US Patent No: 4,852,568

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Method and apparatus for sealing an opening in tissue of a living being

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A device for sealing an opening or puncture in the wall of a blood vessel, duct or other lumen of a living being. The device includes an elongated tubular body having an outlet at the distal end thereof and which is arranged to be inserted, such as percutaneously, through the puncture in the blood vessel so that the outlet is located within the vessel's interior. An expandible closure is disposed within the tubular body and is formed so as to be held in a compact configuration therein. The tubular body also includes ejecting means for forcing the closure out of the outlet into the interior of the blood vessel, whereupon the closure automatically expands to form an enlarged engagement surface. A retraction filament is secured to the closure for pulling it to the puncture after the tubular body has been withdrawn from the puncture so that the engagement surface of the closure means hemostatically engages the inner surface of the blood vessel contiguous with the puncture. The filament held taut and taped or otherwise secured in place on the patient's skin to hold the closure in position. The closure and filament are each formed of a biodegradable material to enable the closure to be left in place. Preferably the closure also includes a non-thrombogenic coating on its surface. The closure is constructed so that when it is opened and is in place sealing the puncture in the blood vessel it doesn't appreciably block the flow of any blood through the blood vessel.

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KENSEY NASH CORPORATIONEXTON, PA146

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Kensey, Kenneth Hinsdale, IL 75 10591

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* 2010/0152,772 INTERVENTIONAL MEDICAL CLOSURE DEVICE 0 2009
9,060,751 Surgical closure systems and methods 0 2011
 
CURASEAL INC. (6)
8,177,809 Inflatable device for enteric fistula treatment 22 2009
8,221,451 Inflatable device for enteric fistula treatment 3 2009
8,206,416 Inflatable device for enteric fistula treatment 3 2009
8,377,094 Enteric fistula treatment devices 2 2011
9,211,116 Fistula treatment devices and related methods 0 2012
9,131,941 Fistula treatment devices and methods 0 2012
 
MEDIFIX R&D BV TE PUTTEN (3)
* 5,620,461 Sealing device 385 1995
* 5,593,422 Occlusion assembly for sealing openings in blood vessels and a method for sealing openings in blood vessels 243 1995
* 5,916,236 Occlusion assembly for sealing openings in blood vessels and a method for sealing openings in blood vessels 128 1997
 
ACCESSCLOSURE, INC. (34)
* 2005/0149,117 Apparatus and methods for delivering sealing materials during a percutaneous procedure to facilitate hemostasis 151 2003
9,289,195 Auto-retraction apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 0 2004
7,553,319 Auto-injector apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 11 2004
7,316,704 Occlusion member and tensioner apparatus and methods of their use for sealing a vascular puncture 153 2004
* 2004/0267,307 Occlusion member and tensioner apparatus and methods of their use for sealing a vascular puncture 37 2004
* 2004/0267,308 Auto-retraction apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 182 2004
* 2004/0267,193 Auto-injector apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 143 2004
8,348,971 Apparatus and methods for facilitating hemostasis within a vascular puncture 12 2004
* 2006/0047,313 Apparatus and methods for facilitating hemostasis within a vascular puncture 146 2004
8,262,693 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 5 2004
* 2006/0099,238 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 17 2004
* 2006/0100,664 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 170 2004
7,806,856 Apparatus and method for temporary hemostasis 8 2005
* 2008/0009,794 Apparatus and method for temporary hemostasis 131 2005
* 2005/0245,876 Apparatus and methods for facilitating access through a puncture including sealing compound therein 141 2005
8,617,204 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 0 2007
* 2008/0082,122 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR SEALING A VASCULAR PUNCTURE 20 2007
* 7,993,367 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 3 2007
8,951,283 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 0 2007
7,985,240 Occlusion member and tensioner apparatus and methods of their use for sealing a vascular puncture 6 2007
* 2008/0058,864 OCCLUSION MEMBER AND TENSIONER APPARATUS AND METHODS OF THEIR USE FOR SEALING A VASCULAR PUNCTURE 6 2007
8,029,533 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 15 2008
* 2009/0254,110 Apparatus and Methods for Sealing a Vascular Puncture 4 2008
* 2009/0088,723 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR TREATING PSEUDOANEURYSMS 0 2008
8,394,122 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 0 2009
* 2010/0168,789 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR SEALING A VASCULAR PUNCTURE 5 2009
9,386,968 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 0 2011
9,364,206 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 0 2011
8,382,797 Methods for sealing a vascular puncture 4 2012
8,382,798 Apparatus for sealing a vascular puncture 4 2012
* 8,945,178 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 2 2012
* 2013/0066,361 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR SEALING A VASCULAR PUNCTURE 1 2012
8,721,680 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 1 2013
* 9,039,735 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 0 2014
 
GATEWAY MEDICAL, INC. (4)
6,736,815 Apparatus and methods for treating spinal discs 135 2001
* 2004/0083,002 Methods for treating spinal discs 95 2003
* 2004/0172,132 Apparatus and methods for treating spinal discs 52 2004
* 2004/0158,248 Apparatus and methods for treating spinal discs 41 2004
 
NOVOSTE CORPORATION (3)
* 5,129,882 Wound clotting device and method of using same 175 1990
* 5,221,259 Wound treating device and method of using same 177 1991
* 5,419,765 Wound treating device and method for treating wounds 273 1994
 
E-PACING, INC. (1)
8,845,682 Vasculature closure devices and methods 1 2010
 
DATASCOPE INVESTMENT CORP. (1)
* 5,310,407 Laparoscopic hemostat delivery system and method for using said system 155 1992
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (20)
* 5,290,310 Hemostatic implant introducer 430 1992
* 5,320,639 Vascular plug delivery system 287 1993
* 5,507,744 Apparatus and method for sealing vascular punctures 490 1993
* 5,431,639 Treating wounds caused by medical procedures 377 1993
* RE40863 Apparatus and method for sealing vascular punctures 47 1993
* 5,810,810 Apparatus and method for sealing vascular punctures 216 1995
* 6,063,085 Apparatus and method for sealing vascular punctures 273 1995
6,569,185 Continuous infusion technique for arterial sealing 193 2001
8,709,038 Puncture hole sealing device 0 2003
* 2004/0122,350 Puncture hole sealing device 23 2003
7,942,897 System for closing an opening in a body cavity 19 2003
* 2005/0010,248 System for closing an opening in a body cavity 17 2003
7,264,772 Methods for sterilizing cross-linked gelatin compositions 1 2004
8,050,741 Device and method for facilitating hemostasis of a biopsy tract 0 2004
* 2009/0143,815 Apparatus and Method for Sealing a Vessel Puncture Opening 11 2007
8,696,702 Sheath-mounted arterial plug delivery device 0 2009
8,398,677 Closure device with textured surface 2 2010
9,339,260 Apparatus and method for sealing a vessel puncture opening 0 2012
8,524,270 Cross-linked gelatin composition coated with a wetting agent 1 2012
8,821,918 Cross-linked gelatin composition comprising a wetting agent 0 2013
 
United States Surgical Corporation (7)
* 5,403,328 Surgical apparatus and method for suturing body tissue 358 1993
* 5,527,321 Instrument for closing trocar puncture wounds 401 1993
* 5,403,329 Instrument for closing trocar puncture wounds 344 1994
* 5,662,663 Surgical suture instrument 258 1995
* 5,586,986 Instrument for closing trocar puncture wounds 108 1995
* 5,810,846 Vascular hole closure 282 1995
* 5,674,231 Apparatus and method for vascular hole closure 229 1995
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (1)
* 5,643,318 Vascular plug with vessel locator 189 1996
 
THE FOUNDRY (2)
6,679,264 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 180 2000
8,357,139 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 4 2008
 
IMCLONE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED (1)
* 2007/0282,373 Hemostatic Pressure Plug 69 2004
 
Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc. (35)
6,482,235 Devices and methods of vertebral disc augmentation 282 2000
7,220,281 Implant for reinforcing and annulus fibrosis 103 2002
7,094,258 Methods of reinforcing an annulus fibrosis 54 2002
6,883,520 Methods and apparatus for dynamically stable spinal implant 166 2002
7,124,761 Deployment devices and methods for vertebral disc augmentation 62 2002
7,717,961 Apparatus delivery in an intervertebral disc 28 2003
7,507,243 Devices and method for augmenting a vertebral disc 32 2003
7,563,282 Method of supporting nucleus pulposus 28 2003
7,727,241 Device for delivering an implant through an annular defect in an intervertebral disc 34 2004
8,002,836 Method for the treatment of the intervertebral disc anulus 3 2004
7,749,275 Method of reducing spinal implant migration 22 2004
7,513,911 Method of implanting dynamically stable spinal implant 53 2004
7,553,329 Stabilized intervertebral disc barrier 65 2004
7,658,765 Resilient intervertebral disc implant 24 2004
8,231,678 Method of treating a herniated disc 9 2006
7,879,097 Method of performing a procedure within a disc 26 2006
7,524,333 Method of anchoring an implant in an intervertebral disc 56 2006
7,500,978 Method for delivering and positioning implants in the intervertebral disc environment 25 2006
7,553,330 Methods of reinforcing an intervertebral disc annulus 41 2006
7,998,213 Intervertebral disc herniation repair 12 2006
7,972,337 Devices and methods for bone anchoring 24 2006
7,959,679 Intervertebral anulus and nucleus augmentation 14 2007
7,867,278 Intervertebral disc anulus implant 21 2008
8,025,698 Method of rehabilitating an anulus fibrosus 12 2009
* 8,021,425 Versatile method of repairing an intervertebral disc 13 2009
8,454,612 Method for vertebral endplate reconstruction 3 2009
8,114,082 Anchoring system for disc repair 22 2009
8,323,341 Impaction grafting for vertebral fusion 5 2009
8,361,155 Soft tissue impaction methods 3 2010
8,409,284 Methods of repairing herniated segments in the disc 4 2011
8,257,437 Methods of intervertebral disc augmentation 8 2011
8,394,146 Vertebral anchoring methods 3 2011
9,226,832 Interbody fusion material retention methods 0 2013
9,039,741 Bone anchor systems 2 2013
9,333,087 Herniated disc repair 0 2014
 
COOK INCORPORATED (1)
* 2006/0229,670 Method and a medical closure system for sealing a puncture 18 2006
 
INTECH DIRECT, INC. (1)
7,887,563 Surgical staple 31 2005
 
MEDIBEACON, INC. (1)
9,433,700 Tissue sealant compositions, vascular closure devices, and uses thereof 0 2010
 
WILK PATENT LLC (2)
7,753,934 Medical closure method and associated device 2 2006
* 2006/0241,688 Medical closure device and associated method 1 2006
 
SEALING SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
* 2011/0106,147 Percutaneous puncture sealing system 0 2009
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
9,155,535 Device and method for suturing intracardiac defects 0 2013
 
WALLACE, GEORGE (42)
* 5,645,566 Apparatus and method for percutaneous sealing of blood vessel punctures 273 1995
* 5,782,861 Percutaneous hemostasis device 303 1996
* 6,071,300 Apparatus and method for percutaneous sealing of blood vessel punctures 204 1997
* 5,868,762 Percutaneous hemostatic suturing device and method 465 1997
* 6,162,192 System and method for facilitating hemostasis of blood vessel punctures with absorbable sponge 140 1998
* 6,071,301 Device and method for facilitating hemostasis of a biopsy tract 123 1998
* 6,086,607 Device and method for facilitating hemostasis of a biopsy tract 56 1999
6,315,753 System and method for facilitating hemostasis of blood vessel punctures with absorbable sponge 64 1999
6,200,328 Device and method for facilitating hemostasis of a biopsy tract 52 1999
6,371,974 Apparatus and method for percutaneous sealing of blood vessel punctures 80 1999
6,440,151 Device and method for facilitating hemostasis of a biopsy tract 35 2000
7,048,710 System and method for facilitating hemostasis of blood vessel punctures with absorbable sponge 19 2000
7,625,352 Depth and puncture control for system for hemostasis of blood vessel 25 2000
7,201,725 Device and method for determining a depth of an incision 36 2000
6,544,236 Device, system and method for improving delivery of hemostatic material 46 2000
6,447,534 Device and method for facilitating hemostasis of a biopsy tract 54 2001
6,610,026 Method of hydrating a sponge material for delivery to a body 113 2001
6,984,219 Depth and puncture control for blood vessel hemostasis system 34 2001
6,527,734 System and method for facilitating hemostasis of blood vessel punctures with absorbable sponge 57 2001
6,440,153 Device and method for facilitating hemostasis of a biopsy tract 35 2001
6,846,320 Device and method for facilitating hemostasis of a biopsy tract 65 2001
* 2002/0016,612 Device and method for facilitating hemostasis of a biopsy tract 41 2001
6,863,680 System and method for delivering hemostasis promoting material to a blood vessel puncture site by fluid pressure 40 2001
8,187,625 Cross-linked gelatin composition comprising a wetting agent 1 2002
6,849,232 Methods for sterilizing cross-linked gelatin compositions 2 2002
7,175,646 Apparatus and method for percutaneous sealing of blood vessel punctures 52 2002
7,008,440 System and method for delivering hemostasis promoting material to a blood vessel puncture site by fluid pressure 39 2002
* 2004/0102,730 System and method for facilitating hemostasis of blood vessel punctures with absorbable sponge 6 2002
7,025,748 Sheath based blood vessel puncture locator and depth indicator 8 2002
7,611,479 System and method for facilitating hemostasis of blood vessel punctures with absorbable sponge 35 2002
7,753,872 Device, system and method for improving delivery of hemostatic material 4 2003
6,964,658 System and method for facilitating hemostasis of blood vessel punctures with absorbable sponge 34 2003
8,317,821 Release mechanism 1 2003
7,955,353 Dissolvable closure device 9 2003
7,695,492 Enhanced bleed back system 3 2003
7,335,219 Hemostatic device including a capsule 12 2003
7,037,322 System and method for delivering hemostasis promoting material to a blood vessel puncture with a staging tube 23 2003
7,029,489 System and method for delivering hemostasis promoting material to a blood vessel puncture site 26 2003
7,037,323 Pledget-handling system and method for delivering hemostasis promoting material to a blood vessel puncture site by fluid pressure 27 2003
7,621,936 Sheath-mounted arterial plug delivery device 35 2004
* 2004/0158,287 Sheath-mounted arterial plug delivery device 173 2004
7,192,436 Pledget-handling system and method for delivering hemostasis promoting material to a blood vessel puncture site by fluid pressure 85 2004
 
COOK BIOTECH INCORPORATED (3)
8,877,233 Porous sponge matrix medical devices and methods 2 2002
* 2003/0013,989 Porous sponge matrix medical devices and methods 58 2002
* 2007/0198,059 FISTULA GRAFTS AND RELATED METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TREATING FISTULAE 27 2007
 
LSI SOLUTIONS, INC. (6)
* 5,368,601 Trocar wound closure device 239 1992
* 5,507,757 Method of closing puncture wounds 138 1994
* 5,626,588 Trocar wound closure device 228 1995
8,652,149 Vascular hole closure 0 2002
* 2002/0123,756 Vascular hole closure 1 2002
8,926,640 Method and apparatus for closing an opening in thick, moving tissue 0 2010
 
Morris Innovative, Inc. (2)
8,118,832 Method and apparatus for sealing access 8 2009
8,974,493 Method and apparatus for sealing access 0 2012
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL COORDINATION CENTER BVBA (16)
6,508,828 Sealing device and wound closure device 334 2000
6,596,012 Intra-arterial occluder 150 2001
6,425,911 Positioning device and incision closure device 196 2001
6,786,915 Reinforced absorbable medical sealing device 118 2002
6,939,363 Closure device 44 2002
8,398,675 Absorbable medical sealing device with retaining assembly having at least two loops 9 2002
* 2004/0093,025 Absorbable medical sealing device 34 2002
* 8,382,793 Introducer sheath 7 2003
* 2004/0138,674 Introducer sheath 2 2003
8,802,124 Erodible vessel sealing device without chemical or biological degradation 0 2003
* 7,044,916 Technique to confirm correct positioning of arterial wall sealing device 25 2003
* 2004/0098,046 Technique to confirm correct positioning of arterial wall sealing device 5 2003
8,088,143 Closure device 6 2004
* 2005/0131,459 Closure device 3 2004
8,308,758 Closure device 1 2004
* 2005/0080,452 Closure device 3 2004
 
VITALITEC INTERNATIONAL, INC. (2)
* 7,537,599 Anastomosis occlusion device 1 2003
* 2004/0049,213 Anastomosis occlusion device 0 2003
 
Pulmonx Corporation (3)
8,388,682 Bronchial flow control devices and methods of use 1 2010
8,876,791 Collateral pathway treatment using agent entrained by aspiration flow current 0 2010
8,474,460 Implanted bronchial isolation devices and methods 1 2010
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (2)
* 2011/0106,149 SEPTAL OCCLUDER AND ASSOCIATED METHODS 12 2011
8,758,403 PFO closure device with flexible thrombogenic joint and improved dislodgement resistance 0 2011
 
SUB-Q, INC. (2)
7,618,567 Absorbable sponge with contrasting agent 0 2004
7,875,043 Cinching loop 26 2004
 
Arvik Enterprises, LLC (3)
7,278,430 Blood vessel occlusion device 17 2002
7,363,927 Removable blood vessel occlusion device 10 2003
* 2005/0125,022 Blood vessel occlusion device 8 2005
 
CAUTHEN RESEARCH GROUP, INC. (1)
7,670,379 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method 28 2006
 
KENSEY NASH CORPORATION (16)
* 5,061,274 Plug device for sealing openings and method of use 674 1989
* 5,021,059 Plug device with pulley for sealing punctures in tissue and methods of use 761 1990
* 5,192,302 Plug devices for sealing punctures and methods of use 446 1991
* 5,222,974 Hemostatic puncture closure system and method of use 564 1991
* 5,700,277 Hemostatic vessel puncture closure with filament lock 110 1995
* 5,676,689 Hemostatic puncture closure system including vessel location device and method of use 366 1996
* 6,063,114 Connector system for vessels, ducts, lumens or hollow organs and methods of use 163 1997
* 6,045,569 Hemostatic puncture closure system including closure locking means and methods of use 88 1998
* 6,090,130 Hemostatic puncture closure system including blood vessel locator and method of use 220 1998
* 6,007,563 Method of deploying percutaneous puncture closure 278 1998
* 6,179,863 Hemostatic puncture closure system and method of use 86 1999
* 6,030,395 Anastomosis connection system 113 1999
* 6,036,705 Anastomosis connection system and method of use 97 1999
6,350,280 Surgical connector systems and methods of use 21 2000
6,402,767 Anastomosis connection system and method of use 49 2000
* 2007/0135,842 SEALING DEVICE 24 2007
 
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (3)
* 6,706,034 Process for agent retention in biological tissues 32 1999
* 7,709,019 Method for treatment directed to agent retention in biological tissues 0 2004
7,799,346 Method of treatment directed to agent retention in biological tissues 0 2007
 
ARTEMIS MEDICAL, INC. (12)
6,221,006 Entrapping apparatus and method for use 436 1999
6,179,860 Target tissue localization device and method 192 1999
6,409,742 Target tissue localization device and method 139 2000
6,325,816 Target tissue localization method 52 2000
6,695,858 Medical device and methods for use 113 2000
6,602,265 Tissue separation medical device and method 17 2001
6,758,855 Target tissue localization device 288 2002
7,491,210 Medical device and methods for use 8 2003
7,479,152 Target tissue localization device 35 2004
* 2004/0243,171 Target tissue localization device 7 2004
* 2005/0033,172 Tissue separation method 2 2004
* 2005/0045,192 Biopsy localization method and device 39 2004
 
EMPHASYS MEDICAL, INC. (2)
* 2004/0074,491 Delivery methods and devices for implantable bronchial isolation devices 13 2003
* 2004/0134,487 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 29 2003
 
VASCULAR SOLUTIONS, INC. (7)
* 5,626,601 Vascular sealing apparatus and method 155 1995
7,488,340 Vascular access closure system 28 2003
* 2004/0243,052 Vascular access closure system 13 2003
8,252,022 Metal vascular aperture closure device 48 2009
8,192,456 Metal vascular aperture closure device 4 2009
* 2011/0009,900 METAL VASCULAR APERTURE CLOSURE DEVICE 1 2009
* 2011/0009,901 METAL VASCULAR APERTURE CLOSURE DEVICE 0 2009
 
SCRIBNER-BROWNE MEDICAL DESIGN, INC. (1)
* 5,830,125 Catheter introducer with suture capability 220 1995
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (2)
* 6,395,015 Temporary vascular seal for anastomosis 173 2000
6,482,214 Intravascular seal with mesh reinforcement and method for using same 112 2000
 
ADVANCED CLOSURE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,743,248 Pretreatment method for enhancing tissue adhesion 51 2000
 
MEDTRONIC ANGIOLINK, INC. (4)
7,074,232 Advanced wound site management systems and methods 101 2001
* 2002/0151,921 Advanced wound site management systems and methods 68 2001
7,198,631 Advanced wound site management systems and methods 47 2003
* 2003/0109,890 Advanced wound site management systems and methods 57 2003
 
PULMONX (28)
6,632,243 Body fluid flow control device 209 1999
* 2002/0095,209 Body fluid flow control device 205 2002
6,941,950 Bronchial flow control devices and methods of use 132 2002
* 2003/0070,682 Bronchial flow control devices and methods of use 67 2002
6,904,909 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 117 2002
6,901,927 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 99 2002
7,412,977 Methods and devices for inducing collapse in lung regions fed by collateral pathways 89 2003
* 2003/0228,344 Methods and devices for inducing collapse in lung regions fed by collateral pathways 21 2003
7,033,387 Body fluid flow control device 71 2003
6,840,243 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 126 2003
* 2003/0199,972 Body fluid flow control device 74 2003
* 2005/0066,974 Modification of lung region flow dynamics using flow control devices implanted in bronchial wall channels 14 2003
7,276,077 Body fluid flow control device 11 2003
* 2003/0212,452 Body fluid flow control device 68 2003
7,798,147 Bronchial flow control devices with membrane seal 3 2003
7,011,094 Bronchial flow control devices and methods of use 209 2003
7,165,548 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 59 2003
* 2005/0051,163 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 39 2003
7,717,115 Delivery methods and devices for implantable bronchial isolation devices 32 2003
* 2004/0148,035 Delivery methods and devices for implantable bronchial isolation devices 96 2003
8,206,684 Methods and devices for blocking flow through collateral pathways in the lung 0 2005
7,854,228 Bronchial flow control devices and methods of use 21 2005
7,814,912 Delivery methods and devices for implantable bronchial isolation devices 2 2005
7,771,472 Bronchial flow control devices and methods of use 29 2005
7,662,181 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 20 2006
* 2006/0283,462 Methods and devices for inducing collapse in lung regions fed by collateral pathways 61 2006
* 2008/0249,503 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR LUNG TREATMENT 4 2008
8,251,067 Bronchial flow control devices with membrane seal 2 2010
 
AVENT, INC. (6)
8,157,816 Gastropexy kit 1 2007
7,867,253 Suture retention hub 16 2007
* 2009/0062,853 Suture Retention Hub 11 2007
* 2009/0062,743 Gastropexy Kit 5 2007
* 2009/0062,742 Blunted Safety Needle 1 2007
8,382,772 Gastropexy kit 1 2012
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
* 2004/0243,393 Semantic object synchronous understanding implemented with speech application language tags 9 2003
 
CARDIOLOGICS, L.L.C. (2)
* 5,755,727 Method device for locating and sealing a blood vessel 110 1995
* 5,861,005 Arterial stapling device 268 1997
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (3)
7,993,329 ERCP catheter with a removable handle for lithotriptor compatible basket 6 2003
8,870,914 Medical device and a method for sealing a puncture or an opening 0 2007
* 2008/0071,310 Medical device and a method for sealing a puncture or an opening 21 2007
 
B. BRAUN MEDICAL, INC. CARDIOVASCULAR DIVISION (1)
* 5,383,896 Vascular sealing device 415 1993
 
MEDICALCV, INC. (1)
6,482,223 Clotting cascade initiating apparatus and methods of use 13 2000
 
INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (43)
7,842,068 Apparatus and methods for providing tactile feedback while delivering a closure device 92 2001
7,931,669 Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant and methods of use 23 2002
7,901,428 Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 32 2002
7,905,900 Clip applier and methods of use 38 2003
7,879,071 Closure device and methods for making and using them 31 2003
7,887,555 Closure device and methods for making and using them 26 2003
7,867,249 Clip applier and methods of use 42 2003
8,128,644 Closure device and methods for making and using them 22 2003
8,007,512 Plunger apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 19 2003
7,854,810 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 42 2003
8,579,932 Sheath apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 6 2004
7,828,817 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 3 2005
8,486,108 Closure device and methods for making and using them 7 2006
8,454,650 Closure device and methods for making and using them 0 2006
8,236,026 Closure device and methods for making and using them 13 2006
8,690,910 Closure device and methods for making and using them 4 2006
7,819,895 Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 141 2006
8,758,396 Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 2 2006
9,089,674 Apparatus and methods for positioning a vascular sheath 1 2006
8,808,310 Resettable clip applier and reset tools 2 2007
8,257,390 Closure device and methods for making and using them 20 2007
8,603,136 Apparatus and methods for providing tactile feedback while delivering a closure device 5 2007
8,758,398 Apparatus and method for delivering a closure element 5 2007
8,956,388 Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant 1 2008
9,050,087 Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant and methods of use 1 2008
8,202,293 Clip applier and methods of use 14 2008
8,905,937 Methods and apparatus for locating a surface of a body lumen 1 2009
8,486,092 Closure device and methods for making and using them 7 2009
7,850,797 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 39 2009
8,182,497 Closure device 14 2010
8,758,400 Closure system and methods of use 4 2010
8,202,283 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 20 2010
8,597,325 Apparatus and methods for providing tactile feedback while delivering a closure device 6 2010
8,821,534 Clip applier having improved hemostasis and methods of use 2 2010
8,202,294 Clip applier and methods of use 14 2010
8,926,656 Clip applier and methods of use 2 2011
8,398,656 Clip applier and methods of use 10 2011
9,320,522 Closure device and methods for making and using them 0 2011
8,529,587 Methods of use of a clip applier 6 2012
8,585,836 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 5 2012
9,271,707 Clip applier and methods of use 0 2013
9,398,914 Methods of use of a clip applier 0 2013
9,498,196 Sheath apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 0 2013
 
HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM (1)
* 5,258,042 Intravascular hydrogel implant 338 1991
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (9)
* 5,292,332 Methods and device for percutanceous sealing of arterial puncture sites 423 1992
* 5,403,278 Device and method for treating hematomas and false aneurysms 43 1993
* 5,728,122 Guide wire with releaseable barb anchor 162 1995
* 5,871,501 Guide wire with releasable barb anchor 206 1998
7,331,981 Blood vessel sealing system 41 2004
* 2008/0161,849 Blood vessel sealing system 12 2007
8,506,592 Method and system for sealing percutaneous punctures 8 2009
* 2011/0015,670 Percutaneous Puncture Sealing System 1 2010
8,845,683 Method and system for sealing percutaneous punctures 1 2013
 
LSI SOLUTIONS (1)
6,641,592 System for wound closure 297 2000
 
ORIGIN MEDSYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,966,887 Temporary arterial shunt and method 70 2002
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL PUERTO RICO B.V. (4)
* 5,192,300 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 347 1992
* 5,591,205 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 224 1995
6,368,341 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a hemostatic closure device into an incision 93 1997
* 2005/0096,696 Arteriotomy closure device with anti-roll anchor 109 2003
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL PUERTO RICO LLC (21)
* 5,108,421 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 456 1990
* 5,391,183 Device and method sealing puncture wounds 443 1991
* 5,830,130 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 119 1994
* 5,591,204 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 162 1994
* 5,601,602 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 240 1994
* 7,008,439 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 121 1995
* 5,716,375 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 238 1996
* 5,741,223 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 143 1996
* 5,725,498 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 246 1996
* 5,948,425 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 78 1996
6,494,848 Measuring device for use with a hemostatic puncture closure device 74 1997
6,325,789 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 101 1999
7,597,705 Vascular puncture seal anchor nest 70 2003
* 2005/0125,030 Vascular puncture seal anchor nest 61 2003
7,749,248 Flexible tamping device 10 2006
* 2008/0071,311 FLEXIBLE TAMPING DEVICE 23 2006
* 2008/0077,178 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 3 2007
8,382,795 Vascular puncture seal anchor nest 5 2009
* 2009/0312,790 VASCULAR PUNCTURE SEAL ANCHOR NEST 3 2009
8,465,517 Flexible tamping device 2 2010
* 2010/0234,883 FLEXIBLE TAMPING DEVICE 7 2010
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC CAPITAL CORPORATION (1)
* 2005/0033,195 Biopsy localization method and device 59 2004
 
ANOVA CORP. (5)
7,273,497 Methods for treating a defect in the annulus fibrosis 58 2003
9,084,616 Methods and apparatus for treating disc herniation and preventing the extrusion of interbody bone graft 0 2006
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