05116318 is referenced by 309 patents and cites 34 patents.

The stent placement dilation balloon assembly comprises a catheter having a distal end, a distal end portion, and a proximal end, a balloon mounted to, about, and around the distal end portion of the catheter which has at least one opening therein communicating with the interior of the balloon, and, an elastic sleeve positioned about and around the balloon. The sleeve has an at rest diameter which is less than the width of the collapsed balloon if the collapsed balloon was allowed, when deflated, to assume a flat shape. A stent is mounted on the sleeve for placement in a vessel in a human body.

Title
Dilatation balloon within an elastic sleeve
Application Number
7/362251
Publication Number
5116318
Application Date
June 6, 1989
Publication Date
May 26, 1992
Inventor
Richard A Hillstead
Miramar
FL, US
Agent
Thomas R Vigil
Henry W Collins
Assignee
Cordis Corporation
FL, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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