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Title: Stent with expandable foam

A stent for treating a physical anomaly. The stent includes a skeletal support structure for expanding in the physical anomaly and a shape memory material coupled to the skeletal support structure.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1193403
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA) LSO
Patent Number(s):
9,078,738
Application Number:
13/892,492
Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 May 13
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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