05057083 is referenced by 42 patents and cites 10 patents.

A vascular dilator has a truncated tip adapted to reduce the risk of trauma to a blood vessel into which the dilator is to be inserted. The vascular dilator comprises an elongate tube having a guide member lumen of uniform diameter in which a guide member may pass. The thickness of the walls of the elongate tube decreases at the distal portion to create a tapered configuration. The distal portion terminates in an outlet defined by first and second arcuate segments. The first arcaute segment lies generally in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the tube, whereas the second segment lies so as to meet the first segment at angle in the range of 30.degree. to 60.degree..

Title
Vascular dilator with truncated tip
Application Number
7/385010
Publication Number
5057083
Application Date
July 25, 1989
Publication Date
October 15, 1991
Inventor
Barry N Gellman
Nashua
NH, US
Agent
Wolf Greenfield & Sacks
Assignee
C R Bard
NJ, US
IPC
A61M 5/178
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