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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, 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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Albert Chin, John Jianhua Chen, Thomas A Svatek, Ronald A Sahatjian: Multilayer balloon catheter. SciMed Life Systems, Fish & Richardson P C, October 4, 2005: US06951675 (68 worldwide citation)

Multilayer medical devices, apparatuses for making such devices, and methods of making such devices are disclosed.


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Lixiao Wang, John Jianhua Chen: Combined shaped balloon and stent protector. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, July 20, 2004: US06764504 (58 worldwide citation)

A stent delivery catheter comprising a catheter shaft and balloon engaged thereto. The balloon being inflatable from a first inflation state to a first expanded state as well as to a second expanded state. The balloon having a stent mounting region for retaining and delivery of a stent therefrom, an ...


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John Jianhua Chen, Lixiao Wang, Yiqun Wang, Albert C C Chin: Dimensionally stable balloons. Boston Scientific SciMed, Vibas Arrett & Steinkraus, December 20, 2005: US06977103 (57 worldwide citation)

An inflatable medical balloon comprises a polymer matrix material and a plurality of fibers distributed in the matrix material. The plurality of fibers operatively adhere to the matrix material and provide reinforcement thereof. The fibers may be parallel or angularly oriented relative to the longit ...


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Lixiao Wang, John Jianhua Chen, Jeffrey S Lindquist, Nao Pao Lee, Douglas A Devens: Medical device balloons with improved strength properties and processes for producing same. Boston Scientific Scimed, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, April 18, 2006: US07029732 (52 worldwide citation)

A tubular parison for forming a medical device balloon. The parison is formed of a polymeric material, for instance a thermoplastic elastomer. The parison has an elongation at break which is not more than 80% of the elongation of the bulk polymeric material. The elongation of the parison is controll ...


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Lixiao Wang, John Jianhua Chen, The Thomas Trinh Tran, Jon St Germain, David J Blaeser: Stent securement sleeves and optional coatings and methods of use. Scimed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus PA, November 12, 2002: US06478814 (47 worldwide citation)

A stent delivery system which has a catheter including an inflatable portion. A stent being disposed about the inflatable portion of the catheter, the stent having a contracted state and an expanded state. A pair of stent retaining sleeves which are partially composed of PTFE, each sleeve having a f ...


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Yiqun Bruce Wang, John Jianhua Chen, Lixiao Wang, Jason Todd Lenz: Conformable balloons. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus PA, February 28, 2006: US07004963 (42 worldwide citation)

An inflatable medical balloon for multiple procedures, including angioplasty procedures, procedures for delivering medical devices, such as stents, and a method of making the catheter systems. The catheter system employs a balloon having a plurality of flexible portions and a combination of hard and ...


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Lixiao Wang, John Jianhua Chen: Stent delivery balloon with securement structure. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus PA, May 13, 2003: US06562061 (30 worldwide citation)

A stent delivery balloon structure is formed by molding at a desired pressure, temperature and tension a medical balloon with a tube disposed thereabout and subsequently removing one or more layers of material from the body portion of the thus formed medical balloon structure.