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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:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6]
  1. Pleasant Hill, CA
  2. Walnut Creek, CA
  3. Concord, CA
  4. Moss Beach, CA
  5. Byron, CA
  6. Pittsburgh, PA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
919854
Patent Number(s):
7,291,154
Application Number:
10/713,622
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

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., 2007. 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. 2007. "Shape memory polymer actuator and catheter". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/919854.
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