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Title: Microfabricated therapeutic actuator mechanisms

Abstract

Electromechanical microstructures (microgrippers), either integrated circuit (IC) silicon-based or precision machined, to extend and improve the application of catheter-based interventional therapies for the repair of aneurysms in the brain or other interventional clinical therapies. These micromechanisms can be specifically applied to release platinum coils or other materials into bulging portions of the blood vessels also known as aneurysms. The "micro" size of the release mechanism is necessary since the brain vessels are the smallest in the body. Through a catheter more than one meter long, the micromechanism located at one end of the catheter can be manipulated from the other end thereof. The microgripper (micromechanism) of the invention will also find applications in non-medical areas where a remotely actuated microgripper or similar actuator would be useful or where micro-assembling is needed.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Berkeley, CA
  2. Livermore, CA
  3. Walnut Creek, CA
  4. Los Altos, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
871036
Patent Number(s):
5645564
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Oakland, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
microfabricated; therapeutic; actuator; mechanisms; electromechanical; microstructures; microgrippers; integrated; circuit; silicon-based; precision; machined; extend; improve; application; catheter-based; interventional; therapies; repair; aneurysms; brain; clinical; micromechanisms; specifically; applied; release; platinum; coils; materials; bulging; portions; blood; vessels; micro; size; mechanism; catheter; meter; micromechanism; located; manipulated; microgripper; applications; non-medical; remotely; actuated; similar; useful; micro-assembling; release mechanism; blood vessel; microfabricated therapeutic; integrated circuit; blood vessels; therapeutic actuator; precision machine; /606/

Citation Formats

Northrup, Milton A, Ciarlo, Dino R, Lee, Abraham P, and Krulevitch, Peter A. Microfabricated therapeutic actuator mechanisms. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Northrup, Milton A, Ciarlo, Dino R, Lee, Abraham P, & Krulevitch, Peter A. Microfabricated therapeutic actuator mechanisms. United States.
Northrup, Milton A, Ciarlo, Dino R, Lee, Abraham P, and Krulevitch, Peter A. Wed . "Microfabricated therapeutic actuator mechanisms". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871036.
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title = {Microfabricated therapeutic actuator mechanisms},
author = {Northrup, Milton A and Ciarlo, Dino R and Lee, Abraham P and Krulevitch, Peter A},
abstractNote = {Electromechanical microstructures (microgrippers), either integrated circuit (IC) silicon-based or precision machined, to extend and improve the application of catheter-based interventional therapies for the repair of aneurysms in the brain or other interventional clinical therapies. These micromechanisms can be specifically applied to release platinum coils or other materials into bulging portions of the blood vessels also known as aneurysms. The "micro" size of the release mechanism is necessary since the brain vessels are the smallest in the body. Through a catheter more than one meter long, the micromechanism located at one end of the catheter can be manipulated from the other end thereof. The microgripper (micromechanism) of the invention will also find applications in non-medical areas where a remotely actuated microgripper or similar actuator would be useful or where micro-assembling is needed.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {1}
}

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