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, CA52

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Carley, Michael T San Jose, CA 57 1638
Ginn, Richard S San Jose, CA 228 8350

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INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (38)
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6,626,918 Apparatus and methods for positioning a vascular sheath 101 2000
6,719,777 Closure device and methods for making and using them 98 2000
6,277,140 Vascular sheath with puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 120 2001
6,632,238 Vascular sheath with puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 120 2001
7,842,068 Apparatus and methods for providing tactile feedback while delivering a closure device 48 2001
6,623,510 Closure device and methods for making and using them 140 2002
6,695,867 Plunger apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 131 2002
6,749,621 Sheath apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 150 2002
6,942,674 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 158 2002
2003/0078,598 Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 74 2002
2004/0153,122 Clip applier and methods of use 72 2003
7,879,071 Closure device and methods for making and using them 19 2003
7,001,398 Closure device and methods for making and using them 93 2003
7,867,249 Clip applier and methods of use 24 2003
2004/0073,236 Closure device and methods for making and using them 78 2003
7,144,411 Apparatus and methods for positioning a vascular sheath 81 2003
7,854,810 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 23 2003
7,857,828 Clip applier and methods of use 23 2005
D566272 Vessel closure device 64 2005
2005/0273,136 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 63 2005
2006/0190,038 Closure device and methods for making and using them 69 2006
2007/0282,352 Closure device and methods for making and using them 44 2006
2006/0287,674 Closure system and methods of use 77 2006
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2007/0010,853 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR POSITIONING A VASCULAR SHEATH 63 2006
2007/0250,080 RESETTABLE CLIP APPLIER AND RESET TOOLS 84 2007
2007/0276,416 CLOSURE DEVICE AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 46 2007
2007/0270,904 Apparatus and Methods for Providing Tactile Feedback while Delivering a Closure Device 51 2007
2008/0065,152 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING A CLOSURE ELEMENT 92 2007
2008/0210,737 INTEGRATED VASCULAR DEVICE WITH PUNCTURE SITE CLOSURE COMPONENT AND SEALANT AND METHODS OF USE 44 2008
2008/0221,616 INTEGRATED VASCULAR DEVICE WITH PUNCTURE SITE CLOSURE COMPONENT AND SEALANT AND METHODS OF USE 60 2008
2008/0312,666 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 49 2008
2010/0217,132 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR LOCATING A SURFACE OF A BODY LUMEN 24 2009
2009/0177,212 CLOSURE DEVICE AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 39 2009
7,850,797 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 21 2009
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (26)
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2008/0004,636 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 86 2006
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2007/0112,304 SYSTEMS FOR ANCHORING A MEDICAL DEVICE IN A BODY LUMEN 60 2006
2008/0300,628 Medical Devices 46 2007
2008/0319,475 Methods, Devices, and Apparatus for Managing Access Through Tissue 54 2007
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2009/0157,101 TISSUE CLOSURE SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE 57 2007
2009/0157,102 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 60 2007
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2009/0187,215 METHODS AND APPARATUS TO REDUCE A DIMENSION OF AN IMPLANTABLE DEVICE IN A SMALLER STATE 46 2008
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ABBOTT VASCULAR INC. (24)
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2008/0269,801 SURGICAL STAPLER 53 2008
2008/0269,802 SURGICAL STAPLER 51 2008
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KENSEY NASH CORPORATION (19)
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6,425,911 Positioning device and incision closure device 140 2001
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2006/0206,146 Medical sealing device 59 2005
7,931,671 Medical sealing device 38 2005
8,105,352 Medical sealing device 35 2005
2008/0114,395 Closure Device 51 2006
2007/0225,755 Closure device 47 2006
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2007/0225,757 Closure device 47 2006
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ETHICON, INC. (16)
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5,413,584 "Omega"-shaped staple for surgical, especially endoscopic, purposes 222 1993
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5,340,360 Ligating clip applier 129 1993
5,423,857 Three piece surgical staple 119 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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