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, MN45

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Berg, Todd Allen Plymouth, MN 43 3005
Galdonik, Jason A Minneapolis, MN 50 2330
Swanson, William J St. Paul, MN 100 3114
Thome, Scott P St. Cloud, MN 21 1975
Wahlberg, Mark D St. Paul, MN 19 1651

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7,887,555 Closure device and methods for making and using them 22 2003
7,001,398 Closure device and methods for making and using them 132 2003
* 2004/0010,285 Closure device and methods for making and using them 30 2003
7,867,249 Clip applier and methods of use 37 2003
8,128,644 Closure device and methods for making and using them 19 2003
7,854,810 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 36 2003
8,579,932 Sheath apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 3 2004
7,857,828 Clip applier and methods of use 36 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 4 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 10 2006
8,690,910 Closure device and methods for making and using them 2 2006
7,819,895 Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 123 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 16 2007
8,603,136 Apparatus and methods for providing tactile feedback while delivering a closure device 3 2007
8,758,398 Apparatus and method for delivering a closure element 3 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 11 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 4 2009
7,850,797 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 34 2009
8,182,497 Closure device 11 2010
8,758,400 Closure system and methods of use 3 2010
8,202,283 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 17 2010
8,597,325 Apparatus and methods for providing tactile feedback while delivering a closure device 4 2010
8,821,534 Clip applier having improved hemostasis and methods of use 2 2010
8,202,294 Clip applier and methods of use 11 2010
8,926,656 Clip applier and methods of use 2 2011
8,398,656 Clip applier and methods of use 7 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 4 2012
8,585,836 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 3 2012
9,271,707 Clip applier and methods of use 0 2013
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC. (9)
7,338,514 Closure devices, related delivery methods and tools, and related methods of use 32 2001
7,976,564 PFO closure devices and related methods of use 11 2002
8,372,112 Closure devices, related delivery methods, and related methods of use 2 2004
7,717,937 Closure devices, related delivery methods and tools, and related methods of use 10 2005
7,691,128 PFO closure devices and related methods of use 0 2005
8,574,264 Method for retrieving a closure device 0 2006
8,382,796 Closure devices, related delivery methods and related methods of use 0 2009
9,078,630 Closure devices, related delivery methods and tools, and related methods of use 0 2010
8,777,985 Closure devices, related delivery methods and tools, and related methods of use 0 2013
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL CARDIOVASCULAR GROUP, INC. (1)
* 2002/0108,621 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 13 2002
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (6)
8,905,961 Systems, apparatuses, and methods for cardiovascular conduits and connectors 0 2008
8,728,012 Apparatus and method for measuring blood vessels 0 2008
* 2010/0160,939 SYSTEMS, APPARATUSES, AND METHODS FOR CARDIOVASCULAR CUTTING DEVICES AND VALVES 2 2008
* 2010/0160,832 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MEASURING BLOOD VESSELS 4 2008
* 2010/0161,040 CARDIOVASCULAR VALVE AND VALVE HOUSING APPARATUSES AND SYSTEMS 10 2008
* 2010/0160,847 SYSTEMS, APPARATUSES, AND METHODS FOR CARDIOVASCULAR CONDUITS AND CONNECTORS 1 2008
 
WYETH (1)
* 8,303,609 Coated medical devices 0 2001
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (3)
6,699,245 Anastomosis system and related methods 26 2002
7,585,306 Anastomosis device, tools and methods of using 13 2004
8,162,963 Angled anastomosis device, tools and method of using 0 2004
 
INTEGRATED VASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES, L.C. (2)
8,034,064 Methods for forming an anastomosis opening in a side of a blood vessel 13 2006
7,901,417 Systems for forming an anastomosis with an anvil and an apparatus having at least one guide 11 2007
 
Converge Medical, Inc. (14)
6,293,955 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 88 1999
6,494,889 Additional sutureless anastomosis embodiments 54 2000
6,887,249 Positioning systems for sutureless anastomosis systems 41 2000
6,843,795 Anastomotic connector for sutureless anastomosis systems 11 2000
6,648,901 Anastomosis systems 23 2000
6,626,920 Distal anastomosis system 87 2001
6,858,035 Distal anastomosis system 29 2001
6,648,900 Anastomosis systems 49 2001
6,972,023 Distal anastomosis system 67 2002
* 2003/0229,365 Angled vascular anastomosis system 9 2002
7,083,631 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 30 2002
* 2004/0068,278 Anastomosis systems 9 2003
* 2006/0064,119 Vascular anastomosis systems 5 2004
* 2005/0251,163 Vascular anastomosis systems 5 2004
 
BIOCONNECT SYSTEMS, INC. (10)
7,892,246 Devices and methods for interconnecting conduits and closing openings in tissue 14 2002
7,351,247 Devices and methods for interconnecting body conduits 26 2002
* 2004/0087,984 Devices and methods for interconnecting body conduits 9 2002
7,892,247 Devices and methods for interconnecting vessels 47 2002
8,690,816 Implantable flow connector 4 2008
8,366,651 Implantable flow connector 9 2008
8,961,446 Implantable flow connector 1 2012
9,282,967 Implantable flow connector 0 2013
9,314,600 Delivery system for implantable flow connector 0 2013
9,345,485 Implantable flow connector 0 2015
 
ASFORA, WILSON THEOPHILO, DR. (4)
* 9,271,733 Sutureless vascular anastomosis connection 0 2010
* 2012/0123,451 SUTURELESS VASCULAR ANASTOMOSIS CONNECTION 4 2010
* 2012/0123,455 SUTURELESS VASCULAR ANASTOMOSIS CONNECTION 0 2010
* 2012/0123,454 SUTURELESS VASCULAR ANASTOMOSIS CONNECTION 0 2010
 
INTEGRATED VASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES (2)
7,118,546 Apparatus and methods for facilitating repeated vascular access 17 2003
* 2004/0019,315 Apparatus and methods for facilitating repeated vascular access 4 2003
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