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, CA53

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Carley, Michael T San Jose, CA 59 1767
Ginn, Richard S San Jose, CA 233 8970

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INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (38)
6,197,042 Vascular sheath with puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 312 2000
6,461,364 Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 119 2000
6,391,048 Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant and methods of use 185 2000
6,626,918 Apparatus and methods for positioning a vascular sheath 110 2000
6,719,777 Closure device and methods for making and using them 103 2000
6,277,140 Vascular sheath with puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 129 2001
6,632,238 Vascular sheath with puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 130 2001
7,842,068 Apparatus and methods for providing tactile feedback while delivering a closure device 53 2001
6,623,510 Closure device and methods for making and using them 147 2002
6,695,867 Plunger apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 140 2002
6,749,621 Sheath apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 161 2002
6,942,674 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 170 2002
2003/0078,598 Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 80 2002
2004/0153,122 Clip applier and methods of use 79 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 103 2003
7,867,249 Clip applier and methods of use 25 2003
2004/0073,236 Closure device and methods for making and using them 84 2003
7,144,411 Apparatus and methods for positioning a vascular sheath 88 2003
7,854,810 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 24 2003
7,857,828 Clip applier and methods of use 24 2005
D566272 Vessel closure device 70 2005
2005/0273,136 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 69 2005
2006/0190,038 Closure device and methods for making and using them 75 2006
2007/0282,352 Closure device and methods for making and using them 50 2006
2006/0287,674 Closure system and methods of use 83 2006
7,819,895 Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 90 2006
2007/0010,853 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR POSITIONING A VASCULAR SHEATH 69 2006
2007/0250,080 RESETTABLE CLIP APPLIER AND RESET TOOLS 91 2007
2007/0276,416 CLOSURE DEVICE AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 52 2007
2007/0270,904 Apparatus and Methods for Providing Tactile Feedback while Delivering a Closure Device 57 2007
2008/0065,152 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING A CLOSURE ELEMENT 98 2007
2008/0210,737 INTEGRATED VASCULAR DEVICE WITH PUNCTURE SITE CLOSURE COMPONENT AND SEALANT AND METHODS OF USE 49 2008
2008/0221,616 INTEGRATED VASCULAR DEVICE WITH PUNCTURE SITE CLOSURE COMPONENT AND SEALANT AND METHODS OF USE 65 2008
2008/0312,666 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 55 2008
2010/0217,132 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR LOCATING A SURFACE OF A BODY LUMEN 25 2009
2009/0177,212 CLOSURE DEVICE AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 43 2009
7,850,797 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 22 2009
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (26)
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5,613,974 Apparatus and method for vascular closure 385 1994
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2005/0059,982 Articulating suturing device and method 86 2003
2008/0004,636 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 92 2006
2008/0004,640 VESSEL CLOSURE DEVICE 60 2006
2007/0112,304 SYSTEMS FOR ANCHORING A MEDICAL DEVICE IN A BODY LUMEN 65 2006
2008/0300,628 Medical Devices 51 2007
2008/0319,475 Methods, Devices, and Apparatus for Managing Access Through Tissue 59 2007
D611144 Apparatus for delivering a closure element 61 2007
2009/0157,101 TISSUE CLOSURE SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE 64 2007
2009/0157,102 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 63 2007
7,841,502 Modular clip applier 23 2007
2008/0312,686 ANTIMICROBIAL CLOSURE ELEMENT AND CLOSURE ELEMENT APPLIER 66 2008
2009/0187,215 METHODS AND APPARATUS TO REDUCE A DIMENSION OF AN IMPLANTABLE DEVICE IN A SMALLER STATE 51 2008
2010/0160,958 Closure Device 18 2009
2010/0168,790 CURVED CLOSURE DEVICE 41 2009
 
ABBOTT VASCULAR INC. (24)
6,582,452 Surgical stapler 85 2001
6,616,686 Surgical staples and methods for stapling 272 2001
6,669,714 Device for locating a puncture hole in a liquid-carrying vessel 72 2001
7,108,709 Surgical staple 246 2002
7,008,435 Surgical stapling device and method 241 2002
7,163,551 Surgical stapling device 79 2002
6,926,731 Surgical stapler 82 2003
7,850,709 Blood vessel closure clip and delivery device 27 2003
7,111,768 Surgical stapling device 96 2003
2005/0216,057 Surgical stapler 78 2005
2005/0274,768 SURGICAL STAPLER 299 2005
2007/0010,854 Surgical Staple 67 2006
2008/0272,173 SURGICAL STAPLER 64 2008
2008/0269,801 SURGICAL STAPLER 58 2008
2008/0269,802 SURGICAL STAPLER 56 2008
2009/0230,168 SURGICAL STAPLER 32 2009
2010/0114,156 CLOSURE DEVICE 53 2009
2010/0114,159 CLOSURE DEVICE 49 2009
2010/0179,567 CLOSURE DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS 51 2010
2010/0179,571 CLOSURE DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS 51 2010
2010/0179,572 CLOSURE DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS 51 2010
2010/0179,589 RAPIDLY ERODING ANCHOR 52 2010
2010/0179,590 VESSEL CLOSURE DEVICES AND METHODS 51 2010
2010/0185,234 CLOSURE DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS 51 2010
 
United States Surgical Corporation (24)
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5,478,354 Wound closing apparatus and method 507 1993
5,560,532 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to body tissue 454 1993
5,392,978 Surgical staple and endoscopic stapler 129 1993
5,439,479 Surgical clip 197 1994
5,425,489 Fascia clip and instrument 123 1994
5,810,846 Vascular hole closure 153 1995
5,674,231 Apparatus and method for vascular hole closure 184 1995
5,833,698 Anastomosis instrument and method 320 1996
5,755,726 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 173 1996
5,728,110 Procedure for use of laparoscopic surgical instruments 221 1997
5,938,667 Surgical clip applier 233 1997
5,928,251 Occlusion clamp and occlusion clamp applicator 110 1997
5,910,155 Vascular wound closure system 176 1998
6,676,671 Stapling apparatus and method for heart valve replacement 138 2001
6,450,391 Apparatus and method for surgical fastening 174 2001
 
KENSEY NASH CORPORATION (19)
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4,852,568 Method and apparatus for sealing an opening in tissue of a living being 547 1987
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5,222,974 Hemostatic puncture closure system and method of use 457 1991
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5,282,827 Hemostatic puncture closure system and method of use 451 1992
5,242,456 Apparatus and methods for clamping tissue and reflecting the same 248 1992
5,306,254 Vessel position locating device and method of use 236 1992
5,411,520 Hemostatic vessel puncture closure system utilizing a plug located within the puncture tract spaced from the vessel, and method of use 462 1993
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5,728,114 Apparatus and methods of use for preventing blood seepage at a percutaneous puncture site 201 1996
6,063,114 Connector system for vessels, ducts, lumens or hollow organs and methods of use 128 1997
5,935,147 Hemostatic puncture closure system and method of use 213 1997
6,090,130 Hemostatic puncture closure system including blood vessel locator and method of use 158 1998
6,007,563 Method of deploying percutaneous puncture closure 224 1998
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (17)
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5,690,674 Wound closure with plug 207 1996
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6,663,655 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 164 2001
6,623,509 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 126 2001
6,890,343 Plug with detachable guidewire element and methods for use 130 2002
6,896,692 Plug with collet and apparatus and method for delivering such plugs 152 2002
6,969,397 Guide wire element for positioning vascular closure devices and methods for use 122 2002
7,083,635 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 141 2003
2005/0085,854 Locator and closure device and method of use 122 2003
2004/0127,940 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 137 2003
7,361,183 Locator and delivery device and method of use 120 2004
2005/0267,528 Vascular plug having composite construction 126 2005
2005/0177,189 Plug with detachable guidewire element and methods for use 105 2005
2005/0222,614 Plug with collet and apparatus and method for delivering such plugs 99 2005
2006/0253,037 Locator and closure device and method of use 97 2005
2008/0065,151 LOCATOR AND DELIVERY DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE 95 2007
 
RADI MEDICAL SYSTEMS AB (17)
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6,596,012 Intra-arterial occluder 110 2001
6,425,911 Positioning device and incision closure device 152 2001
6,860,895 Tool, a sealing device, a system and a method for closing a wound 197 2002
6,786,915 Reinforced absorbable medical sealing device 72 2002
6,712,837 Guiding tool for wound closure element 116 2002
2005/0169,974 Dissolvable medical sealing device 137 2005
7,931,671 Medical sealing device 45 2005
2006/0206,146 Medical sealing device 67 2005
8,105,352 Medical sealing device 41 2005
2008/0114,395 Closure Device 59 2006
2007/0225,755 Closure device 52 2006
2007/0225,756 Closure device and insertion assembly 53 2006
2007/0225,757 Closure device 52 2006
2007/0225,758 Closure device 53 2006
2007/0239,209 TECHNIQUE FOR SECURING A SUTURE 106 2007
2011/0178,548 MEDICAL SEALING DEVICE 37 2011
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (16)
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5,364,408 Endoscopic suture system 443 1992
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5,292,309 Surgical depth measuring instrument and method 224 1993
5,320,639 Vascular plug delivery system 238 1993
5,507,744 Apparatus and method for sealing vascular punctures 374 1993
5,431,639 Treating wounds caused by medical procedures 312 1993
6,063,085 Apparatus and method for sealing vascular punctures 189 1995
5,891,088 Catheter steering assembly providing asymmetric left and right curve configurations 106 1997
5,964,782 Closure device and method 404 1997
5,853,422 Apparatus and method for closing a septal defect 355 1997
6,443,158 Percutaneous coronary artery bypass through a venous vessel 98 1998
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2007/0179,527 Occlusion apparatus, system, and method 61 2006
2009/0216,267 CLOSURE DEVICE WITH RAPIDLY DISSOLVING ANCHOR 49 2009
 
ETHICON, INC. (15)
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4,724,840 Surgical fastener applier with rotatable front housing and laterally extending curved needle for guiding a flexible pusher 175 1982
4,428,376 Plastic surgical staple 269 1982
5,250,058 Absorbable anastomosic fastener means 326 1991
5,246,156 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 327 1991
5,242,457 Surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures 438 1992
5,309,927 Circular stapler tissue retention spring method 337 1992
5,304,204 Receiverless surgical fasteners 353 1993
5,413,584 "Omega"-shaped staple for surgical, especially endoscopic, purposes 232 1993
5,433,721 Endoscopic instrument having a torsionally stiff drive shaft for applying fasteners to tissue 730 1993
5,340,360 Ligating clip applier 137 1993
5,423,857 Three piece surgical staple 124 1993
5,470,010 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 265 1995
6,126,675 Bioabsorbable device and method for sealing vascular punctures 186 1999
6,319,258 Absorbable rivet/pin applier for use in surgical procedures 86 1999
 
MEDTRONIC ANGIOLINK, INC. (11)
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2003/0097,140 Wound site management and wound closure device 81 2003
2004/0093,024 Advanced wound site management systems and methods 164 2003
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2004/0267,312 Advanced wound site management systems and methods 73 2004
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL PUERTO RICO LLC (11)
5,108,421 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 367 1990
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5,437,631 Percutaneous introducer set and method for sealing puncture wounds 294 1993
5,601,602 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 190 1994
7,008,439 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 89 1995
5,716,375 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 186 1996
5,725,498 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 197 1996
2004/0215,232 Device and method for positioning a closure device 131 2003
2005/0085,851 Tissue puncture closure device with automatic tamping 138 2003
2005/0085,855 Automatic suture locking device 124 2003
2005/0121,042 Suture based vascular closure apparatus and method incorporating a pre-tied knot 99 2003
 
ACCESSCLOSURE, INC. (10)
2005/0149,117 Apparatus and methods for delivering sealing materials during a percutaneous procedure to facilitate hemostasis 111 2003
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2004/0267,193 Auto-injector apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 105 2004
2004/0267,308 Auto-retraction apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 130 2004
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2006/0100,664 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 119 2004
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2006/0253,072 Apparatus and methods for sealing a puncture in tissue 114 2005
2008/0009,794 Apparatus and method for temporary hemostasis 97 2005
2007/0123,817 Apparatus and Methods for Sealing a Vascular Puncture 100 2007
 
COVIDIEN AG (8)
5,192,288 Surgical clip applier 264 1992
5,269,792 Surgical clip 172 1992
5,547,474 Surgical clip closure apparatus with safety stop 159 1992
5,282,808 Closure prevention apparatus for surgical clip applier 139 1993
5,431,667 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 130 1993
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6,458,130 Endoscopic bipolar electrosurgical forceps 316 2001
 
HEARTPORT, INC. (8)
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5,695,504 Devices and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis 705 1995
5,732,872 Surgical stapling instrument 456 1996
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6,193,734 System for performing vascular anastomoses 334 1999
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL ATG, INC. (7)
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6,599,303 Medical graft connector and methods of making and installing same 92 2000
6,602,263 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 101 2000
6,533,812 Medical anastomosis apparatus 147 2002
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (7)
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6,248,124 Arterial hole closure apparatus 234 2000
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APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (5)
5,776,147 Laparoscopic surgical clamp 115 1996
5,984,934 Low-profile surgical clip 91 1997
6,059,800 Suturing apparatus and method 110 1997
6,267,773 Low profile surgical clip 48 1999
2007/0112,365 Partial occlusion surgical guide clip 72 2005
 
BY-PASS INC. (5)
7,063,711 Vascular surgery 123 1999
7,060,084 Vascular closure device 90 1999
6,726,704 Advanced closure device 103 2001
2004/0087,985 Graft and connector delivery 82 2003
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Cardica, Inc. (5)
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CARDIVA MEDICAL, INC. (5)
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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (5)
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W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (5)
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DATASCOPE INVESTMENT CORP. (4)
5,167,634 Peelable sheath with hub connector 200 1991
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UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO (4)
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WW7, LLC (4)
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Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc. (3)
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C.R. BARD, INC. (3)
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COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (3)
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GENERAL SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, INC. (3)
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INCEPT LLC (3)
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Loma Linda University Medical Center (3)
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MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (3)
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (3)
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REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (3)
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ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (3)
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ABBOTT IRELAND (2)
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ABBOTT VASCULAR DEVICES (2)
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4,610,251 Surgical staple 166 1985
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4,635,634 Surgical clip applicator system 130 1985
4,693,249 Anastomosis device and method 122 1986
4,789,090 Surgical stapler 133 1986
4,865,026 Sealing wound closure device 150 1987
4,860,746 Elastic surgical ring clip and ring loader 107 1987
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4,917,089 Buttoned device for the transvenous occlusion of intracardiac defects 429 1988
4,961,729 Catheter insertion assembly 150 1988
4,957,499 Surgical suturing instrument 290 1989
5,007,921 Surgical staple 267 1989
4,997,436 Arthroscopic clip insertion tool 144 1989
5,100,418 Suture tie device system and applicator therefor 292 1989
5,032,127 Hemostatic clip and applicator therefor 188 1990
5,171,250 Surgical clips and surgical clip applicator and cutting and transection device 186 1990
5,047,047 Wound closing device 240 1990
5,002,562 Surgical clip 256 1990
5,167,643 Needle protection station 77 1990
5,078,731 Suture clip 286 1990
5,026,390 Surgical staple 187 1990
5,053,008 Intracardiac catheter 604 1990
5,131,379 Device and method for inserting a cannula into a duct 115 1991
5,236,435 Laparoscopic surgical staple system 76 1991
5,217,024 Tissue sampling device with visual and tactile indicator 101 1992
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5,254,105 Sheath for wound closure caused by a medical tubular device 198 1992
5,445,167 Methods of applying surgical chips and suture tie devices to bodily tissue during endoscopic procedures 208 1992
5,443,481 Methods and device for percutaneous sealing of arterial puncture sites 284 1993
5,335,680 Hair clip 92 1993
5,330,445 Sheath for wound closure caused by a medical tubular device 111 1993
5,462,561 Suture device 394 1993
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5,522,840 Device for the non-surgical seal of the interstice in the wall of a vessel 144 1993
5,464,413 Nose clip 67 1993
5,466,241 Ligature and/or suture system for endoscopic surgery 137 1994
5,425,740 Endoscopic hernia repair clip and method 194 1994
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5,544,802 Surgical staple and stapler device therefor 99 1994
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5,620,452 Surgical clip with ductile tissue penetrating members 314 1994
5,695,505 Multifunctional spring clips and cartridges and applicators therefor 218 1995
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5,810,851 Suture spring device 373 1996
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5,752,966 Exovascular anastomotic device 117 1997
6,010,517 Device for occluding abnormal vessel communications 150 1997
5,858,082 Self-interlocking reinforcement fibers 68 1997
5,984,949 Tissue hooks and tools for applying same 127 1997
5,928,231 Implantable osteosynthesis device 198 1997
5,919,207 Percutaneous arterial closure with staples 176 1998
6,296,657 Vascular sealing device and method 131 1998
6,117,148 Intraluminal anastomotic device 285 1998
6,033,427 Method and device for percutaneous sealing of internal puncture sites 255 1999
6,120,524 Device for closing an arterial puncture and method 144 1999
6,679,904 Device for closure of puncture wound 85 1999
6,110,184 Introducer with vascular sealing mechanism 98 1999
6,273,903 Endoscopic stapling device and related staple 73 1999
6,547,806 Vascular sealing device and method of use 138 2000
6,305,891 Fastening device and a spacer, and a method of using the same 85 2000
6,689,147 Anastomosis punch device and method 77 2000
6,428,472 Surgical retractor having a malleable support 137 2000
6,743,243 Support device for endoscopic suturless anastomosis 95 2000
6,790,218 Occlusive coil manufacture and delivery 133 2000
6,896,687 Connectors for hollow anatomical structures and methods of use 76 2001
6,634,537 Detachable insulation wire-pressing element of a stapling device 73 2001
2002/0133,193 Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant and methods of use 73 2002
2003/0125,766 Vascular sealing device and method of use 83 2002
2004/0093,027 Barbed tissue connector for sealing vascular puncture wounds 96 2003
2003/0195,561 Closure device and methods for making and using them 61 2003
2004/0009,289 Closure device and methods for making and using them 64 2003
2004/0059,376 Device for the introduction and fashioning of skin clips 44 2003
2004/0073,255 Plunger apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 72 2003
7,326,230 Vascular sealing device and method of use 97 2003
2004/0167,570 Sheath apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 68 2004
2005/0038,460 Occlusive coil manufacture and delivery 58 2004
2005/0119,695 Closure device and methods for making and using them 74 2005
2005/0187,564 Occlusive coil manufacturing and delivery 75 2005
2007/0083,230 Left atrial appendage occlusion device 64 2005
2006/0030,867 Device and method for repairing tissue 72 2005
2006/0190,014 Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant and methods of use 68 2006
2006/0190,037 Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant and methods of use 60 2006
2006/0167,484 Closure device and methods for making and using them 68 2006
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2006/0195,124 Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 69 2006
2008/0058,839 Reverse tapered guidewire and method of use 57 2007
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