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Title: Local thermal actuation of material surfaces via micro- and nanowire heating for the prevention of cellular attachment and biological fouling

Abstract

The invention relates in various embodiments to a composite useful as e.g. a medical implant device, and a method of treating fouling, including biofouling as may occur on an implant. The composite comprises a matrix phase and a patterned phase that comprises an energetically activatable wire intermixed with the matrix phase, the wire when energetically activated, which includes thermal activation, causes modification of at least a portion of the matrix phase to treat fouling that might otherwise occur. The method of treating biofouling may be practiced on a patent while the medical implant of the invention is in situ.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1496817
Patent Number(s):
10,179,180
Application Number:
14/451,967
Assignee:
UT-BATTELLE, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Aug 05
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Allman, Steve L., Doktycz, Mitchel J., Retterer, Scott T., and Allison, David P. Local thermal actuation of material surfaces via micro- and nanowire heating for the prevention of cellular attachment and biological fouling. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Allman, Steve L., Doktycz, Mitchel J., Retterer, Scott T., & Allison, David P. Local thermal actuation of material surfaces via micro- and nanowire heating for the prevention of cellular attachment and biological fouling. United States.
Allman, Steve L., Doktycz, Mitchel J., Retterer, Scott T., and Allison, David P. Tue . "Local thermal actuation of material surfaces via micro- and nanowire heating for the prevention of cellular attachment and biological fouling". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1496817.
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