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Implantable devices using magnetic guidance

United States Patent Application

20060052656
A1
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A system for movement in a body and performing a function on the body. The system comprises a polymer body portion, an electronic unit carried by the polymer body portion, a circuit in the polymer body portion operatively connected to the electronic unit, pieces in the polymer body portion, and a system for controlling movement of the polymer body portion utilizing magnetic forces controlling movement of the pieces. The system utilizes magnetic guidance to control movement of a polymer body portion.
Maghribi, Mariam N. (Livermore, CA), Krulevitch, Peter A. (Pleasanton, CA), Davidson, James Courtney (Livermore, CA), Hamilton, Julie K. (Tracy, CA)
The Regents of the University of California
10/ 938,816
September 9, 2004
[0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.