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Lixiao Wang, Jianhua Chen: Block copolymer elastomer catheter balloons. Scimed Lifesystems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, September 17, 1996: US05556383 (214 worldwide citation)

Balloons for medical devices, particularly balloon angioplasty catheters, are made from particular block copolymer thermoplastic elastomers in which the block copolymer is made up of hard segments of a polyester or polyamide and soft segments of polyether; the polyester hard segments are polyesters ...


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Lixiao Wang, Jianhua Chen: Block copolymer elastomer catheter balloons. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, November 14, 2000: US06146356 (150 worldwide citation)

Balloons for medical devices, particularly balloon angioplasty catheters, which have hybrid compliance curves in which growth rate slows at higher pressures are made from block copolymer thermoplastic elastomers.


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Lixiao Wang, Jianhua Chen: Medical devices made from polymer blends containing low melting temperature liquid crystal polymers. Scimed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, September 4, 2001: US06284333 (148 worldwide citation)

A medical device, at least a portion of which is composed of a polymeric material in which the polymeric material is a melt blend product of at least two different thermoplastic polymers, one of the thermoplastic polymers being a thermoplastic liquid crystal polymer (LCP) having a melting point of l ...


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John Jianhua Chen, Lixiao Wang, Yiqun Wang, Albert C C Chin: Dimensionally stable balloons. Boston Scientific SciMed, Vidas Arrett and Steinkraus, June 14, 2005: US06905743 (146 worldwide citation)

A medical balloon composed of a micro-composite material which provides for radial expansion of a balloon to a predetermined extent, but which has minimal longitudinal growing during balloon inflation. The micro-composite material includes a fibril component, a matrix component, and optionally, a co ...


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Lixiao Wang, Jianhua Chen, Nao Lee: Laminate catheter balloons with additive burst strength and methods for preparation of same. September 26, 2000: US06124007 (111 worldwide citation)

A laminate balloon comprising at least two layers of separately oriented thermoplastic polymer material, which are coextensive over the body of the balloon. The two layers may be made of different polymer materials, including an underlying layer made of a low compliant, high strength polymer, such a ...


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David A Ferrera, George C Michaels, Ralph J Barry, Lixiao Wang, Jianhua Chen: Balloons made from liquid crystal polymer blends. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, June 5, 2001: US06242063 (92 worldwide citation)

Balloons for use on medical devices such as catheter balloons are formed from polymer blend products which include a liquid crystal polymer (LCP), a crystallizable thermoplastic polymer, especially thermoplastic polyesters such as PET, and a compatabilizer. The compatabilizer may be an ethylene-male ...


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Lixiao Wang, John Jianhua Chen: Balloon structure with PTFE component. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, June 29, 2004: US06756094 (91 worldwide citation)

A medical balloon having a high burst strength and the ability to return to its preinflation diameter following repeated inflation may be prepared from a first inner layer of material, a second intermediate layer of expanded PTFE and a third outer layer of material.


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Lixiao Wang, Dachuan Yang, John Jianhua Chen, Yiqun Bruce Wang, Lance A Monroe, Joel R Munsinger: Hydrophilic lubricant coatings for medical devices. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, October 1, 2002: US06458867 (82 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a medical device comprising at least one tubular member having an inner surface and an outer surface. The inner surface of the tubular member is at least occasionally subjected to contact with at least one second surface. The tubular member therefore comprises a hydr ...


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Lixiao Wang, Jianhua Chen: Block copolymer elastomer catheter balloons. Scimed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, January 9, 2001: US06171278 (76 worldwide citation)

Balloons for medical devices, particularly balloon angioplasty catheters, which have hybrid compliance curves are made from particular block copolymer thermoplastic elastomers. Melt blends of an engineering resin having by a flexural modulus of about 240,000 psi or greater and a block copolymer elas ...


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Lixiao Wang, Jianhua Chen: Block copolymer elastomer catheter balloons. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, June 18, 2002: US06406457 (71 worldwide citation)

Balloons for medical devices, particularly balloon angioplasty catheters, are made from particular block copolymer thermoplastic elastomers in which the block copolymer is made up of hard segments of a polyester or polyamide and soft segments of polyether; the polyester hard segments are polyesters ...