US Patent No: 8,202,283

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Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip

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Abstract

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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, CA59

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Carley, Michael T San Jose, US 37 2644
Ginn, Richard S Gilroy, US 164 12716

Cited Art Landscape

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5,416,584 Sinusoidal noise injection into the dither of a ring laser gyroscope 95 1994
 
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6,048,358 Method and apparatus for hemostasis following arterial catheterization 266 1998
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6,254,642 Perorally insertable gastroesophageal anti-reflux valve prosthesis and tool for implantation thereof 290 1997
 
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4,396,139 Surgical stapling system, apparatus and staple 503 1980
5,114,065 Surgical stapler 157 1990
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5,540,716 Surgical fastener 116 1994
 
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5,413,571 Device for sealing hemostatic incisions 501 1992
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5,645,565 Surgical plug 224 1995
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5,413,584 "Omega"-shaped staple for surgical, especially endoscopic, purposes 284 1993
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5,423,857 Three piece surgical staple 154 1993
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6,126,675 Bioabsorbable device and method for sealing vascular punctures 238 1999
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5,593,412 Stent delivery method and apparatus 209 1995
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6,846,319 Devices for sealing openings through tissue and apparatus and methods for delivering them 209 2000
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6,582,452 Surgical stapler 108 2001
6,616,686 Surgical staples and methods for stapling 414 2001
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7,108,709 Surgical staple 387 2002
7,008,435 Surgical stapling device and method 394 2002
7,163,551 Surgical stapling device 120 2002
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7,850,709 Blood vessel closure clip and delivery device 46 2003
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2005/0216,057 Surgical stapler 97 2005
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2010/0114,156 CLOSURE DEVICE 75 2009
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5,352,229 Arbor press staple and washer and method for its use 497 1993
 
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5,342,393 Method and device for vascular repair 545 1992
 
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4,505,273 Surgical staple 448 1983
 
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5,417,699 Device and method for the percutaneous suturing of a vascular puncture site 704 1992
5,527,322 Device and method for suturing of internal puncture sites 498 1993
5,613,974 Apparatus and method for vascular closure 483 1994
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6,015,815 Tetrazole-containing rapamycin analogs with shortened half-lives 177 1998
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6,329,386 Tetrazole-containing rapamycin analogs with shortened half-lives 163 1999
7,001,400 Articulating suturing device and method 186 2000
6,964,668 Articulating suturing device and method 209 2002
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2008/0004,636 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 127 2006
2008/0004,640 VESSEL CLOSURE DEVICE 82 2006
2007/0112,304 SYSTEMS FOR ANCHORING A MEDICAL DEVICE IN A BODY LUMEN 85 2006
2008/0300,628 Medical Devices 75 2007
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2009/0157,101 TISSUE CLOSURE SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE 87 2007
2009/0157,102 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 86 2007
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2008/0312,686 ANTIMICROBIAL CLOSURE ELEMENT AND CLOSURE ELEMENT APPLIER 86 2008
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2010/0160,958 Closure Device 25 2009
2010/0168,790 CURVED CLOSURE DEVICE 58 2009
 
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6,171,277 Bi-directional control handle for steerable catheter 258 1998
6,198,974 Bi-directional steerable catheter 265 1998
6,210,407 Bi-directional electrode catheter 155 1998
 
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Izi Corporation (1)
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Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (1)
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T.J. SMITH & NEPHEW LIMITED (1)
5,147,381 Surgical clip 106 1991
 
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5,776,147 Laparoscopic surgical clamp 165 1996
5,984,934 Low-profile surgical clip 114 1997
6,059,800 Suturing apparatus and method 143 1997
6,267,773 Low profile surgical clip 69 1999
2007/0112,365 Partial occlusion surgical guide clip 112 2005
 
ENDOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,443,477 Apparatus and method for deployment of radially expandable stents by a mechanical linkage 312 1994
 
STRYKER TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
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Wilk & Nakao Medical Technology Inc. (1)
5,156,609 Endoscopic stapling device and method 501 1991
 
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4,607,638 Surgical staples 393 1984
5,176,648 Introducer assembly and instrument for use therewith 192 1991
 
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7,582,103 Tissue opening occluder 63 2006
 
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5,957,940 Fasteners for use in the surgical repair of aneurysms 207 1997
 
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ANGIODYNAMICS, INC. (1)
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IMAGYN MEDICAL, INC. (1)
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IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CALIFORNIA, INC. (1)
5,725,554 Surgical staple and stapler 611 1993
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
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6,743,259 Lung assist apparatus and methods for use 154 2001
6,645,205 Apparatus and methods for reducing lung volume 130 2001
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4,317,445 Catheter insertion unit with separate flashback indication for the cannula 258 1980
4,411,654 Peelable catheter with securing ring and suture sleeve 307 1981
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (16)
4,771,782 Method and assembly for introducing multiple catheters into a biological vessel 166 1986
5,290,310 Hemostatic implant introducer 420 1992
5,364,408 Endoscopic suture system 559 1992
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5,292,309 Surgical depth measuring instrument and method 260 1993
5,320,639 Vascular plug delivery system 279 1993
5,507,744 Apparatus and method for sealing vascular punctures 482 1993
5,431,639 Treating wounds caused by medical procedures 370 1993
6,063,085 Apparatus and method for sealing vascular punctures 265 1995
5,891,088 Catheter steering assembly providing asymmetric left and right curve configurations 133 1997
5,964,782 Closure device and method 489 1997
5,853,422 Apparatus and method for closing a septal defect 438 1997
6,443,158 Percutaneous coronary artery bypass through a venous vessel 119 1998
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2007/0179,527 Occlusion apparatus, system, and method 87 2006
2009/0216,267 CLOSURE DEVICE WITH RAPIDLY DISSOLVING ANCHOR 75 2009
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
6,001,110 Hemostatic clips 202 1997
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (2)
5,643,318 Vascular plug with vessel locator 186 1996
6,030,364 Apparatus and method for percutaneous placement of gastro-intestinal tubes 198 1997
 
DEPUY MITEK, LLC (1)
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Methodist Hospital of Indiana, Inc. (3)
4,902,508 Tissue graft composition 550 1988
5,281,422 Graft for promoting autogenous tissue growth 456 1991
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HEARTPORT, INC. (8)
5,304,183 Tethered clamp retractor 225 1992
5,695,504 Devices and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis 915 1995
5,732,872 Surgical stapling instrument 620 1996
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NITI ALLOYS TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (1)
6,402,765 Surgical clip 124 2000
 
VITAL ACCESS CORPORATION (1)
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The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York (1)
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LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (2)
6,030,413 Artificial graft and implantation method 252 1991
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6,508,828 Sealing device and wound closure device 326 2000
6,596,012 Intra-arterial occluder 146 2001
6,425,911 Positioning device and incision closure device 190 2001
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6,786,915 Reinforced absorbable medical sealing device 111 2002
6,712,837 Guiding tool for wound closure element 157 2002
2005/0169,974 Dissolvable medical sealing device 266 2005
7,931,671 Medical sealing device 80 2005
2006/0206,146 Medical sealing device 93 2005
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EP Technologies, Inc. (1)
5,871,525 Steerable ablation catheter system 229 1995
 
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5,192,288 Surgical clip applier 411 1992
5,269,792 Surgical clip 220 1992
5,547,474 Surgical clip closure apparatus with safety stop 207 1992
5,282,808 Closure prevention apparatus for surgical clip applier 182 1993
5,431,667 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 173 1993
5,507,755 Apparatus and method for closing puncture wounds 281 1994
5,618,291 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 264 1995
6,458,130 Endoscopic bipolar electrosurgical forceps 375 2001
 
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8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
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5,879,366 Self-expanding defect closure device and method of making and using 462 1996
6,080,182 Self-expanding defect closure device and method of making and using 430 1997
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6,929,634 Apparatus and methods for treating stroke and controlling cerebral flow characteristics 94 2002
 
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6,019,779 Multi-filar coil medical stent 206 1998
 
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6,149,660 Method and apparatus for delivery of an appliance in a vessel 342 1996
 
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2008/0114,395 Closure Device 91 2006
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6,152,144 Method and device for left atrial appendage occlusion 509 1998
 
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6,117,125 Method for predetermining uniform flow rate of a fluid from a tubular body and device therefrom 105 1996
6,447,540 Stent deployment device including splittable sleeve containing the stent 219 1997
6,117,157 Helical embolization coil 128 1998
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (2)
6,749,622 Vascular closure 213 2002
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5,350,399 Percutaneous arterial puncture seal device and insertion tool therefore 456 1992
 
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6,500,115 Endoscope 122 2001
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (3)
6,013,084 Stretch resistant vaso-occlusive coils (II) 215 1997
6,036,720 Sheet metal aneurysm neck bridge 261 1997
6,193,708 Detachable aneurysm neck bridge (I) 199 1999
 
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VTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LIMITED (1)
5,226,908 Multi-functional instruments and stretchable ligating and occluding devices 189 1991
 
LITTLEFORD,ELIZABETH H. (1)
4,345,606 Split sleeve introducers for pacemaker electrodes and the like 236 1980
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (3)
5,769,870 Perfusion device for maintaining blood flow in a vessel while isolating an anastomosis 161 1996
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6,206,895 Suture with toggle and delivery system 326 1999
 
SCION INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
6,165,204 Shaped suture clip, appliance and method therefor 244 1999
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