04796629 is referenced by 652 patents and cites 10 patents.

The present invention sets forth a balloon catheter device adapted for use with catheters in angioplasty and/or valvuloplasty procedures which is expandable under fluid pressure and incorporates a plurality of stiffening means to resist deformation of isolated portions of the balloon when the balloon is expanded during the treatment procedure. Reinforcing means may also be provided to coact with the stiffening means to strengthen the balloon and/or to assist in the fixing of the location of the stiffening means. Various shapes and tapers of stiffening means can be provided to increase the effectiveness of the stiffening means and/or to reduce the change of damage to the balloon.

Title
Stiffened dilation balloon catheter device
Application Number
7/57807
Publication Number
4796629
Application Date
June 3, 1987
Publication Date
January 10, 1989
Inventor
Joseph Grayzel
262 Fountain Rd., Englewood, 07631
NJ, US
Agent
Weingram & Zall
IPC
A61M 29/02
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