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, CA55

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Carley, Michael T San Jose, CA 60 1910
Ginn, Richard S San Jose, CA 240 9737

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5,437,631 Percutaneous introducer set and method for sealing puncture wounds 305 1993
5,601,602 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 202 1994
7,008,439 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 97 1995
5,716,375 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 198 1996
5,725,498 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 209 1996
2004/0215,232 Device and method for positioning a closure device 141 2003
2005/0085,851 Tissue puncture closure device with automatic tamping 144 2003
2005/0085,855 Automatic suture locking device 133 2003
2005/0121,042 Suture based vascular closure apparatus and method incorporating a pre-tied knot 104 2003
 
Honeywell Inc. (1)
5,416,584 Sinusoidal noise injection into the dither of a ring laser gyroscope 78 1994
 
THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (1)
4,976,721 Surgical clamping device 87 1988
 
CARDIODEX LTD. (2)
6,048,358 Method and apparatus for hemostasis following arterial catheterization 214 1998
6,743,195 Balloon method and apparatus for vascular closure following arterial catheterization 139 2001
 
INBAE YOON (1)
5,782,844 Suture spring device applicator 324 1996
 
RESEARCH MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,683,405 Vascular occluder 145 1995
 
Cardio Medical Solutions, Inc. (1)
6,409,739 Device and method for assisting end-to side anastomosis 165 1998
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
6,334,865 Percutaneous tissue track closure assembly and method 194 1999
 
TIMOTHY A.M. CHUTER, M.D. (1)
6,942,691 Modular bifurcated graft for endovascular aneurysm repair 84 2000
 
CONVERGE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,626,920 Distal anastomosis system 72 2001
 
HONEYCOMB CONSTRUCTION SERVICES LTD., A CORP. OF TILLSONBURG, ONTARIO, CANADA (1)
5,192,602 Louvered filter and paint arrestor 74 1991
 
REFLUX CORPORATION (1)
6,254,642 Perorally insertable gastroesophageal anti-reflux valve prosthesis and tool for implantation thereof 252 1997
 
Technalytics, Inc. (3)
4,396,139 Surgical stapling system, apparatus and staple 388 1980
5,114,065 Surgical stapler 134 1990
5,290,243 Trocar system 160 1992
 
PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE (1)
4,318,401 Percutaneous vascular access portal and catheter 170 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 146 2000
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
5,540,716 Surgical fastener 96 1994
 
WALSH MANUFACTURING (MISSISSAUGA) LIMITED, A CORP. OF PROVINCE OF ONTARIO (1)
4,917,087 Anastomosis devices, kits and method 268 1988
 
SHERWOOD MEDICAL COMPANY (2)
5,413,571 Device for sealing hemostatic incisions 446 1992
5,649,959 Assembly for sealing a puncture in a vessel 510 1995
 
SURGICAL CONNECTIONS, INC. (1)
6,149,667 Devices and methods for treating E.G. urinary stress incontinence 234 1999
 
MACLEAN, REBECCA A. (1)
5,735,873 Surgical tool handle 91 1996
 
OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP. (1)
2008/0243,148 SUTURE INSTRUMENT 109 2008
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (5)
5,171,249 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier 339 1991
5,645,565 Surgical plug 190 1995
D383539 Handle for a surgical instrument 88 1996
6,102,271 Circular stapler for hemorrhoidal surgery 395 1998
6,036,703 Method and apparatus for establishing anastomotic passageways 163 1999
 
Loma Linda University Medical Center (3)
6,004,341 Vascular wound closure device 144 1996
6,287,322 Tissue opening locator and everter and method 124 1999
2007/0123,816 Vascular wound closure device and method 56 2006
 
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5,725,552 Percutaneous catheter directed intravascular occlusion devices 534 1996
2007/0265,658 Anchoring and tethering system 71 2006
 
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4,449,531 Non-metallic, bio-compatible hemostatic clips with interlocking latch means 70 1981
4,724,840 Surgical fastener applier with rotatable front housing and laterally extending curved needle for guiding a flexible pusher 181 1982
4,428,376 Plastic surgical staple 292 1982
5,250,058 Absorbable anastomosic fastener means 334 1991
5,246,156 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 351 1991
5,242,457 Surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures 467 1992
5,309,927 Circular stapler tissue retention spring method 368 1992
5,304,204 Receiverless surgical fasteners 380 1993
5,413,584 "Omega"-shaped staple for surgical, especially endoscopic, purposes 245 1993
5,433,721 Endoscopic instrument having a torsionally stiff drive shaft for applying fasteners to tissue 774 1993
5,340,360 Ligating clip applier 145 1993
5,423,857 Three piece surgical staple 131 1993
5,470,010 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 289 1995
6,126,675 Bioabsorbable device and method for sealing vascular punctures 197 1999
6,319,258 Absorbable rivet/pin applier for use in surgical procedures 90 1999
 
Ponieman; Alejandro (1)
5,676,974 Pharmaceutical compositions containing giroxina and phospholipase A.sub.2 and methods of increasing a patient's CD.sub.4 count using the pharmaceutical compositions 74 1994
 
CORE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
2005/0273,137 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 105 2005
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (1)
7,361,178 Cranial flap clamp and instrument for use therewith 69 2001
 
ARROW INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT CORP. (1)
4,738,658 Tapered hemostatic device for use in conjunction with a catheter for alleviating blood leakage and method for using same 179 1986
 
X-SITE, L.L.C. (1)
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CORDIS CORPORATION (17)
5,593,412 Stent delivery method and apparatus 186 1995
5,690,674 Wound closure with plug 224 1996
6,846,319 Devices for sealing openings through tissue and apparatus and methods for delivering them 181 2000
6,663,655 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 177 2001
6,623,509 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 135 2001
6,890,343 Plug with detachable guidewire element and methods for use 138 2002
6,896,692 Plug with collet and apparatus and method for delivering such plugs 166 2002
6,969,397 Guide wire element for positioning vascular closure devices and methods for use 134 2002
7,083,635 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 158 2003
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2004/0127,940 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 149 2003
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2005/0267,528 Vascular plug having composite construction 138 2005
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2005/0222,614 Plug with collet and apparatus and method for delivering such plugs 106 2005
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2008/0065,151 LOCATOR AND DELIVERY DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE 101 2007
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (3)
5,395,030 Surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues 587 1993
5,797,928 Ligating apparatus 246 1995
5,797,931 Tissue-fixing surgical instrument, tissue-fixing device, and method of fixing tissues 160 1996
 
DEVICOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (2)
5,941,890 Implantable surgical marker 188 1998
6,220,248 Method for implanting a biopsy marker 201 1998
 
AORTECH, INC., A CORP. OF MN (1)
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CARDIVA MECIAL, INC. (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 102 2000
 
ABBOTT VASCULAR INC. (24)
6,582,452 Surgical stapler 89 2001
6,616,686 Surgical staples and methods for stapling 298 2001
6,669,714 Device for locating a puncture hole in a liquid-carrying vessel 78 2001
7,108,709 Surgical staple 271 2002
7,008,435 Surgical stapling device and method 267 2002
7,163,551 Surgical stapling device 86 2002
6,926,731 Surgical stapler 86 2003
7,850,709 Blood vessel closure clip and delivery device 30 2003
7,111,768 Surgical stapling device 101 2003
2005/0216,057 Surgical stapler 82 2005
2005/0274,768 SURGICAL STAPLER 326 2005
2007/0010,854 Surgical Staple 70 2006
2008/0272,173 SURGICAL STAPLER 72 2008
2008/0269,801 SURGICAL STAPLER 64 2008
2008/0269,802 SURGICAL STAPLER 62 2008
2009/0230,168 SURGICAL STAPLER 35 2009
2010/0114,156 CLOSURE DEVICE 57 2009
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2010/0179,567 CLOSURE DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS 55 2010
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2010/0179,589 RAPIDLY ERODING ANCHOR 57 2010
2010/0179,590 VESSEL CLOSURE DEVICES AND METHODS 56 2010
2010/0185,234 CLOSURE DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS 55 2010
 
Abbott Laboratories Abbott Vascular Devices (1)
2007/0021,778 Apparatus and method for delivering a closure element 66 2006
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,352,229 Arbor press staple and washer and method for its use 350 1993
 
DUKE UNIVERSITY (1)
5,342,393 Method and device for vascular repair 475 1992
 
B. BRAUN-SSC AG (1)
4,505,273 Surgical staple 334 1983
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (26)
5,417,699 Device and method for the percutaneous suturing of a vascular puncture site 624 1992
5,527,322 Device and method for suturing of internal puncture sites 444 1993
5,613,974 Apparatus and method for vascular closure 411 1994
5,860,991 Method for the percutaneous suturing of a vascular puncture site 328 1997
6,015,815 Tetrazole-containing rapamycin analogs with shortened half-lives 151 1998
6,136,010 Articulating suturing device and method 233 1999
6,358,258 Device and method for performing end-to-side anastomosis 227 1999
6,329,386 Tetrazole-containing rapamycin analogs with shortened half-lives 136 1999
7,001,400 Articulating suturing device and method 139 2000
6,964,668 Articulating suturing device and method 165 2002
2004/0092,964 Articulating suturing device and method 109 2003
2004/0097,978 Articulating suturing device and method 112 2003
2005/0059,982 Articulating suturing device and method 90 2003
2008/0004,636 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 99 2006
2008/0004,640 VESSEL CLOSURE DEVICE 67 2006
2007/0112,304 SYSTEMS FOR ANCHORING A MEDICAL DEVICE IN A BODY LUMEN 69 2006
2008/0300,628 Medical Devices 55 2007
2008/0319,475 Methods, Devices, and Apparatus for Managing Access Through Tissue 62 2007
D611144 Apparatus for delivering a closure element 65 2007
2009/0157,101 TISSUE CLOSURE SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE 68 2007
2009/0157,102 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 68 2007
7,841,502 Modular clip applier 24 2007
2008/0312,686 ANTIMICROBIAL CLOSURE ELEMENT AND CLOSURE ELEMENT APPLIER 70 2008
2009/0187,215 METHODS AND APPARATUS TO REDUCE A DIMENSION OF AN IMPLANTABLE DEVICE IN A SMALLER STATE 55 2008
2010/0160,958 Closure Device 20 2009
2010/0168,790 CURVED CLOSURE DEVICE 43 2009
 
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2009/0287,244 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR ENGAGING TISSUE 55 2008
 
CORDIS WEBSTER, INC. (3)
6,171,277 Bi-directional control handle for steerable catheter 210 1998
6,198,974 Bi-directional steerable catheter 194 1998
6,210,407 Bi-directional electrode catheter 131 1998
 
The Field Surgery Research Department of the Third Military Medical University (1)
4,747,407 Blood vessel anastomat 237 1986
 
IZI CORPORATION (1)
5,474,569 Post-surgical gross pathology specimen marker 75 1993
 
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (1)
2005/0038,500 Radiopaque nitinol alloys for medical devices 78 2004
 
THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC. (1)
5,584,879 Aortic valve supporting device 162 1995
 
T.J. SMITH & NEPHEW LIMITED (1)
5,147,381 Surgical clip 89 1991
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (5)
5,776,147 Laparoscopic surgical clamp 126 1996
5,984,934 Low-profile surgical clip 95 1997
6,059,800 Suturing apparatus and method 117 1997
6,267,773 Low profile surgical clip 52 1999
2007/0112,365 Partial occlusion surgical guide clip 80 2005
 
ENDOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,443,477 Apparatus and method for deployment of radially expandable stents by a mechanical linkage 261 1994
 
STRYKER TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
4,278,091 Soft tissue retainer for use with bone implants, especially bone staples 159 1980
 
WILK AND NAKAO MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,156,609 Endoscopic stapling device and method 369 1991
 
DESIGN STANDARDS CORPORATION (2)
4,607,638 Surgical staples 285 1984
5,176,648 Introducer assembly and instrument for use therewith 168 1991
 
EV3 ENDOVASCULAR, INC. (1)
7,582,103 Tissue opening occluder 46 2006
 
EVA CORPORATION (1)
5,957,940 Fasteners for use in the surgical repair of aneurysms 178 1997
 
Richard Wolf GmbH (1)
4,759,364 Pincers attachment for a surgical handle to be used in endoscopy 185 1986
 
HERAEUS PRECIOUS METALS GMBH & CO. KG (1)
2007/0276,488 Medical implant or device 62 2007
 
OPHTHALMIC VENTURES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, NORWOOD, (1)
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ANGIODYNAMICS, INC. (1)
6,059,825 Clot filter 157 1993
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,810,776 Method and apparatus for performing laparoscopy 110 1996
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CALIFORNIA, INC. (1)
5,725,554 Surgical staple and stapler 471 1993
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,242,459 Device and method for applying a ligating loop 143 1992
 
GATEWAY MEDICAL, INC. (5)
6,743,259 Lung assist apparatus and methods for use 126 2001
6,645,205 Apparatus and methods for reducing lung volume 105 2001
6,837,906 Lung assist apparatus and methods for use 142 2004
7,112,225 Lung assist apparatus and methods for use 109 2004
7,393,363 Lung assist apparatus and methods for use 108 2006
 
Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc. (3)
4,317,445 Catheter insertion unit with separate flashback indication for the cannula 226 1980
4,411,654 Peelable catheter with securing ring and suture sleeve 278 1981
4,412,832 Peelable catheter introduction device 216 1981
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (16)
4,771,782 Method and assembly for introducing multiple catheters into a biological vessel 146 1986
5,290,310 Hemostatic implant introducer 349 1992
5,364,408 Endoscopic suture system 466 1992
5,334,216 Hemostatic plug 222 1992
5,292,309 Surgical depth measuring instrument and method 231 1993
5,320,639 Vascular plug delivery system 247 1993
5,507,744 Apparatus and method for sealing vascular punctures 399 1993
5,431,639 Treating wounds caused by medical procedures 331 1993
6,063,085 Apparatus and method for sealing vascular punctures 207 1995
5,891,088 Catheter steering assembly providing asymmetric left and right curve configurations 113 1997
5,964,782 Closure device and method 427 1997
5,853,422 Apparatus and method for closing a septal defect 375 1997
6,443,158 Percutaneous coronary artery bypass through a venous vessel 103 1998
6,569,185 Continuous infusion technique for arterial sealing 153 2001
2007/0179,527 Occlusion apparatus, system, and method 66 2006
2009/0216,267 CLOSURE DEVICE WITH RAPIDLY DISSOLVING ANCHOR 54 2009
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
6,001,110 Hemostatic clips 176 1997
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (2)
5,643,318 Vascular plug with vessel locator 156 1996
6,030,364 Apparatus and method for percutaneous placement of gastro-intestinal tubes 172 1997
 
DEPUY MITEK, LLC (1)
5,827,298 Surgical fastening system and method for using the same 327 1995
 
METHODIST HOSPITAL OF INDIANA, INC. (3)
4,902,508 Tissue graft composition 478 1988
5,281,422 Graft for promoting autogenous tissue growth 392 1991
5,573,784 Graft for promoting autogenous tissue growth 154 1995
 
HEARTPORT, INC. (8)
5,304,183 Tethered clamp retractor 186 1992
5,695,504 Devices and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis 748 1995
5,732,872 Surgical stapling instrument 487 1996
5,797,933 Coronary shunt and method of use 172 1996
5,817,113 Devices and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis 440 1997
6,280,460 Devices and methods for performing vascular anastomosis 242 1998
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6,193,734 System for performing vascular anastomoses 349 1999
 
NITI ALLOYS TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (1)
6,402,765 Surgical clip 101 2000
 
VITAL ACCESS CORPORATION (1)
6,569,173 Compression plate anastomosis apparatus 149 1999
 
THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK (1)
6,482,224 Endovascular flexible stapling device 243 1999
 
BYPASS, INC. (1)
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APOLLO ENDOSURGERY, INC. (1)
6,572,629 Gastric reduction endoscopy 349 2001
 
TRACOR AEROSPACE, INC. (1)
5,695,524 Constant width, adjustable grip, staple apparatus and method 216 1995
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (2)
6,030,413 Artificial graft and implantation method 225 1991
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ABBOTT IRELAND (2)
2004/0158,309 Metal alloy for medical devices and implants 76 2003
2008/0312,740 Metal alloy for medical devices and implants 63 2008
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL COORDINATION CENTER BVBA (12)
6,508,828 Sealing device and wound closure device 279 2000
6,596,012 Intra-arterial occluder 119 2001
6,425,911 Positioning device and incision closure device 161 2001
6,860,895 Tool, a sealing device, a system and a method for closing a wound 215 2002
6,786,915 Reinforced absorbable medical sealing device 82 2002
6,712,837 Guiding tool for wound closure element 125 2002
2005/0169,974 Dissolvable medical sealing device 159 2005
7,931,671 Medical sealing device 52 2005
2006/0206,146 Medical sealing device 72 2005
8,105,352 Medical sealing device 48 2005
2007/0239,209 TECHNIQUE FOR SECURING A SUTURE 121 2007
2011/0178,548 MEDICAL SEALING DEVICE 41 2011
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (1)
5,059,201 Suture threading, stitching and wrapping device for use in open and closed surgical procedures 389 1991
 
EP Technologies, Inc. (1)
5,871,525 Steerable ablation catheter system 202 1995
 
COVIDIEN AG (8)
5,192,288 Surgical clip applier 286 1992
5,269,792 Surgical clip 180 1992
5,547,474 Surgical clip closure apparatus with safety stop 167 1992
5,282,808 Closure prevention apparatus for surgical clip applier 148 1993
5,431,667 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 139 1993
5,507,755 Apparatus and method for closing puncture wounds 237 1994
5,618,291 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 212 1995
6,458,130 Endoscopic bipolar electrosurgical forceps 330 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) 179 1997
6,036,720 Sheet metal aneurysm neck bridge 214 1997
6,193,708 Detachable aneurysm neck bridge (I) 147 1999
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (1)
6,206,931 Graft prosthesis materials 320 1997
 
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6,423,054 Operation wire connecting part in endoscopic treating instrument 72 2000
 
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5,755,778 Anastomosis device 428 1996
5,879,366 Self-expanding defect closure device and method of making and using 393 1996
6,080,182 Self-expanding defect closure device and method of making and using 356 1997
6,171,329 Self-expanding defect closure device and method of making and using 271 1998
6,929,634 Apparatus and methods for treating stroke and controlling cerebral flow characteristics 69 2002
 
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6,019,779 Multi-filar coil medical stent 173 1998
 
SNOW, BRENT W. (1)
2004/0249,412 Apparatus and methods for puncture site closure 67 2003
 
Propper Manufacturing Co., Inc. (1)
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5,951,518 Introducing device with flared sheath end 110 1997
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
5,476,505 Coiled stent and delivery system 199 1993
2002/0198,589 Tessellated stent and method of manufacture 101 2001
 
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ARTEMIS MEDICAL, INC. (1)
2004/0167,511 Tissue separating catheter assembly and method 99 2003
 
SURFACE GENESIS, INC. (1)
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GRACO CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS INC. (1)
6,024,750 Ultrasonic curved blade 132 1997
 
COVIDIEN LP (1)
6,149,660 Method and apparatus for delivery of an appliance in a vessel 238 1996
 
ARTERIAL VASCULAR ENGINEERING, INC. (1)
5,700,273 Wound closure apparatus and method 294 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 294 1999
 
RADI MEDICAL SYSTEMS AB (5)
2008/0114,395 Closure Device 65 2006
2007/0225,755 Closure device 57 2006
2007/0225,756 Closure device and insertion assembly 57 2006
2007/0225,757 Closure device 56 2006
2007/0225,758 Closure device 58 2006
 
MVMD, INC. (1)
6,152,144 Method and device for left atrial appendage occlusion 414 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 83 1996
6,447,540 Stent deployment device including splittable sleeve containing the stent 182 1997
6,117,157 Helical embolization coil 101 1998
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (2)
6,749,622 Vascular closure 179 2002
2005/0165,357 Introducer sheath with retainer 71 2005
 
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2009/0112,306 STENT SEGMENTS AXIALLY CONNECTED BY THIN FILM 48 2007
 
SHIPP, JOHN I. (1)
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5,766,246 Implantable prosthesis and method and apparatus for loading and delivering an implantable prothesis 261 1994
6,926,723 Implantable prosthesis and method and apparatus for loading and delivering an implantable prosthesis 90 1994
5,843,167 Method and apparatus for recapture of hooked endoprosthesis 254 1997
 
STORZ ENDOSKOP GMBH (1)
6,500,115 Endoscope 96 2001
 
MORRIS INNOVATIVE RESEARCH, INC. (1)
6,790,220 Method and apparatus for sealing access 120 2002
 
JMS CO., LTD. (1)
4,950,258 Plastic molded articles with shape memory property 356 1989
 
ACCESS CLOSURE, INC. (3)
7,331,979 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 124 2003
2007/0060,950 Apparatus and methods for delivering sealing materials during a percutaneous procedure to facilitate hemostasis 104 2004
7,335,220 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 160 2004
 
VTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LIMITED (1)
5,226,908 Multi-functional instruments and stretchable ligating and occluding devices 164 1991
 
LITTLEFORD,ELIZABETH H. (1)
4,345,606 Split sleeve introducers for pacemaker electrodes and the like 217 1980
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (3)
5,769,870 Perfusion device for maintaining blood flow in a vessel while isolating an anastomosis 139 1996
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2009/0312,789 MAGNETIC DEVICES AND METHODS FOR SEPTAL OCCLUSION 43 2006
 
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6,206,895 Suture with toggle and delivery system 267 1999
 
Scion International, Inc. (1)
6,165,204 Shaped suture clip, appliance and method therefor 203 1999
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