WO/2010/081106 is referenced by 75 patents.

A closure system (10) is provided that may include a plurality of needle carriers (160A, 160B) each having a distal end and a proximal end and a plurality of detachable needles (170A, 170B) in which at least one of the detachable needles is detachably coupled to the distal end of one of the needle carriers. The detachable needle may be configured to resist proximal movement when deployed in a vessel wall. The closure system may further include at least one suture (320) secured to each of the detachable needles and a guide member (130) having a plurality of first lumens (132A,132B) defined therein that extend distally from a proximal end of the guide member toward a distal end of the guide member in which each of the first lumens is sized to receive one of the needle carriers and one of the detachable needles coupled to the needle carrier.

Title
Closure devices, systems, and methods
Application Number
PCT/US/2010/020664
Publication Number
2010/081106
Application Date
January 11, 2010
Publication Date
July 15, 2010
Inventor
VOSS LAVEILLE K
Agent
Taylor Paul N
Assignee
ABBOTT VASCULAR
IPC
A61B 17/00
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