US Patent No: 5,797,877

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Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers

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A dilatation balloon and catheter for insertion into a bodily conduit. The catheter (10) includes shaft (12) and a dilatation balloon (24) at the distal end of the shaft. The balloon is inflated via a central lumen (14) in the shaft for delivery of a fluid inflation media. The balloon is fabricated from a combination of a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), preferably an engineering thermoplastic elastomer (ETE), with a non-compliant structural polymeric material. The combination may be a blend of the non-compliant structural polymer and the TPE. Alternatively, the combination may be a layered balloon having, for example, a non-compliant structural polymer inner layer and a soft, abrasion resistant, elastomeric outer layer. Methods for fabricating the balloon from the combination of a TPE and a non-compliant structural polymer are also disclosed.

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN4608

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Hamilton, Bruce Lowell, MA 48 524
Sahatjian, Ronald A Lexington, MA 85 4010

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4,456,011 Balloon-catheter 86 1981
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4,608,984 Self-retracting dilatation catheter 135 1982
4,946,464 Method of manufacturing miniature balloon catheter and product thereof 50 1983
4,636,195 Method and apparatus for removing arterial constriction 242 1985
4,655,745 Ventricular catheter 65 1985
4,681,564 Catheter assembly having balloon extended flow path 105 1985
4,900,303 Dispensing catheter and method 242 1986
4,693,243 Conduit system for directly administering topical anaesthesia to blocked laryngeal-tracheal areas 128 1986
4,824,436 Method for the prevention of restenosis 250 1987
4,878,495 Valvuloplasty device with satellite expansion means 304 1987
4,796,629 Stiffened dilation balloon catheter device 418 1987
4,795,458 Stent for use following balloon angioplasty 487 1987
4,934,999 Closure for a male urethra 99 1988
4,896,667 Endotracheal tube bite block 20 1988
5,002,531 Dilation catheter with an inflatable balloon 184 1988
4,973,301 Catheter and method of using same 158 1989
5,071,406 Limacon geometry balloon angioplasty catheter systems 126 1989
5,000,734 Probe intended to be introduced within a living body 158 1989
5,102,416 Vessel vector invasive catheter 32 1989
5,279,594 Intubation devices with local anesthetic effect for medical use 165 1990
5,074,840 Packing device and method of packing for endoscopic procedures 84 1990
5,176,697 Laparoscopic cannula 165 1990
5,195,970 Collapsible balloon catheters 84 1991
5,195,972 Balloon catheter assembly 29 1991
5,318,586 Laparoscopic and thoracoscopic expandable instruments 69 1993
5,304,171 Catheter devices and methods for delivering 93 1993
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RAYCHEM CORPORATION (1)
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TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (4)
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5,334,146 Catheter balloon having varying wall thickness 112 1991
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Alan D. Kamrath Rider, Bennett, Egan & Arundel, LLP (1)
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AB Tesi (1)
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Compagnie Francaise de Raffinage (1)
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URESIL CORPORATION (2)
4,444,188 Balloon catheter 63 1981
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Bard Limited (1)
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KONTRON INCORPORATED (1)
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VERSAFLEX DELIVERY SYSTEMS INC. (1)
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Cordis Corporation (25)
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4,572,186 Vessel dilation 302 1983
4,596,563 Thin-walled multi-layered catheter having a fuseless tip 210 1984
4,636,346 Preparing guiding catheter 297 1985
4,753,765 Method of making a catheter having a fuseless tip 88 1986
4,856,516 Endovascular stent apparatus and method 916 1989
4,941,877 Balloon catheter 75 1989
4,960,410 Flexible tubular member for catheter construction 196 1989
5,041,100 Catheter and hydrophilic, friction-reducing coating thereon 160 1989
5,037,392 Stent-implanting balloon assembly 289 1989
5,116,318 Dilatation balloon within an elastic sleeve 331 1989
4,906,244 Balloons for medical devices and fabrication thereof 276 1989
4,938,676 Apparatus for manufacturing balloons for medical devices 66 1989
5,290,306 Puncture resistant balloon catheter 287 1989
5,017,325 Stretch-blow molding method for manufacturing balloons for medical devices 53 1989
5,108,415 Balloons for medical devices and fabrication thereof 175 1989
5,049,132 Balloon catheter for delivering therapeutic agents 392 1990
5,041,125 Balloon catheter 69 1990
5,213,576 Therapeutic porous balloon catheter 291 1991
5,366,472 Dilatation balloon within an elastic sleeve 80 1991
5,223,205 Method for manufacturing balloons for medical devices 54 1991
5,342,305 Variable distention angioplasty balloon assembly 130 1992
5,248,305 Extruded tubing and catheters having helical liquid crystal fibrils 121 1992
5,304,197 Balloons for medical devices and fabrication thereof 68 1992
5,342,386 Catheter with multiple flexibilities along the shaft 133 1992
 
ARROW INTERVENTIONAL, INC. (2)
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THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (1)
4,909,252 Perfusion balloon catheter 285 1988
 
KONTRON INSTRUMENTS, INC. (1)
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Danforth Biomedical, Inc. (1)
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E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY (1)
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SUPERIOR HEALTHCARE GROUP, INC. (1)
* 4,300,550 Suction and oxygenation catheter 91 1980
 
WARNER LAMBERT TECHNOLOGIES, INC., A CORP. OF TX (1)
4,576,772 Catheter with optimum resistance to bending and method of manufacture 41 1984
 
WARNER LAMBERT COMPANY LLC (1)
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AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (3)
4,651,721 Penile prosthesis system 46 1985
4,932,958 Prostate balloon dilator 115 1988
4,932,956 Prostate balloon dilator 144 1989
 
CARDIOVASCULAR DYNAMICS, INC. (1)
5,295,962 Drug delivery and dilatation catheter 148 1992
 
AMS MEDINVENT S.A. (3)
4,553,545 Device for application in blood vessels or other difficultly accessible locations and its use 624 1983
4,655,771 Prosthesis comprising an expansible or contractile tubular body 1441 1983
4,732,152 Device for implantation and a method of implantation in a vessel using such device 701 1986
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (1)
4,816,339 Multi-layered poly(tetrafluoroethylene)/elastomer materials useful for in vivo implantation 350 1987
 
INTERVENTIONAL THERMODYNAMICS, INC. (1)
5,183,464 Radially expandable dilator 328 1991
 
FBK International Corporation (1)
5,125,913 Soft-tipped catheters 46 1990
 
CORDIS WEBSTER, INC. (1)
5,057,092 Braided catheter with low modulus warp 258 1990
 
FUJIFILM CORPORATION (1)
5,100,721 Flat laminated thermoplastic multilayer film and manufacturing method of the same 36 1989
 
FOGARTY, THOMAS J. (4)
* 4,292,974 Dilatation catheter apparatus and method 102 1980
4,479,497 Double lumen dilatation catheter 124 1982
4,606,347 Inverted balloon catheter having sealed through lumen 132 1985
4,762,130 Catheter with corkscrew-like balloon 383 1987
 
NUMED, INC. (1)
4,913,701 Balloon catheter and method of manufacturing the same 59 1988
 
MENLO CARE, INC. (1)
4,994,047 Multi-layer cannula structure 191 1988
 
ALCON MANUFACTURING, LTD. (1)
4,871,094 Means and method for dispensing substances 107 1988
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (2)
5,254,091 Low profile balloon catheter and method for making same 143 1991
5,295,960 Catheter with interior balloon 54 1992
 
BioInterface Technologies, Inc. (1)
4,933,178 Metal-based antimicrobial coating 101 1988
 
SCHEIDER/NAMIC (1)
4,963,306 Method for making fuseless soft tip angiographic catheter 53 1988
 
Shepherd Patents S.A. (1)
4,954,126 Prosthesis comprising an expansible or contractile tubular body 764 1989
 
SUMITOMO BAKELITE CO., LTD. (4)
4,582,762 Soft vinyl chloride resin-silicone composite shaped article 34 1984
4,686,124 Thermoplastic resin-silicone rubber composite shaped article 47 1984
4,814,231 Thermoplastic resin-silicone composite shaped article 34 1986
4,834,721 Thermoplastic resin silicone composite shaped article 35 1988
 
SILICON VALLEY BANK (1)
4,744,366 Concentric independently inflatable/deflatable multiple diameter balloon angioplasty catheter systems and method of use 206 1986
 
Owens-Illinois Plastic Products Inc. (1)
4,439,394 Heat setting method 14 1982
 
Rhone-Poulenc Industries (1)
* 4,385,089 Process for preparing biaxially oriented hollow shaped articles from thermoplastic materials 106 1980
 
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (9)
4,579,879 Radiopaque polyurethane-silicone network resin compositions and medical-surgical tubings prepared therefrom 13 1984
4,581,390 Catheters comprising radiopaque polyurethane-silicone network resin compositions 51 1984
4,613,517 Heparinization of plasma treated surfaces 71 1985
4,705,517 Percutaneously deliverable intravascular occlusion prosthesis 254 1985
4,737,219 Method for bonding polyurethane balloons to multilumen catheters 55 1986
4,786,556 Polymeric articles having enhanced antithrombogenic activity 95 1987
5,084,315 Lubricious coatings, medical articles containing same and method for their preparation 82 1990
5,059,269 Method of making an article having a hemocompatible surface 35 1990
5,061,424 Method for applying a lubricious coating to an article 44 1991
 
DIANNE M. F. PLUNKETT (1)
5,350,361 Tri-fold balloon for dilatation catheter and related method 105 1993
 
IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD. (1)
5,094,799 Process for producing biaxially oriented nylon film 27 1990
 
NIPPON ZEON CO., LTD. (1)
4,840,623 Medical catheter with splined internal wall 98 1988
 
Angiobrade Partners (1)
4,650,466 Angioplasty device 732 1985
 
VENTION MEDICAL ADVANCED COMPONENTS, INC. (2)
5,264,260 Dilatation balloon fabricated from low molecular weight polymers 261 1991
5,342,301 Multi-lumen balloons and catheters made therewith 307 1992
 
PMT Inc. (1)
4,685,447 Tissue expander system 331 1985
 
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
4,563,181 Fused flexible tip catheter 261 1983
4,694,838 Loop coronary catheter 80 1985
4,898,591 Nylon-PEBA copolymer catheter 359 1988
 
Angiomedics Corporation (1)
* 4,413,989 Expandable occlusion apparatus 315 1981
 
BAXTER TRAVENOL LABORATORIES, INC., DEERFIELD, ILLINOIS, A CORP. OF DE (3)
* 4,390,668 Autoclavable thermoplastic material which is heat bondable to a cannula and the like 10 1981
4,790,831 Torque-control catheter 94 1987
4,819,751 Valvuloplasty catheter and method 231 1987
 
GENCORP INC. (1)
5,183,613 Process for the preparation of solventless, low friction, abrasion-resistant coatings for elastomeric substrates 45 1991
 
DATASCOPE INVESTMENT CORP. (2)
* 4,346,698 Balloon catheter with rotatable support 58 1980
4,540,404 Balloon catheter with intrinsic introducer for percutaneous insertion into a blood vessel over a guide wire, and method of use 144 1983
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
4,660,560 Method for treating obstructive prostatism 94 1985
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (32)
4,921,483 Angioplasty catheter 294 1987
4,811,737 Self-purging balloon catheter 93 1987
4,963,313 Balloon catheter 153 1987
4,906,241 Dilation balloon 126 1988
4,952,357 Method of making a polyimide balloon catheter 141 1988
4,896,669 Dilatation catheter 95 1988
4,950,227 Stent delivery system 667 1988
5,015,231 Multipart split sleeve balloon protector for dilatation catheter 92 1989
5,147,302 Method of shaping a balloon of a balloon catheter 161 1989
4,994,033 Intravascular drug delivery dilatation catheter 419 1989
4,994,072 Dilation catheter 100 1989
4,986,830 Valvuloplasty catheter with balloon which remains stable during inflation 237 1989
5,100,381 Angioplasty catheter 110 1990
5,090,958 Balloon catheters 172 1990
5,192,296 Dilatation catheter 43 1990
5,137,512 Multisegment balloon protector for dilatation catheter 91 1990
5,195,969 Co-extruded medical balloons and catheter using such balloons 300 1991
5,330,428 Dilatation catheter having a random copolymer balloon 60 1991
5,270,086 Multilayer extrusion of angioplasty balloons 422 1991
5,207,700 Polyimide balloon catheter and method of forming a balloon therefor 76 1991
5,160,321 Balloon catheters 108 1991
5,226,887 Collapsible folding angioplasty balloon 104 1992
5,254,089 Medication dispensing balloon catheter 174 1992
5,176,693 Balloon expandable atherectomy cutter 153 1992
5,318,041 Core wire steerable electrode catheter 49 1992
5,277,199 Core wire steerable catheters 69 1992
5,306,246 Balloon for medical catheter 144 1992
5,342,307 Dilatation catheter with tri-fold balloon 124 1992
5,366,442 Sleeve for attaching a medical balloon to a catheter 53 1993
5,344,401 Catheter balloon formed from a polymeric composite 105 1993
5,447,497 Balloon catheter having nonlinear compliance curve and method of using 196 1994
5,490,839 Catheter balloon with retraction coating 105 1995
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TAIKI (1)
4,923,450 Medical tubes for placement into the body of a patient 125 1988
 
MC DERMOTT, ELIZABETH A. (1)
4,771,776 Dilatation catheter with angled balloon and method 108 1987
 
THE SPECTRANETICS CORPORATION (1)
5,415,653 Optical catheter with stranded fibers 49 1993
 
Boston Scientific Corporation (1)
4,762,129 Dilatation catheter 634 1986
 
TYCO INTERNATIONAL LTD., A CORPORATION OF BERMUDA (1)
4,634,615 Heat recoverable coextruded articles 44 1985
 
Tonen Sekiyukagaku Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
5,075,152 Polyethylene composite film and label 20 1991
 
UNITIKA LTD. (1)
* 4,378,803 Process for producing antithrombogenic vinyl acetate polymer or hydrolyzate thereof 31 1980
 
COOK INCORPORATED (3)
4,580,568 Percutaneous endovascular stent and method for insertion thereof 1307 1984
4,637,396 Balloon catheter 161 1984
4,800,882 Endovascular stent and delivery system 1307 1987
 
CHENPLEX COMPANY, A JOINT VENTURE COMPANY OWNED EQUALLY BY ACC CHEMICAL COMPANY AND GETTY CHEMICAL COMPANY (1)
* 4,409,364 Adhesive blends and composite structures comprising acid or anhydride modified PE + hope + polypropylene 37 1981
 
TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD. (1)
4,857,393 Waterproof water-vapor-permeable laminated structure and applications of the same 26 1988
 
WORLDWIDE MEDICAL PLASTICS LTD., 53 NORTHEASTERN BOULEVARD, NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE 03062, A NEW HAMPSHIRE CORP. (1)
4,950,239 Angioplasty balloons and balloon catheters 129 1988
 
Mediplast AB (1)
4,648,871 Suction catheter 33 1985
 
BRACK GILLIUM HATTLER (1)
* 4,406,656 Venous catheter having collapsible multi-lumens 337 1981
 
NATVAR HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
4,627,844 Tri-layer tubing 159 1985
 
SMITHS INDUSTRIES PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY (1)
4,702,252 Catheters 207 1986
 
MEADOX MEDICALS, INC. (1)
4,706,670 Dilatation catheter 217 1985
 
BAYER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
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EXPANDABLE GRAFTS PARTNERSHIP, A TX. GENERAL PARTNERSHIP (1)
4,776,337 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 1231 1986
 
DENSO CORPORATION (1)
* 2005/0189,513 Bearing support device 0 2005
 
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (1)
4,559,951 Catheter assembly 253 1982
 
PLUNKETT, DIANNE M. (1)
5,352,236 Balloon protector 54 1992
 
GENERAL BINDING CORPORATION (1)
4,484,971 Method and apparatus for making improved laminating film 37 1983
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (1)
5,041,129 Slotted suture anchor and method of anchoring a suture 678 1990
 
COVIDIEN AG (1)
5,348,536 Coextruded catheter and method of forming 161 1993
 
STRYKER NV OPERATIONS LIMITED (1)
5,312,356 Catheter with low-friction distal segment 113 1990
 
The Kendall Company (3)
* 4,318,947 Polymer coating and curing process for catheters 43 1981
4,705,502 Suprapubic catheter with dual balloons 127 1986
4,838,876 Silicone rubber catheter having improved surface morphology 58 1988
 
ROCKEY, ELAINE D., INDIVIDUALLY (1)
4,763,653 Medical sleeve 146 1987
 
PECHINEY EMBALLAGE FLEXIBLE EUROPE (4)
4,640,852 Multiple layer films containing oriented layers of nylon and ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer 42 1984
5,071,686 Films of polypropylene blends and polyethylene blends and articles made therewith 119 1985
4,818,592 Multiple layer films containing oriented layers of nylon and ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer 29 1986
5,156,857 Extrusion die for extrusion blow molding equipment 41 1991
 
Tyndale Plains-Hunter, Ltd. (2)
4,810,543 Articles having low friction surfaces and production thereof 40 1986
4,729,914 Hydrophilic coating and substrate coated therewith 130 1987
 
CORVITA CORPORATION (2)
4,769,030 Monomer and use thereof in crack prevention of implanted prostheses 15 1987
4,739,013 Polyurethanes 33 1987
 
ADVANCED CATHETER SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
4,573,470 Low-profile steerable intraoperative balloon dilitation catheter 164 1984
 
KENSEY NASH CORPORATION (1)
4,686,982 Spiral wire bearing for rotating wire drive catheter 145 1985
 
TELEFLEX INCORPORATED (1)
4,657,024 Medical-surgical catheter 133 1985
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (12)
* 4,323,071 Vascular guiding catheter assembly and vascular dilating catheter assembly and a combination thereof and methods of making the same 514 1980
* 4,411,055 Vascular guiding catheter assembly and vascular dilating catheter assembly and a combination thereof and methods for making the same 111 1981
4,638,805 Self-venting balloon dilatation catheter and method 123 1985
4,684,363 Rapidly inflatable balloon catheter and method 86 1986
4,775,371 Stiffened dilatation catheter and method of manufacture 214 1986
4,771,778 Steerable low profile balloon dilatation catheter 80 1987
4,821,722 Self-venting balloon dilatation catheter and method 109 1987
5,041,089 Vascular dilation catheter construction 329 1988
5,042,985 Dilatation catheter suitable for peripheral arteries 128 1989
5,035,694 Dilatation catheter assembly with heated balloon 155 1989
5,114,423 Dilatation catheter assembly with heated balloon 174 1990
5,360,401 Catheter for stent delivery 177 1993
 
MEDTRONIC SPINE LLC (1)
5,163,949 Fluid operated retractors 323 1991
 
Catheter Research, Inc. (1)
5,334,168 Variable shape guide apparatus 104 1993
 
ASTRA TECH AB (2)
4,666,437 Hydrophilic coating 70 1986
4,906,237 Method of forming an improved hydrophilic coating on a polymer surface 117 1988
 
SIMS DELTEC, INC. (1)
4,863,426 Percutaneous venous catheter 28 1987
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
4,886,062 Intravascular radially expandable stent and method of implant 1364 1987
 
Genus Catheter Technologies, Inc. (1)
4,710,181 Variable diameter catheter 184 1986
 
Exxon Chemical Patents Inc. (2)
4,803,035 Method for making composite films 18 1985
4,880,682 Low gloss film and process of manufacture (FP 1323) 54 1988
 
EXONIX RESEARCH CORPORATION (1)
5,423,773 Catheter with gear body and progressively compliant tip 72 1994
 
NATEC, Institut fur naturwissen-schaftlichtechnische Dienste GmbH (1)
4,751,924 Balloon catheter 71 1984
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (12)
4,820,349 Dilatation catheter with collapsible outer diameter 321 1987
5,026,607 Medical apparatus having protective, lubricious coating 151 1989
5,077,352 Flexible lubricious organic coatings 86 1990
5,284,473 Perfusion catheter with flow amplifier 40 1991
5,179,174 Flexible lubricious organic coatings 68 1991
5,269,757 Catheter with integral steerable guidewire having linear to rotary movement 36 1991
5,279,560 Balloon dilatation catheter with integral guidewire 59 1991
5,272,012 Medical apparatus having protective, lubricious coating 358 1992
5,224,933 Catheter purge device 35 1992
5,358,486 Multiple layer high strength balloon for dilatation catheter 192 1992
5,318,587 Pleated balloon dilatation catheter and method of use 83 1992
5,338,298 Double-tapered balloon 55 1993
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, AS COLLATERAL AGENT (1)
4,642,267 Hydrophilic polymer blend 140 1985
 
DOW CORNING ENTERPRISES (1)
4,857,046 Drive catheter having helical pump drive shaft 195 1987
 
INSULATING MATERIALS INCORPORATED, ONE CAMPBELL RD., SCHENECTADY, NY 12306 A CORP. OF NY (1)
* 4,301,053 Polyurethane resin coating composition 34 1980
 
ENGINEERING & RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC. (2)
5,006,119 Hollow core coaxial catheter 179 1989
5,372,603 Hollow core coaxial catheter 57 1991
 
Biomedical Polymers International, Ltd. (1)
5,100,992 Polyurethane-based polymeric materials and biomedical articles and pharmaceutical compositions utilizing the same 231 1990
 
INNOVENTIONS BIOMEDICAL, INC. (1)
4,627,436 Angioplasty catheter and method for use thereof 101 1984
 
BT COMMERCIAL CORPORATION (1)
* 4,403,612 Dilatation method 121 1982
 
Schneider (Europe) A.G. (2)
4,573,966 Method and apparatus for removing and/or enlarging constricted areas in vessels conducting body fluids 303 1982
4,610,662 Method for the elimination or the enlargement of points of constriction in vessels carrying body fluids 301 1983
 
WORLD MEDICAL MANUFACTURING CORPORATION (1)
5,370,618 Pulmonary artery polyurethane balloon catheter 49 1992
 
CONTAINER PARTNERS, L.P., A DE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
* 4,423,829 Apparatus for containing and dispensing fluids under pressure and method of manufacturing same 59 1980
 
TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC. (3)
* 4,265,276 Plastic tube having a crosslinked thin layer on the surface 26 1980
5,201,706 Catheter with a balloon reinforced with composite yarn 88 1991
5,330,429 Catheter with a balloon reinforced with composite yarn 119 1993
 
C. R. BARD, INC. (6)
4,490,421 Balloon and manufacture thereof 299 1983
4,699,611 Biliary stent introducer 191 1985
* RE33561 Balloon and manufacture thereof 137 1988
5,087,246 Dilation catheter with fluted balloon 159 1988
5,087,244 Catheter and method for locally applying medication to the wall of a blood vessel or other body lumen 315 1990
5,304,340 Method of increasing the tensile strength of a dilatation balloon 141 1993
 
SCHNEIDER (USA) INC. (2)
4,551,292 Method for making a catheter with a soft, deformable tip 127 1984
5,267,959 Laser bonding of angioplasty balloon catheters 68 1991
 
GOLDBERG, EDWARD M. 225 MAPLE HILL ROAD, GLENCOE, IL (1)
* 4,351,341 Balloon catheter 91 1980
 
Johnson Medical Development Corp. (1)
5,263,962 Balloon catheter and method of using the same 21 1991
 
BHL PATENT HOLDINGS LLC (1)
* 2002/0143,320 Tracking medical products with integrated circuits 20 2002
 
Vas-Cath Incorporated (1)
5,226,880 Angioplasty catheter with balloon retainer 84 1990
 
Schneider - Shiley AG (1)
4,787,388 Method for opening constricted regions in the cardiovascular system 144 1986
 
SOLVAY SOLEXIS, INC. (1)
4,677,017 Coextrusion of thermoplastic fluoropolymers with thermoplastic polymers 105 1986
 
SHELL OIL COMPANY (1)
4,868,044 Laminated structure comprising non-crosslinked foam as substrate 29 1988
 
UNION CARBIDE CHEMICALS & PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
5,091,205 Hydrophilic lubricious coatings 344 1989
 
BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION (1)
4,762,589 Method of making a tubular rubber product having a polyamide or polyester resin layer 45 1986
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (1)
4,851,009 Crack prevention of implanted prostheses 61 1988
 
NIPPON PETROCHEMICALS CO., LTD. (1)
4,656,094 Novel multi-layer articles 25 1985
 
BRIDGESTONE FIRESTONE NORTH AMERICAN TIRE, LLC (1)
4,578,024 Coextrusion apparatus 26 1985
 
EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY (2)
4,424,242 Containers having improved gas barrier properties 22 1983
4,636,442 Laminated structures of polyethylene terephthalate and elastomeric copolyesterethers 42 1985
 
HENLEY OPERATING COMPANY A CORP. OF TEXAS (1)
4,801,297 Catheter having slit tip 128 1984
 
DESERET MEDICAL, INC., A CORP. OF DE. (1)
4,521,564 Covalent bonded antithrombogenic polyurethane material 102 1984
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8,597,720 Medical product for treating stenosis of body passages and for preventing threatening restenosis 0 2008
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (12)
6,620,127 Medical device balloon 26 1999
6,796,958 Polymer blends for use in making medical devices including catheters and balloons for dilatation catheters 23 1999
6,270,522 High pressure catheter balloon 39 1999
* 6,875,197 Dimensionally stable and growth controlled inflatable member for a catheter 26 2000
6,336,936 High pressure catheter balloon 5 2001
6,949,112 Medical device formed of polyester copolymer 12 2001
* 6,991,626 Polymer jacket with adhesive inner layer 8 2002
7,175,607 Catheter balloon liner with variable thickness and method for making same 15 2003
7,011,646 Balloon catheter having a balloon with a thickened wall portion 4 2003
* 2004/0267,197 Balloon catheter having a balloon with a thickened wall portion 8 2003
7,074,206 Medical device balloon 18 2003
7,314,588 Balloon catheter having a balloon with a thickened wall portion 6 2005
 
KYPHON SARL (4)
8,043,296 Apparatus and methods for use of expandable members in surgical applications 2 2007
8,043,362 Apparatus and methods for use of expandable members in surgical applications 5 2007
7,985,228 Apparatus and methods for use of expandable members in surgical applications 2 2007
8,926,620 Apparatus and methods for use of expandable members in surgical applications 0 2011
 
SCHNEIDER GMBH & CO. KG (4)
* 5,961,765 Method of making a catheter 32 1997
* 6,027,477 Catheter with multilayer tube 45 1998
6,960,187 Catheter with multilayer tube 11 2002
7,942,849 Catheter with multilayer tube 0 2009
 
VIDGOP, NELYA (1)
6,471,673 Catheter with multilayer tube 49 1999
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
8,304,050 Medical device tubing with discrete orientation regions 0 2010
 
LOMA VISTA MEDICAL, INC. (1)
8,708,955 Inflatable medical devices 6 2009
 
OLYMPUS CORPORATION (1)
* 2013/0274,555 MEMBER FOR MEDICAL DEVICE 0 2013
 
DISC DYNAMICS, INC. (4)
7,077,865 Method of making an intervertebral disc prosthesis 90 2003
7,001,431 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 160 2003
7,713,301 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 24 2006
7,766,965 Method of making an intervertebral disc prosthesis 42 2006
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, AS COLLATERAL AGENT (1)
6,796,960 Low thermal resistance elastic sleeves for medical device balloons 101 2002
 
BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INC. (17)
* 7,682,335 Non-compliant medical balloon having an integral non-woven fabric layer 19 2004
7,544,201 Rapid exchange balloon dilation catheter having reinforced multi-lumen distal portion 20 2005
7,914,487 Non-compliant medical balloon having braided or knitted reinforcement 3 2007
8,002,741 Non-compliant medical balloon having an integral woven fabric layer 3 2007
* 7,780,629 Non-compliant medical balloon having an integral non-woven fabric layer 3 2007
8,353,868 Medical balloon having strengthening rods 0 2008
8,002,744 Non-compliant medical balloon 6 2008
* 8,728,110 Balloon dilation catheter shaft having end transition 0 2009
* 2010/0185,145 BALLOON DILATION CATHETER SHAFT HAVING END TRANSITION 1 2009
7,985,235 Balloon dilation catheter having transition from coaxial lumens to non-coaxial multiple lumens 1 2009
7,985,236 Rapid exchange balloon dilation catheter having reinforced multi-lumen distal portion 3 2009
8,313,601 Non-compliant medical balloon 2 2009
8,236,221 Non-compliant medical balloon 1 2009
8,221,351 Non-compliant medical balloon having an integral non-woven fabric layer 1 2010
* 8,105,275 Non-compliant medical balloon having an integral non-woven fabric layer 0 2010
* 8,430,846 Medical balloon 0 2010
* 8,734,389 Medical balloon 0 2011
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (5)
6,592,550 Medical device including improved expandable balloon 12 2000
6,881,209 Medical device including unitary, continuous portion of varying durometer 11 2001
7,485,250 Medical device including improved expandable balloon 2 2003
7,722,795 Medical device including unitary, continuous portion of varying durometer 0 2004
* 2013/0053,770 MEDICAL BALLOON AND BALLOON CATHETER ASSEMBLY 0 2012
 
INTERVALVE, INC. (4)
7,744,620 Valvuloplasty catheter 4 2004
7,951,111 Valvuloplasty catheter and methods 3 2009
8,486,102 Valvuloplasty catheter 0 2010
8,900,264 Valvuloplasty catheter and methods 0 2011
 
Schneider (Europe) A.G. (5)
6,319,228 Multilayer interventional catheter 31 1997
6,659,977 Multilayer interventional catheter 28 2001
7,485,108 Multilayer interventional catheter 3 2003
7,635,347 Catheter with multilayer tube 2 2005
8,066,666 Multilayer interventional catheter 0 2009
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (8)
6,024,740 Circumferential ablation device assembly 481 1997
6,164,283 Device and method for forming a circumferential conduction block in a pulmonary vein 320 1999
6,471,697 Tissue ablation device and method 167 1999
6,502,576 Device and method for forming a circumferential conduction block in a pulmonary vein 88 2000
6,872,205 Circumferential ablation device assembly 33 2002
7,044,135 Device and method for forming a circumferential conduction block in a pulmonary vein 52 2002
6,855,144 Tissue ablation device and method of use 8 2002
7,993,337 Circumferential ablation device assembly 3 2009
 
Medical Purchasing Group, Inc. (1)
* 6,027,478 Nasal cavity drainage and stoppage system 64 1997
 
NIPPON ZEON CO., LTD. (1)
* 6,503,223 Balloon catheter 20 2000
 
Astrionix (1)
7,241,295 Circumferential ablation device assembly and methods of use and manufacture providing an ablative circumferential band along an expandable member 73 2004
 
FUTUREMATRIX INTERVENTIONAL, INC. (2)
8,814,899 Balloon catheter pressure relief valve 0 2009
8,597,240 Coaxial catheter shaft having balloon attachment feature with axial fluid path 0 2012
 
GENZYME CORPORATION (1)
8,491,623 Atraumatic occlusion balloons and skirts, and methods of use thereof 0 2007
 
INTRATECH MEDICAL LTD. (2)
7,766,871 Spiral balloon catheter 3 2008
8,079,978 Spiral balloon catheter 0 2010
 
C. R. BARD, INC. (3)
* 2004/0109,964 Medical balloon 27 2003
8,864,704 Medical balloon 0 2006
8,323,242 Non-compliant medical balloon having a longitudinal fiber layer 1 2010
 
480 BIOMEDICAL, INC. (3)
8,540,765 Medical implant 2 2012
8,992,601 Medical implants 0 2013
* 2013/0304,177 Drug Eluting Medical Implant 2 2013
 
Taylor Medical, Inc. (1)
* 8,012,123 Catheter with guidewire lumen with tubular portion and sleeve 0 2008
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (2)
* 8,795,312 Inflatable, steerable balloon for elevation of tissue within a body 0 2011
* 2012/0150,210 INFLATABLE, STEERABLE BALLOON FOR ELEVATION OF TISSUE WITHIN A BODY 1 2011
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (1)
8,932,208 Apparatus and methods for performing minimally-invasive surgical procedures 0 2006
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED (2)
6,696,121 Balloon for a dilation catheter and method for manufacturing a balloon 20 2001
6,645,422 Method for manufacturing a balloon for a dilation catheter 42 2001
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (79)
6,165,166 Trilayer, extruded medical tubing and medical devices incorporating such tubing 79 1998
6,086,556 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 54 1998
7,479,128 Protective coatings for medical devices 5 2000
6,756,094 Balloon structure with PTFE component 56 2000
* 6,896,842 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 22 2000
6,464,683 Trilayer, extruded medical tubing and medical devices incorporating such tubbing 44 2000
6,905,743 Dimensionally stable balloons 87 2000
7,947,059 Multilayer medical device 6 2001
6,977,103 Dimensionally stable balloons 41 2001
7,004,963 Conformable balloons 12 2001
* 7,101,597 Medical devices made from polymer blends containing low melting temperature liquid crystal polymers 7 2001
7,005,097 Medical devices employing chain extended polymers 1 2002
7,029,732 Medical device balloons with improved strength properties and processes for producing same 25 2002
7,029,495 Medical devices and methods of making the same 17 2002
8,337,968 Radiation sterilized medical devices comprising radiation sensitive polymers 0 2002
7,591,831 Medical devices comprising nanocomposites 11 2002
7,517,353 Medical devices comprising nanomaterials and therapeutic methods utilizing the same 4 2002
6,946,092 Medical balloon 49 2002
7,488,339 Multilayer medical device 1 2002
7,026,026 Balloons made from liquid crystal polymer blends 22 2002
6,951,675 Multilayer balloon catheter 41 2003
7,727,442 Medical device tubing with discrete orientation regions 1 2003
8,025,637 Medical balloons and processes for preparing same 0 2003
7,166,099 Multilayer medical devices 34 2003
8,043,311 Medical device systems 2 2003
7,601,285 Medical device with varying physical properties and method for forming same 2 2003
7,264,458 Process and apparatus for forming medical device balloons 2 2004
7,854,756 Medical devices 1 2004
7,914,486 Catheter having an improved balloon-to-catheter bond 2 2004
7,387,826 Medical device with varying physical properties and method for forming same 4 2004
7,682,553 Balloon structure with PTFE component 1 2004
7,659,000 Adhesion technique for incompatible polymers using modified polymer tie layers 1 2004
* 7,781,038 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 3 2004
7,635,510 High performance balloon catheter/component 20 2004
7,722,578 Medical devices 1 2004
* 7,108,826 High compliance, high strength catheter balloons useful for treatment of gastrointestinal lesions 2 2004
8,052,703 Medical devices with cutting elements 0 2005
* 8,034,066 Multi-layer medical balloons 3 2005
8,876,763 Composite balloon 0 2005
7,766,893 Tapered multi-chamber balloon 1 2005
7,993,391 Medical devices and methods of making the same 1 2006
8,043,673 Method to make tube-in-tube balloon 1 2006
7,678,223 Catheter having a multi-section tubular member and method of making the same 0 2006
8,858,855 High pressure balloon 0 2006
7,815,625 Catheter having improved bonding region 1 2006
7,943,221 Hinged compliance fiber braid balloon 1 2006
8,617,149 Common bond, double-balloon catheter 0 2006
8,414,611 Main vessel constraining side-branch access balloon 0 2006
8,398,695 Side branch stenting system using a main vessel constraining side branch access balloon and side branching stent 0 2006
7,481,804 Multilayer medical devices 3 2006
7,465,164 Apparatus for forming medical device balloons 1 2007
7,713,047 Extrusion apparatus for making multilayer articles 1 2008
8,500,797 Medical devices 0 2008
8,048,143 Medical devices 0 2008
8,333,795 Bulging balloon for bifurcation catheter assembly and methods 0 2008
8,216,498 Catheter having a coextruded fluoropolymer layer 0 2008
7,708,928 Process for forming medical device balloons 0 2008
7,815,628 Multilayer medical devices 2 2008
8,251,962 Protective coatings for medical devices 0 2009
8,048,352 Medical devices 0 2009
8,137,373 Medical devices comprising nanomaterials and therapeutic methods utilizing the same 0 2009
7,842,024 Medical device with varying physical properties and method for forming same 1 2009
8,133,250 Medical devices comprising nanocomposites 0 2009
8,481,139 High performance balloon catheter/component 0 2009
8,870,906 Catheter having a multi-section tubular member and method of making the same 0 2010
8,231,374 Extrusion apparatus for making multilayer articles 0 2010
8,894,906 Medical devices 0 2010
8,142,395 Tapered multi-chamber balloon 0 2010
* 8,025,943 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 1 2010
8,292,874 Catheter having improved bonding region 4 2010
8,449,497 Catheter having an improved balloon-to-catheter bond 0 2011
8,889,211 Coating process for drug delivery balloons using heat-induced rewrap memory 0 2011
9,056,152 Medical device with crystalline drug coating 0 2011
8,669,360 Methods of converting amorphous drug substance into crystalline form 0 2011
8,349,237 High pressure balloon 0 2011
8,168,275 Tube-in-tube balloon 0 2011
8,636,717 Catheter having improved bonding region 0 2012
8,697,212 High pressure balloon 0 2013
* 8,888,840 Drug eluting medical implant 1 2013
 
ATRIONIX, INC. (17)
6,254,599 Circumferential ablation device assembly 159 1999
6,652,515 Tissue ablation device assembly and method for electrically isolating a pulmonary vein ostium from an atrial wall 96 1999
6,607,502 Apparatus and method incorporating an ultrasound transducer onto a delivery member 51 1999
6,500,174 Circumferential ablation device assembly and methods of use and manufacture providing an ablative circumferential band along an expandable member 158 1999
6,245,064 Circumferential ablation device assembly 280 2000
6,514,249 Positioning system and method for orienting an ablation element within a pulmonary vein ostium 271 2000
6,758,830 Catheter positioning system 25 2000
6,595,989 Balloon anchor wire 88 2000
6,599,288 Apparatus and method incorporating an ultrasound transducer onto a delivery member 84 2001
6,752,805 Surgical ablation probe for forming a circumferential lesion 59 2001
6,869,431 Medical device with sensor cooperating with expandable member 92 2001
6,758,847 Circumferential ablation device assembly and methods of use and manufacture providing an ablative circumferential band along an expandable member 44 2002
6,997,925 Tissue ablation device assembly and method for electrically isolating a pulmonary vein ostium from an atrial wall 63 2002
6,966,908 Tissue ablation device assembly and method for electrically isolating a pulmonary vein ostium from an atrial wall 45 2002
6,964,660 Tissue ablation device assembly and method of electrically isolating a pulmonary vein ostium from an atrial wall 66 2002
7,731,681 Catheter positioning system 8 2004
7,340,307 Tissue ablation device assembly and method for electrically isolating a pulmonary vein ostium from an atrial wall 4 2004
 
DIONO, LLC (1)
6,921,880 Apparatus for heating bottles and method of manufacturing same 3 2004
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (7)
* 6,120,477 Balloon catheter device 169 1997
6,923,827 Balloon catheter device 28 2002
8,460,240 Inflatable toroidal-shaped balloons 2 2006
7,785,290 Non-shortening high angle wrapped balloons 5 2006
8,597,566 Non-shortening wrapped balloon 0 2009
8,636,690 Catheter balloons with integrated non-distensible seals 0 2009
8,585,640 Non-shortening high angle wrapped balloons 0 2010
 
Boston Scientific Corporation (1)
* 7,291,110 Catheter lesion diagnostics 5 2002
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