|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||219/209 ; 219/549 ; 219/528 ; 604/281|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 46 인용 특허 : 52|
A shape memory device includes a shape memory alloy member configured to have at least a portion of the shape memory alloy member be selectively activated. A heating device is coupled to the member and configured to provide heat to a selected section of the member and activate at least a portion of the selected section.
[ What is claimed is:] [5.] A medical device, comprising:an elongated member having a proximal portion and a distal portion configured to be inserted into a body,a temperature-activated actuator coupled to the elongated member, wherein the actuator is configured to move to a plurality of predetermined shapes and comprises at least two independently activated elongated portions; and a heating device coupled to the temperature-activated actuator and configured to deliver thermal energy to at least a selected section of the actuator and activate at least a ...