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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INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.SUNNYVALE, CA58

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Carley, Michael T San Jose, US 37 2490
Ginn, Richard S Gilroy, US 164 12122

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5,601,602 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 227 1994
7,008,439 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 112 1995
5,716,375 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 225 1996
5,725,498 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 234 1996
2004/0215,232 Device and method for positioning a closure device 167 2003
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2005/0121,042 Suture based vascular closure apparatus and method incorporating a pre-tied knot 127 2003
 
Honeywell Inc. (1)
5,416,584 Sinusoidal noise injection into the dither of a ring laser gyroscope 91 1994
 
THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (1)
4,976,721 Surgical clamping device 99 1988
 
Cardiodex, Ltd. (2)
6,048,358 Method and apparatus for hemostasis following arterial catheterization 256 1998
6,743,195 Balloon method and apparatus for vascular closure following arterial catheterization 162 2001
 
INBAE YOON (1)
5,782,844 Suture spring device applicator 375 1996
 
Research Medical, Inc. (1)
5,683,405 Vascular occluder 171 1995
 
Cardio Medical Solutions, Inc. (1)
6,409,739 Device and method for assisting end-to side anastomosis 192 1998
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
6,334,865 Percutaneous tissue track closure assembly and method 214 1999
 
TIMOTHY A.M. CHUTER, M.D. (1)
6,942,691 Modular bifurcated graft for endovascular aneurysm repair 98 2000
 
Converge Medical, Inc. (1)
6,626,920 Distal anastomosis system 87 2001
 
HONEYCOMB CONSTRUCTION SERVICES LTD., A CORP. OF TILLSONBURG, ONTARIO, CANADA (1)
5,192,602 Louvered filter and paint arrestor 86 1991
 
Reflux Corporation (1)
6,254,642 Perorally insertable gastroesophageal anti-reflux valve prosthesis and tool for implantation thereof 281 1997
 
Technalytics, Inc. (3)
4,396,139 Surgical stapling system, apparatus and staple 486 1980
5,114,065 Surgical stapler 152 1990
5,290,243 Trocar system 182 1992
 
PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE (1)
4,318,401 Percutaneous vascular access portal and catheter 185 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 172 2000
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
5,540,716 Surgical fastener 112 1994
 
WALSH MANUFACTURING (MISSISSAUGA) LIMITED, A CORP. OF PROVINCE OF ONTARIO (1)
4,917,087 Anastomosis devices, kits and method 287 1988
 
SHERWOOD MEDICAL COMPANY (2)
5,413,571 Device for sealing hemostatic incisions 488 1992
5,649,959 Assembly for sealing a puncture in a vessel 575 1995
 
SURGICAL CONNECTIONS, INC. (1)
6,149,667 Devices and methods for treating E.G. urinary stress incontinence 285 1999
 
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5,735,873 Surgical tool handle 107 1996
 
OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP. (1)
2008/0243,148 SUTURE INSTRUMENT 131 2008
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (5)
5,171,249 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier 441 1991
5,645,565 Surgical plug 216 1995
D383539 Handle for a surgical instrument 100 1996
6,102,271 Circular stapler for hemorrhoidal surgery 508 1998
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Loma Linda University Medical Center (3)
6,004,341 Vascular wound closure device 166 1996
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4,449,531 Non-metallic, bio-compatible hemostatic clips with interlocking latch means 83 1981
4,724,840 Surgical fastener applier with rotatable front housing and laterally extending curved needle for guiding a flexible pusher 195 1982
4,428,376 Plastic surgical staple 384 1982
5,250,058 Absorbable anastomosic fastener means 358 1991
5,246,156 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 446 1991
5,242,457 Surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures 595 1992
5,309,927 Circular stapler tissue retention spring method 474 1992
5,304,204 Receiverless surgical fasteners 480 1993
5,413,584 "Omega"-shaped staple for surgical, especially endoscopic, purposes 275 1993
5,433,721 Endoscopic instrument having a torsionally stiff drive shaft for applying fasteners to tissue 919 1993
5,340,360 Ligating clip applier 169 1993
5,423,857 Three piece surgical staple 149 1993
5,470,010 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 390 1995
6,126,675 Bioabsorbable device and method for sealing vascular punctures 229 1999
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Ponieman; Alejandro (1)
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CORE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
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SYNTHES USA, LLC (1)
7,361,178 Cranial flap clamp and instrument for use therewith 87 2001
 
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 204 1995
5,690,674 Wound closure with plug 263 1996
6,846,319 Devices for sealing openings through tissue and apparatus and methods for delivering them 202 2000
6,663,655 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 214 2001
6,623,509 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 159 2001
6,890,343 Plug with detachable guidewire element and methods for use 162 2002
6,896,692 Plug with collet and apparatus and method for delivering such plugs 197 2002
6,969,397 Guide wire element for positioning vascular closure devices and methods for use 159 2002
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2005/0267,528 Vascular plug having composite construction 160 2005
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OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (3)
5,395,030 Surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues 704 1993
5,797,928 Ligating apparatus 292 1995
5,797,931 Tissue-fixing surgical instrument, tissue-fixing device, and method of fixing tissues 201 1996
 
DEVICOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (2)
5,941,890 Implantable surgical marker 209 1998
6,220,248 Method for implanting a biopsy marker 224 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)
6,383,208 Apparatus and method for approximating and closing the walls of a hole or puncture in a physiological shell structure 116 2000
 
ABBOTT VASCULAR INC. (24)
6,582,452 Surgical stapler 102 2001
6,616,686 Surgical staples and methods for stapling 396 2001
6,669,714 Device for locating a puncture hole in a liquid-carrying vessel 92 2001
7,108,709 Surgical staple 370 2002
7,008,435 Surgical stapling device and method 374 2002
7,163,551 Surgical stapling device 113 2002
6,926,731 Surgical stapler 98 2003
7,850,709 Blood vessel closure clip and delivery device 43 2003
7,111,768 Surgical stapling device 121 2003
2005/0216,057 Surgical stapler 92 2005
2005/0274,768 SURGICAL STAPLER 434 2005
2007/0010,854 Surgical Staple 75 2006
2008/0272,173 SURGICAL STAPLER 99 2008
2008/0269,801 SURGICAL STAPLER 77 2008
2008/0269,802 SURGICAL STAPLER 75 2008
2009/0230,168 SURGICAL STAPLER 47 2009
2010/0114,156 CLOSURE DEVICE 71 2009
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2010/0179,589 RAPIDLY ERODING ANCHOR 74 2010
2010/0179,590 VESSEL CLOSURE DEVICES AND METHODS 71 2010
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Abbott Laboratories Abbott Vascular Devices (1)
2007/0021,778 Apparatus and method for delivering a closure element 80 2006
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,352,229 Arbor press staple and washer and method for its use 471 1993
 
DUKE UNIVERSITY (1)
5,342,393 Method and device for vascular repair 533 1992
 
B. BRAUN-SSC AG (1)
4,505,273 Surgical staple 431 1983
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (26)
5,417,699 Device and method for the percutaneous suturing of a vascular puncture site 689 1992
5,527,322 Device and method for suturing of internal puncture sites 487 1993
5,613,974 Apparatus and method for vascular closure 470 1994
5,860,991 Method for the percutaneous suturing of a vascular puncture site 367 1997
6,015,815 Tetrazole-containing rapamycin analogs with shortened half-lives 170 1998
6,136,010 Articulating suturing device and method 279 1999
6,358,258 Device and method for performing end-to-side anastomosis 253 1999
6,329,386 Tetrazole-containing rapamycin analogs with shortened half-lives 154 1999
7,001,400 Articulating suturing device and method 180 2000
6,964,668 Articulating suturing device and method 199 2002
2004/0092,964 Articulating suturing device and method 128 2003
2004/0097,978 Articulating suturing device and method 132 2003
2005/0059,982 Articulating suturing device and method 106 2003
2008/0004,636 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 119 2006
2008/0004,640 VESSEL CLOSURE DEVICE 79 2006
2007/0112,304 SYSTEMS FOR ANCHORING A MEDICAL DEVICE IN A BODY LUMEN 81 2006
2008/0300,628 Medical Devices 70 2007
2008/0319,475 Methods, Devices, and Apparatus for Managing Access Through Tissue 69 2007
D611144 Apparatus for delivering a closure element 77 2007
2009/0157,101 TISSUE CLOSURE SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE 82 2007
2009/0157,102 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 82 2007
7,841,502 Modular clip applier 36 2007
2008/0312,686 ANTIMICROBIAL CLOSURE ELEMENT AND CLOSURE ELEMENT APPLIER 82 2008
2009/0187,215 METHODS AND APPARATUS TO REDUCE A DIMENSION OF AN IMPLANTABLE DEVICE IN A SMALLER STATE 68 2008
2010/0160,958 Closure Device 24 2009
2010/0168,790 CURVED CLOSURE DEVICE 54 2009
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED (1)
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CORDIS WEBSTER, INC. (3)
6,171,277 Bi-directional control handle for steerable catheter 249 1998
6,198,974 Bi-directional steerable catheter 249 1998
6,210,407 Bi-directional electrode catheter 149 1998
 
The Field Surgery Research Department of the Third Military Medical University (1)
4,747,407 Blood vessel anastomat 257 1986
 
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5,474,569 Post-surgical gross pathology specimen marker 89 1993
 
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (1)
2005/0038,500 Radiopaque nitinol alloys for medical devices 100 2004
 
THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC. (1)
5,584,879 Aortic valve supporting device 181 1995
 
T.J. SMITH & NEPHEW LIMITED (1)
5,147,381 Surgical clip 102 1991
 
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5,776,147 Laparoscopic surgical clamp 154 1996
5,984,934 Low-profile surgical clip 109 1997
6,059,800 Suturing apparatus and method 137 1997
6,267,773 Low profile surgical clip 65 1999
2007/0112,365 Partial occlusion surgical guide clip 102 2005
 
ENDOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,443,477 Apparatus and method for deployment of radially expandable stents by a mechanical linkage 297 1994
 
STRYKER TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
4,278,091 Soft tissue retainer for use with bone implants, especially bone staples 174 1980
 
WILK AND NAKAO MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED (1)
5,156,609 Endoscopic stapling device and method 478 1991
 
Design Standards Corporation (2)
4,607,638 Surgical staples 376 1984
5,176,648 Introducer assembly and instrument for use therewith 188 1991
 
EV3 ENDOVASCULAR, INC. (1)
7,582,103 Tissue opening occluder 59 2006
 
Eva Corporation (1)
5,957,940 Fasteners for use in the surgical repair of aneurysms 199 1997
 
Richard Wolf GmbH (1)
4,759,364 Pincers attachment for a surgical handle to be used in endoscopy 208 1986
 
HERAEUS PRECIOUS METALS GMBH & CO. KG (1)
2007/0276,488 Medical implant or device 79 2007
 
OPHTHALMIC VENTURES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, NORWOOD, (1)
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AngioDynamics, Inc. (1)
6,059,825 Clot filter 195 1993
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL, INC. (1)
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IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CALIFORNIA, INC. (1)
5,725,554 Surgical staple and stapler 587 1993
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,242,459 Device and method for applying a ligating loop 160 1992
 
GATEWAY MEDICAL, INC. (5)
6,743,259 Lung assist apparatus and methods for use 148 2001
6,645,205 Apparatus and methods for reducing lung volume 123 2001
6,837,906 Lung assist apparatus and methods for use 159 2004
7,112,225 Lung assist apparatus and methods for use 128 2004
7,393,363 Lung assist apparatus and methods for use 127 2006
 
Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc. (3)
4,317,445 Catheter insertion unit with separate flashback indication for the cannula 253 1980
4,411,654 Peelable catheter with securing ring and suture sleeve 302 1981
4,412,832 Peelable catheter introduction device 241 1981
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (16)
4,771,782 Method and assembly for introducing multiple catheters into a biological vessel 161 1986
5,290,310 Hemostatic implant introducer 410 1992
5,364,408 Endoscopic suture system 537 1992
5,334,216 Hemostatic plug 247 1992
5,292,309 Surgical depth measuring instrument and method 254 1993
5,320,639 Vascular plug delivery system 271 1993
5,507,744 Apparatus and method for sealing vascular punctures 466 1993
5,431,639 Treating wounds caused by medical procedures 364 1993
6,063,085 Apparatus and method for sealing vascular punctures 256 1995
5,891,088 Catheter steering assembly providing asymmetric left and right curve configurations 128 1997
5,964,782 Closure device and method 477 1997
5,853,422 Apparatus and method for closing a septal defect 426 1997
6,443,158 Percutaneous coronary artery bypass through a venous vessel 115 1998
6,569,185 Continuous infusion technique for arterial sealing 179 2001
2007/0179,527 Occlusion apparatus, system, and method 82 2006
2009/0216,267 CLOSURE DEVICE WITH RAPIDLY DISSOLVING ANCHOR 71 2009
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
6,001,110 Hemostatic clips 196 1997
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (2)
5,643,318 Vascular plug with vessel locator 180 1996
6,030,364 Apparatus and method for percutaneous placement of gastro-intestinal tubes 191 1997
 
DEPUY MITEK, LLC (1)
5,827,298 Surgical fastening system and method for using the same 422 1995
 
Methodist Hospital of Indiana, Inc. (3)
4,902,508 Tissue graft composition 540 1988
5,281,422 Graft for promoting autogenous tissue growth 444 1991
5,573,784 Graft for promoting autogenous tissue growth 178 1995
 
HEARTPORT, INC. (8)
5,304,183 Tethered clamp retractor 213 1992
5,695,504 Devices and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis 891 1995
5,732,872 Surgical stapling instrument 601 1996
5,797,933 Coronary shunt and method of use 192 1996
5,817,113 Devices and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis 502 1997
6,280,460 Devices and methods for performing vascular anastomosis 267 1998
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NITI ALLOYS TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (1)
6,402,765 Surgical clip 118 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 267 1999
 
ByPass, Inc. (1)
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APOLLO ENDOSURGERY, INC. (1)
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TRACOR AEROSPACE, INC. (1)
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LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (2)
6,030,413 Artificial graft and implantation method 247 1991
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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 321 2000
6,596,012 Intra-arterial occluder 142 2001
6,425,911 Positioning device and incision closure device 186 2001
6,860,895 Tool, a sealing device, a system and a method for closing a wound 253 2002
6,786,915 Reinforced absorbable medical sealing device 107 2002
6,712,837 Guiding tool for wound closure element 153 2002
2005/0169,974 Dissolvable medical sealing device 249 2005
7,931,671 Medical sealing device 76 2005
2006/0206,146 Medical sealing device 89 2005
8,105,352 Medical sealing device 66 2005
2007/0239,209 TECHNIQUE FOR SECURING A SUTURE 162 2007
2011/0178,548 MEDICAL SEALING DEVICE 53 2011
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (1)
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EP Technologies, Inc. (1)
5,871,525 Steerable ablation catheter system 221 1995
 
COVIDIEN AG (8)
5,192,288 Surgical clip applier 388 1992
5,269,792 Surgical clip 210 1992
5,547,474 Surgical clip closure apparatus with safety stop 197 1992
5,282,808 Closure prevention apparatus for surgical clip applier 173 1993
5,431,667 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 163 1993
5,507,755 Apparatus and method for closing puncture wounds 268 1994
5,618,291 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 251 1995
6,458,130 Endoscopic bipolar electrosurgical forceps 366 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 85 2000
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (5)
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5,879,366 Self-expanding defect closure device and method of making and using 450 1996
6,080,182 Self-expanding defect closure device and method of making and using 410 1997
6,171,329 Self-expanding defect closure device and method of making and using 311 1998
6,929,634 Apparatus and methods for treating stroke and controlling cerebral flow characteristics 88 2002
 
SULZER INTRA THERAPEUTICS, INC. (1)
6,019,779 Multi-filar coil medical stent 197 1998
 
SNOW, BRENT W. (1)
2004/0249,412 Apparatus and methods for puncture site closure 82 2003
 
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Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (2)
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2002/0198,589 Tessellated stent and method of manufacture 121 2001
 
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Artemis Medical, Inc. (1)
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SURFACE GENESIS, INC. (1)
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GRACO CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS INC. (1)
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COVIDIEN LP (1)
6,149,660 Method and apparatus for delivery of an appliance in a vessel 325 1996
 
ARTERIAL VASCULAR ENGINEERING, INC. (1)
5,700,273 Wound closure apparatus and method 321 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 331 1999
 
RADI MEDICAL SYSTEMS AB (5)
2008/0114,395 Closure Device 85 2006
2007/0225,755 Closure device 69 2006
2007/0225,756 Closure device and insertion assembly 70 2006
2007/0225,757 Closure device 68 2006
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MVMD, INC. (1)
6,152,144 Method and device for left atrial appendage occlusion 491 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 98 1996
6,447,540 Stent deployment device including splittable sleeve containing the stent 209 1997
6,117,157 Helical embolization coil 122 1998
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (2)
6,749,622 Vascular closure 206 2002
2005/0165,357 Introducer sheath with retainer 83 2005
 
SHIPP, JOHN I. (1)
5,350,399 Percutaneous arterial puncture seal device and insertion tool therefore 446 1992
 
C. R. Bard, Inc. (3)
5,766,246 Implantable prosthesis and method and apparatus for loading and delivering an implantable prothesis 309 1994
6,926,723 Implantable prosthesis and method and apparatus for loading and delivering an implantable prosthesis 124 1994
5,843,167 Method and apparatus for recapture of hooked endoprosthesis 305 1997
 
Storz Endoskop GmbH (1)
6,500,115 Endoscope 116 2001
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (3)
6,013,084 Stretch resistant vaso-occlusive coils (II) 208 1997
6,036,720 Sheet metal aneurysm neck bridge 250 1997
6,193,708 Detachable aneurysm neck bridge (I) 190 1999
 
MORRIS INNOVATIVE RESEARCH, INC. (1)
6,790,220 Method and apparatus for sealing access 140 2002
 
JMS Co., Ltd. (1)
4,950,258 Plastic molded articles with shape memory property 381 1989
 
ACCESS CLOSURE, INC. (3)
7,331,979 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 148 2003
2007/0060,950 Apparatus and methods for delivering sealing materials during a percutaneous procedure to facilitate hemostasis 125 2004
7,335,220 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 193 2004
 
VTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LIMITED (1)
5,226,908 Multi-functional instruments and stretchable ligating and occluding devices 183 1991
 
LITTLEFORD,ELIZABETH H. (1)
4,345,606 Split sleeve introducers for pacemaker electrodes and the like 232 1980
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (3)
5,769,870 Perfusion device for maintaining blood flow in a vessel while isolating an anastomosis 156 1996
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6,254,617 Means and method for performing an anastomosis 149 1998
 
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2009/0312,789 MAGNETIC DEVICES AND METHODS FOR SEPTAL OCCLUSION 56 2006
 
Scion Cardio-Vascular, Inc. (1)
6,206,895 Suture with toggle and delivery system 316 1999
 
Scion International, Inc. (1)
6,165,204 Shaped suture clip, appliance and method therefor 238 1999
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