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, MN4844

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Hamilton, Bruce Lowell, MA 49 805
Sahatjian, Ronald A Lexington, MA 86 5250

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4,456,011 Balloon-catheter 96 1981
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4,608,984 Self-retracting dilatation catheter 137 1982
4,946,464 Method of manufacturing miniature balloon catheter and product thereof 53 1983
4,636,195 Method and apparatus for removing arterial constriction 243 1985
4,655,745 Ventricular catheter 75 1985
4,681,564 Catheter assembly having balloon extended flow path 113 1985
4,900,303 Dispensing catheter and method 300 1986
4,693,243 Conduit system for directly administering topical anaesthesia to blocked laryngeal-tracheal areas 138 1986
4,824,436 Method for the prevention of restenosis 258 1987
4,878,495 Valvuloplasty device with satellite expansion means 361 1987
4,796,629 Stiffened dilation balloon catheter device 505 1987
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4,934,999 Closure for a male urethra 102 1988
4,896,667 Endotracheal tube bite block 21 1988
5,002,531 Dilation catheter with an inflatable balloon 191 1988
4,973,301 Catheter and method of using same 172 1989
5,071,406 Limacon geometry balloon angioplasty catheter systems 132 1989
5,000,734 Probe intended to be introduced within a living body 162 1989
5,102,416 Vessel vector invasive catheter 32 1989
5,279,594 Intubation devices with local anesthetic effect for medical use 174 1990
5,074,840 Packing device and method of packing for endoscopic procedures 88 1990
5,176,697 Laparoscopic cannula 180 1990
5,195,970 Collapsible balloon catheters 86 1991
5,195,972 Balloon catheter assembly 29 1991
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RAYCHEM CORPORATION (1)
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AB Tesi (1)
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CORDIS CORPORATION (25)
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4,753,765 Method of making a catheter having a fuseless tip 93 1986
4,856,516 Endovascular stent apparatus and method 986 1989
4,941,877 Balloon catheter 75 1989
4,960,410 Flexible tubular member for catheter construction 207 1989
5,041,100 Catheter and hydrophilic, friction-reducing coating thereon 173 1989
5,037,392 Stent-implanting balloon assembly 303 1989
5,116,318 Dilatation balloon within an elastic sleeve 346 1989
4,906,244 Balloons for medical devices and fabrication thereof 284 1989
4,938,676 Apparatus for manufacturing balloons for medical devices 68 1989
5,290,306 Puncture resistant balloon catheter 305 1989
5,017,325 Stretch-blow molding method for manufacturing balloons for medical devices 56 1989
5,108,415 Balloons for medical devices and fabrication thereof 180 1989
5,049,132 Balloon catheter for delivering therapeutic agents 405 1990
5,041,125 Balloon catheter 70 1990
5,213,576 Therapeutic porous balloon catheter 313 1991
5,366,472 Dilatation balloon within an elastic sleeve 82 1991
5,223,205 Method for manufacturing balloons for medical devices 56 1991
5,342,305 Variable distention angioplasty balloon assembly 139 1992
5,248,305 Extruded tubing and catheters having helical liquid crystal fibrils 126 1992
5,304,197 Balloons for medical devices and fabrication thereof 72 1992
5,342,386 Catheter with multiple flexibilities along the shaft 146 1992
 
ARROW INTERVENTIONAL, INC. (2)
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The Regents of the University of California (1)
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KONTRON INSTRUMENTS, INC. (1)
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Danforth Biomedical Incorporated (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 95 1980
 
WARNER LAMBERT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4,576,772 Catheter with optimum resistance to bending and method of manufacture 44 1984
 
WARNER-LAMBERT COMPANY (1)
4,664,657 Lubricant for catheter assemblies employing thermoplastic catheters 61 1985
 
AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (3)
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4,932,958 Prostate balloon dilator 117 1988
4,932,956 Prostate balloon dilator 149 1989
 
CARDIOVASCULAR DYNAMICS, INC. (1)
5,295,962 Drug delivery and dilatation catheter 158 1992
 
AMS MEDINVENT S.A. (3)
4,553,545 Device for application in blood vessels or other difficultly accessible locations and its use 652 1983
4,655,771 Prosthesis comprising an expansible or contractile tubular body 1554 1983
4,732,152 Device for implantation and a method of implantation in a vessel using such device 725 1986
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (1)
4,816,339 Multi-layered poly(tetrafluoroethylene)/elastomer materials useful for in vivo implantation 365 1987
 
INTERVENTIONAL THERMODYNAMICS, INC. (1)
5,183,464 Radially expandable dilator 363 1991
 
FBK International Corporation (1)
5,125,913 Soft-tipped catheters 48 1990
 
CORDIS WEBSTER, INC. (1)
5,057,092 Braided catheter with low modulus warp 270 1990
 
FUJIFILM CORPORATION (1)
5,100,721 Flat laminated thermoplastic multilayer film and manufacturing method of the same 44 1989
 
FOGARTY, THOMAS J. (4)
* 4,292,974 Dilatation catheter apparatus and method 105 1980
4,479,497 Double lumen dilatation catheter 126 1982
4,606,347 Inverted balloon catheter having sealed through lumen 136 1985
4,762,130 Catheter with corkscrew-like balloon 407 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 199 1988
 
ALCON MANUFACTURING, LTD. (1)
4,871,094 Means and method for dispensing substances 111 1988
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (2)
5,254,091 Low profile balloon catheter and method for making same 144 1991
5,295,960 Catheter with interior balloon 57 1992
 
Biointerface Technologies, Inc. (1)
4,933,178 Metal-based antimicrobial coating 104 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 821 1989
 
SUMITOMO BAKELITE CO., LTD. (4)
4,582,762 Soft vinyl chloride resin-silicone composite shaped article 35 1984
4,686,124 Thermoplastic resin-silicone rubber composite shaped article 48 1984
4,814,231 Thermoplastic resin-silicone composite shaped article 34 1986
4,834,721 Thermoplastic resin silicone composite shaped article 39 1988
 
SILICON VALLEY BANK (1)
4,744,366 Concentric independently inflatable/deflatable multiple diameter balloon angioplasty catheter systems and method of use 209 1986
 
OWENS-ILLINOIS PLASTIC PRODUCTS INC., A CORP. OF DE. (1)
4,439,394 Heat setting method 15 1982
 
Rhone-Poulenc Industries (1)
* 4,385,089 Process for preparing biaxially oriented hollow shaped articles from thermoplastic materials 107 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 52 1984
4,613,517 Heparinization of plasma treated surfaces 71 1985
4,705,517 Percutaneously deliverable intravascular occlusion prosthesis 263 1985
4,737,219 Method for bonding polyurethane balloons to multilumen catheters 59 1986
4,786,556 Polymeric articles having enhanced antithrombogenic activity 97 1987
5,084,315 Lubricious coatings, medical articles containing same and method for their preparation 83 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 108 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 103 1988
 
Angiobrade Partners (1)
4,650,466 Angioplasty device 766 1985
 
VENTION MEDICAL ADVANCED COMPONENTS, INC. (2)
5,264,260 Dilatation balloon fabricated from low molecular weight polymers 277 1991
5,342,301 Multi-lumen balloons and catheters made therewith 322 1992
 
PMT Inc. (1)
4,685,447 Tissue expander system 352 1985
 
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
4,563,181 Fused flexible tip catheter 273 1983
4,694,838 Loop coronary catheter 85 1985
4,898,591 Nylon-PEBA copolymer catheter 379 1988
 
Angiomedics Corporation (1)
* 4,413,989 Expandable occlusion apparatus 318 1981
 
Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc. (3)
* 4,390,668 Autoclavable thermoplastic material which is heat bondable to a cannula and the like 11 1981
4,790,831 Torque-control catheter 99 1987
4,819,751 Valvuloplasty catheter and method 270 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 59 1980
4,540,404 Balloon catheter with intrinsic introducer for percutaneous insertion into a blood vessel over a guide wire, and method of use 150 1983
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
4,660,560 Method for treating obstructive prostatism 97 1985
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (32)
4,921,483 Angioplasty catheter 308 1987
4,811,737 Self-purging balloon catheter 96 1987
4,963,313 Balloon catheter 158 1987
4,906,241 Dilation balloon 135 1988
4,952,357 Method of making a polyimide balloon catheter 152 1988
4,896,669 Dilatation catheter 100 1988
4,950,227 Stent delivery system 706 1988
5,015,231 Multipart split sleeve balloon protector for dilatation catheter 94 1989
5,147,302 Method of shaping a balloon of a balloon catheter 169 1989
4,994,033 Intravascular drug delivery dilatation catheter 447 1989
4,994,072 Dilation catheter 108 1989
4,986,830 Valvuloplasty catheter with balloon which remains stable during inflation 298 1989
5,100,381 Angioplasty catheter 111 1990
5,090,958 Balloon catheters 176 1990
5,192,296 Dilatation catheter 47 1990
5,137,512 Multisegment balloon protector for dilatation catheter 95 1990
5,195,969 Co-extruded medical balloons and catheter using such balloons 314 1991
5,330,428 Dilatation catheter having a random copolymer balloon 62 1991
5,270,086 Multilayer extrusion of angioplasty balloons 454 1991
5,207,700 Polyimide balloon catheter and method of forming a balloon therefor 86 1991
5,160,321 Balloon catheters 114 1991
5,226,887 Collapsible folding angioplasty balloon 110 1992
5,254,089 Medication dispensing balloon catheter 186 1992
5,176,693 Balloon expandable atherectomy cutter 174 1992
5,318,041 Core wire steerable electrode catheter 49 1992
5,277,199 Core wire steerable catheters 75 1992
5,306,246 Balloon for medical catheter 149 1992
5,342,307 Dilatation catheter with tri-fold balloon 125 1992
5,366,442 Sleeve for attaching a medical balloon to a catheter 56 1993
5,344,401 Catheter balloon formed from a polymeric composite 115 1993
5,447,497 Balloon catheter having nonlinear compliance curve and method of using 219 1994
5,490,839 Catheter balloon with retraction coating 118 1995
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TAIKI (1)
4,923,450 Medical tubes for placement into the body of a patient 129 1988
 
MC DERMOTT, ELIZABETH A. (1)
4,771,776 Dilatation catheter with angled balloon and method 123 1987
 
THE SPECTRANETICS CORPORATION (1)
5,415,653 Optical catheter with stranded fibers 52 1993
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (1)
4,762,129 Dilatation catheter 662 1986
 
TYCO INTERNATIONAL LTD., A CORPORATION OF BERMUDA (1)
4,634,615 Heat recoverable coextruded articles 45 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 1397 1984
4,637,396 Balloon catheter 176 1984
4,800,882 Endovascular stent and delivery system 1352 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)
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WORLDWIDE MEDICAL PLASTICS LTD., 53 NORTHEASTERN BOULEVARD, NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE 03062, A NEW HAMPSHIRE CORP. (1)
4,950,239 Angioplasty balloons and balloon catheters 131 1988
 
Mediplast AB (1)
4,648,871 Suction catheter 35 1985
 
BRACK GILLIUM HATTLER (1)
* 4,406,656 Venous catheter having collapsible multi-lumens 366 1981
 
NATVAR HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
4,627,844 Tri-layer tubing 163 1985
 
Smiths Industries Public Limited Company (1)
4,702,252 Catheters 216 1986
 
MEADOX MEDICALS, INC. (1)
4,706,670 Dilatation catheter 241 1985
 
BAYER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
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EXPANDABLE GRAFTS PARTNERSHIP, A TX. GENERAL PARTNERSHIP (1)
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DENSO CORPORATION (1)
* 2005/0189,513 Bearing support device 0 2005
 
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (1)
4,559,951 Catheter assembly 278 1982
 
PLUNKETT, DIANNE M. (1)
5,352,236 Balloon protector 57 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 777 1990
 
COVIDIEN AG (1)
5,348,536 Coextruded catheter and method of forming 173 1993
 
The Kendall Company (3)
* 4,318,947 Polymer coating and curing process for catheters 46 1981
4,705,502 Suprapubic catheter with dual balloons 130 1986
4,838,876 Silicone rubber catheter having improved surface morphology 59 1988
 
ROCKEY, ELAINE D., INDIVIDUALLY (1)
4,763,653 Medical sleeve 159 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 122 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 42 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 132 1987
 
CORVITA CORPORATION (2)
4,769,030 Monomer and use thereof in crack prevention of implanted prostheses 15 1987
4,739,013 Polyurethanes 35 1987
 
ADVANCED CATHETER SYSTEMS, INC., 2560 MISSION COLLEGE BLVD. SUITE 102, SANTA CLARA, CA. 95054 A CORP. OF CA. (1)
4,573,470 Low-profile steerable intraoperative balloon dilitation catheter 170 1984
 
KENSEY NASH CORPORATION (1)
4,686,982 Spiral wire bearing for rotating wire drive catheter 174 1985
 
TELEFLEX INCORPORATED (1)
4,657,024 Medical-surgical catheter 148 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 524 1980
* 4,411,055 Vascular guiding catheter assembly and vascular dilating catheter assembly and a combination thereof and methods for making the same 113 1981
4,638,805 Self-venting balloon dilatation catheter and method 124 1985
4,684,363 Rapidly inflatable balloon catheter and method 88 1986
4,775,371 Stiffened dilatation catheter and method of manufacture 221 1986
4,771,778 Steerable low profile balloon dilatation catheter 80 1987
4,821,722 Self-venting balloon dilatation catheter and method 113 1987
5,041,089 Vascular dilation catheter construction 351 1988
5,042,985 Dilatation catheter suitable for peripheral arteries 130 1989
5,035,694 Dilatation catheter assembly with heated balloon 163 1989
5,114,423 Dilatation catheter assembly with heated balloon 188 1990
5,360,401 Catheter for stent delivery 186 1993
 
MEDTRONIC SPINE LLC (1)
5,163,949 Fluid operated retractors 336 1991
 
Catheter Research, Inc. (1)
5,334,168 Variable shape guide apparatus 123 1993
 
ASTRA TECH AB (2)
4,666,437 Hydrophilic coating 71 1986
4,906,237 Method of forming an improved hydrophilic coating on a polymer surface 125 1988
 
SIMS DELTEC, INC. (1)
4,863,426 Percutaneous venous catheter 29 1987
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
4,886,062 Intravascular radially expandable stent and method of implant 1423 1987
 
Genus Catheter Technologies, Inc. (1)
4,710,181 Variable diameter catheter 198 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) 55 1988
 
EXONIX RESEARCH CORPORATION (1)
5,423,773 Catheter with gear body and progressively compliant tip 73 1994
 
NATEC, Institut fur naturwissen-schaftlichtechnische Dienste GmbH (1)
4,751,924 Balloon catheter 72 1984
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (12)
4,820,349 Dilatation catheter with collapsible outer diameter 330 1987
5,026,607 Medical apparatus having protective, lubricious coating 163 1989
5,077,352 Flexible lubricious organic coatings 89 1990
5,284,473 Perfusion catheter with flow amplifier 43 1991
5,179,174 Flexible lubricious organic coatings 72 1991
5,269,757 Catheter with integral steerable guidewire having linear to rotary movement 37 1991
5,279,560 Balloon dilatation catheter with integral guidewire 59 1991
5,272,012 Medical apparatus having protective, lubricious coating 372 1992
5,224,933 Catheter purge device 38 1992
5,358,486 Multiple layer high strength balloon for dilatation catheter 204 1992
5,318,587 Pleated balloon dilatation catheter and method of use 90 1992
5,338,298 Double-tapered balloon 58 1993
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (1)
4,642,267 Hydrophilic polymer blend 142 1985
 
DOW CORNING ENTERPRISES (1)
4,857,046 Drive catheter having helical pump drive shaft 210 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 204 1989
5,372,603 Hollow core coaxial catheter 61 1991
 
Biomedical Polymers International, Ltd. (1)
5,100,992 Polyurethane-based polymeric materials and biomedical articles and pharmaceutical compositions utilizing the same 246 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 124 1982
 
Schneider (Europe) A.G. (2)
4,573,966 Method and apparatus for removing and/or enlarging constricted areas in vessels conducting body fluids 307 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 51 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 62 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 96 1991
5,330,429 Catheter with a balloon reinforced with composite yarn 131 1993
 
C. R. Bard, Inc. (6)
4,490,421 Balloon and manufacture thereof 305 1983
4,699,611 Biliary stent introducer 195 1985
* RE33561 Balloon and manufacture thereof 138 1988
5,087,246 Dilation catheter with fluted balloon 181 1988
5,087,244 Catheter and method for locally applying medication to the wall of a blood vessel or other body lumen 342 1990
5,304,340 Method of increasing the tensile strength of a dilatation balloon 147 1993
 
SCHNEIDER (USA) INC. (2)
4,551,292 Method for making a catheter with a soft, deformable tip 128 1984
5,267,959 Laser bonding of angioplasty balloon catheters 68 1991
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (1)
5,312,356 Catheter with low-friction distal segment 125 1990
 
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 24 2002
 
Vas-Cath Incorporated (1)
5,226,880 Angioplasty catheter with balloon retainer 92 1990
 
Schneider - Shiley AG (1)
4,787,388 Method for opening constricted regions in the cardiovascular system 154 1986
 
Solvay Solexis, Inc. (1)
4,677,017 Coextrusion of thermoplastic fluoropolymers with thermoplastic polymers 106 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 362 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 62 1988
 
Nippon Petrochemicals Co., Ltd. (1)
4,656,094 Novel multi-layer articles 27 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 43 1985
 
HENLEY OPERATING COMPANY A CORP. OF TEXAS (1)
4,801,297 Catheter having slit tip 136 1984
 
DESERET MEDICAL, INC., A CORP. OF DE. (1)
4,521,564 Covalent bonded antithrombogenic polyurethane material 106 1984
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* 2003/0171,799 Stent deploying catheter system and balloon catheter 16 2002
6,811,544 Catheter positioning system 75 2002
7,881,807 Balloon anchor wire 23 2003
* 2004/0096,606 Medical device balloon 5 2003
* 2006/0106,337 Balloon catheter having a balloon with a thickened wall portion 0 2005
7,691,224 Thermal bonding method 0 2006
* 2007/0118,076 Catheter balloon liner with variable thickness and method for making same 11 2006
* 2007/0112,330 Therapeutic delivery balloon 12 2007
* 2012/0101,435 Medical Balloon 0 2011
 
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (1)
8,440,090 Apparatus and method of making a variable stiffness multilayer catheter tubing 0 2010
 
Hemoteq AG (2)
8,597,720 Medical product for treating stenosis of body passages and for preventing threatening restenosis 2 2008
9,192,697 Balloon catheter for treating stenosis of body passages and for preventing threatening restenosis 0 2011
 
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (13)
6,620,127 Medical device balloon 33 1999
6,796,958 Polymer blends for use in making medical devices including catheters and balloons for dilatation catheters 28 1999
6,270,522 High pressure catheter balloon 41 1999
* 6,875,197 Dimensionally stable and growth controlled inflatable member for a catheter 34 2000
6,336,936 High pressure catheter balloon 5 2001
6,949,112 Medical device formed of polyester copolymer 19 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 21 2003
* 2004/0176,791 Catheter balloon liner with variable thickness and method for making same 7 2003
7,011,646 Balloon catheter having a balloon with a thickened wall portion 5 2003
* 2004/0267,197 Balloon catheter having a balloon with a thickened wall portion 9 2003
7,074,206 Medical device balloon 25 2003
7,314,588 Balloon catheter having a balloon with a thickened wall portion 7 2005
 
KYPHON SARL (8)
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 8 2007
7,985,228 Apparatus and methods for use of expandable members in surgical applications 4 2007
* 2008/0051,819 Apparatus and methods for use of expandable members in surgical applications 3 2007
* 2008/0051,820 Apparatus and methods for use of expandable members in surgical applications 9 2007
* 2008/0051,818 Apparatus and methods for use of expandable members in surgical applications 5 2007
* 2008/0051,707 Apparatus and methods for use of expandable members in surgical applications 9 2007
8,926,620 Apparatus and methods for use of expandable members in surgical applications 0 2011
 
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 2003/0165,647 Medical tubing and extrusion die for producing the same 15 2003
 
SCHNEIDER GMBH & CO. KG (2)
6,960,187 Catheter with multilayer tube 12 2002
7,942,849 Catheter with multilayer tube 0 2009
 
VIDGOP, NELYA (1)
6,471,673 Catheter with multilayer tube 52 1999
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
8,304,050 Medical device tubing with discrete orientation regions 0 2010
 
LOMA VISTA MEDICAL, INC. (2)
9,186,488 Method of making inflatable medical devices 0 2009
8,708,955 Inflatable medical devices 11 2009
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (1)
* 2003/0032,999 Balloon stent assembly system and method 10 2001
 
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 100 2003
7,001,431 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 187 2003
7,713,301 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 27 2006
7,766,965 Method of making an intervertebral disc prosthesis 51 2006
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (2)
6,796,960 Low thermal resistance elastic sleeves for medical device balloons 125 2002
* 2002/0165,521 Low thermal resistance elastic sleeves for medical device balloons 63 2002
 
Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc. (28)
* 2004/0082,965 Medical balloon 42 2003
* 7,682,335 Non-compliant medical balloon having an integral non-woven fabric layer 23 2004
7,544,201 Rapid exchange balloon dilation catheter having reinforced multi-lumen distal portion 24 2005
* 2007/0016,133 Rapid exchange balloon dilation catheter having reinforced multi-lumen distal portion 18 2005
7,914,487 Non-compliant medical balloon having braided or knitted reinforcement 5 2007
* 2008/0183,132 NON-COMPLIANT MEDICAL BALLOON HAVING BRAIDED OR KNITTED REINFORCEMENT 30 2007
8,002,741 Non-compliant medical balloon having an integral woven fabric layer 4 2007
* 7,780,629 Non-compliant medical balloon having an integral non-woven fabric layer 3 2007
* 2007/0219,490 NON-COMPLIANT MEDICAL BALLOON HAVING AN INTEGRAL NON-WOVEN FABRIC LAYER 28 2007
* 2007/0213,760 NON-COMPLIANT MEDICAL BALLOON HAVING AN INTEGRAL WOVEN FABRIC LAYER 29 2007
8,353,868 Medical balloon having strengthening rods 1 2008
* 2008/0188,805 MEDICAL BALLOON HAVING STRENGTHENING RODS 23 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
* 2010/0243,135 NON-COMPLIANT MEDICAL BALLOON 13 2009
* 2009/0294,031 NON-COMPLIANT MEDICAL BALLOON 23 2009
8,221,351 Non-compliant medical balloon having an integral non-woven fabric layer 2 2010
* 8,105,275 Non-compliant medical balloon having an integral non-woven fabric layer 0 2010
* 2011/0054,513 NON-COMPLIANT MEDICAL BALLOON HAVING AN INTEGRAL NON-WOVEN FABRIC LAYER 1 2010
9,211,391 Balloon with variable pitch reinforcing fibers 0 2010
* 2011/0082,489 BALLOON WITH VARIABLE PITCH REINFORCING FIBERS 2 2010
* 8,430,846 Medical balloon 1 2010
* 8,734,389 Medical balloon 0 2011
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (8)
6,592,550 Medical device including improved expandable balloon 13 2000
6,881,209 Medical device including unitary, continuous portion of varying durometer 11 2001
* 2003/0195,490 Medical device including unitary, continuous portion of varying durometer 5 2001
7,485,250 Medical device including improved expandable balloon 2 2003
* 2004/0073,164 Medical device including improved expandable balloon 6 2003
7,722,795 Medical device including unitary, continuous portion of varying durometer 0 2004
* 2006/0016,064 Medical device including unitary, continuous portion of varying durometer 9 2004
* 2013/0053,770 MEDICAL BALLOON AND BALLOON CATHETER ASSEMBLY 0 2012
 
InterValve, Inc. (8)
7,744,620 Valvuloplasty catheter 7 2004
* 2005/0075,662 Valvuloplasty catheter 140 2004
7,951,111 Valvuloplasty catheter and methods 5 2009
8,486,102 Valvuloplasty catheter 1 2010
* 2010/0228,277 Valvuloplasty Catheter 3 2010
8,900,264 Valvuloplasty catheter and methods 0 2011
9,242,081 Positionable valvuloplasty catheter 0 2011
9,375,555 Valvuloplasty catheter 0 2013
 
Schneider (Europe) A.G. (8)
6,319,228 Multilayer interventional catheter 36 1997
* 5,961,765 Method of making a catheter 33 1997
* 6,027,477 Catheter with multilayer tube 46 1998
6,659,977 Multilayer interventional catheter 30 2001
7,485,108 Multilayer interventional catheter 3 2003
7,635,347 Catheter with multilayer tube 3 2005
* 2006/0015,064 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 559 1997
6,164,283 Device and method for forming a circumferential conduction block in a pulmonary vein 354 1999
6,471,697 Tissue ablation device and method 177 1999
6,502,576 Device and method for forming a circumferential conduction block in a pulmonary vein 102 2000
6,872,205 Circumferential ablation device assembly 38 2002
7,044,135 Device and method for forming a circumferential conduction block in a pulmonary vein 61 2002
6,855,144 Tissue ablation device and method of use 11 2002
7,993,337 Circumferential ablation device assembly 7 2009
 
Medical Purchasing Group, Inc. (1)
* 6,027,478 Nasal cavity drainage and stoppage system 79 1997
 
NIPPON ZEON CO., LTD. (1)
* 6,503,223 Balloon catheter 23 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 86 2004
 
FUTUREMATRIX INTERVENTIONAL, INC. (3)
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
9,259,559 Balloon catheter pressure relief valve 0 2015
 
GENZYME CORPORATION (2)
8,491,623 Atraumatic occlusion balloons and skirts, and methods of use thereof 0 2007
* 2008/0215,036 Atraumatic Occlusion Balloons and Skirts, and Methods of Use Thereof 8 2007
 
Intratech Medical Ltd. (4)
7,766,871 Spiral balloon catheter 4 2008
* 2008/0306,440 Spiral balloon catheter 8 2008
8,079,978 Spiral balloon catheter 0 2010
* 2010/0262,124 SPIRAL BALLOON CATHETER 3 2010
 
C. R. Bard, Inc. (7)
* 2004/0109,964 Medical balloon 32 2003
8,864,704 Medical balloon 0 2006
* 2007/0093,865 MEDICAL BALLOON 18 2006
* 2009/0099,517 REINFORCED, NON-COMPLIANT ANGIOPLASTY BALLOON 3 2007
* 2011/0160,661 BALLOON WITH RADIOPAQUE ADHESIVE 1 2009
8,323,242 Non-compliant medical balloon having a longitudinal fiber layer 1 2010
* 2010/0179,581 Non-Compliant Medical Balloon Having a Longitudinal Fiber Layer 16 2010
 
480 BIOMEDICAL, INC. (7)
9,278,016 Medical implant 0 2011
9,309,347 Bioresorbable thermoset polyester/urethane elastomers 0 2011
8,540,765 Medical implant 3 2012
8,992,601 Medical implants 0 2013
* 2013/0317,600 DRUG ELUTING MEDICAL IMPLANT 2 2013
* 9,155,638 Drug eluting medical implant 0 2013
* 2013/0304,177 Drug Eluting Medical Implant 2 2013
 
Taylor Medical, Inc. (2)
* 8,012,123 Catheter with guidewire lumen with tubular portion and sleeve 0 2008
* 2008/0177,227 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 (1)
* 9,381,327 Balloon catheter 0 2013
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED (2)
6,696,121 Balloon for a dilation catheter and method for manufacturing a balloon 22 2001
6,645,422 Method for manufacturing a balloon for a dilation catheter 53 2001
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (129)
6,165,166 Trilayer, extruded medical tubing and medical devices incorporating such tubing 86 1998
6,086,556 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 63 1998
7,479,128 Protective coatings for medical devices 6 2000
6,756,094 Balloon structure with PTFE component 70 2000
* 6,896,842 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 34 2000
6,464,683 Trilayer, extruded medical tubing and medical devices incorporating such tubbing 49 2000
6,905,743 Dimensionally stable balloons 105 2000
7,947,059 Multilayer medical device 9 2001
6,977,103 Dimensionally stable balloons 48 2001
7,004,963 Conformable balloons 21 2001
* 7,101,597 Medical devices made from polymer blends containing low melting temperature liquid crystal polymers 8 2001
* 2002/0045,017 Medical devices made from polymer blends containing low melting temperature liquid crystal polymers 2 2001
7,005,097 Medical devices employing chain extended polymers 1 2002
* 2003/0152,728 Medical devices employing chain extended polymers 0 2002
7,029,732 Medical device balloons with improved strength properties and processes for producing same 35 2002
7,029,495 Medical devices and methods of making the same 22 2002
8,337,968 Radiation sterilized medical devices comprising radiation sensitive polymers 0 2002
* 2004/0048,016 Radiation sterilized medical devices comprising radiation sensitive polymers 10 2002
7,591,831 Medical devices comprising nanocomposites 21 2002
7,517,353 Medical devices comprising nanomaterials and therapeutic methods utilizing the same 4 2002
* 2003/0093,107 Medical devices comprising nanocomposites 173 2002
* 2003/0065,355 Medical devices comprising nonomaterials and therapeutic methods utilizing the same 138 2002
6,946,092 Medical balloon 62 2002
7,488,339 Multilayer medical device 2 2002
* 2004/0078,052 Multilayer medical device 15 2002
7,026,026 Balloons made from liquid crystal polymer blends 30 2002
* 2003/0091,765 Balloons made from liquid crystal polymer blends 1 2002
6,951,675 Multilayer balloon catheter 53 2003
7,727,442 Medical device tubing with discrete orientation regions 1 2003
* 2005/0008,806 Medical device tubing with discrete orientation regions 8 2003
8,025,637 Medical balloons and processes for preparing same 0 2003
9,180,620 Medical balloons 0 2003
7,166,099 Multilayer medical devices 37 2003
* 2005/0043,712 Multilayer medical devices 5 2003
* 2005/0043,679 Medical balloons 45 2003
8,043,311 Medical device systems 3 2003
* 2005/0149,102 Medical device systems 45 2003
7,601,285 Medical device with varying physical properties and method for forming same 2 2003
* 2005/0143,772 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
* 2005/0146,085 Process and apparatus for forming medical device balloons 2 2004
* 2005/0124,976 Medical devices 35 2004
7,854,756 Medical devices 1 2004
* 2005/0163,954 Medical devices 74 2004
7,914,486 Catheter having an improved balloon-to-catheter bond 4 2004
* 2004/0158,256 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
* 2005/0142,314 Medical device with varying physical properties and method for forming same 3 2004
7,682,553 Balloon structure with PTFE component 1 2004
* 2004/0191,443 Multilayer catheter balloon 26 2004
7,659,000 Adhesion technique for incompatible polymers using modified polymer tie layers 1 2004
* 2004/0207,127 Method of making multilayer angioplasty catheter balloon 4 2004
* 7,781,038 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 7 2004
7,635,510 High performance balloon catheter/component 25 2004
* 2006/0008,606 High performance balloon catheter/component 28 2004
7,722,578 Medical devices 3 2004
* 2006/0051,535 Medical devices 6 2004
* 7,108,826 High compliance, high strength catheter balloons useful for treatment of gastrointestinal lesions 3 2004
* 2005/0119,683 High compliance, high strength catheter balloons useful for treatment of gastrointestinal lesions 0 2004
* 2006/0165,926 Medical devices including nanocomposites 35 2005
8,052,703 Medical devices with cutting elements 4 2005
* 2007/0016,232 Medical devices with cutting elements 8 2005
* 2006/0182,913 Medical balloon 1 2005
* 8,034,066 Multi-layer medical balloons 4 2005
* 2007/0060,863 Multi-layer medical balloons 30 2005
8,876,763 Composite balloon 0 2005
* 2007/0106,216 Composite balloon 4 2005
7,766,893 Tapered multi-chamber balloon 2 2005
* 2007/0129,749 Tapered multi-chamber balloon 0 2005
7,993,391 Medical devices and methods of making the same 2 2006
* 2006/0116,755 Medical devices and methods of making the same 13 2006
8,043,673 Method to make tube-in-tube balloon 3 2006
* 2007/0208,365 New method to make tube-in-tube balloon 3 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
* 2007/0250,101 High pressure balloon 13 2006
7,943,221 Hinged compliance fiber braid balloon 2 2006
* 2007/0267,128 Hinged compliance fiber braid balloon 8 2006
8,617,149 Common bond, double-balloon catheter 0 2006
* 2008/0171,974 Commom bond, double-balloon catheter 36 2006
8,414,611 Main vessel constraining side-branch access balloon 3 2006
8,398,695 Side branch stenting system using a main vessel constraining side branch access balloon and side branching stent 0 2006
* 2008/0109,062 Side branch stenting system using a main vessel constraining side branch access balloon and side branching stent 2 2006
* 2008/0109,056 Main vessel constraining side-branch access balloon 3 2006
7,481,804 Multilayer medical devices 3 2006
7,465,164 Apparatus for forming medical device balloons 1 2007
* 2008/0050,462 Process and Apparatus for Forming Medical Device Balloons 0 2007
7,713,047 Extrusion apparatus for making multilayer articles 1 2008
* 2008/0145,469 EXTRUSION APPARATUS FOR MAKING MULTILAYER ARTICLES 7 2008
8,500,797 Medical devices 1 2008
8,048,143 Medical devices 0 2008
8,333,795 Bulging balloon for bifurcation catheter assembly and methods 0 2008
9,265,918 Multilayer medical balloon 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 6 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 2 2009
7,842,024 Medical device with varying physical properties and method for forming same 1 2009
8,133,250 Medical devices comprising nanocomposites 1 2009
8,481,139 High performance balloon catheter/component 0 2009
* 2010/0094,213 HIGH PERFORMANCE BALLOON CATHETER/COMPONENT 2 2009
8,870,906 Catheter having a multi-section tubular member and method of making the same 0 2010
* 2010/0170,619 CATHETER HAVING A MULTI-SECTION TUBULAR MEMBER AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME 0 2010
* 2010/0272,773 Use of Drug Polymorphs to Achieve Controlled Drug Delivery From a Coated Medical Device 27 2010
8,231,374 Extrusion apparatus for making multilayer articles 0 2010
* 2010/0203,181 EXTRUSION APPARATUS FOR MAKING MULTILAYER ARTICLES 0 2010
8,894,906 Medical devices 0 2010
* 2010/0230,862 MEDICAL DEVICES 0 2010
* 2011/0008,260 Use of Nanocrystals for Drug Delivery from a Balloon 5 2010
8,142,395 Tapered multi-chamber balloon 0 2010
* 2010/0298,860 TAPERED MULTI-CHAMBER BALLOON 0 2010
* 8,025,943 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 1 2010
* 2010/0318,113 Medical Device Balloons Containing Thermoplastic Elastomers 0 2010
8,292,874 Catheter having improved bonding region 5 2010
8,449,497 Catheter having an improved balloon-to-catheter bond 0 2011
* 2011/0172,599 CATHETER HAVING AN IMPROVED BALLOON-TO-CATHETER BOND 0 2011
* 2011/0196,340 LOADING AND RELEASE OF WATER-INSOLUBLE DRUGS 13 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 8 2011
8,636,717 Catheter having improved bonding region 0 2012
8,697,212 High pressure balloon 1 2013
* 8,888,840 Drug eluting medical implant 2 2013
9,144,666 High pressure balloon 0 2014
 
Atrionix, Inc. (18)
6,254,599 Circumferential ablation device assembly 184 1999
6,652,515 Tissue ablation device assembly and method for electrically isolating a pulmonary vein ostium from an atrial wall 139 1999
6,607,502 Apparatus and method incorporating an ultrasound transducer onto a delivery member 59 1999
6,500,174 Circumferential ablation device assembly and methods of use and manufacture providing an ablative circumferential band along an expandable member 202 1999
6,245,064 Circumferential ablation device assembly 303 2000
6,514,249 Positioning system and method for orienting an ablation element within a pulmonary vein ostium 338 2000
6,758,830 Catheter positioning system 30 2000
6,595,989 Balloon anchor wire 101 2000
6,599,288 Apparatus and method incorporating an ultrasound transducer onto a delivery member 106 2001
6,752,805 Surgical ablation probe for forming a circumferential lesion 112 2001
6,869,431 Medical device with sensor cooperating with expandable member 162 2001
6,758,847 Circumferential ablation device assembly and methods of use and manufacture providing an ablative circumferential band along an expandable member 50 2002
6,997,925 Tissue ablation device assembly and method for electrically isolating a pulmonary vein ostium from an atrial wall 81 2002
6,966,908 Tissue ablation device assembly and method for electrically isolating a pulmonary vein ostium from an atrial wall 70 2002
6,964,660 Tissue ablation device assembly and method of electrically isolating a pulmonary vein ostium from an atrial wall 95 2002
7,731,681 Catheter positioning system 12 2004
* 2004/0181,188 Catheter positioning system 3 2004
7,340,307 Tissue ablation device assembly and method for electrically isolating a pulmonary vein ostium from an atrial wall 5 2004
 
DIONO, LLC (2)
6,921,880 Apparatus for heating bottles and method of manufacturing same 5 2004
* 2004/0217,102 Apparatus for heating bottles and method of manufacturing same 2 2004
 
Hotspur Technologies, Inc. (1)
* 2010/0286,593 BALLOON CATHETER WITH CUTTING FEATURES AND METHODS FOR USE 1 2010
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (15)
* 6,120,477 Balloon catheter device 180 1997
6,923,827 Balloon catheter device 33 2002
* 2003/0074,016 Balloon catheter device 10 2002
* 2005/0273,152 Balloon catheter device 7 2005
9,180,279 Inflatable imbibed polymer devices 0 2006
8,460,240 Inflatable toroidal-shaped balloons 4 2006
7,785,290 Non-shortening high angle wrapped balloons 8 2006
* 2008/0125,711 Catheter balloons with integrated non-distensible seals 11 2006
* 2008/0097,374 Inflatable shaped balloons 3 2006
* 2008/0097,301 Non-shortening high angle wrapped balloons 10 2006
* 2007/0061,000 BALLOON CATHETER DEVICE 6 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
9,126,007 Catheter balloons with integrated non-distensible seals 0 2014
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (5)
* 7,291,110 Catheter lesion diagnostics 5 2002
* 2003/0092,977 Catheter Lesion diagnostics 1 2002
* 2007/0009,692 High compliance, high strength catheter balloons useful for treatment of gastrointestinal lesions 0 2006
* 2009/0137,954 Multilayer Interventional Catheter 1 2009
9,370,638 Method to make tube-in-tube balloon 0 2012
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