05935164 is referenced by 85 patents and cites 68 patents.

A method of manufacturing a laminated item such as a prosthesis or tissue expander having a flexible, expandable membrane surrounding an interior lumen to enhance the strength and performance of the membrane comprises the steps of applying a first layer of a fluid, resilient, stretchable material to a mandrel; allowing the fluid material to drain off the mandrel in a first flow direction; allowing the fluid material to harden to form a resilient, stretchable first layer on the mandrel; applying a second layer of the fluid material on the first layer; changing the orientation of the mandrel to allow the fluid material to drain off the mandrel in a second flow direction, the second flow direction being at an angle to the first flow direction; and allowing the fluid material to harden to form a resilient, stretchable second layer on the first layer.

Title
Laminated prosthesis and method of manufacture
Application Number
8/805687
Publication Number
5935164
Application Date
February 25, 1997
Publication Date
August 10, 1999
Inventor
Alfred A Iversen
Wayzata
MN, US
Agent
Jeffrey L Cameron
Anthony G Eggink
Assignee
PMT Corporaton
MN, US
IPC
A61F 25/10
A61F 2/04
A61F 2/12
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