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, CA51

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Carley, Michael T San Jose, CA 56 1551
Ginn, Richard S San Jose, CA 224 7918

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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 93 2000
6,277,140 Vascular sheath with puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 116 2001
6,632,238 Vascular sheath with puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 115 2001
7,842,068 Apparatus and methods for providing tactile feedback while delivering a closure device 46 2001
6,623,510 Closure device and methods for making and using them 133 2002
6,695,867 Plunger apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 123 2002
6,749,621 Sheath apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 142 2002
6,942,674 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 150 2002
2003/0078,598 Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 71 2002
2004/0153,122 Clip applier and methods of use 67 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 88 2003
7,867,249 Clip applier and methods of use 22 2003
2004/0073,236 Closure device and methods for making and using them 75 2003
7,144,411 Apparatus and methods for positioning a vascular sheath 76 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 61 2005
2005/0273,136 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 59 2005
2006/0190,038 Closure device and methods for making and using them 64 2006
2007/0282,352 Closure device and methods for making and using them 41 2006
2006/0287,674 Closure system and methods of use 72 2006
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2007/0010,853 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR POSITIONING A VASCULAR SHEATH 60 2006
2007/0250,080 RESETTABLE CLIP APPLIER AND RESET TOOLS 80 2007
2007/0276,416 CLOSURE DEVICE AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 43 2007
2007/0270,904 Apparatus and Methods for Providing Tactile Feedback while Delivering a Closure Device 46 2007
2008/0065,152 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING A CLOSURE ELEMENT 87 2007
2008/0210,737 INTEGRATED VASCULAR DEVICE WITH PUNCTURE SITE CLOSURE COMPONENT AND SEALANT AND METHODS OF USE 41 2008
2008/0221,616 INTEGRATED VASCULAR DEVICE WITH PUNCTURE SITE CLOSURE COMPONENT AND SEALANT AND METHODS OF USE 57 2008
2008/0312,666 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 45 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 36 2009
7,850,797 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 19 2009
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (26)
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2008/0004,636 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 81 2006
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2008/0300,628 Medical Devices 43 2007
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2009/0157,101 TISSUE CLOSURE SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE 54 2007
2009/0157,102 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 57 2007
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2009/0187,215 METHODS AND APPARATUS TO REDUCE A DIMENSION OF AN IMPLANTABLE DEVICE IN A SMALLER STATE 43 2008
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ABBOTT VASCULAR INC. (24)
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2008/0272,173 SURGICAL STAPLER 50 2008
2008/0269,801 SURGICAL STAPLER 48 2008
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2009/0230,168 SURGICAL STAPLER 27 2009
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KENSEY NASH CORPORATION (19)
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2005/0169,974 Dissolvable medical sealing device 118 2005
7,931,671 Medical sealing device 35 2005
2006/0206,146 Medical sealing device 56 2005
8,105,352 Medical sealing device 32 2005
2008/0114,395 Closure Device 48 2006
2007/0225,755 Closure device 43 2006
2007/0225,756 Closure device and insertion assembly 45 2006
2007/0225,757 Closure device 43 2006
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ETHICON, INC. (16)
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5,340,360 Ligating clip applier 125 1993
5,423,857 Three piece surgical staple 115 1993
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MEDTRONIC ANGIOLINK, INC. (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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