0274411-A2 is referenced by 97 patents and cites 3 patents.

A balloon for use in medical procedures such as in dilatation catheter in which the balloon is formed from a tubular thin wall parison of orientable semicrystalline polymer (polyethylene terephthalate being preferred) which is stretched very close to the elastic limit of the material and is then heat set. The balloon thus produced is extremely strong and has a very thin and higly flexible wall and is dimensionally stable both in storage and when inflated. The preferred balloon has a wall thickness to diameter ratio of less than 5.0 x 10-3 and a radial tensile strength (hoop strength) greater than 35,000 psi.

Thin wall high strength balloon and method of manufacture.
Application Number
EP19880300025 19880105
Publication Number
0274411 (A2)
Application Date
January 5, 1988
Publication Date
July 13, 1988
Saab Mark Anthony
Bard C R
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