreis, Charles A.},
abstractNote = {An actuator system is provided for acting upon a material in a vessel. The system includes an optical fiber and a shape memory polymer material operatively connected to the optical fiber. The shape memory polymer material is adapted to move from a first shape for moving through said vessel to a second shape where it can act upon said material.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1174859}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2004},
month = {5}
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