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REMOTE ACTUATED VALVE IMPLANT

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20140163693
9,333,067
A1
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Valve implant systems positionable within a flow passage, the systems having an inlet, an outlet, and a remotely activatable valve between the inlet and outlet, with the valves being operable to provide intermittent occlusion of the flow path. A remote field is applied to provide thermal or magnetic activation of the valves.
McKnight, Timothy E. (Greenback, TN), Johnson, Anthony (Houston, TX), Moise, Kenneth J. (Houston, TX), Ericson, Milton Nance (Knoxville, TN), Baba, Justin S. (Knoxville, TN), Wilgen, John B. (Oak Ridge, TN), Evans, Boyd Mccutchen (Oak Ridge, TN)
UT-BATTELLE, LLC (Oak Ridge TN)
14/ 177,652
February 11, 2014
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.