A stylet capable of being at least partially disposed within a lumen of a device is disclosed. This stylet may include an elongated body comprising a proximal end, a distal end, and at least one magnetic material. In certain embodiments, the elongated body may also include at least one core element, a tubular member circumferentially disposed about at least a portion of the core element, and/or at least one support member circumferentially disposed about at least a portion of the core element. In addition, a matrix material may be disposed between the core element and the tubular member to retain the magnetic material within the elongated body. A catheter assembly including a stylet and a corresponding method of manufacture are also disclosed.

Title
Stylet Apparatuses and Methods of Manufacture
Application Number
11/466602
Publication Number
20070049846
Application Date
August 23, 2006
Publication Date
March 1, 2007
Inventor
Bret Hamatake
Grantsville
UT, US
Guy Rome
West Valley City
UT, US
Mark A Christensen
Salt Lake City
UT, US
Matthew W Bown
Woods Cross
UT, US
Agent
Holland & Hart
UT, US
Assignee
Crbard
NJ, US
IPC
A61M 25/00
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