Patent Number: 8,303,570

Title: Adjustable stiffness catheter

Abstract: Medical devices such as catheters can include structure or provision that permit a physician or other health care professional to adjust the stiffness of at least a portion of the medical device. In some instances, the medical device may be adjusted prior to inserting the medical device into a patient. In some cases, the medical device may be adjusted while in use within the patient.

Inventors: Gregorich; Daniel J. (St. Louis Park, MN), Yoon; Soo-Young (Maple Grove, MN), Meyer; Michael P. (Richfield, MN), Davis; Liza J. (Maple Grove, MN)

Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

International Classification: A61M 25/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-11-06 0:00:00