05348538 is referenced by 129 patents and cites 52 patents.

A balloon catheter, having a non-linear compliance curve, made up of a single layered balloon, that was molded from a polymeric material to have a specific nominal diameter and then shrunk to a diameter that is less than the specific nominal diameter. When the shrunk balloon is expanded it has the characteristics of a compliant balloon until its diameter has been expanded to its original specific nominal diameter after which it follows the non compliant compliance curve that it would have had it not been shrunk.

Title
Shrinking balloon catheter having nonlinear or hybrid compliance curve
Application Number
7/953677
Publication Number
5348538
Application Date
September 29, 1992
Publication Date
September 20, 1994
Inventor
The Thomas T Tran
Coon Rapids
MN, US
Lixiao Wang
St. Paul
MN, US
Agent
Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus
Assignee
Scimed Life Systems
MN, US
IPC
A61M 29/02
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