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1. (WO2009020648) ELECTROACTIVE POLYMER ACTUATION OF IMPLANTS
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Pub. No.:    WO/2009/020648    International Application No.:    PCT/US2008/009521
Publication Date: 12.02.2009 International Filing Date: 08.08.2008
IPC:
A61F 2/48 (2006.01)
Applicants: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA [US/US]; 1111 Franklin Street, 12th Floor, Oakland, CA 94607-5200 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
SENDERS, Craig, M. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
TOLLEFSON, Travis, T. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: SENDERS, Craig, M.; (US).
TOLLEFSON, Travis, T.; (US)
Agent: QUINE, Jonathan, Alan; Quine Intellectual Property Law Group, P.C., P.O. Box 458, Alameda, CA 94501 (US)
Priority Data:
60/964,293 09.08.2007 US
Title (EN) ELECTROACTIVE POLYMER ACTUATION OF IMPLANTS
(FR) ACTIONNEMENT D'IMPLANTS À BASE DE POLYMÈRE ÉLECTROACTIF
Abstract: front page image
(EN)This invention provides methods and devices for reconstructing muscular responses in patients with paralysis. Electroactive polymer (EAP) actuators power implants attached to tissues in the patients. When the actuators are energized, the implants move the tissues appropriately to provide improved body functions to patients experiencing a paralysis or paresis.
(FR)L'invention concerne des procédés et des dispositifs pour reconstruire des réponses musculaires chez des patients paralysés. Des actionneurs à base de polymère électroactif (EAP) alimentent des implants fixés sur des tissus chez les patients. Lorsque les actionneurs sont mis sous tension, les implants déplacent les tissus de manière appropriée pour fournir des fonctions corporelles améliorées au patient subissant une paralysie ou une parésie.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Org. (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)