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Guide wire extension for shape memory polymer occlusion removal devices

United States Patent

November 3, 2009
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A flexible extension for a shape memory polymer occlusion removal device. A shape memory polymer instrument is transported through a vessel via a catheter. A flexible elongated unit is operatively connected to the distal end of the shape memory polymer instrument to enhance maneuverability through tortuous paths en route to the occlusion.
Maitland; Duncan J. (Pleasant Hill, CA), Small, IV; Ward (Livermore, CA), Hartman; Jonathan (Sacramento, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
11/ 238,018
September 27, 2005
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.