Suture securement apparatus

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8123763
APP PUB NO 20080269785A1
SERIAL NO

12106204

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Abstract

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A suture securement apparatus for selectively securing one or more ends of a suture while allowing adjustments in the tension or a full release of the sutures intermittently after a prolonged period of time. The suture securement apparatus can be particularly adapted for use with a purse-string suture to close a percutaneous catheter puncture site without causing puckering or distortion of the skin at the purse string suture site. The suture securement apparatus permits a practitioner to subsequently modify the amount of tensioning or full release of the sutures at the catheter insertion site. A threading assembly for use with the suture securement apparatus and being adapted to facilitate threading of sutures along the length of the suture securement apparatus.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.SOUTH JORDAN, UT271
HALO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.PULTNEYVILLE, NY2

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Clark, Timothy W Philadelphia, US 10 86
Lampropoulos, Fred P Salt Lake City, US 88 2516
McArthur, Gregory Sandy, US 1 17

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
9814864 Torque apparatus for use with a guidewire 0 2013
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