US Patent No: 8,006,568

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Fixture for mechanical analysis of a hollow tube

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A test fixture for use with a Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA) restrains a hollow cylindrical tube for purposes of performing either a tensile or transverse/bending load test. The fixture includes a clamp that is configured to restrain the tube without imparting a preload or changing a mechanical property of the tube.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC.SANTA CLARA, CA508

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Halderman, Jonathan San Jose, CA 6 9
Oberhauser, James - 29 18
Wang, Yunbing - 166 266

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