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, CA50

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Carley, Michael T San Jose, CA 54 1508
Ginn, Richard S San Jose, CA 220 7710

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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 91 2000
6,277,140 Vascular sheath with puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 113 2001
6,632,238 Vascular sheath with puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 112 2001
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6,623,510 Closure device and methods for making and using them 131 2002
6,695,867 Plunger apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 120 2002
6,749,621 Sheath apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 138 2002
6,942,674 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 147 2002
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2004/0153,122 Clip applier and methods of use 64 2003
7,879,071 Closure device and methods for making and using them 16 2003
7,001,398 Closure device and methods for making and using them 85 2003
7,867,249 Clip applier and methods of use 22 2003
2004/0073,236 Closure device and methods for making and using them 73 2003
7,144,411 Apparatus and methods for positioning a vascular sheath 73 2003
7,854,810 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 21 2003
7,857,828 Clip applier and methods of use 21 2005
D566272 Vessel closure device 59 2005
2005/0273,136 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 57 2005
2006/0190,038 Closure device and methods for making and using them 62 2006
2007/0282,352 Closure device and methods for making and using them 40 2006
2006/0287,674 Closure system and methods of use 70 2006
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2007/0010,853 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR POSITIONING A VASCULAR SHEATH 58 2006
2007/0250,080 RESETTABLE CLIP APPLIER AND RESET TOOLS 79 2007
2007/0276,416 CLOSURE DEVICE AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 42 2007
2007/0270,904 Apparatus and Methods for Providing Tactile Feedback while Delivering a Closure Device 45 2007
2008/0065,152 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING A CLOSURE ELEMENT 85 2007
2008/0210,737 INTEGRATED VASCULAR DEVICE WITH PUNCTURE SITE CLOSURE COMPONENT AND SEALANT AND METHODS OF USE 40 2008
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2008/0312,666 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 44 2008
2010/0217,132 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR LOCATING A SURFACE OF A BODY LUMEN 22 2009
2009/0177,212 CLOSURE DEVICE AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 34 2009
7,850,797 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 19 2009
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (26)
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ABBOTT VASCULAR INC. (24)
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2008/0269,801 SURGICAL STAPLER 47 2008
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KENSEY NASH CORPORATION (19)
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2005/0169,974 Dissolvable medical sealing device 112 2005
7,931,671 Medical sealing device 33 2005
2006/0206,146 Medical sealing device 54 2005
8,105,352 Medical sealing device 30 2005
2008/0114,395 Closure Device 46 2006
2007/0225,755 Closure device 41 2006
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2007/0225,757 Closure device 41 2006
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ETHICON, INC. (16)
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5,340,360 Ligating clip applier 123 1993
5,423,857 Three piece surgical staple 112 1993
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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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UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO (4)
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Loma Linda University Medical Center (3)
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