06949112 is referenced by 22 patents and cites 19 patents.

A medical device or component thereof, and particularly intracorporeal devices for therapeutic or diagnostic uses, formed at least in part of a copolymer having a hard block and a polylactone soft block. In a presently preferred embodiment, the hard block of the copolymer is a polyester, and more specifically, the copolymer comprises a di-block copolymer of poly(ethylene terephthalate) and polycaprolactone. The copolymer is suitable for forming a variety of medical devices or medical device components, and is preferably used to form a catheter balloon, such as a balloon for an angioplasty or stent delivery catheter. However, a variety of medical devices or medical device components can be formed of the copolymer, including stent covers, vascular grafts, and shaft components.

Title
Medical device formed of polyester copolymer
Application Number
9/917024
Publication Number
6949112 (B1)
Application Date
July 26, 2001
Publication Date
September 27, 2005
Inventor
Timoteo Tomas
Union City
CA, US
Srinivasan Sridharan
Morgan Hill
CA, US
Agent
Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht
Assignee
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems
CA, US
IPC
A61M 029/00
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