Patents Assigned to Krandex Corporation
  • Patent number: 4027659
    Abstract: A catheter or other medical tube is formed by extruding of a suitable thermoplastic with an integral stripe portion simultaneously formed by extruding of the same or a compatible plastic material into the wall of the tube. The integral stripe portion has dispersed therein a powdered conducting metal or carbon and an X-ray opaque powdered salt such as a bismuth or bromide salt. The completely different functioning pigments may be incorporated in sufficient quantities to provide reliable dual functions without disrupting or otherwise adversely affecting the strength and characteristic of the tube for the purposes intended in the medical art. The stripe portion is preferably crowned to extend the exterior surface from the contiguous body of the tube and thus further provide additional carrier for the mixture of the two different pigments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1977
    Assignee: Krandex Corporation
    Inventor: Eugene L. Slingluff