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, CA54

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Carley, Michael T San Jose, CA 60 1822
Ginn, Richard S San Jose, CA 236 9315

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5,437,631 Percutaneous introducer set and method for sealing puncture wounds 298 1993
5,601,602 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 196 1994
7,008,439 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 93 1995
5,716,375 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 192 1996
5,725,498 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 204 1996
2004/0215,232 Device and method for positioning a closure device 134 2003
2005/0085,851 Tissue puncture closure device with automatic tamping 141 2003
2005/0085,855 Automatic suture locking device 129 2003
2005/0121,042 Suture based vascular closure apparatus and method incorporating a pre-tied knot 101 2003
 
Honeywell Inc. (1)
5,416,584 Sinusoidal noise injection into the dither of a ring laser gyroscope 75 1994
 
THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (1)
4,976,721 Surgical clamping device 83 1988
 
CARDIODEX LTD. (2)
6,048,358 Method and apparatus for hemostasis following arterial catheterization 204 1998
6,743,195 Balloon method and apparatus for vascular closure following arterial catheterization 136 2001
 
INBAE YOON (1)
5,782,844 Suture spring device applicator 310 1996
 
RESEARCH MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,683,405 Vascular occluder 138 1995
 
Cardio Medical Solutions, Inc. (1)
6,409,739 Device and method for assisting end-to side anastomosis 161 1998
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
6,334,865 Percutaneous tissue track closure assembly and method 188 1999
 
TIMOTHY A.M. CHUTER, M.D. (1)
6,942,691 Modular bifurcated graft for endovascular aneurysm repair 81 2000
 
CONVERGE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,626,920 Distal anastomosis system 68 2001
 
HONEYCOMB CONSTRUCTION SERVICES LTD., A CORP. OF TILLSONBURG, ONTARIO, CANADA (1)
5,192,602 Louvered filter and paint arrestor 71 1991
 
REFLUX CORPORATION (1)
6,254,642 Perorally insertable gastroesophageal anti-reflux valve prosthesis and tool for implantation thereof 244 1997
 
Technalytics, Inc. (3)
4,396,139 Surgical stapling system, apparatus and staple 375 1980
5,114,065 Surgical stapler 130 1990
5,290,243 Trocar system 156 1992
 
PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE (1)
4,318,401 Percutaneous vascular access portal and catheter 165 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 137 2000
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
5,540,716 Surgical fastener 93 1994
 
WALSH MANUFACTURING (MISSISSAUGA) LIMITED, A CORP. OF PROVINCE OF ONTARIO (1)
4,917,087 Anastomosis devices, kits and method 265 1988
 
SHERWOOD MEDICAL COMPANY (2)
5,413,571 Device for sealing hemostatic incisions 439 1992
5,649,959 Assembly for sealing a puncture in a vessel 500 1995
 
SURGICAL CONNECTIONS, INC. (1)
6,149,667 Devices and methods for treating E.G. urinary stress incontinence 219 1999
 
MACLEAN, REBECCA A. (1)
5,735,873 Surgical tool handle 87 1996
 
OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP. (1)
2008/0243,148 SUTURE INSTRUMENT 101 2008
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (5)
5,171,249 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier 326 1991
5,645,565 Surgical plug 184 1995
D383539 Handle for a surgical instrument 85 1996
6,102,271 Circular stapler for hemorrhoidal surgery 376 1998
6,036,703 Method and apparatus for establishing anastomotic passageways 160 1999
 
LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER (3)
6,004,341 Vascular wound closure device 137 1996
6,287,322 Tissue opening locator and everter and method 119 1999
2007/0123,816 Vascular wound closure device and method 52 2006
 
AGA MEDICAL CORPORATION (2)
5,725,552 Percutaneous catheter directed intravascular occlusion devices 516 1996
2007/0265,658 Anchoring and tethering system 66 2006
 
ETHICON, INC. (15)
4,449,531 Non-metallic, bio-compatible hemostatic clips with interlocking latch means 67 1981
4,724,840 Surgical fastener applier with rotatable front housing and laterally extending curved needle for guiding a flexible pusher 178 1982
4,428,376 Plastic surgical staple 279 1982
5,250,058 Absorbable anastomosic fastener means 328 1991
5,246,156 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 337 1991
5,242,457 Surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures 451 1992
5,309,927 Circular stapler tissue retention spring method 349 1992
5,304,204 Receiverless surgical fasteners 365 1993
5,413,584 "Omega"-shaped staple for surgical, especially endoscopic, purposes 238 1993
5,433,721 Endoscopic instrument having a torsionally stiff drive shaft for applying fasteners to tissue 748 1993
5,340,360 Ligating clip applier 140 1993
5,423,857 Three piece surgical staple 127 1993
5,470,010 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 274 1995
6,126,675 Bioabsorbable device and method for sealing vascular punctures 191 1999
6,319,258 Absorbable rivet/pin applier for use in surgical procedures 87 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 71 1994
 
CORE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
2005/0273,137 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 102 2005
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (1)
7,361,178 Cranial flap clamp and instrument for use therewith 65 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 175 1986
 
X-SITE, L.L.C. (1)
6,022,372 Arterial stapling device 128 1998
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (17)
5,593,412 Stent delivery method and apparatus 183 1995
5,690,674 Wound closure with plug 215 1996
6,846,319 Devices for sealing openings through tissue and apparatus and methods for delivering them 176 2000
6,663,655 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 171 2001
6,623,509 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 131 2001
6,890,343 Plug with detachable guidewire element and methods for use 135 2002
6,896,692 Plug with collet and apparatus and method for delivering such plugs 159 2002
6,969,397 Guide wire element for positioning vascular closure devices and methods for use 128 2002
7,083,635 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 149 2003
2005/0085,854 Locator and closure device and method of use 127 2003
2004/0127,940 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 143 2003
7,361,183 Locator and delivery device and method of use 127 2004
2005/0267,528 Vascular plug having composite construction 132 2005
2005/0177,189 Plug with detachable guidewire element and methods for use 109 2005
2005/0222,614 Plug with collet and apparatus and method for delivering such plugs 103 2005
2006/0253,037 Locator and closure device and method of use 101 2005
2008/0065,151 LOCATOR AND DELIVERY DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE 97 2007
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (3)
5,395,030 Surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues 570 1993
5,797,928 Ligating apparatus 239 1995
5,797,931 Tissue-fixing surgical instrument, tissue-fixing device, and method of fixing tissues 152 1996
 
DEVICOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (2)
5,941,890 Implantable surgical marker 182 1998
6,220,248 Method for implanting a biopsy marker 193 1998
 
AORTECH, INC., A CORP. OF MN (1)
4,368,736 Anastomotic fitting 481 1980
 
CARDIVA MECIAL, INC. (1)
5,922,009 Expansile device for use in blood vessels and tracts in the body and tension application device for use therewith and method 142 1997
 
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 98 2000
 
ABBOTT VASCULAR INC. (24)
6,582,452 Surgical stapler 86 2001
6,616,686 Surgical staples and methods for stapling 283 2001
6,669,714 Device for locating a puncture hole in a liquid-carrying vessel 75 2001
7,108,709 Surgical staple 257 2002
7,008,435 Surgical stapling device and method 252 2002
7,163,551 Surgical stapling device 81 2002
6,926,731 Surgical stapler 83 2003
7,850,709 Blood vessel closure clip and delivery device 29 2003
7,111,768 Surgical stapling device 98 2003
2005/0216,057 Surgical stapler 79 2005
2005/0274,768 SURGICAL STAPLER 310 2005
2007/0010,854 Surgical Staple 68 2006
2008/0272,173 SURGICAL STAPLER 68 2008
2008/0269,801 SURGICAL STAPLER 61 2008
2008/0269,802 SURGICAL STAPLER 59 2008
2009/0230,168 SURGICAL STAPLER 32 2009
2010/0114,156 CLOSURE DEVICE 54 2009
2010/0114,159 CLOSURE DEVICE 50 2009
2010/0179,567 CLOSURE DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS 52 2010
2010/0179,571 CLOSURE DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS 52 2010
2010/0179,572 CLOSURE DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS 52 2010
2010/0179,589 RAPIDLY ERODING ANCHOR 53 2010
2010/0179,590 VESSEL CLOSURE DEVICES AND METHODS 52 2010
2010/0185,234 CLOSURE DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS 52 2010
 
Abbott Laboratories Abbott Vascular Devices (1)
2007/0021,778 Apparatus and method for delivering a closure element 63 2006
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,352,229 Arbor press staple and washer and method for its use 331 1993
 
DUKE UNIVERSITY (1)
5,342,393 Method and device for vascular repair 464 1992
 
B. BRAUN-SSC AG (1)
4,505,273 Surgical staple 320 1983
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (26)
5,417,699 Device and method for the percutaneous suturing of a vascular puncture site 609 1992
5,527,322 Device and method for suturing of internal puncture sites 433 1993
5,613,974 Apparatus and method for vascular closure 398 1994
5,860,991 Method for the percutaneous suturing of a vascular puncture site 319 1997
6,015,815 Tetrazole-containing rapamycin analogs with shortened half-lives 146 1998
6,136,010 Articulating suturing device and method 221 1999
6,358,258 Device and method for performing end-to-side anastomosis 215 1999
6,329,386 Tetrazole-containing rapamycin analogs with shortened half-lives 131 1999
7,001,400 Articulating suturing device and method 130 2000
6,964,668 Articulating suturing device and method 156 2002
2004/0092,964 Articulating suturing device and method 104 2003
2004/0097,978 Articulating suturing device and method 109 2003
2005/0059,982 Articulating suturing device and method 87 2003
2008/0004,636 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 95 2006
2008/0004,640 VESSEL CLOSURE DEVICE 64 2006
2007/0112,304 SYSTEMS FOR ANCHORING A MEDICAL DEVICE IN A BODY LUMEN 66 2006
2008/0300,628 Medical Devices 52 2007
2008/0319,475 Methods, Devices, and Apparatus for Managing Access Through Tissue 60 2007
D611144 Apparatus for delivering a closure element 62 2007
2009/0157,101 TISSUE CLOSURE SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE 65 2007
2009/0157,102 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 64 2007
7,841,502 Modular clip applier 23 2007
2008/0312,686 ANTIMICROBIAL CLOSURE ELEMENT AND CLOSURE ELEMENT APPLIER 67 2008
2009/0187,215 METHODS AND APPARATUS TO REDUCE A DIMENSION OF AN IMPLANTABLE DEVICE IN A SMALLER STATE 52 2008
2010/0160,958 Closure Device 19 2009
2010/0168,790 CURVED CLOSURE DEVICE 42 2009
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED (1)
2009/0287,244 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR ENGAGING TISSUE 52 2008
 
CORDIS WEBSTER, INC. (3)
6,171,277 Bi-directional control handle for steerable catheter 200 1998
6,198,974 Bi-directional steerable catheter 187 1998
6,210,407 Bi-directional electrode catheter 127 1998
 
The Field Surgery Research Department of the Third Military Medical University (1)
4,747,407 Blood vessel anastomat 234 1986
 
IZI CORPORATION (1)
5,474,569 Post-surgical gross pathology specimen marker 72 1993
 
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (1)
2005/0038,500 Radiopaque nitinol alloys for medical devices 74 2004
 
THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC. (1)
5,584,879 Aortic valve supporting device 156 1995
 
T.J. SMITH & NEPHEW LIMITED (1)
5,147,381 Surgical clip 86 1991
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (5)
5,776,147 Laparoscopic surgical clamp 119 1996
5,984,934 Low-profile surgical clip 92 1997
6,059,800 Suturing apparatus and method 113 1997
6,267,773 Low profile surgical clip 49 1999
2007/0112,365 Partial occlusion surgical guide clip 75 2005
 
ENDOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,443,477 Apparatus and method for deployment of radially expandable stents by a mechanical linkage 256 1994
 
STRYKER TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
4,278,091 Soft tissue retainer for use with bone implants, especially bone staples 154 1980
 
WILK AND NAKAO MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,156,609 Endoscopic stapling device and method 354 1991
 
DESIGN STANDARDS CORPORATION (2)
4,607,638 Surgical staples 272 1984
5,176,648 Introducer assembly and instrument for use therewith 164 1991
 
EV3 ENDOVASCULAR, INC. (1)
7,582,103 Tissue opening occluder 43 2006
 
EVA CORPORATION (1)
5,957,940 Fasteners for use in the surgical repair of aneurysms 171 1997
 
Richard Wolf GmbH (1)
4,759,364 Pincers attachment for a surgical handle to be used in endoscopy 180 1986
 
HERAEUS PRECIOUS METALS GMBH & CO. KG (1)
2007/0276,488 Medical implant or device 58 2007
 
OPHTHALMIC VENTURES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, NORWOOD, (1)
4,887,601 Adjustable surgical staple and method of using the same 251 1987
 
ANGIODYNAMICS, INC. (1)
6,059,825 Clot filter 148 1993
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,810,776 Method and apparatus for performing laparoscopy 106 1996
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CALIFORNIA, INC. (1)
5,725,554 Surgical staple and stapler 453 1993
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,242,459 Device and method for applying a ligating loop 140 1992
 
GATEWAY MEDICAL, INC. (5)
6,743,259 Lung assist apparatus and methods for use 123 2001
6,645,205 Apparatus and methods for reducing lung volume 100 2001
6,837,906 Lung assist apparatus and methods for use 139 2004
7,112,225 Lung assist apparatus and methods for use 106 2004
7,393,363 Lung assist apparatus and methods for use 105 2006
 
Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc. (3)
4,317,445 Catheter insertion unit with separate flashback indication for the cannula 221 1980
4,411,654 Peelable catheter with securing ring and suture sleeve 275 1981
4,412,832 Peelable catheter introduction device 213 1981
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (16)
4,771,782 Method and assembly for introducing multiple catheters into a biological vessel 142 1986
5,290,310 Hemostatic implant introducer 340 1992
5,364,408 Endoscopic suture system 454 1992
5,334,216 Hemostatic plug 217 1992
5,292,309 Surgical depth measuring instrument and method 226 1993
5,320,639 Vascular plug delivery system 241 1993
5,507,744 Apparatus and method for sealing vascular punctures 386 1993
5,431,639 Treating wounds caused by medical procedures 320 1993
6,063,085 Apparatus and method for sealing vascular punctures 195 1995
5,891,088 Catheter steering assembly providing asymmetric left and right curve configurations 110 1997
5,964,782 Closure device and method 417 1997
5,853,422 Apparatus and method for closing a septal defect 364 1997
6,443,158 Percutaneous coronary artery bypass through a venous vessel 99 1998
6,569,185 Continuous infusion technique for arterial sealing 148 2001
2007/0179,527 Occlusion apparatus, system, and method 63 2006
2009/0216,267 CLOSURE DEVICE WITH RAPIDLY DISSOLVING ANCHOR 51 2009
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
6,001,110 Hemostatic clips 172 1997
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (2)
5,643,318 Vascular plug with vessel locator 152 1996
6,030,364 Apparatus and method for percutaneous placement of gastro-intestinal tubes 166 1997
 
DEPUY MITEK, LLC (1)
5,827,298 Surgical fastening system and method for using the same 316 1995
 
METHODIST HOSPITAL OF INDIANA, INC. (3)
4,902,508 Tissue graft composition 466 1988
5,281,422 Graft for promoting autogenous tissue growth 382 1991
5,573,784 Graft for promoting autogenous tissue growth 150 1995
 
HEARTPORT, INC. (8)
5,304,183 Tethered clamp retractor 181 1992
5,695,504 Devices and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis 722 1995
5,732,872 Surgical stapling instrument 466 1996
5,797,933 Coronary shunt and method of use 168 1996
5,817,113 Devices and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis 423 1997
6,280,460 Devices and methods for performing vascular anastomosis 235 1998
5,904,697 Devices and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis 329 1998
6,193,734 System for performing vascular anastomoses 341 1999
 
NITI ALLOYS TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (1)
6,402,765 Surgical clip 96 2000
 
VITAL ACCESS CORPORATION (1)
6,569,173 Compression plate anastomosis apparatus 145 1999
 
The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York (1)
6,482,224 Endovascular flexible stapling device 235 1999
 
BYPASS, INC. (1)
7,396,359 Vascular port device 85 1999
 
APOLLO ENDOSURGERY, INC. (1)
6,572,629 Gastric reduction endoscopy 332 2001
 
TRACOR AEROSPACE, INC. (1)
5,695,524 Constant width, adjustable grip, staple apparatus and method 201 1995
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (2)
6,030,413 Artificial graft and implantation method 219 1991
6,221,102 Intraluminal grafting system 219 1995
 
ABBOTT IRELAND (2)
2004/0158,309 Metal alloy for medical devices and implants 72 2003
2008/0312,740 Metal alloy for medical devices and implants 59 2008
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL COORDINATION CENTER BVBA (12)
6,508,828 Sealing device and wound closure device 269 2000
6,596,012 Intra-arterial occluder 114 2001
6,425,911 Positioning device and incision closure device 156 2001
6,860,895 Tool, a sealing device, a system and a method for closing a wound 206 2002
6,786,915 Reinforced absorbable medical sealing device 77 2002
6,712,837 Guiding tool for wound closure element 120 2002
2005/0169,974 Dissolvable medical sealing device 148 2005
7,931,671 Medical sealing device 49 2005
2006/0206,146 Medical sealing device 68 2005
8,105,352 Medical sealing device 45 2005
2007/0239,209 TECHNIQUE FOR SECURING A SUTURE 113 2007
2011/0178,548 MEDICAL SEALING DEVICE 38 2011
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (1)
5,059,201 Suture threading, stitching and wrapping device for use in open and closed surgical procedures 380 1991
 
EP Technologies, Inc. (1)
5,871,525 Steerable ablation catheter system 197 1995
 
COVIDIEN AG (8)
5,192,288 Surgical clip applier 274 1992
5,269,792 Surgical clip 175 1992
5,547,474 Surgical clip closure apparatus with safety stop 162 1992
5,282,808 Closure prevention apparatus for surgical clip applier 143 1993
5,431,667 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 134 1993
5,507,755 Apparatus and method for closing puncture wounds 228 1994
5,618,291 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 203 1995
6,458,130 Endoscopic bipolar electrosurgical forceps 322 2001
 
RadioMed Corporation (4)
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 4 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 4 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 4 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 4 2007
 
STRYKER NV OPERATIONS LIMITED (3)
6,013,084 Stretch resistant vaso-occlusive coils (II) 174 1997
6,036,720 Sheet metal aneurysm neck bridge 205 1997
6,193,708 Detachable aneurysm neck bridge (I) 137 1999
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (1)
6,206,931 Graft prosthesis materials 306 1997
 
ASAHI KOGAKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (2)
5,897,487 Front end hood for endoscope 165 1998
6,423,054 Operation wire connecting part in endoscopic treating instrument 69 2000
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (5)
5,755,778 Anastomosis device 421 1996
5,879,366 Self-expanding defect closure device and method of making and using 382 1996
6,080,182 Self-expanding defect closure device and method of making and using 348 1997
6,171,329 Self-expanding defect closure device and method of making and using 264 1998
6,929,634 Apparatus and methods for treating stroke and controlling cerebral flow characteristics 65 2002
 
SULZER INTRA THERAPEUTICS, INC. (1)
6,019,779 Multi-filar coil medical stent 163 1998
 
SNOW, BRENT W. (1)
2004/0249,412 Apparatus and methods for puncture site closure 62 2003
 
Propper Manufacturing Co., Inc. (1)
4,505,274 Suture clip 219 1982
 
TELEFLEX INCORPORATED (1)
5,951,518 Introducing device with flared sheath end 107 1997
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
5,476,505 Coiled stent and delivery system 193 1993
2002/0198,589 Tessellated stent and method of manufacture 96 2001
 
MEDICREA INTERNATIONAL (1)
5,993,476 Surgical clip and method 221 1998
 
ARTEMIS MEDICAL, INC. (1)
2004/0167,511 Tissue separating catheter assembly and method 96 2003
 
SURFACE GENESIS, INC. (1)
5,906,631 Method and device for sealing vascular puncture wounds 155 1997
 
GRACO CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS INC. (1)
6,024,750 Ultrasonic curved blade 124 1997
 
COVIDIEN LP (1)
6,149,660 Method and apparatus for delivery of an appliance in a vessel 227 1996
 
ARTERIAL VASCULAR ENGINEERING, INC. (1)
5,700,273 Wound closure apparatus and method 289 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 283 1999
 
RADI MEDICAL SYSTEMS AB (5)
2008/0114,395 Closure Device 61 2006
2007/0225,755 Closure device 53 2006
2007/0225,756 Closure device and insertion assembly 54 2006
2007/0225,757 Closure device 53 2006
2007/0225,758 Closure device 54 2006
 
MVMD, INC. (1)
6,152,144 Method and device for left atrial appendage occlusion 398 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 80 1996
6,447,540 Stent deployment device including splittable sleeve containing the stent 176 1997
6,117,157 Helical embolization coil 94 1998
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (2)
6,749,622 Vascular closure 173 2002
2005/0165,357 Introducer sheath with retainer 68 2005
 
ADVANCED BIO PROSTHETIC SURFACES, LTD. (1)
2009/0112,306 STENT SEGMENTS AXIALLY CONNECTED BY THIN FILM 45 2007
 
SHIPP, JOHN I. (1)
5,350,399 Percutaneous arterial puncture seal device and insertion tool therefore 389 1992
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (3)
5,766,246 Implantable prosthesis and method and apparatus for loading and delivering an implantable prothesis 251 1994
6,926,723 Implantable prosthesis and method and apparatus for loading and delivering an implantable prosthesis 84 1994
5,843,167 Method and apparatus for recapture of hooked endoprosthesis 243 1997
 
STORZ ENDOSKOP GMBH (1)
6,500,115 Endoscope 92 2001
 
MORRIS INNOVATIVE RESEARCH, INC. (1)
6,790,220 Method and apparatus for sealing access 117 2002
 
JMS CO., LTD. (1)
4,950,258 Plastic molded articles with shape memory property 349 1989
 
ACCESS CLOSURE, INC. (3)
7,331,979 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 121 2003
2007/0060,950 Apparatus and methods for delivering sealing materials during a percutaneous procedure to facilitate hemostasis 101 2004
7,335,220 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 154 2004
 
VTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LIMITED (1)
5,226,908 Multi-functional instruments and stretchable ligating and occluding devices 160 1991
 
LITTLEFORD,ELIZABETH H. (1)
4,345,606 Split sleeve introducers for pacemaker electrodes and the like 214 1980
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (3)
5,769,870 Perfusion device for maintaining blood flow in a vessel while isolating an anastomosis 136 1996
* 5,868,763 Means and methods for performing an anastomosis 244 1996
6,254,617 Means and method for performing an anastomosis 129 1998
 
CVDEVICES, LLC (1)
2009/0312,789 MAGNETIC DEVICES AND METHODS FOR SEPTAL OCCLUSION 40 2006
 
Scion Cardio-Vascular, Inc. (1)
6,206,895 Suture with toggle and delivery system 254 1999
 
Scion International, Inc. (1)
6,165,204 Shaped suture clip, appliance and method therefor 197 1999
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5,384,278 Tight control of resistor valves in a SRAM process 7 1994
 
ABBOTT VASCULAR INC. (2)
8,469,995 Blood vessel closure clip and delivery device 0 2012
8,657,852 Closure device 0 2013
 
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4,780,424 Process for fabricating electrically alterable floating gate memory devices 183 1987
 
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8,529,587 Methods of use of a clip applier 1 2012
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ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
8,518,057 Clip applier and methods of use 0 2012
 
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4,442,591 High-voltage CMOS process 53 1982
5,441,902 Method for making channel stop structure for CMOS devices 38 1993
 
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. (1)
4,810,666 Method for manufacturing a mosic having self-aligned contact holes 47 1985
 
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5,030,582 Method of fabricating a CMOS semiconductor device 13 1989
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