Slotted mold for making a balloon catheter

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7314364
APP PUB NO 20050123640A1
SERIAL NO

11038841

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A method of making a catheter balloon, and a balloon formed thereby, in which a polymeric tube is radially expanded in a mold having a wall with an outer surface and an inner surface defining a chamber, and having at least a section with one or more channels in the wall. The channels result in improved transfer of heat to the polymeric tube within the chamber of the mold during blow molding of the tube to form a balloon, so that the tube is heated more quickly and evenly. One aspect of the invention is directed to a balloon having sections with improved thin walls.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.SANTA CLARA, CA1359

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Flick, Michael J Lake Elsinore, CA 2 14
Mahoney, Timothy P Temecula, CA 2 14

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
World Medical Corporation (1)
5522961 Method of construction of a balloon catheter 52 1994
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (4)
5807520 Method of balloon formation by cold drawing/necking 66 1997
6328710 Process improvements for preparing catheter balloons 32 1997
6013055 Catheter balloon having selected folding characteristics 97 1997
6258099 Stent security balloon/balloon catheter 145 1999
 
ASAHI KOGAKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 5773109 Hollow, resin mechanical part having a shaft integrally formed therewith and an injection molding method for producing the same 9 1996
 
C. R. BARD, INC. (1)
5304340 Method of increasing the tensile strength of a dilatation balloon 154 1993
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
6117386 Centering perfusion delivery catheter and method of manufacture 15 1998
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (3)
* 2011/0106,954 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INDUCTIVELY PAIRING DEVICES TO SHARE DATA OR RESOURCES 35 2010
8850045 System and method for linking and sharing resources amongst devices 12 2011
8868939 Portable power supply device with outlet connector 5 2011
 
COOK INCORPORATED (3)
* 2009/0171,283 METHOD OF BONDING A DILATION ELEMENT TO A SURFACE OF AN ANGIOPLASTY BALLOON 2 2007
* 2009/0171,284 DILATION SYSTEM 6 2007
* 2010/0010,521 CUTTING BALLOON WITH MOVABLE MEMBER 9 2008
 
ALDILA GOLF CORP. (3)
* 8939753 High straightness arrow and method of manufacture 0 2011
* 2012/0165,141 HIGH STRAIGHTNESS ARROW AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE 1 2011
9448045 High straightness arrow and method of manufacture 0 2015
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
9533125 Balloon catheter and method of manufacture 0 2014
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (2)
8192675 Cutting balloon with connector and dilation element 7 2009
9604036 Cutting balloon with connector and dilation element 0 2012
* Cited By Examiner

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