US Patent Application No: 2012/0143,130

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BIASING MECHANISM FOR A BALLOON CATHETER

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Methods and devices for biasing a balloon catheter are disclosed. In one example, a medical device may include a catheter shaft and a balloon assembly coupled to a distal region of the catheter shaft. The balloon assembly can define a chamber configured to be inflated and deflated using a fluid supplied from the catheter shaft. A biasing member may be positioned in the chamber of the balloon assembly and may be configured to bias the balloon assembly to a longitudinally extended state without obstructing an exhaust lumen of the catheter shaft. In some cases, the biasing member may be a spring. In other cases, the biasing member may be a coiled portion of a fluid supply line.

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN4564

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cheung, Desmond - 15 9
QUINTOS, ROBERT - 3 0
Subramaniam, Raj Fremont, CA 41 424
Tun, Zaya - 16 62

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (2)
* 2009/0299,356 Regulating internal pressure of a cryotherapy balloon catheter 9 2008
* 2010/0076,402 Biasing a Catheter Balloon 3 2009
 
HOTSPUR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 8,043,313 Apparatus and methods for treating obstructions within body lumens 4 2009
 
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 4,994,032 Balloon catheter 152 1988
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