Method and apparatus for creating a pathway in an animal

  • US 6,526,917 B1
  • Filed: 05/31/2002
  • Issued: 03/04/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/03/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method of creating a pathway in a tract of an animal, useful in association with a catheter having a tube coupled to a membrane initially positioned substantially inside the tube, the method comprising:

  • inserting the tube into an tract of the animal; and

    extending the membrane from an opening in the tube and into the tract, thereby creating the pathway in the tract, and wherein the membrane is extended in the tract without sliding action between the membrane and the tract.

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