05718683 is referenced by 33 patents and cites 38 patents.

A dilation balloon is provided for an intravascular catheter having an elongated shaft with a proximal portion, a distal portion, and an inflation lumen extending therethrough. In one aspect of the invention, the dilation balloon includes a balloon member having a chamber therein in fluid communication with the inflation lumen. The balloon member defines a portion of a guide wire lumen which coextends with a portion of the balloon member for receiving a guide wire. In another aspect of the invention, a balloon is connected to the distal portion of the catheter shaft and a guide wire lumen is spaced exteriorly from the shaft and coextends with a portion of the balloon. In yet another aspect of the invention, a process for making a dilation balloon includes the step of providing a longitudinal member having a first elongated lumen and a second elongated lumen. A first portion of the longitudinal member which defines the first lumen is blow molded into an inflatable balloon which defines an interior chamber for receiving inflation fluid. A second portion of the longitudinal member which defines the second lumen is blow molded into a longitudinal rib which defines a guide wire lumen coextending with said chamber.

Title
Dilation balloon for a single operator exchange intravascular catheter or similar device
Application Number
55009
Publication Number
5718683
Application Date
April 19, 1996
Publication Date
February 17, 1998
Inventor
David Blaeser
Champlin
MN, US
Timothy Stivland
Plymouth
MN, US
Thomas V Ressemann
St. Cloud
MN, US
Agent
Nawrocki Rooney & Silvertson P A
Assignee
SciMed Life Systems
MN, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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