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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 ...


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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 ...


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Mark E Deem, Douglas S Sutton, Hanson S Gifford III, Bernard H Andreas, Ronald G French: Obesity treatment tools and methods. Satiety, Morrison & Foerster, May 6, 2003: US06558400 (481 worldwide citation)

Various obesity treatment tools and methods are described herein, as well as treatments for other gastric-related diseases, e.g., GERD. Treatment includes reducing the size of the stomach pouch to limit the caloric intake as well as to provide an earlier feeling of satiety. This may be done by creat ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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Bernard H Andreas, Brian A Glynn, Michael A Evans, Brian E Farley: Atherectomy catheter having flexible nose cone. Devices for Vascular Intervention, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, October 5, 1993: US05250059 (251 worldwide citation)

An atherectomy catheter comprises a flexible tube having a proximal end and a distal end, and a cutter housing secured to the proximal end. A spring tip nose cone is secured to a distal end of the cutter housing and comprises a relatively soft polymeric wall having a spring coil embedded therein. Th ...


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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.


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D Bruce Modesitt, Michael Zung, Michael Barrett, Bernard H Andreas, Lewis Isbell: Articulating suturing device and method. Abbott Laboratories, Joseph A Twarowski, February 21, 2006: US07001400 (217 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 ...