04173796 is referenced by 65 patents and cites 6 patents.

Total artificial hearts and circulatory assist devices, including left ventricular assist devices. The invention relates to electrohydraulic energy converter systems, whereby electric energy from a power source, which may be a battery or other source, is converted into hydraulic power capable of actuating diaphragm, sack, axi-symmetric or other types of blood pumps.

Title
Total artificial hearts and cardiac assist devices powered and controlled by reversible electrohydraulic energy converters
Application Number
5/858921
Publication Number
4173796
Application Date
December 9, 1977
Publication Date
November 13, 1979
Inventor
Robert K Jarvik
Salt Lake City
UT, US
Assignee
University of Utah
UT, US
IPC
A61F 1/24
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