08500761 is referenced by 12 patents and cites 591 patents.

The invention provides devices, systems and methods for tissue approximation and repair at treatment sites. The devices, systems and methods of the invention will find use in a variety of therapeutic procedures, including endovascular, minimally-invasive, and open surgical procedures, and can be used in various anatomical regions, including the abdomen, thorax, cardiovascular system, heart, intestinal tract, stomach, urinary tract, bladder, lung, and other organs, vessels, and tissues. The invention is particularly useful in those procedures requiring minimally-invasive or endovascular access to remote tissue locations, where the instruments utilized must negotiate long, narrow, and tortuous pathways to the treatment site. In addition, many of the devices and systems of the invention are adapted to be reversible and removable from the patient at any point without interference with or trauma to internal tissues.

Title
Fixation devices, systems and methods for engaging tissue
Application Number
12/636471
Publication Number
8500761 (B2)
Application Date
December 11, 2009
Publication Date
August 6, 2013
Inventor
Ferolyn T Powell
San Francisco
CA, US
Jan Komtebedde
Los Gatos
CA, US
Kent D Dell
Redwood City
CA, US
Syliva Wen Chin Fan
San Francisco
CA, US
Jaime E Sarabia
San Jose
CA, US
Alfred H Raschdorf Jr
Kings Park
NY, US
Eric A Goldfarb
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Jonathan Feuchtwang
Sughrue Mion PLLC
Assignee
Abbott Vascular
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/08
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