07147817 is referenced by 38 patents and cites 19 patents.

A method of making a catheter balloon or other expandable tubular medical device or component thereof, in which an assembly of heat shrink material on an outer surface of coaxially disposed first and second tubes is heated to radially shrink the heat shrink material and reduce the outer diameter of the first tube. In a presently preferred embodiment, the heat shrink material extends at least along a central section of the first tube to reduce the outer diameter of the first tube at least along the central section of the first tube. The first and second tubes form the outer and inner layers, respectively, of a multilayered balloon, which has an improved low profile outer diameter.

Title
Method of making a low profile balloon
Application Number
10/335484
Publication Number
7147817 (B1)
Application Date
December 31, 2002
Publication Date
December 12, 2006
Inventor
Chi Le Long
San Jose
CA, US
Srinivasan Sridharan
Morgan Hill
CA, US
Timothy Owens
Dublin
CA, US
Florencia Lim
Union City
CA, US
Agent
Fulwider Patton
Assignee
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems
CA, US
IPC
B29C 49/64
B29C 49/22
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