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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 ...


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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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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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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 ...


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Aaron V Kaplan, James R Kermode, Enrique J Klein: Method and apparatus for sequentially performing multiple intraluminal procedures. Localmed, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, November 5, 1996: US05571086 (288 worldwide citation)

Sleeve catheters having an interactive device near their distal ends are provided for introduction while disposed over conventional interventional and imaging catheters. Exemplary interactive devices on the sleeve catheters include ultrasonic imaging arrays, drug delivery lumens, and the like. The s ...


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Enrique J Klein, Anthony P Widdershoven: Tubular prosthesis having improved expansion and imaging characteristics. Localmed, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 13, 1999: US05922020 (278 worldwide citation)

A radially expansible lumenal prosthesis comprises one or more body segments which include struts and hinge regions between the struts. Certain of the hinge regions are weakened relative to others so that the expansion characteristics of the prosthesis may be programmed. In particular, by distributi ...


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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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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 ...


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Enrique J Klein, Aaron V Kaplan, Mark Clifford, Martin Overbeek Bloem: Method and apparatus for intraluminal prosthesis delivery. LocalMed, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 7, 1998: US05776141 (241 worldwide citation)

A catheter for use in combination with a balloon angioplasty catheter for delivering stents and other intraluminal prostheses comprises a tubular catheter body having a radially expansible portion. The stent is disposed over the radially expansible portion, and structure is provided for retaining th ...


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Enrique J Klein: System and method for delivering helical stents. Localmed, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 25, 1998: US05797952 (236 worldwide citation)

A catheter for delivering self-expanding stents and other helical prostheses comprises a catheter body having a rotatable barrel at its distal end. The helical prosthesis is received within a helical channel on the rotatable barrel and covered with a retractable cover. Optionally, the channel includ ...