Heat Activated Shape Memory Anchoring Device
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US Utility Patent Pending
Steven J Simske
Figure 1 (Left): Diagram of anchor deployment when the device is heated. (a) shows the device when internal temperature is below Af, and (b) shows the device when internal temperature is above Af
At A Glance
Researchers at Colorado State University have developed a device that, upon heating, deploys anchors in all directions. This outwards force is used to permanently lock the device into a larger cavity to selectively control placement of the device. The mechanism for the expansion of these shape memory anchors is an internal stress associated with a crystallographic transition.
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Reference No.: 2020-025
- Medical devices (e.g. orthodontics and orthopedics)
- Control pivoting
Last updated: February 2020
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