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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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D Bruce Modesitt, Amelia Lasser: Articulating suturing device and method. Abbott Laboratories, Workman Nydegger, Randy Shen, November 1, 2011: US08048092 (38 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 is inserted through a penetration and actuated extend the foot carrying suturing attachment cuffs. Needles a ...


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Scott A McIntosh: Device for suturing intracardiac defects. Abbott Laboratories, Workman Nydegger, Randy Shen, July 3, 2012: US08211122 (28 worldwide citation)

A suturing device includes a length of suture that will be delivered to the site of a PFO and placed through the tissue adjacent the opening to close the PFO. The suture is advanced through the tissue surrounding the opening by a pair of needles that penetrate the tissue adjacent to the opening. The ...


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Syed Hossainy, Michael Ngo, Mikael Trollsas, John Stankus, Gene Michal: Methods and compositions for treating tissue using silk proteins. Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Randy Shen, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, June 5, 2012: US08192760 (28 worldwide citation)

Compositions for forming a self-reinforcing composite biomatrix, methods of manufacture and use therefore are herein disclosed. Kits including delivery devices suitable for delivering the compositions are also disclosed. In some embodiments, the composition can include at least three components. In ...


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Michael T Carley, Richard S Ginn, Javier Sagastegui, Ronald J Jabba, William N Aldrich, W Martin Belef: Closure device and methods for making and using them. Integrated Vascular Systems, Workman Nydegger, Randy Shen, March 6, 2012: US08128644 (26 worldwide citation)

A clip for engaging tissue includes a generally annular-shaped body defining a plane and disposed about a central axis extending normal to the plane. The body includes alternating inner and outer curved regions, defining a zigzag pattern about a periphery of the clip. The body is biased towards a pl ...


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Michael T Carley, Richard S Ginn, Javier Sagastegui, Ronald J Jabba, William N Aldrich, W Martin Belef: Closure device and methods for making and using them. Integrated Vascular Systems, Workman Nydegger, Randy Shen, September 4, 2012: US08257390 (26 worldwide citation)

A clip for engaging tissue includes a generally annular-shaped body defining a plane and disposed about a central axis extending normal to the plane. The body includes alternating inner and outer curved regions, defining a zigzag pattern about a periphery of the clip. The body is biased towards a pl ...


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Dawn Ma: Articulating suturing device and method. Abbott Laboratories, Workman Nydegger, Randy Shen, August 28, 2012: US08252008 (26 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 of the device can be inserted through the penetration and actuated so that the foot extends along the lumena ...


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Erik K Walberg, Timothy C Reynolds, Brian A Ellingwood, Kai Y Jair, Anthony Pantages: Clip applier and methods of use. Abbott Laboratories, Workman Nydegger, Randy Shen, November 20, 2012: US08313497 (25 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for placement into an opening formed in a wall of a body lumen to deploy a closure element. The apparatus comprising a housing having a handle portion formed at a distal end, the handle portion configured to be engaged by a user when advancing the housing to deploy the closure element. ...


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Anthony J Pantages, Brian A Ellingwood, Erik K Walberg: Vascular suturing device. Abbott Laboratories, Workman Nydegger, Randy Shen, September 18, 2012: US08267947 (24 worldwide citation)

A surgical device of suturing vascular vessels is described, as well as methods for suturing tissue employing the surgical device. In one form the device includes a distal member for insertion into a vascular vessel puncture wound. The distal member contains a suture and needle engaging fitting. At ...


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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 ...