06863757 is referenced by 29 patents and cites 15 patents.

A method of making a catheter balloon or other expandable tubular medical device or component thereof formed of a compacted porous polymeric material, in which a tube of porous polymeric material is axially compacted, preferably without increasing the outer diameter of the tube, by positioning heat shrink material on the porous polymeric tube and heating the heat shrink material to decrease the length and diameter of the heat shrink material.

Title
Method of making an expandable medical device formed of a compacted porous polymeric material
Application Number
10/326333
Publication Number
6863757 (B1)
Application Date
December 19, 2002
Publication Date
March 8, 2005
Inventor
Delma M Blankenship
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Srinivasan Sridharan
Morgan Hill
CA, US
Fernando Gonzalez
Campbell
CA, US
Agent
Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht
Assignee
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems
CA, US
IPC
B29C 055/00
B29C 049/08
B28B 011/08
B32B 031/00
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