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Title: Shape memory embolectomy devices and systems

Abstract

An embolectomy device comprised of an expansion unit and a support unit is disclosed. The expansion unit can be actuated in response to one or more external stimuli, and the support unit, located proximately to the expansion unit, provides a force to hold the expansion unit in place and to further induce the expansion unit's radial expansion. The radial expansion of the expansion unit causes the expansion unit to physically contact a blood clot, enabling the blood clot to be removed. In some embodiments, the expansion unit can be fabricated from a shape memory polymer foam. In some embodiments the support unit can be fabricated from any elastic material including, without limitation, shape memory alloys.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1600369
Patent Number(s):
10,499,935
Application Number:
15/094,701
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344; R01EB000462
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 04/08/2016
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Szafron, Jason, Maitland, Duncan, Small, IV, Ward, Buckley, Patrick, and Muschenborn, Andrea D. Shape memory embolectomy devices and systems. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Szafron, Jason, Maitland, Duncan, Small, IV, Ward, Buckley, Patrick, & Muschenborn, Andrea D. Shape memory embolectomy devices and systems. United States.
Szafron, Jason, Maitland, Duncan, Small, IV, Ward, Buckley, Patrick, and Muschenborn, Andrea D. Tue . "Shape memory embolectomy devices and systems". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1600369.
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title = {Shape memory embolectomy devices and systems},
author = {Szafron, Jason and Maitland, Duncan and Small, IV, Ward and Buckley, Patrick and Muschenborn, Andrea D.},
abstractNote = {An embolectomy device comprised of an expansion unit and a support unit is disclosed. The expansion unit can be actuated in response to one or more external stimuli, and the support unit, located proximately to the expansion unit, provides a force to hold the expansion unit in place and to further induce the expansion unit's radial expansion. The radial expansion of the expansion unit causes the expansion unit to physically contact a blood clot, enabling the blood clot to be removed. In some embodiments, the expansion unit can be fabricated from a shape memory polymer foam. In some embodiments the support unit can be fabricated from any elastic material including, without limitation, shape memory alloys.},
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journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {12}
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