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, CA50

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Carley, Michael T San Jose, CA 54 1529
Ginn, Richard S San Jose, CA 220 7811

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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 92 2000
6,277,140 Vascular sheath with puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 115 2001
6,632,238 Vascular sheath with puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 114 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 132 2002
6,695,867 Plunger apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 122 2002
6,749,621 Sheath apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 141 2002
6,942,674 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 149 2002
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2004/0153,122 Clip applier and methods of use 65 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 87 2003
7,867,249 Clip applier and methods of use 22 2003
2004/0073,236 Closure device and methods for making and using them 74 2003
7,144,411 Apparatus and methods for positioning a vascular sheath 75 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 60 2005
2005/0273,136 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 58 2005
2006/0190,038 Closure device and methods for making and using them 63 2006
2007/0282,352 Closure device and methods for making and using them 40 2006
2006/0287,674 Closure system and methods of use 71 2006
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2007/0010,853 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR POSITIONING A VASCULAR SHEATH 59 2006
2007/0250,080 RESETTABLE CLIP APPLIER AND RESET TOOLS 80 2007
2007/0276,416 CLOSURE DEVICE AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 42 2007
2007/0270,904 Apparatus and Methods for Providing Tactile Feedback while Delivering a Closure Device 45 2007
2008/0065,152 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING A CLOSURE ELEMENT 86 2007
2008/0210,737 INTEGRATED VASCULAR DEVICE WITH PUNCTURE SITE CLOSURE COMPONENT AND SEALANT AND METHODS OF USE 40 2008
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2008/0312,666 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 44 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 35 2009
7,850,797 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 19 2009
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (26)
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ABBOTT VASCULAR INC. (24)
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2008/0269,801 SURGICAL STAPLER 47 2008
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KENSEY NASH CORPORATION (19)
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7,931,671 Medical sealing device 34 2005
2006/0206,146 Medical sealing device 55 2005
8,105,352 Medical sealing device 31 2005
2008/0114,395 Closure Device 47 2006
2007/0225,755 Closure device 42 2006
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2007/0225,757 Closure device 42 2006
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ETHICON, INC. (16)
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5,340,360 Ligating clip applier 124 1993
5,423,857 Three piece surgical staple 114 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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