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Lixiao Wang, Paul James Miller, Daniel J Horn, Deborah A Frank: Process improvements for preparing catheter balloons. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, February 3, 1998: US05714110 (72 worldwide citation)

A method for forming a balloon for a dilatation catheter may utilize the steps of extruding a tubing preform of a polyester resin and then blowing the tubing into an oriented balloon, wherein the tubing preform is dried prior to blowing into the balloon form. Other process steps by which balloon con ...


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Frank A Musbach, Daniel J Horn: Controlled deployment balloon. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkrau, December 28, 2004: US06835189 (65 worldwide citation)

A dilatation balloon configured and formed to have a first inflation profile at a first pressure and a second inflation profile at a second higher pressure and methods of making and using the same.


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Lixiao Wang, Jianhua Chen, Nao Lee, Daniel J Horn: Method of balloon formation by cold drawing/necking. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, September 15, 1998: US05807520 (54 worldwide citation)

A method for forming a balloon for a dilatation catheter involving the steps of extruding a segment of thermoplastic material, maintaining the center portion at a temperature below the glass transition of the thermoplastic material, drawing the segment to a predetermined length, wherein after the dr ...


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Daniel J Horn, Victor L Schoenle: Soft flexible tipped balloon. Scimed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, February 15, 2000: US06024752 (43 worldwide citation)

A soft flexible tipped balloon for a medical device, the balloon comprising a first balloon segment made of a first polymer material, a second balloon segment made of a second polymer material, the second polymer material different from the first polymer material, and a third balloon segment made of ...


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Yiqun Bruce Wang, Lixiao Wang, Daniel J Horn: Catheter shaft. Scimed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, November 5, 2002: US06475184 (37 worldwide citation)

A catheter shaft in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention comprises a support member including a distal end, a proximal end, and a plurality of elongate flanges extending therebetween. Each elongate flange has a fixed end and a free end. The fixed end of each flange being fixed to ...


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Edward Parsonage, Daniel J Horn, John J Chen, Paul J Miller, Douglas A Devens Jr, Jan Weber: Medical devices comprising nanocomposites. Boston Scientific Scimed, Crompton Seager & Tufte, September 22, 2009: US07591831 (34 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides medical devices comprising nanocomposite materials. By utilizing nanocomposites in the production thereof, the inventive medical devices can be produced with various advantageous properties. Methods of producing the inventive medical devices are also provided. Inasmuch ...


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John J Chen, Daniel J Horn: Hybrid sleeve material and structure. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, October 19, 2004: US06805702 (34 worldwide citation)

A stent delivery system comprising a catheter including a stent mounting region. A stent disposed about the stent mounting region of the catheter, the stent having a distal end and a proximal end, the stent further having an unexpanded state and an expanded state. At least one stent retaining sleeve ...


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Daniel J Horn, Jeffrey S Lindquist, Irina Nazarova, Scott Schewe, David W Meister, John J Chen: High performance balloon catheter/component. Boston Scientific Scimed, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, December 22, 2009: US07635510 (32 worldwide citation)

Composite fiber reinforced balloons for medical devices prepared by applying a web of fibers to the exterior of a preformed underlying balloon and encasing the web with a matrix material to form a composite balloon. The fiber web is applied to at least the cone portion of the underlying balloon form ...


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Lixiao Wang, Paul J Miller, Daniel J Horn, Deborah A Frank: Process improvements for preparing catheter balloons. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, December 11, 2001: US06328710 (29 worldwide citation)

A method for forming a balloon for a dilatation catheter may utilize the steps of extruding a tubing preform of a polyester resin and then blowing the tubing into an oriented balloon, wherein the tubing preform is dried prior to blowing into the balloon form. Other process steps by which balloon con ...


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Lixiao Wang, Jianhua Chen, Nao Lee, Daniel J Horn: Method of balloon formation by cold drawing/necking. SciMed life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, January 2, 2001: US06168748 (26 worldwide citation)

A method for forming a balloon for a dilatation catheter involving the steps of extruding a segment of thermoplastic material, maintaining the center portion at a temperature below the glass transition of the thermoplastic material, drawing the segment to a predetermined length, wherein after the dr ...