Patent Number: 6,169,269

Title: Selectively activated shape memory device

Abstract: A shape memory device includes a shape memory alloy member configured to have at least a portion of the shape memory alloy member be selectively activated. A heating device is coupled to the member and configured to provide heat to a selected section of the member and activate at least a portion of the selected section.

Inventors: Maynard; Ronald S. (Sunnyvale, CA)

Assignee: Medtronic Inc.

International Classification: A61B 1/005 (20060101); A61M 25/01 (20060101); F03G 7/06 (20060101); H05B 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018