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Robert D Ainsworth, Deborah Kilpatrick, Jeong S Lee, Bridget A Hurley, Jeffrey T Ellis, Marc Jalisi, Florencia Lim, Chi Long: Guidewire with optical fiber. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton, May 12, 2009: US07532920 (110 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method to perform therapeutic treatment and diagnosis of a patient's vasculature through the use of an intravascular device having an optical fiber disposed therein. In an embodiment of this invention, the apparatus includes a therapeutic guidewire and at least one optical fiber dispos ...


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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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Jeong S Lee, Florencia Lim: Stent deploying catheter system. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, September 11, 2001: US06287314 (37 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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Florencia Lim, Christopher L Haig, Vidya J Nayak, Joann Heberer, Robert D Ainsworth: Sizing and therapeutic catheter with sheath. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Coudert Brothers, February 5, 2002: US06344045 (36 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a gauging system and method for using the same for determining the size of a lesion within a patient's body prior to stenting the lesion. In one embodiment the gauging system includes a catheter having an elongated shaft with proximal and distal ends, and an ...


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Fozan El Nounou, Timothy Owens, Florencia Lim, Edwin Wang: Catheter balloon having a lubricious coating. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton, February 6, 2007: US07172575 (30 worldwide citation)

A balloon for a catheter and a method of making the balloon, having a layer of a porous polymeric material with a modified outer surface and a lubricious coating bonded to the modified outer surface. In one embodiment, the modified outer surface is formed by a polymer impregnated in the porous polym ...


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Florencia Lim, Edwin Wang: Catheter balloon liner with variable thickness and method for making same. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton, February 13, 2007: US07175607 (26 worldwide citation)

A method of making a catheter balloon, and a balloon catheter formed thereby, in which a layer of a catheter balloon is formed by providing a tubular member to serve as a non porous liner for cooperation with a polymeric tube, and enlarging radially a central or working section of the tubular member ...


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Florencia Lim, Debashis Dutta: Stent deploying catheter system and balloon catheter. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, December 3, 2002: US06488688 (22 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, Jon Becker, Florencia Lim: Catheter balloon having a porous layer with ridges. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton, September 25, 2007: US07273471 (15 worldwide citation)

A balloon catheter having a balloon with a porous polymer layer and one or more filamentary members which are on or in the porous polymer layer and which form ridges protruding outwardly from a surface of the balloon in the inflated configuration. In a presently preferred embodiment, the balloon has ...


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Florencia Lim: Surface modification of expanded ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (eUHMWPE) for improved bondability. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, January 11, 2005: US06841029 (15 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 bond between the balloon and the shaft. One aspect of the invention is directed to a balloon in which the balloon fir ...