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, CA52

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Carley, Michael T San Jose, CA 58 1699
Ginn, Richard S San Jose, CA 231 8646

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INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (38)
6,197,042 Vascular sheath with puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 300 2000
6,461,364 Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 116 2000
6,391,048 Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant and methods of use 177 2000
6,626,918 Apparatus and methods for positioning a vascular sheath 105 2000
6,719,777 Closure device and methods for making and using them 101 2000
6,277,140 Vascular sheath with puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 124 2001
6,632,238 Vascular sheath with puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 124 2001
7,842,068 Apparatus and methods for providing tactile feedback while delivering a closure device 51 2001
6,623,510 Closure device and methods for making and using them 143 2002
6,695,867 Plunger apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 135 2002
6,749,621 Sheath apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 155 2002
6,942,674 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 164 2002
2003/0078,598 Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 77 2002
2004/0153,122 Clip applier and methods of use 76 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 99 2003
7,867,249 Clip applier and methods of use 24 2003
2004/0073,236 Closure device and methods for making and using them 81 2003
7,144,411 Apparatus and methods for positioning a vascular sheath 84 2003
7,854,810 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 23 2003
7,857,828 Clip applier and methods of use 23 2005
D566272 Vessel closure device 67 2005
2005/0273,136 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 66 2005
2006/0190,038 Closure device and methods for making and using them 72 2006
2007/0282,352 Closure device and methods for making and using them 47 2006
2006/0287,674 Closure system and methods of use 80 2006
7,819,895 Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 86 2006
2007/0010,853 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR POSITIONING A VASCULAR SHEATH 66 2006
2007/0250,080 RESETTABLE CLIP APPLIER AND RESET TOOLS 88 2007
2007/0276,416 CLOSURE DEVICE AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 49 2007
2007/0270,904 Apparatus and Methods for Providing Tactile Feedback while Delivering a Closure Device 54 2007
2008/0065,152 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING A CLOSURE ELEMENT 94 2007
2008/0210,737 INTEGRATED VASCULAR DEVICE WITH PUNCTURE SITE CLOSURE COMPONENT AND SEALANT AND METHODS OF USE 46 2008
2008/0221,616 INTEGRATED VASCULAR DEVICE WITH PUNCTURE SITE CLOSURE COMPONENT AND SEALANT AND METHODS OF USE 62 2008
2008/0312,666 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 52 2008
2010/0217,132 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR LOCATING A SURFACE OF A BODY LUMEN 24 2009
2009/0177,212 CLOSURE DEVICE AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 40 2009
7,850,797 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 21 2009
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (26)
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2008/0004,636 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 89 2006
2008/0004,640 VESSEL CLOSURE DEVICE 55 2006
2007/0112,304 SYSTEMS FOR ANCHORING A MEDICAL DEVICE IN A BODY LUMEN 62 2006
2008/0300,628 Medical Devices 48 2007
2008/0319,475 Methods, Devices, and Apparatus for Managing Access Through Tissue 56 2007
D611144 Apparatus for delivering a closure element 58 2007
2009/0157,101 TISSUE CLOSURE SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE 59 2007
2009/0157,102 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 61 2007
7,841,502 Modular clip applier 22 2007
2008/0312,686 ANTIMICROBIAL CLOSURE ELEMENT AND CLOSURE ELEMENT APPLIER 63 2008
2009/0187,215 METHODS AND APPARATUS TO REDUCE A DIMENSION OF AN IMPLANTABLE DEVICE IN A SMALLER STATE 48 2008
2010/0160,958 Closure Device 17 2009
2010/0168,790 CURVED CLOSURE DEVICE 39 2009
 
ABBOTT VASCULAR INC. (24)
6,582,452 Surgical stapler 81 2001
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6,669,714 Device for locating a puncture hole in a liquid-carrying vessel 69 2001
7,108,709 Surgical staple 240 2002
7,008,435 Surgical stapling device and method 235 2002
7,163,551 Surgical stapling device 76 2002
6,926,731 Surgical stapler 78 2003
7,850,709 Blood vessel closure clip and delivery device 25 2003
7,111,768 Surgical stapling device 93 2003
2005/0216,057 Surgical stapler 75 2005
2005/0274,768 SURGICAL STAPLER 292 2005
2007/0010,854 Surgical Staple 64 2006
2008/0272,173 SURGICAL STAPLER 61 2008
2008/0269,801 SURGICAL STAPLER 55 2008
2008/0269,802 SURGICAL STAPLER 53 2008
2009/0230,168 SURGICAL STAPLER 30 2009
2010/0114,156 CLOSURE DEVICE 50 2009
2010/0114,159 CLOSURE DEVICE 46 2009
2010/0179,567 CLOSURE DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS 48 2010
2010/0179,571 CLOSURE DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS 48 2010
2010/0179,572 CLOSURE DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS 48 2010
2010/0179,589 RAPIDLY ERODING ANCHOR 49 2010
2010/0179,590 VESSEL CLOSURE DEVICES AND METHODS 48 2010
2010/0185,234 CLOSURE DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS 48 2010
 
United States Surgical Corporation (24)
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5,478,354 Wound closing apparatus and method 496 1993
5,560,532 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to body tissue 442 1993
5,392,978 Surgical staple and endoscopic stapler 126 1993
5,439,479 Surgical clip 191 1994
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5,810,846 Vascular hole closure 146 1995
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5,833,698 Anastomosis instrument and method 315 1996
5,755,726 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 166 1996
5,728,110 Procedure for use of laparoscopic surgical instruments 212 1997
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5,928,251 Occlusion clamp and occlusion clamp applicator 106 1997
5,910,155 Vascular wound closure system 170 1998
6,676,671 Stapling apparatus and method for heart valve replacement 134 2001
6,450,391 Apparatus and method for surgical fastening 168 2001
 
KENSEY NASH CORPORATION (19)
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5,222,974 Hemostatic puncture closure system and method of use 450 1991
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5,242,456 Apparatus and methods for clamping tissue and reflecting the same 243 1992
5,306,254 Vessel position locating device and method of use 230 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 450 1993
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5,728,114 Apparatus and methods of use for preventing blood seepage at a percutaneous puncture site 190 1996
6,063,114 Connector system for vessels, ducts, lumens or hollow organs and methods of use 125 1997
5,935,147 Hemostatic puncture closure system and method of use 209 1997
6,090,130 Hemostatic puncture closure system including blood vessel locator and method of use 154 1998
6,007,563 Method of deploying percutaneous puncture closure 218 1998
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (17)
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5,690,674 Wound closure with plug 200 1996
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6,663,655 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 156 2001
6,623,509 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 122 2001
6,890,343 Plug with detachable guidewire element and methods for use 126 2002
6,896,692 Plug with collet and apparatus and method for delivering such plugs 147 2002
6,969,397 Guide wire element for positioning vascular closure devices and methods for use 118 2002
7,083,635 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 134 2003
2005/0085,854 Locator and closure device and method of use 117 2003
2004/0127,940 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 132 2003
7,361,183 Locator and delivery device and method of use 113 2004
2005/0267,528 Vascular plug having composite construction 121 2005
2005/0177,189 Plug with detachable guidewire element and methods for use 100 2005
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2006/0253,037 Locator and closure device and method of use 93 2005
2008/0065,151 LOCATOR AND DELIVERY DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE 91 2007
 
RADI MEDICAL SYSTEMS AB (17)
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6,596,012 Intra-arterial occluder 105 2001
6,425,911 Positioning device and incision closure device 145 2001
6,860,895 Tool, a sealing device, a system and a method for closing a wound 188 2002
6,786,915 Reinforced absorbable medical sealing device 67 2002
6,712,837 Guiding tool for wound closure element 111 2002
2005/0169,974 Dissolvable medical sealing device 131 2005
7,931,671 Medical sealing device 41 2005
2006/0206,146 Medical sealing device 63 2005
8,105,352 Medical sealing device 37 2005
2008/0114,395 Closure Device 53 2006
2007/0225,755 Closure device 49 2006
2007/0225,756 Closure device and insertion assembly 50 2006
2007/0225,757 Closure device 49 2006
2007/0225,758 Closure device 50 2006
2007/0239,209 TECHNIQUE FOR SECURING A SUTURE 98 2007
2011/0178,548 MEDICAL SEALING DEVICE 35 2011
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (16)
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5,364,408 Endoscopic suture system 433 1992
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5,292,309 Surgical depth measuring instrument and method 220 1993
5,320,639 Vascular plug delivery system 234 1993
5,507,744 Apparatus and method for sealing vascular punctures 364 1993
5,431,639 Treating wounds caused by medical procedures 307 1993
6,063,085 Apparatus and method for sealing vascular punctures 182 1995
5,891,088 Catheter steering assembly providing asymmetric left and right curve configurations 103 1997
5,964,782 Closure device and method 394 1997
5,853,422 Apparatus and method for closing a septal defect 348 1997
6,443,158 Percutaneous coronary artery bypass through a venous vessel 95 1998
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2007/0179,527 Occlusion apparatus, system, and method 58 2006
2009/0216,267 CLOSURE DEVICE WITH RAPIDLY DISSOLVING ANCHOR 44 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 168 1982
4,428,376 Plastic surgical staple 257 1982
5,250,058 Absorbable anastomosic fastener means 320 1991
5,246,156 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 319 1991
5,242,457 Surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures 424 1992
5,309,927 Circular stapler tissue retention spring method 329 1992
5,304,204 Receiverless surgical fasteners 345 1993
5,413,584 "Omega"-shaped staple for surgical, especially endoscopic, purposes 227 1993
5,433,721 Endoscopic instrument having a torsionally stiff drive shaft for applying fasteners to tissue 716 1993
5,340,360 Ligating clip applier 133 1993
5,423,857 Three piece surgical staple 121 1993
5,470,010 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 255 1995
6,126,675 Bioabsorbable device and method for sealing vascular punctures 179 1999
6,319,258 Absorbable rivet/pin applier for use in surgical procedures 83 1999
 
MEDTRONIC ANGIOLINK, INC. (11)
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2003/0097,140 Wound site management and wound closure device 78 2003
2004/0093,024 Advanced wound site management systems and methods 159 2003
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2004/0267,312 Advanced wound site management systems and methods 69 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 360 1990
5,275,616 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 288 1992
5,437,631 Percutaneous introducer set and method for sealing puncture wounds 290 1993
5,601,602 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 186 1994
7,008,439 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 85 1995
5,716,375 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 182 1996
5,725,498 Device and method for sealing puncture wounds 192 1996
2004/0215,232 Device and method for positioning a closure device 124 2003
2005/0085,851 Tissue puncture closure device with automatic tamping 134 2003
2005/0085,855 Automatic suture locking device 117 2003
2005/0121,042 Suture based vascular closure apparatus and method incorporating a pre-tied knot 94 2003
 
ACCESSCLOSURE, INC. (10)
2005/0149,117 Apparatus and methods for delivering sealing materials during a percutaneous procedure to facilitate hemostasis 107 2003
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2004/0267,193 Auto-injector apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 101 2004
2004/0267,308 Auto-retraction apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 125 2004
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2006/0100,664 Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture 115 2004
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2006/0253,072 Apparatus and methods for sealing a puncture in tissue 110 2005
2008/0009,794 Apparatus and method for temporary hemostasis 93 2005
2007/0123,817 Apparatus and Methods for Sealing a Vascular Puncture 96 2007
 
COVIDIEN AG (8)
5,192,288 Surgical clip applier 256 1992
5,269,792 Surgical clip 166 1992
5,547,474 Surgical clip closure apparatus with safety stop 154 1992
5,282,808 Closure prevention apparatus for surgical clip applier 134 1993
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6,458,130 Endoscopic bipolar electrosurgical forceps 311 2001
 
HEARTPORT, INC. (8)
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5,732,872 Surgical stapling instrument 449 1996
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ST. JUDE MEDICAL ATG, INC. (7)
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6,602,263 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 96 2000
6,533,812 Medical anastomosis apparatus 142 2002
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (7)
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6,248,124 Arterial hole closure apparatus 227 2000
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APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (5)
5,776,147 Laparoscopic surgical clamp 112 1996
5,984,934 Low-profile surgical clip 88 1997
6,059,800 Suturing apparatus and method 105 1997
6,267,773 Low profile surgical clip 46 1999
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BY-PASS INC. (5)
7,063,711 Vascular surgery 118 1999
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6,726,704 Advanced closure device 97 2001
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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)
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UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO (4)
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Baxter Travenol Laboratories, 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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4,610,252 Dual muscle clamp 79 1984
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4,610,251 Surgical staple 158 1985
4,687,469 Device for slitting introducers for pacemaker electrodes 111 1985
4,635,634 Surgical clip applicator system 127 1985
4,693,249 Anastomosis device and method 120 1986
4,789,090 Surgical stapler 129 1986
4,865,026 Sealing wound closure device 143 1987
4,860,746 Elastic surgical ring clip and ring loader 104 1987
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4,917,089 Buttoned device for the transvenous occlusion of intracardiac defects 423 1988
4,961,729 Catheter insertion assembly 146 1988
4,957,499 Surgical suturing instrument 285 1989
5,007,921 Surgical staple 256 1989
4,997,436 Arthroscopic clip insertion tool 140 1989
5,100,418 Suture tie device system and applicator therefor 285 1989
5,032,127 Hemostatic clip and applicator therefor 183 1990
5,171,250 Surgical clips and surgical clip applicator and cutting and transection device 182 1990
5,047,047 Wound closing device 227 1990
5,002,562 Surgical clip 245 1990
5,167,643 Needle protection station 74 1990
5,078,731 Suture clip 277 1990
5,026,390 Surgical staple 178 1990
5,053,008 Intracardiac catheter 600 1990
5,131,379 Device and method for inserting a cannula into a duct 112 1991
5,236,435 Laparoscopic surgical staple system 73 1991
5,217,024 Tissue sampling device with visual and tactile indicator 98 1992
5,246,443 Clip and osteosynthesis plate with dynamic compression and self-retention 297 1992
5,254,105 Sheath for wound closure caused by a medical tubular device 194 1992
5,445,167 Methods of applying surgical chips and suture tie devices to bodily tissue during endoscopic procedures 205 1992
5,443,481 Methods and device for percutaneous sealing of arterial puncture sites 277 1993
5,335,680 Hair clip 89 1993
5,330,445 Sheath for wound closure caused by a medical tubular device 107 1993
5,462,561 Suture device 382 1993
5,364,406 Laparoscopic surgical staple 120 1993
5,522,840 Device for the non-surgical seal of the interstice in the wall of a vessel 137 1993
5,464,413 Nose clip 65 1993
5,466,241 Ligature and/or suture system for endoscopic surgery 133 1994
5,425,740 Endoscopic hernia repair clip and method 190 1994
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5,544,802 Surgical staple and stapler device therefor 95 1994
5,474,557 Multibranch osteosynthesis clip with dynamic compression and self-retention 172 1994
5,620,452 Surgical clip with ductile tissue penetrating members 307 1994
5,695,505 Multifunctional spring clips and cartridges and applicators therefor 214 1995
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5,645,567 Surgical staple and stapler device therefor 104 1996
5,810,851 Suture spring device 366 1996
5,855,312 Flexible annular stapler for closed surgery of hollow organs 183 1996
5,797,958 Endoscopic grasping instrument with scissors 281 1996
5,752,966 Exovascular anastomotic device 114 1997
6,010,517 Device for occluding abnormal vessel communications 144 1997
5,858,082 Self-interlocking reinforcement fibers 65 1997
5,984,949 Tissue hooks and tools for applying same 119 1997
5,928,231 Implantable osteosynthesis device 194 1997
5,919,207 Percutaneous arterial closure with staples 166 1998
6,296,657 Vascular sealing device and method 126 1998
6,117,148 Intraluminal anastomotic device 276 1998
6,033,427 Method and device for percutaneous sealing of internal puncture sites 246 1999
6,120,524 Device for closing an arterial puncture and method 138 1999
6,679,904 Device for closure of puncture wound 81 1999
6,110,184 Introducer with vascular sealing mechanism 94 1999
6,273,903 Endoscopic stapling device and related staple 71 1999
6,547,806 Vascular sealing device and method of use 132 2000
6,305,891 Fastening device and a spacer, and a method of using the same 79 2000
6,689,147 Anastomosis punch device and method 74 2000
6,428,472 Surgical retractor having a malleable support 132 2000
6,743,243 Support device for endoscopic suturless anastomosis 92 2000
6,790,218 Occlusive coil manufacture and delivery 129 2000
6,896,687 Connectors for hollow anatomical structures and methods of use 73 2001
6,634,537 Detachable insulation wire-pressing element of a stapling device 70 2001
2002/0133,193 Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant and methods of use 70 2002
2003/0125,766 Vascular sealing device and method of use 80 2002
2004/0093,027 Barbed tissue connector for sealing vascular puncture wounds 92 2003
2003/0195,561 Closure device and methods for making and using them 58 2003
2004/0009,289 Closure device and methods for making and using them 61 2003
2004/0059,376 Device for the introduction and fashioning of skin clips 42 2003
2004/0073,255 Plunger apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 69 2003
7,326,230 Vascular sealing device and method of use 93 2003
2004/0167,570 Sheath apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 65 2004
2005/0038,460 Occlusive coil manufacture and delivery 55 2004
2005/0119,695 Closure device and methods for making and using them 71 2005
2005/0187,564 Occlusive coil manufacturing and delivery 72 2005
2007/0083,230 Left atrial appendage occlusion device 61 2005
2006/0030,867 Device and method for repairing tissue 70 2005
2006/0190,014 Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant and methods of use 65 2006
2006/0190,037 Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant and methods of use 57 2006
2006/0167,484 Closure device and methods for making and using them 65 2006
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2006/0195,124 Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 66 2006
2008/0058,839 Reverse tapered guidewire and method of use 53 2007
2008/0086,075 VASCULAR ACCESS DEVICES AND METHODS OF USE 67 2007
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