07104979 is referenced by 55 patents and cites 34 patents.

A catheter comprising an elongate tubular member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a passageway defining a lumen extending between the proximal and distal ends. The elongate tubular member comprises a relatively stiff proximal section and a relatively flexible distal section. The proximal section includes an inner tubular liner, a first stiffener comprising a metal alloy, and a second stiffener comprising a non-metal alloy. The first and second stiffeners are coaxially wound exterior to the proximal inner liner. The distal section includes a distal inner tubular liner and the second stiffener coaxially wound exterior to the distal inner liner. The first stiffener terminates before reaching the distal section.

Title
Catheter with composite stiffener
Application Number
10/79103
Publication Number
7104979 (B2)
Application Date
February 19, 2002
Publication Date
September 12, 2006
Inventor
Lawrence Charles Alpert
Fremont
CA, US
Jeffrey A Sarge
Fremont
CA, US
Perry Alvin Fukui
Fremont
CA, US
Thomas Yung Hui Chien
San Jose
CA, US
Lex P Jansen
Pleasanton
CA, US
Agent
Crompton Seager & Tufte
Assignee
Target Therapeutics
CA, US
IPC
A61M 25/00
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