US Patent No: 8,202,283

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Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip

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The present disclosure relates to a clip manufactured according to a method which can be used to engage body tissue for the purpose of closing wounds. Such clips are generally annular in shape and have radially inwardly extending tines. The present disclosure first forms a precursor which, in one embodiment, has the tines extending radially outwardly from the annular body and then forms the clip by inverting the precursor such that the tines extend radially inwardly. In an alternate embodiment, the precursor is formed with an over-sized lateral dimension and then compressed inwardly to bring the tines closer together and to reduce the lateral dimension of the precursor. Such clips may be manufactured from a superelastic alloy such as nickel-titanium, in which case the inverted or compressed precursor must be heated and quenched to heat set the clip in its final shape.

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Patent Owner(s)

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INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.SUNNYVALE, CA52

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Carley, Michael T San Jose, CA 58 1666
Ginn, Richard S San Jose, CA 230 8523

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INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (38)
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6,719,777 Closure device and methods for making and using them 99 2000
6,277,140 Vascular sheath with puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 122 2001
6,632,238 Vascular sheath with puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 122 2001
7,842,068 Apparatus and methods for providing tactile feedback while delivering a closure device 50 2001
6,623,510 Closure device and methods for making and using them 141 2002
6,695,867 Plunger apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 134 2002
6,749,621 Sheath apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 153 2002
6,942,674 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 161 2002
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2004/0153,122 Clip applier and methods of use 75 2003
7,879,071 Closure device and methods for making and using them 19 2003
7,001,398 Closure device and methods for making and using them 96 2003
7,867,249 Clip applier and methods of use 24 2003
2004/0073,236 Closure device and methods for making and using them 79 2003
7,144,411 Apparatus and methods for positioning a vascular sheath 83 2003
7,854,810 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 23 2003
7,857,828 Clip applier and methods of use 23 2005
D566272 Vessel closure device 66 2005
2005/0273,136 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 65 2005
2006/0190,038 Closure device and methods for making and using them 70 2006
2007/0282,352 Closure device and methods for making and using them 46 2006
2006/0287,674 Closure system and methods of use 79 2006
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2007/0010,853 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR POSITIONING A VASCULAR SHEATH 65 2006
2007/0250,080 RESETTABLE CLIP APPLIER AND RESET TOOLS 87 2007
2007/0276,416 CLOSURE DEVICE AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 47 2007
2007/0270,904 Apparatus and Methods for Providing Tactile Feedback while Delivering a Closure Device 53 2007
2008/0065,152 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING A CLOSURE ELEMENT 93 2007
2008/0210,737 INTEGRATED VASCULAR DEVICE WITH PUNCTURE SITE CLOSURE COMPONENT AND SEALANT AND METHODS OF USE 45 2008
2008/0221,616 INTEGRATED VASCULAR DEVICE WITH PUNCTURE SITE CLOSURE COMPONENT AND SEALANT AND METHODS OF USE 61 2008
2008/0312,666 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 51 2008
2010/0217,132 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR LOCATING A SURFACE OF A BODY LUMEN 24 2009
2009/0177,212 CLOSURE DEVICE AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 40 2009
7,850,797 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 21 2009
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (26)
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2008/0004,636 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 88 2006
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2009/0157,101 TISSUE CLOSURE SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE 58 2007
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2009/0187,215 METHODS AND APPARATUS TO REDUCE A DIMENSION OF AN IMPLANTABLE DEVICE IN A SMALLER STATE 47 2008
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ABBOTT VASCULAR INC. (24)
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KENSEY NASH CORPORATION (19)
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2005/0169,974 Dissolvable medical sealing device 128 2005
7,931,671 Medical sealing device 39 2005
2006/0206,146 Medical sealing device 62 2005
8,105,352 Medical sealing device 36 2005
2008/0114,395 Closure Device 52 2006
2007/0225,755 Closure device 48 2006
2007/0225,756 Closure device and insertion assembly 49 2006
2007/0225,757 Closure device 48 2006
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (16)
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ETHICON, INC. (16)
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5,413,584 "Omega"-shaped staple for surgical, especially endoscopic, purposes 224 1993
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5,340,360 Ligating clip applier 131 1993
5,423,857 Three piece surgical staple 120 1993
5,470,010 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 253 1995
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MEDTRONIC ANGIOLINK, INC. (11)
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ST. JUDE MEDICAL PUERTO RICO LLC (11)
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ACCESSCLOSURE, INC. (10)
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COVIDIEN AG (8)
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Loma Linda University Medical Center (3)
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