1
Enrique J Klein, T Daniel Gross, Tomoaki Hinohara, James W Vetter: Device and method for the percutaneous suturing of a vascular puncture site. Perclose Incorporated, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, May 23, 1995: US05417699 (668 worldwide citation)

A suture applying device comprises a shaft which carries a pair of needles near its distal end. The needles are joined by a length of suture, and the shaft is used to both introduce the needles into a lumen of a body structure and to push the needles back through tissue on either side of the punctur ...


2
Bernard H Andreas, T Daniel Gross, Tomoaki Hinohara, James W Vetter: Apparatus and method for vascular closure. Perclose, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, March 25, 1997: US05613974 (523 worldwide citation)

A suture-applying device comprises a guide body having a needle guide at its distal end. Needles are reciprocatably carried on a shaft so that they may be advanced through the needle guide and tissue into the guide body. The suturing device is used by placing the needle guide within a vascular punct ...


3
Enrique J Klein, Bernard H Andreas: Device and method for suturing of internal puncture sites. Perclose, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, June 18, 1996: US05527322 (513 worldwide citation)

A suture applying device comprises a shaft having a nose piece attached at its distal end. The shaft and the nose piece are separated by a transition region, and a needle entry lumen in the shaft permits a flexible needle to be introduced in the distal direction. The needle is able to cross the tran ...


4
Enrique J Klein, Bernard H Andreas: Device and method for suturing of internal puncture sites. Perclose, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, March 27, 2001: US06206893 (419 worldwide citation)

A suture applying device comprises a shaft having a nose piece attached at its distal end. The shaft and the nose piece are separated by a transition region, and a needle entry lumen in the shaft permits a flexible needle to be introduced in the distal direction. The needle is able to cross the tran ...


5
Enrique J Klein, T Daniel Gross, Tomoaki Hinohara, James W Vetter: Method for the percutaneous suturing of a vascular puncture site. Perclose, Timothy H Trial & Technology Law Group Gens, January 19, 1999: US05860991 (395 worldwide citation)

A suture applying device comprises a shaft which carries a pair of needles near its distal end. The needles are joined by a length of suture, and the shaft is used to both introduce the needles into a lumen of a body structure and to push the needles back through tissue on either side of the punctur ...


6
D Bruce Modesitt, Michael Zung, Michael Barrett, Bernard H Andreas, Lewis Isbell: Articulating suturing device and method. Perclose, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 24, 2000: US06136010 (385 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems, and methods for suturing of body lumens allow the suturing of vascular puncture sites located at the distal end of a percutaneous tissue tract. An elongated articulated foot near a distal end of a shaft is inserted through the penetration and actuated so that the foot extends along ...


7
Bernard H Andreas, James W Vetter: Device and method for suturing tissue. Perclose, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, March 14, 2000: US06036699 (340 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides medical devices and methods for: suturing tissue by proximally drawing sutures through a tissue layer in the proximity of an aperture; suturing vascular tissue while maintaining adequate perfusion or hemostasis, or both; anastomosing a graft to an aperture in a vessel ...


8
Enrique J Klein, Bernard H Andreas: Device and method for suturing of internal puncture sites. Perclose, August 11, 1998: US05792152 (276 worldwide citation)

A suture applying device comprises a shaft having a nose piece attached at its distal end. The shaft and the nose piece are separated by a transition region, and a needle entry lumen in the shaft permits a flexible needle to be introduced in the distal direction. The needle is able to cross the tran ...


9
Enrique J Klein, T Daniel Gross, Tomoaki Hinohara, James W Vetter: Device and method for the percutaneous suturing of a vascular puncture site. Perclose, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 14, 1998: US05779719 (260 worldwide citation)

A suture applying device comprises a shaft which carries a pair of needles near its distal end. The needles are joined by a length of suture, and the shaft is used to both introduce the needles into a lumen of a body structure and to push the needles back through tissue on either side of the punctur ...


10
Bernard H Andreas, Timothy J Wood: Apparatus and methods for advancing surgical knots. Perclose, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 25, 1998: US05797929 (219 worldwide citation)

A knot pusher comprises a shaft having a fitting at its distal end. The fitting includes a radial slot for receiving a suture length therein. A mechanism is provided for closing the slot so that the suture can be contained within the slot as a knot is advanced over the contained suture length.