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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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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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Mike Dana, Rob George, T Daniel Gross, Maurice Marthaler, Dawn Ma, Jim Swett: Snared suture trimmer. Abbott Laboratories, Joseph A Twarowski, June 8, 2004: US06746457 (90 worldwide citation)

A suture trimmer, the suture trimmer including a shaft having a first end, a second end and a bore extending axially therebetween, the shaft having an opening formed in the side adjacent the distal end. A fitting is on the distal end of the shaft, the fitting having an aperture formed therethrough, ...


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Michael Dana, T Daniel Gross, Maurice Marthaler, Dawn Ma, Steven C Anderson, Marc Terwilliger, Jim Swett, Mitchell B Friedman: Suture trimmer. Abbott Laboratories, Workman Nydegger, April 5, 2011: US07918867 (73 worldwide citation)

A suture trimmer having a shaft with a groove formed in the side thereof, a cutting member movably disposed within the shaft, and a suture retainer slidably disposed within the shaft. The suture trimmer may be used to position knots formed within a suture loop prior to trimming the free end(s) of th ...


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Ronald W Songer, James W Vetter, Enrique J Klein, Bernard A Andreas, Michael Barrett, Mark J Foley, Brian Gore, Lewis Isbell, T Daniel Gross, Tomoaki Hinohara: Device and method for suturing tissue. Abbott Laboratories, Workman Nydegger, November 4, 2008: US07445626 (55 worldwide citation)

Systems for suturing a tissue layer having two sides with a suture be releasably retaining at least a portion of the suture in a stationary position on one side of the tissue layer. The portion of the suture is retrieved through the tissue layer from the opposite side whereby the suture is drawn fro ...


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D Bruce Modesitt, Justina A Franco, T Daniel Gross: Articulating suturing device and method. Abbott Laboratories, Workman Nydegger, November 30, 2010: US07842047 (52 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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Mike Dana, Rob George, T Daniel Gross, Maurice Marthaler, Dawn Ma, Jim Swett: Snared suture trimmer. Abbott Laboratories, Workman Nydegger, December 12, 2006: US07147646 (51 worldwide citation)

A suture trimmer, the suture trimmer including a shaft having a first end, a second end and a bore extending axially therebetween, the shaft having an opening formed in the side adjacent the distal end. A fitting is on the distal end of the shaft, the fitting having an aperture formed therethrough, ...


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Mike Dana, Rob George, T Daniel Gross, Maurice Marthaler, Dawn Ma, Jim Swett: Snared suture trimmer. Abbott Laboratories, Workman Nydegger, November 30, 2010: US07842051 (26 worldwide citation)

A suture trimmer, the suture trimmer including a shaft having a first end, a second end and a bore extending axially therebetween, the shaft having an opening formed in the side adjacent the distal end. A fitting is on the distal end of the shaft, the fitting having an aperture formed therethrough, ...