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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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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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William N Aldrich, Michael V Morejohn, Richard A Helkowski, Ivan Sepetka: Instruments and methods employing thermal energy for the repair and replacement of cardiac valves. Cardiothoracic Systems, Thelen Reid & Priest, March 12, 2002: US06355030 (238 worldwide citation)

The present invention is methods and devices for improving valve function in a heart. Particularly a device of the present invention comprises a an elongate member having a distal end and a proximal end, a thermal heating member fixed to the distal end of the elongate member, wherein the thermal hea ...


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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 ...


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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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Federico J Benetti, Charles S Taylor, Ivan Sepetka, Amr Salahieh, Robert C Glines, William N Aldrich, Brent Regan, John J Frantzen: Surgical method for stabilizing the beating heart during coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Cardiothoracic Systems, Lyon & Lyon, April 20, 1999: US05894843 (190 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, William N Aldrich: Vascular sheath with puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use. Integrated Vascular Systems, Lyon & Lyon, August 21, 2001: US06277140 (188 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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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, William N Aldrich: Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use. Integrated Vascular Systems, Workman Nydegger, October 26, 2010: US07819895 (155 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 ...