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)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.SUNNYVALE, CA56

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Carley, Michael T San Jose, US 35 995
Ginn, Richard S Gilroy, US 160 6932

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ST. JUDE MEDICAL PUERTO RICO LLC (11)
5,108,421 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 396 1990
5,275,616 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 316 1992
5,437,631 Percutaneous introducer set and method for sealing puncture wounds 312 1993
5,601,602 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 206 1994
7,008,439 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 99 1995
5,716,375 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 202 1996
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Honeywell Inc. (1)
5,416,584 Sinusoidal noise injection into the dither of a ring laser gyroscope 80 1994
 
THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (1)
4,976,721 Surgical clamping device 89 1988
 
CARDIODEX LTD. (2)
6,048,358 Method and apparatus for hemostasis following arterial catheterization 223 1998
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5,782,844 Suture spring device applicator 333 1996
 
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5,683,405 Vascular occluder 151 1995
 
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6,409,739 Device and method for assisting end-to side anastomosis 169 1998
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
6,334,865 Percutaneous tissue track closure assembly and method 197 1999
 
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Converge Medical, Inc. (1)
6,626,920 Distal anastomosis system 74 2001
 
HONEYCOMB CONSTRUCTION SERVICES LTD., A CORP. OF TILLSONBURG, ONTARIO, CANADA (1)
5,192,602 Louvered filter and paint arrestor 75 1991
 
REFLUX CORPORATION (1)
6,254,642 Perorally insertable gastroesophageal anti-reflux valve prosthesis and tool for implantation thereof 255 1997
 
Technalytics Inc. (3)
4,396,139 Surgical stapling system, apparatus and staple 409 1980
5,114,065 Surgical stapler 138 1990
5,290,243 Trocar system 164 1992
 
PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE (1)
4,318,401 Percutaneous vascular access portal and catheter 173 1980
 
WESTSHAW COMPANY LIMITED (1)
6,488,692 Access and cannulation device and method for rapidly placing same and for rapidly closing same in minimally invasive surgery 150 2000
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
5,540,716 Surgical fastener 98 1994
 
WALSH MANUFACTURING (MISSISSAUGA) LIMITED, A CORP. OF PROVINCE OF ONTARIO (1)
4,917,087 Anastomosis devices, kits and method 270 1988
 
SHERWOOD MEDICAL COMPANY (2)
5,413,571 Device for sealing hemostatic incisions 456 1992
5,649,959 Assembly for sealing a puncture in a vessel 522 1995
 
SURGICAL CONNECTIONS, INC. (1)
6,149,667 Devices and methods for treating E.G. urinary stress incontinence 245 1999
 
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2008/0243,148 SUTURE INSTRUMENT 112 2008
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (5)
5,171,249 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier 355 1991
5,645,565 Surgical plug 194 1995
D383539 Handle for a surgical instrument 90 1996
6,102,271 Circular stapler for hemorrhoidal surgery 417 1998
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Loma Linda University Medical Center (3)
6,004,341 Vascular wound closure device 148 1996
6,287,322 Tissue opening locator and everter and method 129 1999
2007/0123,816 Vascular wound closure device and method 60 2006
 
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5,725,552 Percutaneous catheter directed intravascular occlusion devices 547 1996
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4,449,531 Non-metallic, bio-compatible hemostatic clips with interlocking latch means 72 1981
4,724,840 Surgical fastener applier with rotatable front housing and laterally extending curved needle for guiding a flexible pusher 184 1982
4,428,376 Plastic surgical staple 306 1982
5,250,058 Absorbable anastomosic fastener means 337 1991
5,246,156 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 364 1991
5,242,457 Surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures 489 1992
5,309,927 Circular stapler tissue retention spring method 386 1992
5,304,204 Receiverless surgical fasteners 399 1993
5,413,584 "Omega"-shaped staple for surgical, especially endoscopic, purposes 251 1993
5,433,721 Endoscopic instrument having a torsionally stiff drive shaft for applying fasteners to tissue 798 1993
5,340,360 Ligating clip applier 151 1993
5,423,857 Three piece surgical staple 133 1993
5,470,010 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 305 1995
6,126,675 Bioabsorbable device and method for sealing vascular punctures 199 1999
6,319,258 Absorbable rivet/pin applier for use in surgical procedures 92 1999
 
Ponieman; Alejandro (1)
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2005/0273,137 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 107 2005
 
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4,738,658 Tapered hemostatic device for use in conjunction with a catheter for alleviating blood leakage and method for using same 185 1986
 
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5,593,412 Stent delivery method and apparatus 189 1995
5,690,674 Wound closure with plug 229 1996
6,846,319 Devices for sealing openings through tissue and apparatus and methods for delivering them 183 2000
6,663,655 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 181 2001
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6,890,343 Plug with detachable guidewire element and methods for use 140 2002
6,896,692 Plug with collet and apparatus and method for delivering such plugs 169 2002
6,969,397 Guide wire element for positioning vascular closure devices and methods for use 136 2002
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2005/0085,854 Locator and closure device and method of use 134 2003
2004/0127,940 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 152 2003
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2005/0267,528 Vascular plug having composite construction 141 2005
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OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (3)
5,395,030 Surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues 611 1993
5,797,928 Ligating apparatus 253 1995
5,797,931 Tissue-fixing surgical instrument, tissue-fixing device, and method of fixing tissues 167 1996
 
DEVICOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (2)
5,941,890 Implantable surgical marker 190 1998
6,220,248 Method for implanting a biopsy marker 204 1998
 
AORTECH, INC., A CORP. OF MN (1)
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DVL ACQUISITION SUB, INC. (1)
6,383,208 Apparatus and method for approximating and closing the walls of a hole or puncture in a physiological shell structure 104 2000
 
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6,582,452 Surgical stapler 92 2001
6,616,686 Surgical staples and methods for stapling 317 2001
6,669,714 Device for locating a puncture hole in a liquid-carrying vessel 80 2001
7,108,709 Surgical staple 290 2002
7,008,435 Surgical stapling device and method 286 2002
7,163,551 Surgical stapling device 92 2002
6,926,731 Surgical stapler 88 2003
7,850,709 Blood vessel closure clip and delivery device 31 2003
7,111,768 Surgical stapling device 104 2003
2005/0216,057 Surgical stapler 84 2005
2005/0274,768 SURGICAL STAPLER 347 2005
2007/0010,854 Surgical Staple 72 2006
2008/0272,173 SURGICAL STAPLER 78 2008
2008/0269,801 SURGICAL STAPLER 66 2008
2008/0269,802 SURGICAL STAPLER 64 2008
2009/0230,168 SURGICAL STAPLER 36 2009
2010/0114,156 CLOSURE DEVICE 59 2009
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2010/0179,589 RAPIDLY ERODING ANCHOR 59 2010
2010/0179,590 VESSEL CLOSURE DEVICES AND METHODS 58 2010
2010/0185,234 CLOSURE DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS 57 2010
 
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2007/0021,778 Apparatus and method for delivering a closure element 68 2006
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,352,229 Arbor press staple and washer and method for its use 374 1993
 
DUKE UNIVERSITY (1)
5,342,393 Method and device for vascular repair 489 1992
 
B. BRAUN-SSC AG (1)
4,505,273 Surgical staple 352 1983
 
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5,417,699 Device and method for the percutaneous suturing of a vascular puncture site 635 1992
5,527,322 Device and method for suturing of internal puncture sites 448 1993
5,613,974 Apparatus and method for vascular closure 420 1994
5,860,991 Method for the percutaneous suturing of a vascular puncture site 334 1997
6,015,815 Tetrazole-containing rapamycin analogs with shortened half-lives 153 1998
6,136,010 Articulating suturing device and method 236 1999
6,358,258 Device and method for performing end-to-side anastomosis 231 1999
6,329,386 Tetrazole-containing rapamycin analogs with shortened half-lives 138 1999
7,001,400 Articulating suturing device and method 149 2000
6,964,668 Articulating suturing device and method 170 2002
2004/0092,964 Articulating suturing device and method 111 2003
2004/0097,978 Articulating suturing device and method 115 2003
2005/0059,982 Articulating suturing device and method 92 2003
2008/0004,636 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 104 2006
2008/0004,640 VESSEL CLOSURE DEVICE 69 2006
2007/0112,304 SYSTEMS FOR ANCHORING A MEDICAL DEVICE IN A BODY LUMEN 71 2006
2008/0300,628 Medical Devices 58 2007
2008/0319,475 Methods, Devices, and Apparatus for Managing Access Through Tissue 64 2007
D611144 Apparatus for delivering a closure element 67 2007
2009/0157,101 TISSUE CLOSURE SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE 70 2007
2009/0157,102 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 70 2007
7,841,502 Modular clip applier 25 2007
2008/0312,686 ANTIMICROBIAL CLOSURE ELEMENT AND CLOSURE ELEMENT APPLIER 72 2008
2009/0187,215 METHODS AND APPARATUS TO REDUCE A DIMENSION OF AN IMPLANTABLE DEVICE IN A SMALLER STATE 57 2008
2010/0160,958 Closure Device 20 2009
2010/0168,790 CURVED CLOSURE DEVICE 44 2009
 
Abbott Laboratories Vascular Enterprises Limited (1)
2009/0287,244 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR ENGAGING TISSUE 57 2008
 
Cordis Webster, Inc. (3)
6,171,277 Bi-directional control handle for steerable catheter 218 1998
6,198,974 Bi-directional steerable catheter 205 1998
6,210,407 Bi-directional electrode catheter 134 1998
 
The Field Surgery Research Department of the Third Military Medical University (1)
4,747,407 Blood vessel anastomat 239 1986
 
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5,474,569 Post-surgical gross pathology specimen marker 78 1993
 
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (1)
2005/0038,500 Radiopaque nitinol alloys for medical devices 82 2004
 
THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC. (1)
5,584,879 Aortic valve supporting device 166 1995
 
T.J. SMITH & NEPHEW LIMITED (1)
5,147,381 Surgical clip 91 1991
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (5)
5,776,147 Laparoscopic surgical clamp 134 1996
5,984,934 Low-profile surgical clip 98 1997
6,059,800 Suturing apparatus and method 121 1997
6,267,773 Low profile surgical clip 55 1999
2007/0112,365 Partial occlusion surgical guide clip 85 2005
 
ENDOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,443,477 Apparatus and method for deployment of radially expandable stents by a mechanical linkage 266 1994
 
STRYKER TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
4,278,091 Soft tissue retainer for use with bone implants, especially bone staples 162 1980
 
WILK AND NAKAO MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,156,609 Endoscopic stapling device and method 388 1991
 
DESIGN STANDARDS CORPORATION (2)
4,607,638 Surgical staples 300 1984
5,176,648 Introducer assembly and instrument for use therewith 171 1991
 
EV3 ENDOVASCULAR, INC. (1)
7,582,103 Tissue opening occluder 48 2006
 
EVA CORPORATION (1)
5,957,940 Fasteners for use in the surgical repair of aneurysms 180 1997
 
RICHARD WOLF GMBH (1)
4,759,364 Pincers attachment for a surgical handle to be used in endoscopy 190 1986
 
HERAEUS PRECIOUS METALS GMBH & CO. KG (1)
2007/0276,488 Medical implant or device 64 2007
 
OPHTHALMIC VENTURES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, NORWOOD, (1)
4,887,601 Adjustable surgical staple and method of using the same 267 1987
 
ANGIODYNAMICS, INC. (1)
6,059,825 Clot filter 162 1993
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,810,776 Method and apparatus for performing laparoscopy 112 1996
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CALIFORNIA, INC. (1)
5,725,554 Surgical staple and stapler 492 1993
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC (1)
5,242,459 Device and method for applying a ligating loop 145 1992
 
GATEWAY MEDICAL, INC. (5)
6,743,259 Lung assist apparatus and methods for use 128 2001
6,645,205 Apparatus and methods for reducing lung volume 107 2001
6,837,906 Lung assist apparatus and methods for use 144 2004
7,112,225 Lung assist apparatus and methods for use 111 2004
7,393,363 Lung assist apparatus and methods for use 110 2006
 
BAXTER TRAVENOL LABORATORIES, INC. (3)
4,317,445 Catheter insertion unit with separate flashback indication for the cannula 229 1980
4,411,654 Peelable catheter with securing ring and suture sleeve 284 1981
4,412,832 Peelable catheter introduction device 222 1981
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (16)
4,771,782 Method and assembly for introducing multiple catheters into a biological vessel 149 1986
5,290,310 Hemostatic implant introducer 359 1992
5,364,408 Endoscopic suture system 479 1992
5,334,216 Hemostatic plug 226 1992
5,292,309 Surgical depth measuring instrument and method 236 1993
5,320,639 Vascular plug delivery system 250 1993
5,507,744 Apparatus and method for sealing vascular punctures 413 1993
5,431,639 Treating wounds caused by medical procedures 336 1993
6,063,085 Apparatus and method for sealing vascular punctures 218 1995
5,891,088 Catheter steering assembly providing asymmetric left and right curve configurations 115 1997
5,964,782 Closure device and method 434 1997
5,853,422 Apparatus and method for closing a septal defect 383 1997
6,443,158 Percutaneous coronary artery bypass through a venous vessel 105 1998
6,569,185 Continuous infusion technique for arterial sealing 156 2001
2007/0179,527 Occlusion apparatus, system, and method 68 2006
2009/0216,267 CLOSURE DEVICE WITH RAPIDLY DISSOLVING ANCHOR 56 2009
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
6,001,110 Hemostatic clips 179 1997
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (2)
5,643,318 Vascular plug with vessel locator 159 1996
6,030,364 Apparatus and method for percutaneous placement of gastro-intestinal tubes 175 1997
 
DEPUY MITEK, LLC (1)
5,827,298 Surgical fastening system and method for using the same 343 1995
 
Methodist Hospital of Indiana, Inc. (3)
4,902,508 Tissue graft composition 492 1988
5,281,422 Graft for promoting autogenous tissue growth 399 1991
5,573,784 Graft for promoting autogenous tissue growth 158 1995
 
HEARTPORT, INC. (8)
5,304,183 Tethered clamp retractor 192 1992
5,695,504 Devices and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis 779 1995
5,732,872 Surgical stapling instrument 511 1996
5,797,933 Coronary shunt and method of use 175 1996
5,817,113 Devices and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis 452 1997
6,280,460 Devices and methods for performing vascular anastomosis 244 1998
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6,193,734 System for performing vascular anastomoses 352 1999
 
NITI ALLOYS TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (1)
6,402,765 Surgical clip 103 2000
 
VITAL ACCESS CORPORATION (1)
6,569,173 Compression plate anastomosis apparatus 155 1999
 
THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK (1)
6,482,224 Endovascular flexible stapling device 246 1999
 
BYPASS, INC. (1)
7,396,359 Vascular port device 95 1999
 
APOLLO ENDOSURGERY, INC. (1)
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TRACOR AEROSPACE, INC. (1)
5,695,524 Constant width, adjustable grip, staple apparatus and method 236 1995
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (2)
6,030,413 Artificial graft and implantation method 229 1991
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ABBOTT IRELAND (2)
2004/0158,309 Metal alloy for medical devices and implants 78 2003
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ST. JUDE MEDICAL COORDINATION CENTER BVBA (12)
6,508,828 Sealing device and wound closure device 287 2000
6,596,012 Intra-arterial occluder 123 2001
6,425,911 Positioning device and incision closure device 163 2001
6,860,895 Tool, a sealing device, a system and a method for closing a wound 221 2002
6,786,915 Reinforced absorbable medical sealing device 84 2002
6,712,837 Guiding tool for wound closure element 129 2002
2005/0169,974 Dissolvable medical sealing device 172 2005
7,931,671 Medical sealing device 54 2005
2006/0206,146 Medical sealing device 75 2005
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2007/0239,209 TECHNIQUE FOR SECURING A SUTURE 128 2007
2011/0178,548 MEDICAL SEALING DEVICE 43 2011
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (1)
5,059,201 Suture threading, stitching and wrapping device for use in open and closed surgical procedures 393 1991
 
EP Technologies, Inc. (1)
5,871,525 Steerable ablation catheter system 205 1995
 
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5,192,288 Surgical clip applier 304 1992
5,269,792 Surgical clip 186 1992
5,547,474 Surgical clip closure apparatus with safety stop 173 1992
5,282,808 Closure prevention apparatus for surgical clip applier 154 1993
5,431,667 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 144 1993
5,507,755 Apparatus and method for closing puncture wounds 242 1994
5,618,291 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 219 1995
6,458,130 Endoscopic bipolar electrosurgical forceps 339 2001
 
RadioMed Corporation (4)
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 6 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 6 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 6 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 6 2007
 
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6,013,084 Stretch resistant vaso-occlusive coils (II) 184 1997
6,036,720 Sheet metal aneurysm neck bridge 220 1997
6,193,708 Detachable aneurysm neck bridge (I) 155 1999
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (1)
6,206,931 Graft prosthesis materials 333 1997
 
ASAHI KOGAKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (2)
5,897,487 Front end hood for endoscope 178 1998
6,423,054 Operation wire connecting part in endoscopic treating instrument 75 2000
 
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5,755,778 Anastomosis device 440 1996
5,879,366 Self-expanding defect closure device and method of making and using 406 1996
6,080,182 Self-expanding defect closure device and method of making and using 367 1997
6,171,329 Self-expanding defect closure device and method of making and using 281 1998
6,929,634 Apparatus and methods for treating stroke and controlling cerebral flow characteristics 73 2002
 
SULZER INTRA THERAPEUTICS, INC. (1)
6,019,779 Multi-filar coil medical stent 177 1998
 
SNOW, BRENT W. (1)
2004/0249,412 Apparatus and methods for puncture site closure 69 2003
 
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5,951,518 Introducing device with flared sheath end 115 1997
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
5,476,505 Coiled stent and delivery system 205 1993
2002/0198,589 Tessellated stent and method of manufacture 104 2001
 
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ARTEMIS MEDICAL, INC. (1)
2004/0167,511 Tissue separating catheter assembly and method 101 2003
 
SURFACE GENESIS, INC. (1)
5,906,631 Method and device for sealing vascular puncture wounds 163 1997
 
GRACO CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS INC. (1)
6,024,750 Ultrasonic curved blade 138 1997
 
COVIDIEN LP (1)
6,149,660 Method and apparatus for delivery of an appliance in a vessel 249 1996
 
ARTERIAL VASCULAR ENGINEERING, INC. (1)
5,700,273 Wound closure apparatus and method 297 1995
 
MED-VENTURE INVESTMENTS LLC (1)
6,245,079 Suturing device and method for sealing an opening in a blood vessel or other biological structure 299 1999
 
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2008/0114,395 Closure Device 67 2006
2007/0225,755 Closure device 59 2006
2007/0225,756 Closure device and insertion assembly 60 2006
2007/0225,757 Closure device 58 2006
2007/0225,758 Closure device 60 2006
 
MVMD, INC. (1)
6,152,144 Method and device for left atrial appendage occlusion 431 1998
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (3)
6,117,125 Method for predetermining uniform flow rate of a fluid from a tubular body and device therefrom 85 1996
6,447,540 Stent deployment device including splittable sleeve containing the stent 188 1997
6,117,157 Helical embolization coil 106 1998
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (2)
6,749,622 Vascular closure 183 2002
2005/0165,357 Introducer sheath with retainer 73 2005
 
SHIPP, JOHN I. (1)
5,350,399 Percutaneous arterial puncture seal device and insertion tool therefore 408 1992
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (3)
5,766,246 Implantable prosthesis and method and apparatus for loading and delivering an implantable prothesis 273 1994
6,926,723 Implantable prosthesis and method and apparatus for loading and delivering an implantable prosthesis 98 1994
5,843,167 Method and apparatus for recapture of hooked endoprosthesis 259 1997
 
STORZ ENDOSKOP GMBH (1)
6,500,115 Endoscope 101 2001
 
MORRIS INNOVATIVE RESEARCH, INC. (1)
6,790,220 Method and apparatus for sealing access 122 2002
 
JMS CO., LTD. (1)
4,950,258 Plastic molded articles with shape memory property 363 1989
 
ACCESS CLOSURE, INC. (3)
7,331,979 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 127 2003
2007/0060,950 Apparatus and methods for delivering sealing materials during a percutaneous procedure to facilitate hemostasis 107 2004
7,335,220 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 163 2004
 
VTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LIMITED (1)
5,226,908 Multi-functional instruments and stretchable ligating and occluding devices 167 1991
 
LITTLEFORD,ELIZABETH H. (1)
4,345,606 Split sleeve introducers for pacemaker electrodes and the like 219 1980
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (3)
5,769,870 Perfusion device for maintaining blood flow in a vessel while isolating an anastomosis 141 1996
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6,254,617 Means and method for performing an anastomosis 135 1998
 
CVDEVICES, LLC (1)
2009/0312,789 MAGNETIC DEVICES AND METHODS FOR SEPTAL OCCLUSION 45 2006
 
Scion Cardio-Vascular, Inc. (1)
6,206,895 Suture with toggle and delivery system 277 1999
 
Scion International, Inc. (1)
6,165,204 Shaped suture clip, appliance and method therefor 212 1999
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ABBOTT VASCULAR INC. (2)
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