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Christy Cummins, Robert Stevenson: Blood vessel closure clip and delivery device. Abbott Vascular, Workman Nydegger, December 14, 2010: US07850709 (50 worldwide citation)

A clip for closing a puncture hole in a blood vessel comprises a ring 12 having a resiliently expandable circumference and a plurality of barbed prongs 14 extending at least approximately in the same direction from one edge of the ring. A device for deploying such a clip is also described.


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Christy Cummins: Surgical staple. Abbott Vascular, Workman Nydegger, February 15, 2011: US07887563 (40 worldwide citation)

In certain exemplary embodiments, a generally U-shaped surgical staple is provided having a base and a pair of legs extending substantially perpendicularly from opposite ends of the base respectively. The legs in use of the staple are bent through approximately 90° relative to the base. To effect a ...


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Christy Cummins: Surgical staple. Abbott Vascular, Workman Nydegger, April 5, 2011: US07918873 (38 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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Wilmer L Sibbitt Jr, Randy R Sibbitt: Vascular closure methods and apparatuses. Abbott Vascular, Workman Nydegger, Randy Shen, November 1, 2011: US08048108 (23 worldwide citation)

A vascular closure device comprised of a sheath-delivered expandable, umbrella-like device with structural radial members with terminal and non-terminal hooks that engage the vessel wall. Unlike other vascular closure umbrella-type devices that effect closure by opening of the umbrella to cover an o ...


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Troy L Thornton, Brian B Martin, Amy R Raatikka, Yen C Liao, William D Kolosi, Pedro Lucatero: Multi-catheter steerable guiding system and methods of use. Abbott Vascular, Sughrue Mion PLLC, Jonathan Feuchtwang, April 2, 2013: US08409273 (22 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems, methods and kits are provided for endoscopically accessing a body cavity and providing a directed pathway toward a target tissue within the cavity. The directed pathway is provided by a multi-catheter guiding system which is positioned in a desired configuration, generally directed ...


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David T Pollock, Richard Newhauser, Octavian Iancea: Single-piece endoprosthesis with high expansion ratios and atraumatic ends. Abbott Vascular Solutions, Fulwider Patton, February 26, 2013: US08382816 (20 worldwide citation)

A new endoluminal prosthesis for use in sealing a vascular graft to corporeal lumen provides for a flattened bulbous tail at the end of each cell of the prosthesis. The flattened bulbous tails reduce the amount of wear between the prosthesis and the softer material of the vascular grafts or corporea ...


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Christy Cummins, James Coleman: Surgical stapler. Abbott Vascular, Workman Nydegger, Randy Shen, November 26, 2013: US08590760 (17 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for closing a puncture wound in a liquid carrying vessel are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a surgical stapler is provided having a locator tube with an inflatable member formed thereon and adapted to be positioned within a liquid carrying vessel adjacent a puncture wound ...


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Christy Cummins, Robert Stevenson: Blood vessel closure clip and delivery device. Abbott Vascular, Workman Nydegger, Randy Shen, June 5, 2012: US08192459 (16 worldwide citation)

A clip for closing a puncture hole in a blood vessel comprises a ring having a resiliently expandable circumference and a plurality of barbed prongs extending at least approximately in the same direction from one edge of the ring. A device for deploying such a clip is also described.


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Wouter E Roorda, Kelly J McCrystle, Ian J Clark, Laveille K Voss, Ni Ding: Closure device. Abbott Vascular, Workman Nydegger, Randy Shen, March 19, 2013: US08398676 (15 worldwide citation)

A device for closing an opening in a wall of a body lumen includes a closure element with a first flange and a second flange. Both the first flange and the second flange may have a delivery cross-sectional dimension and a deployed cross-sectional dimension. The device for closing an opening further ...


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Eric A Goldfarb, Alfred H Raschdorf Jr, Jaime E Sarabia, Syliva Wen Chin Fan, Kent D Dell, Jan Komtebedde, Ferolyn T Powell: Fixation devices, systems and methods for engaging tissue. Abbott Vascular, Sughrue Mion PLLC, Jonathan Feuchtwang, August 6, 2013: US08500761 (12 worldwide citation)

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 use ...