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Peter Celliers, Luiz Da Silva, Michael Glinsky, Richard London, Duncan Maitland, Dennis Matthews, Pat Fitch: Opto-acoustic thrombolysis. The Regents of the University of California, February 8, 2000: US06022309 (126 worldwide citation)

This invention is a catheter-based device for generating an ultrasound excitation in biological tissue. Pulsed laser light is guided through an optical fiber to provide the energy for producing the acoustic vibrations. The optical energy is deposited in a water-based absorbing fluid, e.g. saline, th ...


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William Benett, Peter Celliers, Luiz Da Silva, Michael Glinsky, Richard London, Duncan Maitland, Dennis Matthews, Peter Krulevich, Abraham Lee: Opto-acoustic transducer for medical applications. The Regents of the University of California, John P Wooldridge, August 31, 1999: US05944687 (58 worldwide citation)

This invention is an optically activated transducer for generating acoustic vibrations in a biological medium. The transducer is located at the end of a fiber optic which may be located within a catheter. Energy for operating the transducer is provided optically by laser light transmitted through th ...


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William Benett, Peter Celliers, Luiz Da Silva, Michael Glinsky, Richard London, Duncan Maitland, Dennis Matthews, Peter Krulevich, Abraham Lee: Opto-acoustic transducer for medical applications. The Regents of the University of California, John P Wooldridge, Alan H Thompson, April 30, 2002: US06379325 (47 worldwide citation)

This invention is an optically activated transducer for generating acoustic vibrations in a biological medium. The transducer is located at the end of a fiber optic which may be located within a catheter. Energy for operating the transducer is provided optically by laser light transmitted through th ...


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Duncan Maitland, William J Benett, Jane P Bearinger, Thomas S Wilson, Ward Small IV, Daniel L Schumann, Wayne A Jensen, Jason M Ortega, John E Marion III, Jeffrey M Loge: Shape memory polymer medical device. Lawrence Livermore National Security, Eddie E Scott, John H Lee, June 29, 2010: US07744604 (11 worldwide citation)

A system for removing matter from a conduit. The system includes the steps of passing a transport vehicle and a shape memory polymer material through the conduit, transmitting energy to the shape memory polymer material for moving the shape memory polymer material from a first shape to a second and ...


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Thomas S Wilson, Duncan Maitland, Daniel L Schumann, Steve L Little, Paul E Ahre: Shape memory polymer actuator and catheter. The Regents of the University of California, Eddie E Scott, Assistant Laboratory Counsel, December 25, 2003: US20030236533-A1

A system for removing an occlusion from a vessel. The system utilizes a shape memory polymer device for acting upon the occlusion. A transport vehicle moves a shape memory material through the vessel. The shape memory material is adapted to move from a first unexpanded coil shape to move through or ...


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Duncan Maitland, William J Benett, Jane P Bearinger, Thomas S Wilson, Ward Small, Daniel L Schumann, Wayne A Jensen, Jason M Ortega, John E Marion, Jeffrey M Loge: Shape memory polymer medical device. The Regents of the University of California, Eddie E Scott, Assistant Laboratory Counsel, January 12, 2006: US20060009785-A1

A system for removing matter from a conduit. The system includes the steps of passing a transport vehicle and a shape memory polymer material through the conduit, transmitting energy to the shape memory polymer material for moving the shape memory polymer material from a first shape to a second and ...