05108421 is referenced by 458 patents and cites 32 patents.

A device and method of closing an incision or puncture in a patient by inserting a vessel plug into the incision or puncture until the distal end of the vessel plug is adjacent to the outer lumen of the blood vessel or target organ so that the vessel plug does not obstruct the flow of fluid through the blood vessel or target organ. The precise positioning of the vessel plug in the incision or puncture is accomplished through the use of a balloon catheter or a cylindrical insertion assembly having a proximal plunger member associated therewith.

Title
Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient
Application Number
7/591342
Publication Number
5108421
Application Date
October 1, 1990
Publication Date
April 28, 1992
Inventor
Bradford C Fowler
Woodinville
WA, US
Agent
Richard D Allison
Montgomery W Smith
Andrew J Beck
Assignee
Quinton Instrument Company
WA, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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