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Richard S Ginn, W Martin Belef: Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant and methods of use. Integrated Vascular Systems, Lyon & Lyon, May 21, 2002: US06391048 (282 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided for use in sealing a vascular puncture site. The invention comprises an integrated vascular device having a sheath with a closure component and puncture sealant. The closure component is disposed on and advanceable over the exterior of the sheath and may comprise a ...


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W Martin Belef, William N Aldrich, Michael T Carley, Ronald J Jabba, Stephen M Salmon, Anthony Pantages, Javier Sagastegui: Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device. Integrated Vascular Systems, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, September 13, 2005: US06942674 (269 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for delivering a clip to close an opening through tissue includes a sheath and a carrier assembly including a clip therein that is slidable on the sheath. An actuator assembly is connectable to the sheath, and telescoping actuator members extend from the handle that are connectable to t ...


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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, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, September 23, 2003: US06623510 (195 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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Steven N Roe, Richard S Ginn, W Martin Belef: Apparatus and methods for delivering a vascular closure device to a body lumen. Integrated Vascular Systems, James W Geriak, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, August 24, 2004: US06780197 (194 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for delivering a closure element into a puncture communicating with a blood vessel includes an introducer sheath, and a locator member disposed within the sheath, the locator member having a distal portion extending distally beyond the distal end of the sheath. A plurality of splines ar ...


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Richard S Ginn, William N Aldrich, W Martin Belef: Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use. Integrated Vascular Systems, Lyon & Lyon, October 8, 2002: US06461364 (166 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided for use in sealing a vascular puncture site. The invention comprises an introducer sheath with an integrated closure component. The closure component includes a fastener and an advanceable, deformable clip having a delivery configuration in which opposing sides do ...


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Richard S Ginn, W Martin Belef: Apparatus and methods for positioning a vascular sheath. Medical Technology Group, James W Geriak, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, September 30, 2003: US06626918 (156 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for positioning an introducer sheath includes a sheath having a distal end including first and second ports, the second port being located distally from the first port. An obturator is slidable within the sheath that includes a distal region that sealingly engages an interior surface of ...


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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, February 21, 2006: US07001398 (151 worldwide citation)

A method for closing an opening in a wall of a body lumen wherein an elongate member is advanced into the body lumen and a distal portion of an obturator is positioned distally beyond the distal end of the elongate member within the body lumen and in which one or more expandable elements on the dist ...


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Richard S Ginn, William N Aldrich, W Martin Belef, Steven N Roe: Closure device and methods for making and using them. Integrated Vascular Systems, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, April 13, 2004: US06719777 (139 worldwide citation)

A vascular clip includes a peripheral body defining a plane, and tines extending from the body transversely with respect to the plane, the tines biased towards a planar configuration. The clip includes expandable elements disposed along its periphery that are biased to expand from compressed to expa ...


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Richard S Ginn, W Martin Belef: Apparatus and methods for positioning a vascular sheath. Integrated Vascular Systems, Workman Nydegger, December 5, 2006: US07144411 (126 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for positioning an introducer sheath includes a sheath having a distal end including first and second ports, the second port being located distally from the first port. An obturator is slidable within the sheath that includes a distal region that sealingly engages an interior surface of ...