US Patent No: 8,123,763

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Suture securement apparatus

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20080269785

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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, UT211
HALO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.PULTNEYVILLE, NY2

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Clark, Timothy W Philadelphia, PA 8 32
Lampropoulos, Fred P Sandy, UT 118 1584
McArthur, Gregory Sandy, UT 2 2

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Ramsey Foundation (2)
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BALLARD MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
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Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (1)
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CarTika Medical, Inc. (1)
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COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
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DATASCOPE CORP. (1)
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HALO TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
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INTEGRA ME GMBH (1)
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Mark Two Engineering, Inc. (1)
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5,800,447 Suture threader assembly, suture anchor assembly, and method for threading suture 11 1997
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
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SEDAT (1)
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THE SPECTRANETICS CORPORATION (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
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6,949,104 Guide wire steering handle 39 2002
7,144,378 Quick-release torquer apparatus for delivering and maintaining a medical guideware 8 2003

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