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Richard S Ginn, William N Aldrich: Vascular sheath with puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use. Medical Technology Group, Lyon & Lyon, March 6, 2001: US06197042 (567 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 an advanceable resilient spring clip with an expanded delivery configuration in which opposing sides do no ...


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Charles S Taylor, William N Aldrich, Thomas L Baughman, Federico J Benetti, Brian J Bennett, Michael J Billig, Thomas J Fogarty, John J Frantzen, Richard S Ginn, Robert C Glines, Harry L Green, Dwight P Morejohn, Brent Regan, Eugene E Reis, Amr Salahieh, Ivan Sepetka, Benjamin Sherman, Christian Skieller, Valavanur A Subramanian, Gary B Weller, William F Witt: Surgical instrument for stabilizing the beating heart during coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Cardiothoracic Systems, Alan W Cannon, Bozicevic Field & Francis, February 12, 2002: US06346077 (336 worldwide citation)

The invention is methods and devices which a surgeon may use to stabilize the beating heart during a surgical procedure on the heart. Pursuant to the invention, a stabilizing device is introduced through an opening in the chest and brought into contact with the beating heart. By contacting the heart ...


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Richard S Ginn: Clip apparatus for closing septal defects and methods of use. Core Medical, James W Geriak, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, August 17, 2004: US06776784 (312 worldwide citation)

A device for closing a septal defect, such as a patent foramen ovale, includes a clip formed from a superelastic material that is inserted into a septum wall of a heart. The clip is advanced through a patient's vasculature, e.g., within a delivery apparatus, until the clip is disposed within a ...


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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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Richard S Ginn, Stephen M Salmon: Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures. Core Medical, James W Geriak, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, December 16, 2003: US06663655 (244 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for sealing a passage through tissue includes a bioabsorbable body disposed on a distal end of a handle device. The plug member includes a helical thread on its outer surface and the plug member and handle device include cooperating lumens communicating with a distal port. A sealing mem ...


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Anthony Pantages, Ronald J Jabba, Richard S Ginn: Sheath apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device. Integrated Vascular Systems, James W Geriak, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, June 15, 2004: US06749621 (232 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for delivering a clip includes an introducer sheath including an outer surface extending between its proximal and distal ends. A clip is carried on the outer surface, e.g., on a carrier assembly that is slidable along the outer surface from the proximal end towards the distal end. A ski ...


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Richard S Ginn: Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures. Ensure Medical, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, August 1, 2006: US07083635 (219 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for sealing a passage through tissue communicating with a blood vessel includes a bioabsorbable plug member coupled to the distal end of a carrier member. The plug member includes a lumen extending therethrough that communicates with a lumen extending through the carrier member. A seali ...


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Richard S Ginn, Daniel T Wallace, Robert C LaDuca: Plug with collet and apparatus and method for delivering such plugs. Ensure Medical, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, May 24, 2005: US06896692 (217 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for sealing a passage through tissue includes a plug including external threads, a lumen extending between its proximal and distal ends, and an annular collet slidably disposed within the lumen. The plug is carried on a distal end of a handle device that includes an inner member with a ...


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Richard S Ginn, Stephen M Salmon, Ronald J Jabba: Devices for sealing openings through tissue and apparatus and methods for delivering them. Core Medical, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, James W Geriak, January 25, 2005: US06846319 (214 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for sealing a passage through tissue includes an elongate shaft and a cylindrical plug disposed on a distal end of the shaft, the plug including a helical thread on its outer surface. Intestinal submucosa may be secured to the plug, e.g., in a cavity in its distal end, that may be deliv ...


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Richard S Ginn, William N Aldrich: Vascular sheath with puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use. Integrated Vascular Systems, James W Geriak, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, October 14, 2003: US06632238 (212 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 an advanceable resilient spring clip with an expanded delivery configuration in which opposing sides do no ...