05573520 is referenced by 431 patents and cites 46 patents.

An apparatus for use as a catheter, a guidewire, a catheter sheath for use with catheter introducers or a drug infusion catheter/guidewire. The apparatus includes a flexible tubular member with an encasing covering the tubular member that creates a fluid-tight seal around the periphery of the tubular member. The tubular member is self-supporting and includes a plurality of apertures therein in a predetermined configuration to increase the flexibility of the tubular member.

Title
Flexible tubular device for use in medical applications
Application Number
755614
Publication Number
5573520
Application Date
October 26, 1994
Publication Date
November 12, 1996
Inventor
David Berry
Longmont
CO, US
James V Donadio III
Chaska
MN, US
Frederick S Halverson
North Oaks
MN, US
David R Holmes
Rochester
MN, US
Robert S Schwartz
Rochester
MN, US
Agent
Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt Professional Association
Assignee
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
MN, US
IPC
A61M 25/00
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