Global Patent Index - EP 0980277 A1

EP 0980277 A1 2000-02-23 - SINGLE SEGMENT MICROCATHETER

Title (en)

SINGLE SEGMENT MICROCATHETER

Title (de)

EINZELSEGMENTMIKROKATHETER

Title (fr)

MICROCATHETER A UN SEUL SEGMENT

Publication

EP 0980277 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98919966 A

Priority

  • US 9808582 W
  • US 85095397 A
  • US 4800798 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9850097A1] A single segment catheter (1) has a gradually changing flexibility from a distal (2) to a proximal end (3) of the catheter. According to one embodiment the catheter includes a plurality of strands (6) within the catheter tube wall, which change in diameter between the distal and proximal ends to achieve a catheter having a more flexible distal end, and a continuously changing flexibility along the catheter length with no joints or distinct changes in flexibility.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61M 25/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61M 25/00 (2006.01); B29C 47/06 (2006.01); B29C 55/22 (2006.01); B29C 35/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61M 25/0012 (2013.01); A61M 25/0053 (2013.01); A61M 25/0054 (2013.01); B29C 47/0023 (2013.01); B29C 47/0026 (2013.01); B29C 47/06 (2013.01); B29C 55/22 (2013.01); A61M 2025/0042 (2013.01); B29C 35/049 (2013.01); B29C 47/0057 (2013.01); B29C 47/02 (2013.01); B29C 2947/9239 (2013.01); B29C 2947/92457 (2013.01); B29C 2947/926 (2013.01); B29C 2947/92647 (2013.01); B29K 2105/101 (2013.01); B29K 2995/0079 (2013.01); B29K 2995/0082 (2013.01); B29L 2031/7542 (2013.01); B29L 2031/7724 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9850097 A1 19981112; AU 7263998 A 19981127; CA 2287846 A1 19981112; EP 0980277 A1 20000223; EP 0980277 A4 20051130; JP 2001523143 A 20011120

INPADOC legal status


2007-05-09 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20061101

2005-11-30 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20051013

2000-03-15 [RAX] REQUESTED EXTENSION STATES OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT HAVE CHANGED

- Free text: AL PAYMENT 19991106;LT PAYMENT 19991106;LV PAYMENT 19991106;MK PAYMENT 19991106;RO PAYMENT 19991106;SI PAYMENT 19991106

2000-02-23 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19991109

2000-02-23 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE