04801297 is referenced by 150 patents and cites 13 patents.

The present catheter employee a series of axial slits adjacent to its tip. The slits act to increase the flexibility of the catheter adjacent the tip thereby providing pressure relief in the event of blockage of the lumen at the tip. In addition, by forming the slits as slots, i.e. by removing material from the slits, it is possible to provide a catheter having flow through the sides adjacent to the tip for any desired purpose.

Title
Catheter having slit tip
Application Number
6/616036
Publication Number
4801297
Application Date
June 1, 1984
Publication Date
January 31, 1989
Inventor
Richard L Mueller
Athens
TX, US
Agent
Robert E Lee Jr
Lawrence S Levinson
Assignee
Edward Weck Incorporated
NJ, US
IPC
A61M 25/00
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