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Christy Cummins: Surgical staple. Abbott Vascular, Workman Nydegger, Randy Shen, May 20, 2014: US08728119 (120 worldwide citation)

A generally U-shaped surgical staple comprises a base 10 and a pair of generally “L”-shaped legs 12 extending substantially perpendicularly from opposite ends of the base respectively. The legs 12 in use of the staple are bent through approximately 90° relative to the base. To effect a greater compr ...


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Michael T Carley, Richard S Ginn: Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip. Abbott Vascular Devices, Workman Nydegger, May 1, 2007: US07211101 (115 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a method of making clips 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. It is often desirable for such clips to have a small lateral dimension, but manuf ...


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Voss Laveille K: Closure devices, systems, and methods. ABBOTT VASCULAR, Taylor Paul N, July 15, 2010: WO/2010/081101 (75 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure includes vessel closure devices, systems, and methods. A closure system configured to close a body lumen opening may include a handle member. A tube set configured to deliver and/or deploy a closure element may be coupled to the handle member. The closure system may also inclu ...


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MEHL DOUGLAS H: Closure devices, systems, and methods. ABBOTT VASCULAR, Black Seth, July 15, 2010: WO/2010/081102 (75 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure includes anchor members configured to locate and/or anchor tissue surrounding a body lumen opening comprising. In one implementation, the anchor member can include an elongate portion configured to be manipulated by a user and an anchor portion. In a further implementation, th ...


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FORTSON AARON M: Vessel closure devices and methods. ABBOTT VASCULAR, Taylor Paul N, July 15, 2010: WO/2010/081103 (75 worldwide citation)

A closure device (100) configured for closing an opening in a body lumen. The closure device may include a delivery sheath (110), a cleat (130), and one or more anchors (120). The cleat may be disposed within and move longitudinally with respect to the delivery sheath. The one or more anchors may be ...


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VOSS LAVEILLE K: Closure devices, systems, and methods. ABBOTT VASCULAR, Taylor Paul N, July 15, 2010: WO/2010/081106 (75 worldwide citation)

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 c ...


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Patrick P Wu, Keif Fitzgerald, August Yambao, Michael Green: Delivery system for medical devices. Abbott Vascular Solutions, Fulwider Patton, March 9, 2010: US07674282 (74 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed a delivery system for implantation a self-expanding medical device in a body which includes a control handle and a catheter portion. The catheter portion includes an outer restraining member which covers the collapsed, medical device, an inner catheter member having a dista ...


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MEHL DOUGLAS H: Closure device. ABBOTT VASCULAR, Roy Frasser D, June 3, 2010: WO/2010/062693 (74 worldwide citation)

A closure device for closing an opening in tissue is provided. The closure device according the present invention includes a delivery system for deploying a closure element, wherein the closure element is movable between a delivery configuration and a deployed configuration to close an opening in ti ...


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SIBBITT WILMER L: Redundant tissue closure methods and apparatuses. ABBOTT VASCULAR, Taylor Paul N, March 18, 2010: WO/2010/031050 (64 worldwide citation)

A tissue closure device including a tissue eversion apparatus, and a first and a second, redundant closure element that are placed on the external surface of a tissue puncture wound to enhance the efficacy of closure. The first closure element and the second closure element closure are left resident ...


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Patrick P Wu, Keif Fitzgerald, August Yambao, Michael Green: Delivery system for medical devices. Abbott Vascular Solutions, Fulwider Patton, Jonathan Feuchtwang, July 20, 2010: US07758625 (63 worldwide citation)

A delivery system for implantation a self-expanding medical device in a body includes a control handle and a catheter portion. The catheter portion includes an outer restraining member which covers the collapsed, medical device, an inner catheter member having a distal end including a region upon wh ...