06964674 is referenced by 140 patents and cites 31 patents.

A system for sealing a hole in a body, comprising a generally cylindrical mesh formed from a plurality of helical strands which is inserted into the hole, with at least one end of the cylindrical mesh being moved least partially through an interior portion of the cylindrical shaped mesh such that the mesh expands radially outwards against sides of the hole.

Title
Annulotomy closure device
Application Number
9/663250
Publication Number
6964674 (B1)
Application Date
September 15, 2000
Publication Date
November 15, 2005
Inventor
Selise M Pastore
San Diego
CA, US
James F Marino
La Jolla
CA, US
Walter D Gillespie
La Mesa
CA, US
David G Matsuura
Encinitas
CA, US
Agent
Jonathan Spangler
Assignee
NuVasive
CA, US
IPC
A61B 017/03
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