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1. (WO2018201111) SHAPE MEMORY ARTICLES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING PROPERTIES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/201111    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/030053
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sun Apr 29 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: C22C 1/02
A61L 27/06
A61L 31/02
A61L 31/14
A61F 2/06
A61F 2/94
C22C 14/00
C22C 19/03
C22F 1/00
C22F 1/10
Applicants: MEDTRONIC INC.
Inventors: FRANCIS, Richard
VEGOE, Brett
GOREHAM-VOSS, Curtis
ROBERTSON, Scott
CATOOR, Dhiraj
Title: SHAPE MEMORY ARTICLES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING PROPERTIES
Abstract:
Methods for controlling properties of structural elements of implantable medical devices, where the structural elements contain shape memory alloys (SMAs) include promoting or inhibiting in vivo formation of R-phase crystal structure or converging or separating the R-phase from the austenite phase.