Maintaining a fixed distance by providing an air cushion during coating of a medical device

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9393385
APP PUB NO 20140113059A1
SERIAL NO

14146148

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System and method for coating an expandable member of a medical device comprising a support structure to support the expandable member and an applicator positioned with at least one outlet proximate a surface of an expandable member. A drive assembly establishes relative movement between the at least one outlet and the surface of the expandable member to apply fluid on the surface of the expandable member along a coating path. A positioning device maintains a substantially fixed distance between the at least one outlet and the surface of the expandable member during relative movement therebetween by ejecting a pressurized medium against the surface of the expandable member.

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ABBOTT LABORATORIESNORTH CHICAGO IL

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Andreacchi, Anthony S San Jose, US 35 290
Leonard, Michael J Palo Alto, US 39 573
Shen, Randy Sunnyvale, US 17 192

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