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Stent with expandable foam

United States Patent Application

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A stent for treating a physical anomaly. The stent includes a skeletal support structure for expanding in the physical anomaly and a shape memory material coupled to the skeletal support structure.
Wilson, Thomas S. (Castro Valley, CA), Maitland, Duncan J. (Pleasant Hill, CA), Small, Ward IV (Livermore, CA), Buckley, Patrick R. (Alameda, CA), Benett, William J. (Livermore, CA), Hartman, Jonathan (Sacramento, CA), Saloner, David A. (San Rafael, CA)
The Regents of the University of California
11/ 606,620
November 29, 2006
[0002] 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.