Patent Number: 8,821,477

Title: Alternative micromachined structures

Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using the same. An example medical device may include an elongate core member and a tubular member disposed about a portion of the core member. The tubular member may have a plurality of slots formed therein. The medical devices may be configured to have a preferential bending direction.

Inventors: Northrop; Clay W. (Salt Lake City, UT), Layman; Ted W. (Park City, UT)

Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

International Classification: A61M 25/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018