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The present invention relates generally to variable stiffness transcutaneous medical devices including a distal portion designed to be more flexible than a proximal portion. The variable stiffness can be provided by a variable pitch in one or more wires of the device, a variable cross-section in one or more wires of the device, and/or a variable hardening and/or softening in one or more wires of the device.

Title
Transcutaneous medical device with variable stiffness
Application Number
11/77759
Publication Number
7783333 (B2)
Application Date
March 10, 2005
Publication Date
August 24, 2010
Inventor
James Brauker
San Diego
CA, US
Mark Brister
Encinitas
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
DexCom
CA, US
IPC
A61B 5/00
A61B 5/05
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