Patent Number: 7,201,763

Title: Distal balloon waist material relief and method of manufacture

Abstract: A balloon catheter having an improved balloon waist design in which material is removed prior to thermal processing. In one embodiment, a series of patterned voids are formed in the balloon waist to reduce the amount of polymeric material and to better control flowing polymeric material during thermal processing.

Inventors: Heidner; Matthew (Maple Grove, MN)

Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

International Classification: A61M 25/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-04-10 0:00:00