05728063 is referenced by 173 patents and cites 45 patents.

A balloon catheter (2) comprises an outer sheath (3) housing an inner catheter (10). The inner catheter comprises an inner tubular member (30), a braided reinforcement layer (32), and a soft outer layer (34). The inner tubular member extends from a proximal end (15) of the inner catheter to a first distal location (22). The braided reinforcement layer extends from the proximal end to a second distal location (18), usually located proximal of the first distal location. The soft outer layer extends from the proximal end of the inner catheter to the tip (44) of the inner catheter. In this way, a catheter having a shaft region (16), a transition region (20), and a distal region (24), each with different strength and flexibility characteristics, can be used with the outer sheath. The balloon (8) is bonded to the distal ends of the outer sheath and the inner catheter and is inflated through the space defined therebetween.

Title
High torque balloon catheter
Application Number
344183
Publication Number
5728063
Application Date
November 24, 1995
Publication Date
March 17, 1998
Inventor
Erin McGurk
Palo Alto
CA, US
Richard S Jaraczewski
Livermore
CA, US
Howard E Preissman
Los Gatos
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Assignee
Micro International Systems
CA, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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