04706670 is referenced by 249 patents and cites 9 patents.

A balloon catheter for use in angioplasty and the like includes a shaft made of an elastomeric tube reinforced with longitudinally inelastic filaments. In the distal balloon portion of the unpressurized shaft, the filaments lie at an angle which is less than a predetermined critical angle. In the adjacent movable portion of the shaft, the filaments lie at an angle which is greater than the critical angle. When the shaft is pressurized, the balloon portion expands in diameter and the balloon portion contracts in diameter until the filaments in each portion lie at the critical angle. At the same time, the length of the movable portion increases so as to offset the reduction in length of the balloon portion.

Title
Dilatation catheter
Application Number
6/801715
Publication Number
4706670
Application Date
November 26, 1985
Publication Date
November 17, 1987
Inventor
Gianni Leoni
Greve Str.
DK
Erik Andersen
Roskilde
DK
Agent
Blum Kaplan
Assignee
Meadox Surgimed
DK
IPC
A61M 29/02
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