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, CA47

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Carley, Michael T San Jose, CA 52 1382
Ginn, Richard S San Jose, CA 216 7095

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INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (38)
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7,879,071 Closure device and methods for making and using them 14 2003
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2004/0073,236 Closure device and methods for making and using them 67 2003
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7,854,810 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 18 2003
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2005/0273,136 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 52 2005
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2007/0276,416 CLOSURE DEVICE AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 37 2007
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