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1. (WO1998050087) IMPROVED MEDICAL DEVICE HAVING DESIRABLE COMBINATION OF PROPERTIES AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/1998/050087    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/009495
Publication Date: Fri Nov 13 00:59:59 CET 1998 International Filing Date: Sat May 09 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: A61L 29/08
Applicants: MEDTRONIC AVE,INC.
TEDESCHI, Eugene
HUDSON, John
WOLFGANG, Laurel
Inventors: TEDESCHI, Eugene
HUDSON, John
WOLFGANG, Laurel
Title: IMPROVED MEDICAL DEVICE HAVING DESIRABLE COMBINATION OF PROPERTIES AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME
Abstract:
This invention relates to coated medical devices adapted to pass through narrow body openings such as catheters. The coatings provided by this invention impart durability to the catheter without appreciably adding to the thickness of the catheter and without decreasing the hoop tensile strength of the catheter.