Patent Number: 6,168,602

Title: Soluble fairing surface for catheters

Abstract: A soluble capsule, fairing or adherent material for a stent catheter or other device to inserted into the human body. The capsule, fairing or adherent material is made of a material which dissolves within the body in a convenient time, for example ten or fifteen minutes, allowing a convenient time for placement of the device and protecting the blood vessel from any sharp surfaces of the device.

Inventors: Ryan; Timothy James (Portola Valley, CA)

Assignee: Fogarty; Thomas J.

International Classification: A61F 2/06 (20060101); A61F 2/02 (20060101); A61F 2/00 (20060101); A61F 011/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018