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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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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, 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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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, 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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Roberta Lee, James W Vetter: Excisional biopsy devices and methods. Rubicor Medical, Young Law Firm P C, February 8, 2000: US06022362 (235 worldwide citation)

An excisional biopsy device includes a tubular member having a window near a distal tip thereof; a cutting tool, a distal end of the cutting tool being attached near the distal tip of the tubular member, at least a distal portion of the cutting tool being configured to selectively bow out of the win ...


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Matthew R Selmon, James W Vetter, Tomoaki Hinohara, Charles F Milo: Catheter apparatus for treating arterial occlusions. LuMend, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, July 24, 2001: US06266550 (187 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is described for treating arterial occlusions combining an intraluminally operable catheter, having an occlusion-crossing working element, with a micro-invasive extraluminally operable locator for imaging the progress of the working element through the occlusion. Conical, abrasive, blun ...


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Roberta Lee, James W Vetter, Ary S Chernomorsky: Excisional biopsy devices and methods. Rubicor Medical, Young Law Firm P C, March 8, 2005: US06863676 (156 worldwide citation)

An excisional biopsy system includes a tubular member that has a proximal end and a distal end in which one or more windows are defined. A first removable probe has a proximal portion that includes a cutting tool extender and a distal portion that includes a cutting tool. The first removable probe m ...


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James W Vetter, Tomoaki Hinohara, Matthew R Selmon, Charles F Milo: Catheter apparatus for guided transvascular treatment of arterial occlusions. LuMend, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, June 5, 2001: US06241667 (143 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is described for treating arterial occlusions combining an intraluminally operable catheter having an occlusion-crossing working element, with an extraluminally operable locator for imaging the progress of the working element through the occlusion. Suction coupling means are described f ...


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Matthew R Selmon, James W Vetter, Tomoaki Hinohara, Charles F Milo: Catheter apparatus for treating arterial occlusions. LuMend, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, December 5, 2000: US06157852 (140 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is described for treating arterial occlusions combining an intraluminally operable catheter, having an occlusion-crossing working element, with a micro-invasive extraluminally operable locator for imaging the progress of the working element through the occlusion. Conical, abrasive, blun ...