07001369 is referenced by 74 patents and cites 123 patents.

An medical device include a shaft having an elongated inner tubular member and an elongated tubular reinforcing member disposed over a portion of the inner tubular member. In some embodiments, the reinforcing member is disposed about a proximal portion of the inner tubular member such that a distal portion of the inner tubular member is free of the reinforcing member. In some embodiments, the at least a portion of an outer surface of the inner tubular member is spaced from an inner surface of the reinforcing member. In some embodiments, the shaft can include a tip structure disposed on the distal portion of the inner tubular member. In some such embodiments, reinforcing member has a distal end, and the tip structure is disposed on the distal portion of the inner tubular member adjacent the distal end of the reinforcing member. Additionally, in some embodiments, the reinforcing member can include a plurality of apertures defined therein, for example, to enhance the flexibility or other such characteristics of all of portions of the reinforcing member.

Title
Medical device
Application Number
10/400750
Publication Number
7001369 (B2)
Application Date
March 27, 2003
Publication Date
February 21, 2006
Inventor
Gregory E Mirigian
Dublin
CA, US
Elaine Lim
Fremont
CA, US
Stephen Griffin
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Crompton Seager & Tufte
Assignee
SciMed Life Systems
MN, US
IPC
A61M 25/00
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