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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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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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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 ...


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Tomoaki Hinohara, James W Vetter: Guide wire for catheters and method for its use. James J Leary, Carol A Duffield, November 14, 1995: US05465733 (140 worldwide citation)

An improved guide wire for use with cardiovascular catheters, particularly angioplasty or balloon dilatation catheters. The guide wire has a solid core wire which makes up the proximal end of the guide wire. The core wire is tapered toward the distal end to increase flexibility. The tapered distal e ...


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Tomoaki Hinohara, Matthew R Selmon, James W Vetter, Charles F Milo: Method and apparatus for the guided bypass of coronary occlusions. LuMend, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, June 27, 2000: US06081738 (122 worldwide citation)

Described herein is a catheter method and apparatus for the guided intraluminal bypass of a coronary occlusion. A method is described employing an intraluminally operable catheter shaft including an optionally steerable working element, combined with an extraluminally operable locator including an i ...


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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 ...