Document Type

Patent

Patent Number

US Patent 6,197,003

Patent agency

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publication Date

3-6-2001

Assignee

University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)

Application Number

08/911,907

Date Filed

1997-08-15

Total Pages

13 pages

Abstract

Catheter advancing assembly having a stylet including a shaft, and a catheter advancing piece including a rod having a bore therethrough. The bore of the rod accommodates a portion of the shaft of the stylet. A holding unit affixed to the proximal end of the shaft, to be used in conjunction with a grasping unit affixed to the rod, allows for the holding and manipulation of the catheter advancing assembly with only one hand. A method for making a catheter advancing assembly of the invention is disclosed, as well as a method for advancing a ventricular catheter within a ventricular catheter in a "soft" manner using only one hand.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/261