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 OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.SUNNYVALE, CA58

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Carley, Michael T San Jose, US 35 2367
Ginn, Richard S Gilroy, US 162 11684

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5,601,602 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 223 1994
7,008,439 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 109 1995
5,716,375 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 220 1996
5,725,498 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 228 1996
2004/0215,232 Device and method for positioning a closure device 164 2003
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2005/0121,042 Suture based vascular closure apparatus and method incorporating a pre-tied knot 123 2003
 
Honeywell Inc. (1)
5,416,584 Sinusoidal noise injection into the dither of a ring laser gyroscope 89 1994
 
THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (1)
4,976,721 Surgical clamping device 97 1988
 
CARDIODX (2)
6,048,358 Method and apparatus for hemostasis following arterial catheterization 249 1998
6,743,195 Balloon method and apparatus for vascular closure following arterial catheterization 159 2001
 
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5,782,844 Suture spring device applicator 360 1996
 
RESEARCH MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,683,405 Vascular occluder 164 1995
 
Cardio Medical Solutions, Inc. (1)
6,409,739 Device and method for assisting end-to side anastomosis 186 1998
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
6,334,865 Percutaneous tissue track closure assembly and method 211 1999
 
TIMOTHY A.M. CHUTER, M.D. (1)
6,942,691 Modular bifurcated graft for endovascular aneurysm repair 96 2000
 
Converge Medical, Inc. (1)
6,626,920 Distal anastomosis system 84 2001
 
HONEYCOMB CONSTRUCTION SERVICES LTD., A CORP. OF TILLSONBURG, ONTARIO, CANADA (1)
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Reflux Corporation (1)
6,254,642 Perorally insertable gastroesophageal anti-reflux valve prosthesis and tool for implantation thereof 276 1997
 
Technalytics Inc. (3)
4,396,139 Surgical stapling system, apparatus and staple 465 1980
5,114,065 Surgical stapler 150 1990
5,290,243 Trocar system 177 1992
 
PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE (1)
4,318,401 Percutaneous vascular access portal and catheter 183 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 168 2000
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
5,540,716 Surgical fastener 109 1994
 
WALSH MANUFACTURING (MISSISSAUGA) LIMITED, A CORP. OF PROVINCE OF ONTARIO (1)
4,917,087 Anastomosis devices, kits and method 284 1988
 
SHERWOOD MEDICAL COMPANY (2)
5,413,571 Device for sealing hemostatic incisions 482 1992
5,649,959 Assembly for sealing a puncture in a vessel 561 1995
 
SURGICAL CONNECTIONS, INC. (1)
6,149,667 Devices and methods for treating E.G. urinary stress incontinence 272 1999
 
MACLEAN, REBECCA A. (1)
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OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP. (1)
2008/0243,148 SUTURE INSTRUMENT 127 2008
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (5)
5,171,249 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier 410 1991
5,645,565 Surgical plug 210 1995
D383539 Handle for a surgical instrument 98 1996
6,102,271 Circular stapler for hemorrhoidal surgery 482 1998
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Loma Linda University Medical Center (3)
6,004,341 Vascular wound closure device 163 1996
6,287,322 Tissue opening locator and everter and method 143 1999
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4,449,531 Non-metallic, bio-compatible hemostatic clips with interlocking latch means 81 1981
4,724,840 Surgical fastener applier with rotatable front housing and laterally extending curved needle for guiding a flexible pusher 193 1982
4,428,376 Plastic surgical staple 362 1982
5,250,058 Absorbable anastomosic fastener means 354 1991
5,246,156 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 420 1991
5,242,457 Surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures 567 1992
5,309,927 Circular stapler tissue retention spring method 449 1992
5,304,204 Receiverless surgical fasteners 459 1993
5,413,584 "Omega"-shaped staple for surgical, especially endoscopic, purposes 267 1993
5,433,721 Endoscopic instrument having a torsionally stiff drive shaft for applying fasteners to tissue 879 1993
5,340,360 Ligating clip applier 162 1993
5,423,857 Three piece surgical staple 146 1993
5,470,010 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 363 1995
6,126,675 Bioabsorbable device and method for sealing vascular punctures 224 1999
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Ponieman; Alejandro (1)
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CORE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
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SYNTHES USA, LLC (1)
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Arrow International Investment Corp. (1)
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X-Site, L.L.C. (1)
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5,593,412 Stent delivery method and apparatus 199 1995
5,690,674 Wound closure with plug 256 1996
6,846,319 Devices for sealing openings through tissue and apparatus and methods for delivering them 198 2000
6,663,655 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 206 2001
6,623,509 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 154 2001
6,890,343 Plug with detachable guidewire element and methods for use 157 2002
6,896,692 Plug with collet and apparatus and method for delivering such plugs 192 2002
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2004/0127,940 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 171 2003
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2005/0267,528 Vascular plug having composite construction 157 2005
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OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (3)
5,395,030 Surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues 676 1993
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Devicor Medical Products, Inc. (2)
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6,220,248 Method for implanting a biopsy marker 219 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)
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ABBOTT VASCULAR INC. (24)
6,582,452 Surgical stapler 100 2001
6,616,686 Surgical staples and methods for stapling 375 2001
6,669,714 Device for locating a puncture hole in a liquid-carrying vessel 88 2001
7,108,709 Surgical staple 349 2002
7,008,435 Surgical stapling device and method 352 2002
7,163,551 Surgical stapling device 110 2002
6,926,731 Surgical stapler 96 2003
7,850,709 Blood vessel closure clip and delivery device 41 2003
7,111,768 Surgical stapling device 116 2003
2005/0216,057 Surgical stapler 91 2005
2005/0274,768 SURGICAL STAPLER 413 2005
2007/0010,854 Surgical Staple 75 2006
2008/0272,173 SURGICAL STAPLER 96 2008
2008/0269,801 SURGICAL STAPLER 74 2008
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2009/0230,168 SURGICAL STAPLER 45 2009
2010/0114,156 CLOSURE DEVICE 68 2009
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2010/0179,589 RAPIDLY ERODING ANCHOR 72 2010
2010/0179,590 VESSEL CLOSURE DEVICES AND METHODS 70 2010
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Abbott Laboratories Abbott Vascular Devices (1)
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ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,352,229 Arbor press staple and washer and method for its use 449 1993
 
DUKE UNIVERSITY (1)
5,342,393 Method and device for vascular repair 524 1992
 
B. BRAUN-SSC AG (1)
4,505,273 Surgical staple 410 1983
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (26)
5,417,699 Device and method for the percutaneous suturing of a vascular puncture site 681 1992
5,527,322 Device and method for suturing of internal puncture sites 480 1993
5,613,974 Apparatus and method for vascular closure 459 1994
5,860,991 Method for the percutaneous suturing of a vascular puncture site 361 1997
6,015,815 Tetrazole-containing rapamycin analogs with shortened half-lives 166 1998
6,136,010 Articulating suturing device and method 270 1999
6,358,258 Device and method for performing end-to-side anastomosis 250 1999
6,329,386 Tetrazole-containing rapamycin analogs with shortened half-lives 150 1999
7,001,400 Articulating suturing device and method 174 2000
6,964,668 Articulating suturing device and method 189 2002
2004/0092,964 Articulating suturing device and method 124 2003
2004/0097,978 Articulating suturing device and method 129 2003
2005/0059,982 Articulating suturing device and method 103 2003
2008/0004,636 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 113 2006
2008/0004,640 VESSEL CLOSURE DEVICE 78 2006
2007/0112,304 SYSTEMS FOR ANCHORING A MEDICAL DEVICE IN A BODY LUMEN 79 2006
2008/0300,628 Medical Devices 67 2007
2008/0319,475 Methods, Devices, and Apparatus for Managing Access Through Tissue 68 2007
D611144 Apparatus for delivering a closure element 75 2007
2009/0157,101 TISSUE CLOSURE SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE 80 2007
2009/0157,102 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 81 2007
7,841,502 Modular clip applier 33 2007
2008/0312,686 ANTIMICROBIAL CLOSURE ELEMENT AND CLOSURE ELEMENT APPLIER 80 2008
2009/0187,215 METHODS AND APPARATUS TO REDUCE A DIMENSION OF AN IMPLANTABLE DEVICE IN A SMALLER STATE 66 2008
2010/0160,958 Closure Device 23 2009
2010/0168,790 CURVED CLOSURE DEVICE 53 2009
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED (1)
2009/0287,244 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR ENGAGING TISSUE 64 2008
 
CORDIS WEBSTER, INC. (3)
6,171,277 Bi-directional control handle for steerable catheter 240 1998
6,198,974 Bi-directional steerable catheter 236 1998
6,210,407 Bi-directional electrode catheter 145 1998
 
The Field Surgery Research Department of the Third Military Medical University (1)
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5,474,569 Post-surgical gross pathology specimen marker 87 1993
 
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (1)
2005/0038,500 Radiopaque nitinol alloys for medical devices 94 2004
 
THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC. (1)
5,584,879 Aortic valve supporting device 179 1995
 
T.J. SMITH & NEPHEW LIMITED (1)
5,147,381 Surgical clip 100 1991
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (5)
5,776,147 Laparoscopic surgical clamp 146 1996
5,984,934 Low-profile surgical clip 107 1997
6,059,800 Suturing apparatus and method 133 1997
6,267,773 Low profile surgical clip 63 1999
2007/0112,365 Partial occlusion surgical guide clip 95 2005
 
ENDOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,443,477 Apparatus and method for deployment of radially expandable stents by a mechanical linkage 289 1994
 
STRYKER TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
4,278,091 Soft tissue retainer for use with bone implants, especially bone staples 171 1980
 
WILK AND NAKAO MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED (1)
5,156,609 Endoscopic stapling device and method 452 1991
 
Design Standards Corporation (2)
4,607,638 Surgical staples 356 1984
5,176,648 Introducer assembly and instrument for use therewith 185 1991
 
EV3 ENDOVASCULAR, INC. (1)
7,582,103 Tissue opening occluder 57 2006
 
Eva Corporation (1)
5,957,940 Fasteners for use in the surgical repair of aneurysms 196 1997
 
Richard Wolf GmbH (1)
4,759,364 Pincers attachment for a surgical handle to be used in endoscopy 201 1986
 
HERAEUS PRECIOUS METALS GMBH & CO. KG (1)
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OPHTHALMIC VENTURES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, NORWOOD, (1)
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ANGIODYNAMICS, INC. (1)
6,059,825 Clot filter 190 1993
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL, INC. (1)
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IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CALIFORNIA, INC. (1)
5,725,554 Surgical staple and stapler 559 1993
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC (1)
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GATEWAY MEDICAL, INC. (5)
6,743,259 Lung assist apparatus and methods for use 143 2001
6,645,205 Apparatus and methods for reducing lung volume 118 2001
6,837,906 Lung assist apparatus and methods for use 156 2004
7,112,225 Lung assist apparatus and methods for use 125 2004
7,393,363 Lung assist apparatus and methods for use 124 2006
 
Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc. (3)
4,317,445 Catheter insertion unit with separate flashback indication for the cannula 248 1980
4,411,654 Peelable catheter with securing ring and suture sleeve 299 1981
4,412,832 Peelable catheter introduction device 237 1981
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (16)
4,771,782 Method and assembly for introducing multiple catheters into a biological vessel 159 1986
5,290,310 Hemostatic implant introducer 400 1992
5,364,408 Endoscopic suture system 528 1992
5,334,216 Hemostatic plug 242 1992
5,292,309 Surgical depth measuring instrument and method 251 1993
5,320,639 Vascular plug delivery system 266 1993
5,507,744 Apparatus and method for sealing vascular punctures 456 1993
5,431,639 Treating wounds caused by medical procedures 357 1993
6,063,085 Apparatus and method for sealing vascular punctures 249 1995
5,891,088 Catheter steering assembly providing asymmetric left and right curve configurations 125 1997
5,964,782 Closure device and method 470 1997
5,853,422 Apparatus and method for closing a septal defect 418 1997
6,443,158 Percutaneous coronary artery bypass through a venous vessel 113 1998
6,569,185 Continuous infusion technique for arterial sealing 174 2001
2007/0179,527 Occlusion apparatus, system, and method 79 2006
2009/0216,267 CLOSURE DEVICE WITH RAPIDLY DISSOLVING ANCHOR 68 2009
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
6,001,110 Hemostatic clips 191 1997
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (2)
5,643,318 Vascular plug with vessel locator 175 1996
6,030,364 Apparatus and method for percutaneous placement of gastro-intestinal tubes 189 1997
 
DEPUY MITEK, LLC (1)
5,827,298 Surgical fastening system and method for using the same 401 1995
 
Methodist Hospital of Indiana, Inc. (3)
4,902,508 Tissue graft composition 532 1988
5,281,422 Graft for promoting autogenous tissue growth 436 1991
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HEARTPORT, INC. (8)
5,304,183 Tethered clamp retractor 205 1992
5,695,504 Devices and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis 860 1995
5,732,872 Surgical stapling instrument 574 1996
5,797,933 Coronary shunt and method of use 188 1996
5,817,113 Devices and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis 490 1997
6,280,460 Devices and methods for performing vascular anastomosis 260 1998
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NITI ALLOYS TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (1)
6,402,765 Surgical clip 114 2000
 
Vital Access Corporation (1)
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THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK (1)
6,482,224 Endovascular flexible stapling device 264 1999
 
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APOLLO ENDOSURGERY, INC. (1)
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TRACOR AEROSPACE, INC. (1)
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LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (2)
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ABBOTT IRELAND (2)
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ST. JUDE MEDICAL COORDINATION CENTER BVBA (12)
6,508,828 Sealing device and wound closure device 314 2000
6,596,012 Intra-arterial occluder 138 2001
6,425,911 Positioning device and incision closure device 182 2001
6,860,895 Tool, a sealing device, a system and a method for closing a wound 245 2002
6,786,915 Reinforced absorbable medical sealing device 102 2002
6,712,837 Guiding tool for wound closure element 149 2002
2005/0169,974 Dissolvable medical sealing device 227 2005
7,931,671 Medical sealing device 70 2005
2006/0206,146 Medical sealing device 87 2005
8,105,352 Medical sealing device 62 2005
2007/0239,209 TECHNIQUE FOR SECURING A SUTURE 152 2007
2011/0178,548 MEDICAL SEALING DEVICE 51 2011
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (1)
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EP Technologies, Inc. (1)
5,871,525 Steerable ablation catheter system 217 1995
 
COVIDIEN AG (8)
5,192,288 Surgical clip applier 360 1992
5,269,792 Surgical clip 201 1992
5,547,474 Surgical clip closure apparatus with safety stop 188 1992
5,282,808 Closure prevention apparatus for surgical clip applier 165 1993
5,431,667 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 154 1993
5,507,755 Apparatus and method for closing puncture wounds 264 1994
5,618,291 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 236 1995
6,458,130 Endoscopic bipolar electrosurgical forceps 360 2001
 
RADIOMED CORP. (4)
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
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8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (1)
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Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (2)
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6,423,054 Operation wire connecting part in endoscopic treating instrument 83 2000
 
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5,879,366 Self-expanding defect closure device and method of making and using 440 1996
6,080,182 Self-expanding defect closure device and method of making and using 400 1997
6,171,329 Self-expanding defect closure device and method of making and using 304 1998
6,929,634 Apparatus and methods for treating stroke and controlling cerebral flow characteristics 86 2002
 
SULZER INTRA THERAPEUTICS, INC. (1)
6,019,779 Multi-filar coil medical stent 194 1998
 
SNOW, BRENT W. (1)
2004/0249,412 Apparatus and methods for puncture site closure 79 2003
 
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Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (2)
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Artemis Medical, Inc. (1)
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COVIDIEN LP (1)
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ARTERIAL VASCULAR ENGINEERING, INC. (1)
5,700,273 Wound closure apparatus and method 315 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 326 1999
 
RADI MEDICAL SYSTEMS AB (5)
2008/0114,395 Closure Device 82 2006
2007/0225,755 Closure device 67 2006
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2007/0225,757 Closure device 66 2006
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MVMD, INC. (1)
6,152,144 Method and device for left atrial appendage occlusion 480 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 96 1996
6,447,540 Stent deployment device including splittable sleeve containing the stent 203 1997
6,117,157 Helical embolization coil 119 1998
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (2)
6,749,622 Vascular closure 201 2002
2005/0165,357 Introducer sheath with retainer 81 2005
 
SHIPP, JOHN I. (1)
5,350,399 Percutaneous arterial puncture seal device and insertion tool therefore 437 1992
 
C. R. Bard, Inc. (3)
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6,926,723 Implantable prosthesis and method and apparatus for loading and delivering an implantable prosthesis 120 1994
5,843,167 Method and apparatus for recapture of hooked endoprosthesis 292 1997
 
Storz Endoskop GmbH (1)
6,500,115 Endoscope 113 2001
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (3)
6,013,084 Stretch resistant vaso-occlusive coils (II) 204 1997
6,036,720 Sheet metal aneurysm neck bridge 243 1997
6,193,708 Detachable aneurysm neck bridge (I) 188 1999
 
MORRIS INNOVATIVE RESEARCH, INC. (1)
6,790,220 Method and apparatus for sealing access 137 2002
 
JMS Co., Ltd. (1)
4,950,258 Plastic molded articles with shape memory property 379 1989
 
Access Closure, Inc. (3)
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2007/0060,950 Apparatus and methods for delivering sealing materials during a percutaneous procedure to facilitate hemostasis 119 2004
7,335,220 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 188 2004
 
VTech Telecommunications, Ltd. (1)
5,226,908 Multi-functional instruments and stretchable ligating and occluding devices 181 1991
 
LITTLEFORD,ELIZABETH H. (1)
4,345,606 Split sleeve introducers for pacemaker electrodes and the like 229 1980
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (3)
5,769,870 Perfusion device for maintaining blood flow in a vessel while isolating an anastomosis 152 1996
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CVDEVICES, LLC (1)
2009/0312,789 MAGNETIC DEVICES AND METHODS FOR SEPTAL OCCLUSION 54 2006
 
Scion Cardiovascular, Inc. (1)
6,206,895 Suture with toggle and delivery system 308 1999
 
Scion International, Inc. (1)
6,165,204 Shaped suture clip, appliance and method therefor 233 1999
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