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Harrison John D, Choi Jei Y, Marchant Peter R: Heat recoverable alloy. Raychem Corporation, August 21, 1973: US3753700 (250 worldwide citation)

An alloy capable of having the property of heat recoverability imparted thereto comprising 49.1 to 50.2 atomic percent of titanium, 2.1 to 4.7 atomic percent of iron and the remainder nickel.


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Robert M Abrams, Sepehr Fariabi: Superelastic guiding member. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, December 26, 2000: US06165292 (121 worldwide citation)

An improved guiding member for use within a body lumen having a unique combination of superelastic characteristics. The superelastic alloy material has a composition consisting of about 30% to about 52% (atomic) titanium, and about 38% to 52% nickel and may have one or more elements selected from th ...


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Globerman Oren, Shenhav Boaz, Shavit Ronen: Expandable intervertebral spacer. Disc O Tech Medical Technologi, October 31, 2001: EP1148850-A1 (115 worldwide citation)

An expandable spacer, comprising: an axial tube having a surface, a proximal end and a distal end and a length, wherein, said surface defines a plurality of slits, said plurality of slits defining at least two axially displaced extensions, such that when said tube is axially compressed, said extensi ...


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Fujio Miura: Method for imparting shapes to shape memory alloy wires. GAC International, Kenyon & Kenyon, March 3, 1992: US05092941 (115 worldwide citation)

A method of imparting a particular shape to a wire made of a shape memory alloy, such as a Ni-Ti alloy, which includes the steps of bending the wire inside a tubular body into the particular shape; heating the wire within the tubular body to a temperature sufficient to cause the wire to retain the p ...


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Alan Pelton, Thomas Duerig: Shape memory alloy treatment. Nitinol Devices and Components, Dean Garner, December 1, 1998: US05843244 (108 worldwide citation)

A method of treating a component formed from a Ni--Ti based shape memory alloy, so that the component exhibits superelasticity, comprises cold working the component, annealing the alloy while the component is restrained in the configuration resulting from the cold working step, and exposing the comp ...


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Globerman Oren, Shenhav Boaz, Shavit Ronen: Expandable intervertebral spacer. Disc O Tech Medical Technologi, July 13, 2005: EP1552797-A2 (86 worldwide citation)

An expandable spacer, comprising: an axial tube having a surface, a proximal end and a distal end and a length, wherein, said surface defines a plurality of slits, said plurality of slits defining at least two axially displaced extensions, such that when said tube is axially compressed, said extensi ...


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Duane L Ruckle, Ponciano P Millan Jr: Method for heat treating cast titanium articles to improve their mechanical properties. The Garrett Corporation, J Henry Muetterties, A J Miller, James W McFarland, December 23, 1986: US04631092 (83 worldwide citation)

Cast titanium alloys and a method of heat treating the alloys in order to obtain fatigue and mechanical properties comparable to wrought titanium is disclosed. The heat treatment is practiced by solution heat treating a cast titanium article above its beta transus, rapidly cooling, stabilizing at a ...


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Thomas W Duerig: Method of treating a sample of an alloy. Raychem Corporation, Simon J Belcher, Herbert G Burkard, June 19, 1990: US04935068 (81 worldwide citation)

A method of treating a sample of an alloy which is capable of transforming between martensitic and austenitic phases, to render the alloy pseudoelastic, the method comprising:


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Harvey A Klein: Suturing with corrosion and breakage resistant flexible wire. Rikki Brezak, Israel Nissenbaum, August 2, 1994: US05333625 (77 worldwide citation)

A suture or fixation wire having a relatively high degree of elasticity is utilized in suturing or fixation procedures in soft tissue or bone, with improvements in corrosion and breakage resistance and with reduction of tissue trauma. The wire is comprised of a medical grade low carbon content stain ...


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Maurice L Gell, David N Duhl: Heat treated superalloy single crystal article and process. United Technologies Corporation, Charles E Sohl, September 26, 1978: US04116723 (72 worldwide citation)

Nickel base superalloy single crystal articles formed from an alloy family and heat treated are described as is the process employed. The articles are substantially free from cobalt and the grain boundary strengtheners such as carbon, boron, and zirconium. The heat treatment process homogenizes the ...



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