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1. (WO2018201055) INTRODUCER WITH PARTIALLY ANNEALED REINFORCEMENT ELEMENT AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/201055    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/029962
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Apr 28 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: A61M 25/00
A61L 29/06
B29C 70/42
B29L 31/00
Applicants: MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
Inventors: CISE, David
HALES, Doug
SINGLETON, Alex
HEATON, Bryan
Title: INTRODUCER WITH PARTIALLY ANNEALED REINFORCEMENT ELEMENT AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS
Abstract:
The present disclosure illustrates an introducer sheath with a partially annealed metal frame. The introducer sheaths described herein include a hub coupled to a shaft. The shaft comprises a braided wire frame with (i) an annealed distal portion that prevents the braided wire frame from unraveling at a distal end, and (ii) a second portion that is unannealed; a jacket encompassing the braided wire frame; and a liner forming an inner wall.