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 A retraction filament is secured to the closure for pulling it to the puncture after the tubular body has been withdrawn from the puncture so that the engagement surface of the closure means hemostatically engages the inner surface of the blood vessel contiguous with the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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Patent Owner(s)

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KENSEY NASH CORPORATIONEXTON, PA141

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kensey, Kenneth Hinsdale, IL 75 9077

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APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (1)
* 5,643,292 Percutaneous suturing device 161 1995
 
TRICARDIA, LLC (3)
* 5,728,132 Self-sealing vascular access device 180 1996
* 5,855,559 Hemostatic agent delivery device having built-in pressure sensor 25 1997
6,193,670 Hemostatic agent delivery device having built-in pressure sensor 36 1998
 
SCRIBNER-BROWNE MEDICAL DESIGN, INC. (1)
* 5,830,125 Catheter introducer with suture capability 174 1995
 
VASCULAR SOLUTIONS, INC. (4)
* 5,626,601 Vascular sealing apparatus and method 130 1995
7,488,340 Vascular access closure system 14 2003
8,252,022 Metal vascular aperture closure device 28 2009
8,192,456 Metal vascular aperture closure device 1 2009
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (2)
* 6,395,015 Temporary vascular seal for anastomosis 145 2000
6,482,214 Intravascular seal with mesh reinforcement and method for using same 97 2000
 
PERCLOSE, INC. (1)
6,558,399 Devices and method for handling a plurality of suture elements during a suturing procedure 41 2000
 
ADVANCED CLOSURE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,743,248 Pretreatment method for enhancing tissue adhesion 41 2000
 
MEDTRONIC ANGIOLINK, INC. (2)
7,074,232 Advanced wound site management systems and methods 81 2001
7,198,631 Advanced wound site management systems and methods 38 2003
 
VIVASURE MEDICAL LIMITED (3)
* 7,753,935 Interventional medical closure device 1 2006
* 2010/0152,772 INTERVENTIONAL MEDICAL CLOSURE DEVICE 0 2009
9,060,751 Surgical closure systems and methods 0 2011
 
KRT INVESTORS, INC. (25)
7,052,516 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and deformable spinal disc annulus stent 65 2002
7,004,970 Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair 100 2002
6,984,247 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and spinal disc annulus stent 46 2003
7,189,235 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and spinal disc annulus stent 72 2003
7,033,395 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and spinal disc annulus stent 33 2003
6,997,956 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and spinal disc annulus stent 36 2003
7,753,941 Devices and methods for annular repair of intervertebral discs 21 2004
7,935,147 Method and apparatus for enhanced delivery of treatment device to the intervertebral disc annulus 5 2005
8,048,160 Intervertebral disc annulus stent 1 2005
7,828,850 Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair 50 2006
8,088,165 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and deformable spinal disc annulus stent 1 2006
8,632,590 Apparatus and methods for the treatment of the intervertebral disc 3 2006
7,985,257 Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair 5 2006
7,909,879 Intervertebral disc annulus stent 6 2006
7,922,768 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and deformable spinal disc annulus stent 8 2006
7,993,405 Spinal disc annulus repair system and methods 4 2006
7,951,201 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 6 2007
7,749,273 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 58 2007
7,905,923 Devices and methods for annular repair of intervertebral discs 3 2007
8,128,698 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 4 2008
8,163,022 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 2 2009
8,652,153 Intervertebral disc annulus repair system and bone anchor delivery tool 0 2010
8,460,319 Intervertebral disc annulus repair system and method 0 2010
8,556,977 Tissue anchoring system and method 1 2010
8,454,697 Method and apparatus for the treatment of tissue 1 2012
 
PULMONX (18)
6,632,243 Body fluid flow control device 179 1999
6,941,950 Bronchial flow control devices and methods of use 115 2002
6,904,909 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 102 2002
6,901,927 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 86 2002
7,412,977 Methods and devices for inducing collapse in lung regions fed by collateral pathways 74 2003
7,033,387 Body fluid flow control device 61 2003
6,840,243 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 112 2003
7,276,077 Body fluid flow control device 6 2003
7,798,147 Bronchial flow control devices with membrane seal 2 2003
7,011,094 Bronchial flow control devices and methods of use 162 2003
7,165,548 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 53 2003
7,717,115 Delivery methods and devices for implantable bronchial isolation devices 24 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 18 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 14 2005
7,662,181 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 13 2006
8,251,067 Bronchial flow control devices with membrane seal 1 2010
 
AVENT, INC. (3)
8,157,816 Gastropexy kit 1 2007
7,867,253 Suture retention hub 12 2007
8,382,772 Gastropexy kit 1 2012
 
CURASEAL INC. (4)
8,177,809 Inflatable device for enteric fistula treatment 9 2009
8,221,451 Inflatable device for enteric fistula treatment 1 2009
8,206,416 Inflatable device for enteric fistula treatment 1 2009
8,377,094 Enteric fistula treatment devices 0 2011
 
CARDIOLOGICS, L.L.C. (2)
* 5,755,727 Method device for locating and sealing a blood vessel 79 1995
* 5,861,005 Arterial stapling device 220 1997
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (2)
7,993,329 ERCP catheter with a removable handle for lithotriptor compatible basket 2 2003
8,870,914 Medical device and a method for sealing a puncture or an opening 0 2007
 
B. BRAUN MEDICAL, INC. CARDIOVASCULAR DIVISION (1)
* 5,383,896 Vascular sealing device 362 1993
 
MEDIFIX R&D BV TE PUTTEN (3)
* 5,620,461 Sealing device 315 1995
* 5,593,422 Occlusion assembly for sealing openings in blood vessels and a method for sealing openings in blood vessels 197 1995
* 5,916,236 Occlusion assembly for sealing openings in blood vessels and a method for sealing openings in blood vessels 106 1997
 
MEDICALCV, INC. (1)
6,482,223 Clotting cascade initiating apparatus and methods of use 12 2000
 
INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (38)
7,842,068 Apparatus and methods for providing tactile feedback while delivering a closure device 62 2001
7,931,669 Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant and methods of use 12 2002
7,901,428 Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 19 2002
7,905,900 Clip applier and methods of use 20 2003
7,879,071 Closure device and methods for making and using them 20 2003
7,887,555 Closure device and methods for making and using them 15 2003
7,867,249 Clip applier and methods of use 28 2003
8,128,644 Closure device and methods for making and using them 11 2003
8,007,512 Plunger apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 8 2003
7,854,810 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 26 2003
8,579,932 Sheath apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 0 2004
7,828,817 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 2 2005
8,486,108 Closure device and methods for making and using them 0 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 5 2006
8,690,910 Closure device and methods for making and using them 0 2006
7,819,895 Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 101 2006
8,758,396 Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 0 2006
8,808,310 Resettable clip applier and reset tools 0 2007
8,257,390 Closure device and methods for making and using them 9 2007
8,603,136 Apparatus and methods for providing tactile feedback while delivering a closure device 0 2007
8,758,398 Apparatus and method for delivering a closure element 0 2007
8,956,388 Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant 0 2008
9,050,087 Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant and methods of use 0 2008
8,202,293 Clip applier and methods of use 6 2008
8,905,937 Methods and apparatus for locating a surface of a body lumen 0 2009
8,486,092 Closure device and methods for making and using them 0 2009
7,850,797 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 24 2009
8,182,497 Closure device 6 2010
8,758,400 Closure system and methods of use 0 2010
8,202,283 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 12 2010
8,597,325 Apparatus and methods for providing tactile feedback while delivering a closure device 1 2010
8,821,534 Clip applier having improved hemostasis and methods of use 0 2010
8,202,294 Clip applier and methods of use 6 2010
8,926,656 Clip applier and methods of use 0 2011
8,398,656 Clip applier and methods of use 2 2011
8,529,587 Methods of use of a clip applier 1 2012
8,585,836 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 0 2012
 
GATEWAY MEDICAL, INC. (2)
6,736,815 Apparatus and methods for treating spinal discs 121 2001
* 2004/0172,132 Apparatus and methods for treating spinal discs 44 2004
 
AccessClosure, Inc. (17)
7,553,319 Auto-injector apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 6 2004
7,316,704 Occlusion member and tensioner apparatus and methods of their use for sealing a vascular puncture 122 2004
8,348,971 Apparatus and methods for facilitating hemostasis within a vascular puncture 6 2004
8,262,693 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 1 2004
7,806,856 Apparatus and method for temporary hemostasis 4 2005
8,617,204 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 0 2007
* 7,993,367 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 1 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 2 2007
8,029,533 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 6 2008
8,394,122 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 0 2009
8,382,797 Methods for sealing a vascular puncture 3 2012
8,382,798 Apparatus for sealing a vascular puncture 3 2012
* 8,945,178 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 0 2012
* 2013/0066,361 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR SEALING A VASCULAR PUNCTURE 0 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
 
HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM (1)
* 5,258,042 Intravascular hydrogel implant 287 1991
 
NOVOSTE CORPORATION (3)
* 5,129,882 Wound clotting device and method of using same 153 1990
* 5,221,259 Wound treating device and method of using same 168 1991
* 5,419,765 Wound treating device and method for treating wounds 232 1994
 
LSI SOLUTIONS (1)
6,641,592 System for wound closure 247 2000
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (5)
* 5,292,332 Methods and device for percutanceous sealing of arterial puncture sites 362 1992
* 5,403,278 Device and method for treating hematomas and false aneurysms 42 1993
7,331,981 Blood vessel sealing system 31 2004
8,506,592 Method and system for sealing percutaneous punctures 1 2009
8,845,683 Method and system for sealing percutaneous punctures 0 2013
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL PUERTO RICO B.V. (3)
* 5,192,300 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 302 1992
* 5,591,205 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 192 1995
6,368,341 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a hemostatic closure device into an incision 83 1997
 
ORIGIN MEDSYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,966,887 Temporary arterial shunt and method 46 2002
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL PUERTO RICO LLC (16)
* 5,108,421 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 394 1990
* 5,391,183 Device and method sealing puncture wounds 401 1991
* 5,830,130 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 109 1994
* 5,591,204 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 142 1994
* 5,601,602 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 206 1994
* 7,008,439 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 99 1995
* 5,716,375 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 201 1996
* 5,741,223 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 125 1996
* 5,725,498 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 211 1996
* 5,948,425 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 72 1996
6,494,848 Measuring device for use with a hemostatic puncture closure device 55 1997
6,325,789 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 84 1999
7,597,705 Vascular puncture seal anchor nest 39 2003
7,749,248 Flexible tamping device 5 2006
8,382,795 Vascular puncture seal anchor nest 2 2009
8,465,517 Flexible tamping device 0 2010
 
Anova Corporation (4)
7,273,497 Methods for treating a defect in the annulus fibrosis 36 2003
9,084,616 Methods and apparatus for treating disc herniation and preventing the extrusion of interbody bone graft 0 2006
8,821,549 Methods and apparatus for anulus repair 0 2009
8,936,642 Methods for treating a defect in the annulus fibrosis 0 2011
 
CARDIODEX LTD. (3)
8,435,236 Techniques for heat-treating varicose veins 0 2005
8,366,706 Systems and methods for puncture closure 1 2008
8,372,072 Methods and apparatus for hemostasis following arterial catheterization 0 2011
 
MORRIS INNOVATIVE RESEARCH, INC. (2)
* 6,790,220 Method and apparatus for sealing access 122 2002
7,993,365 Method and apparatus for sealing access 0 2004
 
ACCESS CLOSURE, INC. (2)
7,331,979 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 126 2003
7,335,220 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 163 2004
 
E-PACING, INC. (1)
8,845,682 Vasculature closure devices and methods 0 2010
 
TRI-POINT MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
* 6,010,714 Non-thermogenic heat dissipating biomedical adhesive compositions 40 1996
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (3)
6,814,743 Temporary seal and method for facilitating anastomosis 22 2001
7,947,062 Temporary anastomotic seal and method 4 2002
7,544,203 Temporary seal and method for facilitating anastomosis 52 2004
 
DATASCOPE INVESTMENT CORP. (3)
* 5,310,407 Laparoscopic hemostat delivery system and method for using said system 149 1992
* 5,728,122 Guide wire with releaseable barb anchor 133 1995
* 5,871,501 Guide wire with releasable barb anchor 178 1998
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (16)
* 5,290,310 Hemostatic implant introducer 354 1992
* 5,320,639 Vascular plug delivery system 249 1993
* 5,507,744 Apparatus and method for sealing vascular punctures 407 1993
* 5,431,639 Treating wounds caused by medical procedures 334 1993
* RE40863 Apparatus and method for sealing vascular punctures 18 1993
* 5,810,810 Apparatus and method for sealing vascular punctures 165 1995
* 6,063,085 Apparatus and method for sealing vascular punctures 213 1995
6,569,185 Continuous infusion technique for arterial sealing 155 2001
8,709,038 Puncture hole sealing device 0 2003
7,942,897 System for closing an opening in a body cavity 16 2003
7,264,772 Methods for sterilizing cross-linked gelatin compositions 0 2004
8,050,741 Device and method for facilitating hemostasis of a biopsy tract 0 2004
8,696,702 Sheath-mounted arterial plug delivery device 0 2009
8,398,677 Closure device with textured surface 0 2010
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
 
BIOCONNECT SYSTEMS, INC. (5)
7,892,246 Devices and methods for interconnecting conduits and closing openings in tissue 11 2002
7,892,247 Devices and methods for interconnecting vessels 19 2002
8,690,816 Implantable flow connector 3 2008
8,366,651 Implantable flow connector 3 2008
8,961,446 Implantable flow connector 0 2012
 
BURNEY, BRYAN (1)
* 6,010,514 Suturing assembly and method of use 51 1998
 
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (7)
* 5,403,328 Surgical apparatus and method for suturing body tissue 296 1993
* 5,527,321 Instrument for closing trocar puncture wounds 339 1993
* 5,403,329 Instrument for closing trocar puncture wounds 302 1994
* 5,662,663 Surgical suture instrument 218 1995
* 5,586,986 Instrument for closing trocar puncture wounds 85 1995
* 5,810,846 Vascular hole closure 176 1995
* 5,674,231 Apparatus and method for vascular hole closure 195 1995
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (1)
* 5,643,318 Vascular plug with vessel locator 158 1996
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