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3. 8,257,074 
Balloon catheter folding and wrapping devices and methods
 
Stupecky of Interface Associates, Inc., California, developed a balloon folding for balloon catheters.  It includes arms and blades attached to the plurality of arms moving in a radial direction.  Preferably, a plurality of stepper motors coupled to the arms provide precise radial movement of the blades.  A balloon wrapping apparatus is also provided and operates in a similar manner. (RDC 9/7/2012)

2. 8,231,374 
Extrusion apparatus for making multilayer articles
 
Chin et al of Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc., Minnesota, an extrusion apparatus for making a multilayer article using multiple discs, each of which has at least one passageway configured to permit fluid flow therethrough in a flow direction. At least one of the discs includes a cone shaped portion extending substantially parallel to the flow direction.  This system is used to multilayer catheter balloons. (RDC 8/7/2012)

1. 8,187,492 
Medical device employing liquid crystal block copolymers and method of making the same
Chen of Boston Scientific Scimed, Minnesota developed balloon catheters from liquid crystal block copolymers where the A block is mesogenic repeat units and the B block is a soft block. (RDC 6/6/2012)

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Interested!!
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(RDC 6/5/2012)

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** Date of latest addition; date of first entry is 6/6/2012.