06123712 is referenced by 176 patents and cites 55 patents.

An assembly for delivery and deployment of an inflation expandable stent within a vessel is comprised of a catheter, and inflation expandable stent, an expandable balloon, and a securement means such as a corrugated tube component or an expandable tube component. The tube component is mounted on the inner shaft beneath the balloon and provides increased securement to the stent in a reduced delivery diameter to maintain the stent on the catheter during delivery to the deployment site. The tube component is adhered to the inner shaft and has a plurality of ribs or is fluid expandable to no more than the delivery diameter, and may be comprised of more than one separately inflatable pouch expandable to provide the stent with a substrate seat with increased friction and to decrease the slack in stent recoil crimping. The assembly is used in a method for delivering and deploying a stent, and also adds safety when loading/crimping the stent onto a balloon.

Title
Balloon catheter with stent securement means
Application Number
697453
Publication Number
6123712
Application Date
August 22, 1997
Publication Date
September 26, 2000
Inventor
Andrew J Dusbabek
Dayton
MN, US
Louis G Ellis
St. Anthony
MN, US
Stanley A Nordin
Monticello
MN, US
Fernando Di Caprio
Mendota Heights
MN, US
Agent
Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A
Assignee
SciMed Life Systems
MN, US
IPC
A61F 11/00
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