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Remote actuated valve implant

United States Patent

May 10, 2016
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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)
14/ 177,652
February 11, 2014
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS 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.