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1. (WO1997010749) CATHETER SHAPE CONTROL BY COLLAPSIBLE INNER TUBULAR MEMBER
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Pub. No.:    WO/1997/010749    International Application No.:    PCT/US1996/015220
Publication Date: 27.03.1997 International Filing Date: 20.09.1996
IPC:
A61M 25/00 (2006.01), A61M 25/01 (2006.01), A61M 25/06 (2006.01)
Applicants: GUIDED MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. [US/US]; 453 Ravendale Drive, Mountain View, CA 94043 (US)
Inventors: GALEL, Zev; (US).
KILICCI, Cem; (US).
BOURANG, Henry; (US)
Agent: HEINES, M., Henry; Townsend and Townsend and Crew L.L.P., 8th floor, Two Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111 (US)
Priority Data:
60/004,186 22.09.1995 US
08/541,453 10.10.1995 US
Title (EN) CATHETER SHAPE CONTROL BY COLLAPSIBLE INNER TUBULAR MEMBER
(FR) COMMANDE DE LA FORME D'UN CATHETER PAR UN ELEMENT TUBULAIRE INTERNE PLIABLE
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A composite catheter is formed by the combination of a catheter body (25) and a tubular member (11) insertable or secured inside the catheter body. The tubular member contains a series of relatively rigid segments (13) alternating with flexible, collapsible segments (14) which permit the rigid segments to effectively stack against one another when the tubular member (11) is compressed axially. The shape that results when the rigid segments (13) are forced together differs from that of the shape memory of the catheter body (25) in certain embodiments of the invention, and changing the tubular member (11) from a relaxed condition to the compressed condition inside the catheter body (25) can therefore cause a change in shape of the catheter body (25).
(FR)Un cathéter composite est formé par la combinaison du corps (25) du cathéter et d'un élément tubulaire (11) pouvant être inséré ou fixé à l'intérieur du corps. L'élément tubulaire renferme une série de segments relativement rigides (13) alternant avec des segments pliables, flexibles (14) ce qui permet aux segments rigides de s'empiler efficacement les uns contre les autres lorsque l'élément tubulaire (11) est comprimé axialement. La forme obtenue lorsque les segments rigides (13) sont poussés les uns contre les autres diffère de celle de la mémoire de forme du corps (25) du cathéter dans certains modes de réalisation de l'invention, et le passage de l'élément tubulaire (11) d'un état relâché à l'état comprimé à l'intérieur du corps (25) du cathéter peut par conséquent provoquer une modification de la forme de ce dernier (25).
Designated States: AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, CA, CH, CN, CU, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, GB, GE, HU, IL, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, TJ, TM, TR, TT, UA, UG, UZ, VN.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (KE, LS, MW, SD, SZ, UG)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)