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System for closure of a physical anomaly

United States Patent

November 11, 2014
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Systems for closure of a physical anomaly. Closure is accomplished by a closure body with an exterior surface. The exterior surface contacts the opening of the anomaly and closes the anomaly. The closure body has a primary shape for closing the anomaly and a secondary shape for being positioned in the physical anomaly. The closure body preferably comprises a shape memory polymer.
Bearinger; Jane P. (Livermore, CA), Maitland; Duncan J. (Pleasant Hill, CA), Schumann; Daniel L. (Concord, CA), Wilson; Thomas S. (Castro Valley, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC. (Livermore, CA)
10/ 781,582
February 17, 2004
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.