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A method including forming a semi-crystalline polymer material into a lamella; and stretching the lamella into a polymer including a node of folded lamella and a fibril orientation. A method including extruding a pseudo-gel including an ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene material into a lamella; stretching the lamella into a polymer including a node of folded lamella and a fibril orientation; and annealing the polymer at a temperature sufficient to define the node and fibril orientation. An apparatus including a body portion formed of a dimension suitable for a medical device application and including a semi-crystalline polymer arrayed in a node of folded lamella and a fibril orientation. An apparatus including a body portion including an ultra-high molecular polyethylene material arrayed in a node of folded lamella and a fibril orientation.

Title
Process of making polymer articles
Application Number
10/38816
Publication Number
6743388 (B2)
Application Date
December 31, 2001
Publication Date
June 1, 2004
Inventor
Murthy V Simhambhatla
San Jose
CA, US
Srinivasan Sridharan
Morgan Hill
CA, US
Agent
Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht
US
Assignee
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems
CA, US
IPC
B29C 55/04
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