US Patent No: 7,314,364

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Slotted mold for making a balloon catheter

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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, CA1575

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Flick, Michael J Lake Elsinore, CA 2 6
Mahoney, Timothy P Temecula, CA 2 6

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (4)
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6,328,710 Process improvements for preparing catheter balloons 22 1997
6,013,055 Catheter balloon having selected folding characteristics 64 1997
6,258,099 Stent security balloon/balloon catheter 115 1999
 
ASAHI KOGAKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5,773,109 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)
5,304,340 Method of increasing the tensile strength of a dilatation balloon 133 1993
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
6,117,386 Centering perfusion delivery catheter and method of manufacture 12 1998
 
World Medical Corporation (1)
5,522,961 Method of construction of a balloon catheter 45 1994

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COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
8,192,675 Cutting balloon with connector and dilation element 0 2009

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