08726483 is referenced by 9 patents and cites 20 patents.

A medical device-includes a scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. The scaffold is crimped to the balloon by a process that includes one or more balloon pressurization steps. The balloon pressurization steps are selected to enhance scaffold retention to the balloon while retaining, at least partially, the original balloon folds as the balloon is pressurized and de-pressurized within a crimper head. By at least partially retaining the original balloon folds, a uniformity of scaffold expansion by the balloon is improved.

Title
Methods for uniform crimping and deployment of a polymer scaffold
Application Number
13/194162
Publication Number
8726483 (B2)
Application Date
July 29, 2011
Publication Date
May 20, 2014
Inventor
Benjamyn Serna
Gilroy
CA, US
John Stankus
Campbell
CA, US
Agent
Squire Sanders
Assignee
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
A61M 29/00
B23P 11/00
B21D 39/00
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