10-011 - Method for controlling phase transformation temperature in metal alloy of a device

Category: Medical device

Inventors: John Gary Bledsoe, Berton Roy Moed, Dongfa Li

Summary: An efficient method to reduce product wastes due to inaccurate transformation temperatures for shape memory products and parts, which provides a useful method for optimizing shape memory alloys phase transformation temperatures and mechanical properties by using heat treatment procedures below 250 degrees C. for extended dwell times.

Patent: US patent 8,216,398

Manager: Stephanie Kimzey