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Edward A Estrada, Mina W B Chow, Kenneth L Wantink, Barbara E Stamberg, Chi Le Long: Catheter with enhanced flexibility. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, February 27, 2001: US06193686 (130 worldwide citation)

A balloon catheter system generally having an elongated catheter shaft with enhanced flexibility to facilitate more distal advancement within a patient's body lumen. The catheter shaft has a relatively stiff proximal shaft section, a relatively flexible distal shaft section and an intermediate ...


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Edward A Estrada, Mina W B Chow, Kenneth L Wantink, Barbara E Stamberg, Chi Le Long: Catheter with enhanced flexibility. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Coudert Brothers, February 5, 2002: US06344029 (49 worldwide citation)

A balloon catheter system generally having an elongated catheter shaft with enhanced flexibility to facilitate more distal advancement within a patient's body lumen. The catheter shaft has a relatively stiff proximal shaft section, a relatively flexible distal shaft section and an intermediate ...


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Florencia Lim, Chi Le Long, Charles D Claude, Jeong S Lee, Srinivasan Sridharan, Fernando Gonzalez, Edwin Wang: Catheter balloon formed of ePTFE and a diene polymer. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, September 20, 2005: US06946173 (44 worldwide citation)

A catheter balloon formed of a polymeric material such as expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) bonded to a second layer formed of a low tensile set polymer and/or impregnated with a low tensile set polymer. In a presently preferred embodiment, the low tensile set polymer is a silicone-polyuretha ...


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Florencia Lim, Timothy Owens, Srinivasan Sridharan, Chi Le Long: Method of making a low profile balloon. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton, December 12, 2006: US07147817 (38 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Edward A Estrada, Mina W B Chow, Kenneth L Wantink, Barbara E Stamberg, Chi Le Long: Catheter with enhanced flexibility. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, February 24, 2004: US06695812 (32 worldwide citation)

A balloon catheter system generally having an elongated catheter shaft with enhanced flexibility to facilitate more distal advancement within a patient's body lumen. The catheter shaft has a relatively stiff proximal shaft section, a relatively flexible distal shaft section and an intermediate ...


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Edwin Wang, Florencia Lim, Huong Chung, Chi Le Long, Nadine Ding: Catheter balloon having improved balloon bonding. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, September 6, 2005: US06939321 (14 worldwide citation)

A balloon catheter and a method of making the balloon catheter, having a balloon which is bonded to an elongated shaft, and which has a first layer and a second layer and an improved strong bond between the balloon and the shaft. One aspect of the invention is directed to a balloon in which the ball ...


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Florencia Lim, NianJiong Bei, Chi Le Long: Method of making a non-compliant balloon for a catheter. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton, February 22, 2011: US07892469 (2 worldwide citation)

An intravascular catheter system for properly implanting a stent in a body lumen generally comprising a catheter having an elongated shaft with an inflatable balloon formed of compliant material and a stent mounted on the working length of the balloon. The balloon material is compliant within the wo ...


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Edwin Wang, Florencia Lim, Huong Chung, Chi Le Long, Ni Ding: Catheter balloon having improved balloon bonding. Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, Howard Hughes Center, April 1, 2004: US20040062890-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A balloon catheter and a method of making the balloon catheter, having a balloon which is bonded to an elongated shaft, and which has a first layer and a second layer and an improved strong bond between the balloon and the shaft. One aspect of the invention is directed to a balloon in which the ball ...


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Florencia Lim, NianJiong Bei, Chi Le Long: Balloon catheter. Edward J Lynch, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, May 10, 2001: US20010001113-A1

An intravascular catheter system for properly implanting a stent in a body lumen generally comprising a catheter having an elongated shaft with an inflatable balloon formed of compliant material and a stent mounted on the working length of the balloon. The balloon material is compliant within the wo ...


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Florencia Lim, Nian Jiong Bei, Chi Le Long: Balloon catheter. Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, Howard Hughes Center, September 9, 2004: US20040173935-A1

An intravascular catheter system for properly implanting a stent in a body lumen generally comprising a catheter having an elongated shaft with an inflatable balloon formed of compliant material and a stent mounted on the working length of the balloon. The balloon material is compliant within the wo ...