US Patent No: 6,113,612

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Medical anastomosis apparatus

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A connector for use in providing an anastomotic connection between two tubular body fluid conduits in a patient. The connector is preferably a single, integral, plastically deformable structure that can be cut from a tube. The connector has axial spaced portions that include members that are radially outwardly deflectable from other portions of the connector. The connector is annularly enlargeable so that it can be initially delivered and installed in the patient in a relatively small annular size and then annularly enlarged to provide the completed anastomosis. The radially outwardly deflected members of the first and second portions respectively engage the two body fluid conduits connected at the anastomosis and hold those two conduits together in fluid-tight engagement. Apparatus for use in delivering and deploying a connector is also disclosed.

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ST. JUDE MEDICAL ATG, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN57

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Berg, Todd Allen Plymouth, MN 49 2477
Galdonik, Jason A Brooklyn Park, MN 72 1763
Swanson, William J St. Paul, MN 116 1967
Thome, Scott P Waite Park, MN 24 1603
Wahlberg, Mark D St. Paul, MN 24 1318

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HEARTPORT, INC. (2)
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ACCESS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
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ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
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Beth Israel Hospital Assoc. Inc. (1)
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C.R. BARD, INC. (1)
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COOK INCORPORATED (1)
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COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
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CORDIS CORPORATION (1)
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DOTTER, PAMELA, B. (1)
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E.V.A. CORPORATION (1)
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NEW ENGLAND DEACONESS HOSPITAL CORPORATION (1)
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The Johns Hopkins University (1)
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W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (1)
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INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (39)
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7,879,071 Closure device and methods for making and using them 19 2003
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7,867,249 Clip applier and methods of use 24 2003
8,128,644 Closure device and methods for making and using them 7 2003
7,854,810 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 23 2003
8,579,932 Sheath apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 0 2004
7,857,828 Clip applier and methods of use 23 2005
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 4 2006
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8,808,310 Resettable clip applier and reset tools 0 2007
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8,486,092 Closure device and methods for making and using them 0 2009
7,850,797 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 21 2009
8,182,497 Closure device 5 2010
8,758,400 Closure system and methods of use 0 2010
8,202,283 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 11 2010
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8,202,294 Clip applier and methods of use 5 2010
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MEDTRONIC, INC. (37)
8,529,583 Surgical clip removal apparatus 1 2000
6,719,768 Magnetic components for use in forming anastomoses, creating ports in vessels and closing openings in tissue 54 2000
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7,722,643 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 24 2002
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8,105,345 Anastomosis apparatus and methods 6 2003
8,066,724 Anastomosis apparatus and methods 5 2003
7,763,040 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 24 2003
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7,892,255 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 1 2003
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8,512,360 Conduits for use in placing a target vessel in fluid communication with source of blood 0 2004
7,914,544 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 2 2004
7,963,973 Multiple loop tissue connector apparatus and methods 3 2005
8,029,519 Eversion apparatus and methods 2 2006
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8,668,704 Medical clip with tines, system and method of using same 0 2009
8,834,564 Sinus-engaging valve fixation member 0 2010
8,652,204 Transcatheter valve with torsion spring fixation and related systems and methods 0 2010
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Cardica, Inc. (36)
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6,673,088 Tissue punch 44 2000
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6,471,713 System for deploying an anastomosis device and method of performing anastomosis 35 2000
6,497,710 Method and system for attaching a graft to a blood vessel 52 2001
7,004,949 Method and system for attaching a graft to a blood vessel 6 2001
7,041,110 Method and system for attaching a graft to a blood vessel 14 2001
7,175,637 Sutureless closure and deployment system for connecting blood vessels 8 2001
6,893,449 Device for cutting and anastomosing tissue 4 2001
6,719,769 Integrated anastomosis tool with graft vessel attachment device and cutting device 5 2001
6,537,288 Implantable medical device such as an anastomosis device 112 2001
8,012,164 Method and apparatus for creating an opening in the wall of a tubular vessel 0 2002
7,029,482 Integrated anastomosis system 13 2002
6,962,595 Integrated anastomosis system 6 2002
6,805,708 Method and system for attaching a graft to a blood vessel 4 2002
7,128,749 Sutureless closure and deployment system for connecting blood vessels 8 2002
7,048,751 Implantable medical device such as an anastomosis device 2 2002
6,786,862 Graft vessel preparation device and methods for using the same 0 2003
8,182,494 Minimally-invasive surgical system 5 2003
7,270,670 Minimally-invasive surgical system utilizing a stabilizer 4 2003
7,303,569 Implantable superelastic anastomosis device 9 2003
7,172,608 Sutureless closure and deployment system for connecting blood vessels 5 2003
7,335,216 Tool for creating an opening in tissue 0 2003
7,611,523 Method for sutureless connection of vessels 0 2003
7,309,343 Method for cutting tissue 1 2003
7,144,405 Tissue punch 4 2003
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7,357,807 Integrated anastomosis tool with graft vessel attachment device and cutting device 0 2004
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7,455,677 Anastomosis device having a deployable section 4 2004
7,223,274 Method of performing anastomosis 3 2004
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ST. JUDE MEDICAL ATG, INC. (19)
6,699,256 Medical grafting apparatus and methods 139 2000
* 6,602,263 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 96 2000
6,702,829 Medical grafting connectors and fasteners 46 2001
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6,920,882 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 11 2002
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ABBOTT LABORATORIES (12)
8,556,930 Vessel closure device 0 2006
8,313,497 Clip applier and methods of use 3 2006
7,806,910 Multi-element biased suture clip 1 2006
8,226,681 Methods, devices, and apparatus for managing access through tissue 5 2007
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8,323,312 Closure device 2 2009
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BRONCUS MEDICAL INC. (11)
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VITAL ACCESS CORPORATION (11)
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6,569,173 Compression plate anastomosis apparatus 140 1999
6,656,151 Vascular access devices and systems 19 2000
6,595,941 Methods for external treatment of blood 19 2000
7,160,311 Locking compression plate anastomosis apparatus 26 2000
6,663,590 Vascular occlusal balloons and related vascular access devices and systems 34 2001
6,736,825 Paired expandable anastomosis devices and related methods 70 2001
7,131,959 Apparatus and methods for occluding an access tube anastomosed to sidewall of an anatomical vessel 9 2003
7,124,570 Apparatus and methods for fluid occlusion of an access tube anastomosed to an anatomical vessel 10 2003
8,109,949 Systems for forming an anastomosis 0 2007
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ABBOTT VASCULAR INC. (10)
7,850,709 Blood vessel closure clip and delivery device 25 2003
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8,590,760 Surgical stapler 1 2005
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8,398,676 Closure device 1 2009
8,192,459 Blood vessel closure clip and delivery device 5 2010
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COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (9)
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8,900,250 Apparatus and methods for removing lymph nodes or anchoring into tissue during a translumenal procedure 0 2009
8,764,768 Stapling device for closing perforations 0 2009
8,192,461 Methods for facilitating closure of a bodily opening using one or more tacking devices 1 2009
8,500,760 Retractable tacking device 0 2009
8,491,610 Clip devices and methods of delivery and deployment 0 2009
8,728,103 Linear clamps for anastomosis 0 2010
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8,603,121 Systems and methods for creating anastomoses 0 2011
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC. (8)
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8,652,203 Replacement heart valves, delivery devices and methods 1 2011
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8,585,722 System and method for attaching a vein, an artery, or a tube in a vascular environment 0 2008
8,728,101 System and method for providing an obturator for enhanced directional capabilities in a vascular environment 0 2008
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KIPS BAY MEDICAL, INC. (6)
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ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (5)
8,303,624 Bioabsorbable plug 3 2010
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BIOCONNECT SYSTEMS, INC. (5)
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MEDTRONIC VENTOR TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (5)
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BY-PASS INC. (4)
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6,979,338 Low profile anastomosis connector 32 2000
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ADVANCED BYPASS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
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ETHICON, INC. (2)
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HEART LEAFLET TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
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HLT, INC. (2)
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INTEGRATED VASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES, L.C. (2)
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MED INSTITUTE, INC. (2)
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ParK Medical, LLC (2)
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ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (2)
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ABBOTT VASCULAR DEVICES (1)
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ASFORA, WILSON T. (1)
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GUIDANT INVESTMENT CORPORATION (1)
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INTECH DIRECT, INC. (1)
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INTEGRATED VASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES (1)
7,118,546 Apparatus and methods for facilitating repeated vascular access 12 2003
 
INTEGRATED VASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES, LC (1)
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JENAVALVE TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
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M.I.TECH CO., LTD. (1)
* 6,663,663 Stent 116 2001
 
MITRAL TECH LTD. (1)
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MITRALTECH LTD. (1)
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SKYSQUARED LIMITED (1)
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WYETH (1)
* 8,303,609 Coated medical devices 0 2001
 
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