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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
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
919854
Patent Number(s):
7291154
Application Number:
10/713,622
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61B - DIAGNOSIS
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61M - DEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY
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. Tue . "Shape memory polymer actuator and catheter". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/919854.
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abstractNote = {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.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2007},
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