06902535 is referenced by 41 patents and cites 18 patents.

An apparatus for modulating the pressure of a fluid such as a gas within the expandable portion of a guide wire catheter. A preferred embodiment apparatus features a mechanism for controllably gripping and releasing the open, proximal end of a tubular guide wire, a mechanism for introducing a fluid to a desired pressure and volume into the expandable portion of the tubular guide wire through the open end, and, while maintaining the pressure and volume of fluid in the tubular guide wire, a mechanism for introducing a sealing member into the open end of the tubular guide wire to seal the fluid in the tubular guide wire. In a particularly preferred embodiment, the apparatus also features a deflation tool for piercing the seal and letting the fluid out. Using this apparatus, the tubular guide wire can be re-sealed and re-opened as necessary.

Title
Guide-wire mounted balloon modulation device and methods of use
Application Number
10/227996
Publication Number
6902535 (B2)
Application Date
August 26, 2002
Publication Date
June 7, 2005
Inventor
Dennis M Sauro
Glenmoore
PA, US
John E Nash
Chester Springs
PA, US
William T Fisher
Schwenksville
PA, US
Mark Eberhart
Glenmoore
PA, US
Agent
Jeffrey R Ramberg
Assignee
Kansey Nash Corporation
PA, US
IPC
A61M 025/10
A61M 025/01
A61M 025/00
A61B 005/00
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