US 11,653,967 B2
System and method for balloon diameter hysteresis compensation
Keegan Harper, Encinitas, CA (US); Chadi Harmouche, Saint-Laurent (CA); and Eugene J. Jung, San Diego, CA (US)
Assigned to Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc., Maple Grove, MN (US)
Filed by Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc., Maple Grove, MN (US)
Filed on May 3, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/402,802.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/666,230, filed on May 3, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2019/0336193 A1, Nov. 7, 2019
Int. Cl. A61B 18/02 (2006.01); A61B 18/00 (2006.01); A61M 25/10 (2013.01)
CPC A61B 18/02 (2013.01) [A61B 2018/0022 (2013.01); A61B 2018/0066 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00351 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00577 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00744 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00922 (2013.01); A61B 2018/0212 (2013.01); A61B 2018/0262 (2013.01); A61M 25/10184 (2013.11)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A balloon catheter system comprising:
a balloon catheter including a balloon having a balloon interior, the balloon configured to undergo one or more inflation cycles;
a fluid source that contains a fluid that is selectively delivered to the balloon interior; and
a control system configured to control the delivery of the fluid to the balloon interior at a first inflation pressure to achieve a first targeted balloon diameter, the first inflation pressure being selected by the control system based on a number of inflation cycles undergone by the balloon;
wherein the control system is configured to select the first inflation pressure based on empirical data stored within the control system; and
wherein the empirical data includes data on at least two of balloon materials, balloon dimensions, balloon compliance, inflation pressure, and previous number of balloon inflations of the balloon.