04596563 is referenced by 214 patents and cites 19 patents.

A thin-walled catheter of the type having a distal end adapted to be formed into a curve and guided through branching blood vessels or the like is provided with a two-layered tubular body portion having a rigid inner sheath and a flexible outer sheath, which may be radiopaque. The catheter exhibits excellent torque response and control while being especially thin-walled, thereby permitting minimization of the outer diameter size while providing excellent liquid flow rates therethrough and excellent strength properties. The tip portion is fuseless with respect to the rest of the catheter, the tip portion being an integral extension of the flexible outer sheath that is formed over a gap between lengths of the rigid inner sheath.

Title
Thin-walled multi-layered catheter having a fuseless tip
Application Number
502526
Publication Number
4596563
Application Date
March 8, 1984
Publication Date
June 24, 1986
Inventor
Gyan S Pande
Miramar
FL, US
Agent
Lockwood Alex FitzGibbon & Cummings
Assignee
Cordis Corporation
FL, US
IPC
A61M 5/00
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