US3604425A - Hemostatic clip - Google Patents

Hemostatic clip Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US3604425A
US3604425A US3604425DA US3604425A US 3604425 A US3604425 A US 3604425A US 3604425D A US3604425D A US 3604425DA US 3604425 A US3604425 A US 3604425A
Authority
US
Grant status
Grant
Patent type
Prior art keywords
clip
body
wound
flap
slit
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
Inventor
Pierre L Le Roy
Original Assignee
New Research And Dev Lab Inc
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Grant date

Links

Images

Classifications

    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/12Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets for ligaturing or otherwise compressing tubular parts of the body, e.g. blood vessels, umbilical cord
    • A61B17/122Clamps or clips, e.g. for the umbilical cord
    • A61B17/1227Spring clips
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10S24/00Buckles, buttons, clasps
    • Y10S24/22Jaw structures, teeth
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T24/00Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
    • Y10T24/44Clasp, clip, support-clamp, or required component thereof
    • Y10T24/44641Clasp, clip, support-clamp, or required component thereof having gripping member formed from, biased by, or mounted on resilient member
    • Y10T24/44769Opposed engaging faces on gripping member formed from single piece of resilient material
    • Y10T24/44906Opposed engaging faces on gripping member formed from single piece of resilient material having specific surface irregularity on or along engaging face
    • Y10T24/44915Corrugated or toothed face

Abstract

A hemostatic clip is in the form of a tubular body member having a longitudinal slit extending completely across the body for receiving a wound flap when the body is distended from its original shape. A pair of projections are on the body member joined to the body member along a longitudinal line disposed about 90* from the slit to act as convenient means for distending the body from its original shape when external force is aPplied to the projections.

Description

United States Patet [72] Inventor Pierre L. Le Roy Wilmington, Del. [21] Appl. No. 815,395 [22] Filed Apr. 11,1969 [45] Patented Sept. 14, 1971 [73] Assignee New Research and Development Laboratories, Inc. Continuation-impart of application Ser. No. 473,055, July 19, 1965, now Patent No. 3,446,212.

[54] HEMOSTATIC CLIP 6 Claims, 17 Drawing Figs.

[52] U.S.Cl 128/325, 24/255, 128/346 [51} Int. Cl A611) 17/08, A61b 17/12 [50] Field of Search 128/325, 334, 335, 337, 346; 24/255 [56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 992,995 5/1911 Staples 24/255 U 3,326,217 6/1967 Kerr 128/325 3,446,212 5/1969 Le Roy. 128/325 3,509,882 5/1970 Blake 128/325 FOREIGN PATENTS 865,475 21194] France 24/3().5

1,058,094 2/1967 Great Britain.. 24/255.l

464,802 7/1951 Italy 128/337 Primary Examiner-Dalton L. Truluck AttorneyConnolly and Hutz Pmeminswmsn 3.604.425

SHEET 2 [IF 2 I'IEMOSTATIC CLIP CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION This application is a continuation-in-part of copending application Ser. No. 473,055, filed July 19, 1965, now US Pat. No. 3,446,212 issued May 27,1969.

BACKGROUND OF INVENTION This invention relates to hemostatic clips for use in clamping wound flaps to prevent the flow of blood from severed arteries, capillaries and the like.

Applicants patent previously referred to describes and claims a highly successful hemostatic clip which is inexpensive, easily sterilized so that it can be prepackaged, disposable, adapted to be made in a variety of dimensions and can be easily applied and removed by a relatively unskilled worker. The clip disclosed in that application is essentially a tubular member having a slit completely across its body so that it can be distended from its original shape to receive the wound flap therein. As particularly disclosed in the parent application the tubular body can be distended from its original shape because of the provision of a pair of parallel slots which are disposed about 90 from the longitudinal slit whereby a plierslike applicating tool can be inserted into the slots and upon application of force thereto the longitudinal slit will be spread apart to receive the wound flap.

SUMMARY OF INVENTION An object of this invention is to provide a modified form of the above-type clip which still retains all of its advantages.

In accordance with this invention a pair of projections are disposed on the body instead of the parallel slots. The projections are connected to the body along longitudinal lines which are similarly disposed about 90 from the wound flap receiving slit. When force is applied to the projections they act as levers to spread the longitudinal slit and facilitate the insertion of the wound flap therein.

Advantageously, each projection includes a stem portion connected to the clip body and an enlarged head portion on the stem. The body may be horseshoe shaped to accommodate a greater portion of the wound flap. Furthermore the body may terminate in flanges which are perpendicular to the leg sections of the horseshoe and which have parallel undulations to provide greater traction of the wound flap while minimizing tissue damage and pain.

In another form of this invention the body is provided with a plurality of parallel peripheral slots which terminate adjacent the wound flap receiving slit whereby a longitudinal margin is formed on each side of the slit to provide stability and to control flexibility of the body. Such a clip has the advantages of greater visibility, ventilation and drainage of the wound flap and can be utilized for clamping relatively long wound flaps.

THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a side view in elevation and partly in section showing a clip applied to a wound flap in accordance with one aspect of this invention;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view of the clip shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a side view of the clip shown in FIGS. 1-2;

FIG. 4 is a bottom plan view of the clip shown in FIGS. 1-3;

FIG. 5 is an enlarged view taken through FIG. 4 along the line 5-5 and showing the clip clamping against a wound flap;

FIG. 6 is a side view of an applicator in accordance with another embodiment of this invention;

FIG. 7 is a front view ofthe applicator shown in FIG. 6;

F IG. 8 is a cross-sectional view taken through FIG. 6 along the line 88;

FIG. 9 is a plan view of a portion of the applicator shown in FIGS. 6-8;

FIGS. IO-II are side views of the applicator and its clip in different phases of operation;

FIG. 12 is a cross-sectional view taken through FIG. 11 along the line l2-l2;

FIGS. 13-15 are front, top and side views, respectively, of the clip shown in FIGS. 10-12; and

FIGS. 16-17 are side views of modified clips in accordance with this invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION FIGS. l-5 show a clip in accordance with one embodiment of this invention. As indicated therein clip 10 is generally of tubular form in that it is in the shape of a hollow body open at both ends. The clip can be constructed from any material possessing the required elastic modulus and physical properties. Nylon tubing for example as well as Delrin, Teflon polyethylene, polypropylene and other suitable polymers and/or plastics are particularly adapted for this invention. Additionally, thin metal tubes or other alloys are also suitable. The tubular body can be formed into a circular, rectangular, triangular, square, elliptical or other adaptable cross section having the appropriate physical properties and being clinically acceptable. As illustrated in the drawings, however, the tubular body is advantageously of generally horseshoe shape to increase its wound-flap-receiving capability.

Clip 10 may be of any desired length required by the specific purpose to which it is to be used. Some advantageous lengths for example are one-fourth, one-half, and l inch, with the longer length being suitable for large wound flaps.

Clip 10 includes a longitudinal slit 12 across its entire length so that it can be distended by for example any suitable applicator 14. Upon being distended the slit 12 is spread apart whereby the wound flap 16 can easily be inserted therein. Upon release of force from the applicator the slit edges are then applied to the two sides of wound flap 16 or other tissue to prevent the flow of blood from severed arteries, capillaries or the like. At approximately to the longitudinal slit 12 are two parallel projections 18, 18 which are longitudinally centered on the clip body. Each projection includes a stem portion 20 which, as best shown in FIG. 5, is integral with the clip body and is tangential thereto. Stem 20 actually forms an extension of the leg sections 24 of the horseshoe-shaped clip body. Stem 20 terminates in an enlarged arcuate head 22 to facilitate the reception of applicator tool 14 thereon. Projections 18 extend at least one-third of the length of the clip body to provide a sufficient area for the reception of applicator 14.

As best shown in FIG. 5 the clip body is horseshoe shaped having an arcuate bridging section 26 between projections 18 with the straight leg sections 24 connected to the bridging section. Leg sections 24 terminate in substantially perpendicular flanges 28 which are spaced from each other to form the slit 12. The flanges 28, as shown in FIG. 4, terminate in parallel undulations 30 disposed generally parallel to the longitudinal axis of the clip body with the sinusoidal teeth being generally parallel and having gently merging hills and valleys. As shown in FIG. 5 the undulations taper in a converging direction toward the slit with the inner surfaces 32 of the flanges 28 being coplanar and with the flanges terminating in blunt or rounded ends 34. This particular configuration of slit 12 is particularly effective in providing sufficient traction to the wound flap while minimizing any pain thereto or undue damage to the tissue.

Clip 10 can be easily and rapidly removed either with applicator 14 or by hand. Manual removal is accomplished by squeezing projections 18 toward each other so that the projections act as levers to spread flanges 28 away from each other. The clip 10 can then be merely slipped off the wound flap 16 without noticeable damage to the tissue. Additionally, no special training is necessary for the scrub nurse, assistant, or surgeon in applying or removing clips 10.

Other advantages of clip 10 are that it can be sterilized by either the flash or routine method employing high pressure and high temperature. Clip 10 can also be sufficiently inexpensive to be disposable and thus packaged in presterile units.

When desired or necessary, however, clips can be reused. Even if the clips are unduly abused by, for example, being dropped, the clips show no structural fatigue or cracks and maintain their elastic state to a high degree.

correspondingly, the operative maintenance of applicator 14 is minimal. Applicator 14 may for example be made of a metal which can be autoclaved and handled without any unusual difficulty.

Advantageously, clip 10 may incorporate an X-ray or radiopaque material such as barium sulfate. Accordingly, the clip can be easily located if it should be lost within the operative site. Additionally, a bacteriostatic material may be used for clip 10. Accordingly, items such as iodonated compounds and an alpha or a low energy beta emitter may be added.

As indicated above clip 10 has proven to be exceptionally effective. For example, its ease of application, the lack of tissue irritability, the ease of adjustment, and the rapid removal enable the surgeon to move more quickly on entering the operative field. Clip 10 is particularly effective with scalp and back wounds, and can also be advantageously used on abdominal or long flap wounds as may be necessary in extremity work. Moreover, the gentleness with which the blood vessels are compressed and the lack of tissue irritability are especially notable.

FIGS. 6l7 illustrate another clip 40 formed in accordance with this invention. Clip 40 is for example made of a disposable plastic material or materials previously enumerated with respect to clip 10. Clip 40 is of extended or continuous length, being at least 10 inches long, so that it can be cut to the desired size for individual application. Additionally, clip 40 is specifically designed to provide maximum ventilation and drainage of the wound as well as increased visibility thereof.

As indicated most clearly in FIGS. 1345, clip 40 is of tubular form having a suitable wall thickness and a continuous elongated longitudinal slit 42. Clip 40 may be of any length such as the medium-size clip as indicated in FIGS. 14-15 or the extra-long clip shown in FIG. 16. The border or margin on each side of slit 42 forms a pair of elongated longitudinal backbones 44 and 46. Additionally, clip 40 includes a plurality of parallel-spaced peripheral slots 48 which are separated by ribs 50 spanning backbones 44 and 46. The provision of these perforations or slots 48 not only provides visibility, ventilation, and drainage of the wound flap 52 (FIG. 11), but also permits the delicate adjustment of a balance between the clamping strength and ease of application of clip 40. The thickness of backbones 44 and 46 determines the flexibility of clip 40 and its ability to conform to any wound configurations. Thus clip 40 can be applied in a bent or curved manner, as well as in a relatively straight line.

Although slots 48 are an exceptionally effective manner of forming perforations in clip 40 it is also possible to form the perforations in other ways, as long as the perforations permit flexibility, adequate clamping force, and visibility of the wound.

One modification of clip 40 is shown in FIG. 17 in which backbones 44 and 46 are serrated along slit 42 to provide more positive traction on the wound flap.

FIGS. 6-12 illustrate the applicator 60 which is particularly adapted for clips 40. As indicated therein, applicator 60 is made of two parts. One part 62 is a relatively long support rod, one end of which may be conveniently held and used as a handle as shown in FIG. 15. The second member or part is guide rod 64. Guide rod 64 includes a feed end 66 and a discharge end 68. Discharge end 68 is secured to the remote end 70 of support rod 62 to form the dispensing end 76 of applicator 60. Members 62 and 64 are made, for example, in the form of flattened tubular elements as best shown in FIG. 16. Accordingly, a pair of grooves 72 and 74 are formed at the juncture of discharge end 68 and remote end 70. As shown in FIGS. 7 and 9 dispensing end 76 of applicator 60 tapers or widens outwardly. Thus the distance between grooves 72 and 74 also increases.

In use the tubular clip 40 is inserted around feed end 66 of guide member 64 as shown in FIG. 10. Since feed end 66 is spaced from support rod 62, clip 40 can easily be loaded around guide rod 64. Applicator 60 is then brought into the vicinity of wound flap 52. Advantageously, dispensing end 76 of applicator 60 is concave and tapered to act as a registry means for wound flap 52 so that wound flap can be inserted in the concave portion 78 and maintained in position for the application of clip 40 as most clearly shown in FIG. 15. Additionally, this registry is facilitated by the tapered end of applicator 60 in which guide member 64 projects slightly beyond support member 62.

After wound flap 52 has been brought into registry in tapered concave portion 78 clip 40 is slid down guide member 64. The end of clip 40 is open or distended by the outwardly tapering dispensing end 76 of applicator 60. Accordingly, clip 40 is simply progressively slid off applicator 60 in an open position onto flap 52.

Applicator 60 which is made of a clinically acceptable material such as steel or other metal or plastic, and can easily be held in either hand with the clip 40 being advanced by the thumb of the other hand. When the required length of clip 40 has been applied to wound flap 52, the excess clip can be cut off by, for example, a scissors. Clip 40 can thereby be easily applied in a simple sweeping fashion. Thus for example for the first time a large area can be clamped by employing two large continuous hemostatic clips 40 by using only two maneuvers, in contrast to the multiple repeated maneuvers which have been required with conventional small clamps. In addition to the above noted advantages of ease of application and removal of clip 40, the clip also renders the operative area free of clutter.

For removal, clip 40 can be fractionally withdrawn from wound flap 52 to allow for surgical closure by interrupted sutures for controlling hemostasis and approximation of tissue planes. This can be done manually, without requiring an instrument, as is ordinarily necessary for conventional clips. Alternatively, the clip 40 can be removed in one sweeping motion, if necessary, rather than fractionally or with the conventional multiple actions.

Iclaim:

1. A hemostatic clip comprising a body in the form of an elongated tubular element, said tubular element having an ellipsoidal cross section, wound-flap-engaging means on said body, said wound-flap-engaging means being an elongated longitudinal slit extended completely across said body whereby said body may be distended from its original shape, a pair of outwardly extending projections connected to said body remote from said slit for accommodating a force-applying tool, said body being resiliently urged to maintain its original tubular shape whereby the original tubular shape of said body may be distended upon application of force to said projections to cause said slit to widen and permit the insertion of a wound flap therein and said body will return toward its original undistended tubular shape upon cessation of the application of force for firmly engaging the wound flap, said slit being defined by a pair of longitudinal edges, and said edges being shaped as sinusoidal teeth having gently merging hills and valleys and wherein said teeth taper outwardly away from said edges, said teeth being defined in cross section by an inner wall disposed toward the interior of said tubular body, said inner walls of said teeth being generally aligned, and each outer wall being inclined from its edge where it merges with its inner wall outwardly away from its inner wall.

2. A clip as set forth in claim 1 wherein said body is made of a polymer material.

3. A clip as set forth in claim 2 wherein the sinusoidal curvatures of said teeth are generally parallel.

4. A clip as set forth in claim 3 wherein each of said projections is joined to said body along a longitudinal line disposed about from said longitudinal slit, each of said projections comprising a stem portion connected to said body and a head portion connected to said stern portion, said stern portion and body may be distended from its original shape, a plurality of parallel peripheral slots being in said body and terminating adjacent said longitudinal slit with a longitudinal margin on each side of said slit forming a thin backbone to provide stability and to control the flexibility of said body, and said body being at least 10 inches long and being axially bendable for clamping a relatively long wound flap.

6 A clip as set forth in claim 5 wherein the edges of said slit are serrated to provide positive traction on the wound flap.

Claims (6)

1. A hemostatic clip comprising a body in the form of an elongated tubular element, said tubular element having an ellipsoidal cross section, wound-flap-engaging means on said body, said wound-flap-engaging means being an elongated longitudinal slit extended completely across said body whereby said body may be distended from its original shape, a pair of outwardly extending projections connected to said body remote from said slit for accommodating a force-applying tool, said body being resiliently urged to maintain its origInal tubular shape whereby the original tubular shape of said body may be distended upon application of force to said projections to cause said slit to widen and permit the insertion of a wound flap therein and said body will return toward its original undistended tubular shape upon cessation of the application of force for firmly engaging the wound flap, said slit being defined by a pair of longitudinal edges, and said edges being shaped as sinusoidal teeth having gently merging hills and valleys and wherein said teeth taper outwardly away from said edges, said teeth being defined in cross section by an inner wall disposed toward the interior of said tubular body, said inner walls of said teeth being generally aligned, and each outer wall being inclined from its edge where it merges with its inner wall outwardly away from its inner wall.
2. A clip as set forth in claim 1 wherein said body is made of a polymer material.
3. A clip as set forth in claim 2 wherein the sinusoidal curvatures of said teeth are generally parallel.
4. A clip as set forth in claim 3 wherein each of said projections is joined to said body along a longitudinal line disposed about 90* from said longitudinal slit, each of said projections comprising a stem portion connected to said body and a head portion connected to said stem portion, said stem portion and said head portion being of different cross-sectional widths with respect to a section line taken perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of said body to facilitate the reception of a force-applying tool thereon, and said head portion being of generally circular cross section and being solid with a greater width than said stem portion.
5. A hemostatic clip comprising a body in the form of an elongated tubular element, wound-flap-engaging means on said body, said wound-flap-engaging means being an elongated slit extending completely across said body whereby said body may be distended from its original shape, a plurality of parallel peripheral slots being in said body and terminating adjacent said longitudinal slit with a longitudinal margin on each side of said slit forming a thin backbone to provide stability and to control the flexibility of said body, and said body being at least 10 inches long and being axially bendable for clamping a relatively long wound flap.
6. A clip as set forth in claim 5 wherein the edges of said slit are serrated to provide positive traction on the wound flap.
US3604425A 1969-04-11 1969-04-11 Hemostatic clip Expired - Lifetime US3604425A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US81539569 true 1969-04-11 1969-04-11

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US3604425A true US3604425A (en) 1971-09-14

Family

ID=25217669

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US3604425A Expired - Lifetime US3604425A (en) 1969-04-11 1969-04-11 Hemostatic clip

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US3604425A (en)

Cited By (110)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3863301A (en) * 1972-12-29 1975-02-04 Harry H Leveen Elastic bandage and fastener therefor
US4177818A (en) * 1976-12-02 1979-12-11 Pedro Francisco L De Self attachable small-toothed electrode and a forceps for maneuvering it
US4217902A (en) * 1977-05-02 1980-08-19 March Alfred L Hemostatic clip
FR2475886A1 (en) * 1980-02-19 1981-08-21 Ethicon Inc Surgical clip in plastic material and combines all of this with a staple tool staple
DE3008122A1 (en) * 1980-03-03 1981-09-17 Zeppelin Dieter Von Gefaess-terminal
DE3019116A1 (en) * 1980-05-20 1981-12-03 Aesculap Werke Ag Tissue ligature clamp - has convex-faced jaws of radius large enough to avoid tissue damage
US4340061A (en) * 1977-10-25 1982-07-20 Mayfield Education And Research Fund Aneurysm clip
US4416266A (en) * 1981-05-15 1983-11-22 The United States Of America As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration Medical clip
US4447943A (en) * 1981-05-15 1984-05-15 The United States Of America As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration Process of making medical clip
US4465071A (en) * 1981-10-26 1984-08-14 Samuels Peter B Method of applying skin clips
US4490326A (en) * 1981-07-30 1984-12-25 Ethicon, Inc. Molding process for polydioxanone polymers
US4506669A (en) * 1982-09-22 1985-03-26 Blake Joseph W Iii Skin approximator
DE3335986C1 (en) * 1983-10-04 1985-04-04 Aesculap Werke Ag Application device for C-shaped scalp clips
DE3335985A1 (en) * 1983-10-04 1985-05-02 Aesculap Werke Ag Magazine for receiving C-shaped scalpclips
DE3443367A1 (en) * 1983-12-01 1985-06-13 Kirsch Wolff Mayer surgical mikroklip
US4637395A (en) * 1983-10-04 1987-01-20 Aesculap-Werke Ag Applicator for C-shaped scalp clips
WO1988001486A1 (en) * 1986-08-26 1988-03-10 Tucker Wilson H Clip applicator and spreadable clips for use therein
US4733664A (en) * 1983-12-01 1988-03-29 University Of New Mexico Surgical clip, applier, and method
US4835824A (en) * 1988-04-13 1989-06-06 Durham Vaughn L Medical clamp
US4929239A (en) * 1987-02-16 1990-05-29 Aesculap-Werke Ag Vormals Jetter & Scheerer Device for filling the magazine of a scalp clip applicator with C-shaped scalp clips
EP0469524A1 (en) * 1990-07-30 1992-02-05 JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. Surgical clip and surgical clip applier with reciprocating sleeve and dual rachet mechanism
EP0490411A1 (en) * 1990-12-13 1992-06-17 United States Surgical Corporation Latchless surgical clip
US5147306A (en) * 1991-07-01 1992-09-15 Gubich Stephen J Device for puckering the flesh to facilitate injections
US5640742A (en) * 1995-12-27 1997-06-24 Temtec, Inc. Spring badge clip
US5665097A (en) * 1995-04-21 1997-09-09 Baker; John W. Clip applicator
US5695505A (en) * 1995-03-09 1997-12-09 Yoon; Inbae Multifunctional spring clips and cartridges and applicators therefor
US5782844A (en) * 1996-03-05 1998-07-21 Inbae Yoon Suture spring device applicator
US5810851A (en) * 1996-03-05 1998-09-22 Yoon; Inbae Suture spring device
US5810853A (en) * 1996-01-16 1998-09-22 Yoon; Inbae Knotting element for use in suturing anatomical tissue and methods therefor
DE19737976A1 (en) * 1997-08-30 1999-03-18 Aesculap Ag & Co Kg Surgical ligature clamp, especially useful as scalp clamp
US5972001A (en) * 1996-11-25 1999-10-26 Yoon; Inbae Method of ligating anatomical tissue with a suture spring device
US6197042B1 (en) 2000-01-05 2001-03-06 Medical Technology Group, Inc. Vascular sheath with puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use
US6241740B1 (en) 1998-04-09 2001-06-05 Origin Medsystems, Inc. System and method of use for ligating and cutting tissue
US6349727B1 (en) 2000-05-25 2002-02-26 Pos-T-Vac, Inc. Penile clamp for inhibiting incontinence
US6391048B1 (en) 2000-01-05 2002-05-21 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant and methods of use
US20020082621A1 (en) * 2000-09-22 2002-06-27 Schurr Marc O. Methods and devices for folding and securing tissue
US6461364B1 (en) 2000-01-05 2002-10-08 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use
US20020193808A1 (en) * 2000-01-05 2002-12-19 Belef W. Martin Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device
US20030229368A1 (en) * 2002-04-22 2003-12-11 Viola Frank J. Endoscopic surgical clip
US6695867B2 (en) 2002-02-21 2004-02-24 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Plunger apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device
US6719777B2 (en) 2000-12-07 2004-04-13 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Closure device and methods for making and using them
US20040097927A1 (en) * 2001-02-13 2004-05-20 Yeung Jeffrey E. Intervertebral disc repair
US6780197B2 (en) 2000-01-05 2004-08-24 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Apparatus and methods for delivering a vascular closure device to a body lumen
US20040249414A1 (en) * 2002-12-19 2004-12-09 Christian Kissel Medical clip and apparatus for the application of such a clip
JP2006075282A (en) * 2004-09-08 2006-03-23 National Cancer Center-Japan Holding member for endoscope and holding device
US20060224170A1 (en) * 2005-03-30 2006-10-05 Michael Duff Surgical marker clip and method for cholangiography
US20060277725A1 (en) * 2003-03-24 2006-12-14 Peter Weingartner Clip for clipping sheets together
US20070118163A1 (en) * 2005-11-23 2007-05-24 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical clip and applier device and method of use
US20080132915A1 (en) * 2002-09-13 2008-06-05 Buckman Robert F Method and apparatus for vascular and visceral clipping
USD611144S1 (en) 2006-06-28 2010-03-02 Abbott Laboratories Apparatus for delivering a closure element
US20100179569A1 (en) * 2009-01-09 2010-07-15 Salky Barry A Laparoscopic Anastomosis Tools And Technique
US7806904B2 (en) 2000-12-07 2010-10-05 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Closure device
US7806910B2 (en) 2002-11-26 2010-10-05 Abbott Laboratories Multi-element biased suture clip
US20100268022A1 (en) * 2005-04-05 2010-10-21 Thompson Christopher C Endoscopic gastric bypass defect repair
US7841502B2 (en) 2007-12-18 2010-11-30 Abbott Laboratories Modular clip applier
US7842068B2 (en) 2000-12-07 2010-11-30 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Apparatus and methods for providing tactile feedback while delivering a closure device
US7850709B2 (en) 2002-06-04 2010-12-14 Abbott Vascular Inc. Blood vessel closure clip and delivery device
US7850797B2 (en) 2002-12-31 2010-12-14 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip
US7857828B2 (en) 2003-01-30 2010-12-28 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Clip applier and methods of use
US7867249B2 (en) 2003-01-30 2011-01-11 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Clip applier and methods of use
US7879071B2 (en) 2000-12-07 2011-02-01 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Closure device and methods for making and using them
US7887563B2 (en) 2001-06-07 2011-02-15 Abbott Vascular Inc. Surgical staple
US7887553B2 (en) 2001-07-09 2011-02-15 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Right angle clip applier apparatus and method
US7896896B2 (en) 2002-04-22 2011-03-01 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Endoscopic surgical clip
US20110077669A1 (en) * 2009-01-09 2011-03-31 Salky Barry A Laparoscopic Anastomosis Tools And Technique
US20110112558A1 (en) * 2009-10-02 2011-05-12 OC2, LLC, a Massachusetts limited liability company Tissue fixation system with single component anchor
US8048108B2 (en) 2005-08-24 2011-11-01 Abbott Vascular Inc. Vascular closure methods and apparatuses
US8202293B2 (en) 2003-01-30 2012-06-19 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Clip applier and methods of use
US8226681B2 (en) 2007-06-25 2012-07-24 Abbott Laboratories Methods, devices, and apparatus for managing access through tissue
US8303624B2 (en) 2010-03-15 2012-11-06 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Bioabsorbable plug
US8313497B2 (en) 2005-07-01 2012-11-20 Abbott Laboratories Clip applier and methods of use
US8323312B2 (en) 2008-12-22 2012-12-04 Abbott Laboratories Closure device
US8398656B2 (en) 2003-01-30 2013-03-19 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Clip applier and methods of use
US8398676B2 (en) 2008-10-30 2013-03-19 Abbott Vascular Inc. Closure device
US8556930B2 (en) 2006-06-28 2013-10-15 Abbott Laboratories Vessel closure device
US8556932B2 (en) 2011-05-19 2013-10-15 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Collapsible plug for tissue closure
US8590760B2 (en) 2004-05-25 2013-11-26 Abbott Vascular Inc. Surgical stapler
US8603116B2 (en) 2010-08-04 2013-12-10 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Closure device with long tines
US8617184B2 (en) 2011-02-15 2013-12-31 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Vessel closure system
US8672953B2 (en) 2007-12-17 2014-03-18 Abbott Laboratories Tissue closure system and methods of use
US8690910B2 (en) 2000-12-07 2014-04-08 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Closure device and methods for making and using them
US8758399B2 (en) 2010-08-02 2014-06-24 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Expandable bioabsorbable plug apparatus and method
US8758400B2 (en) 2000-01-05 2014-06-24 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Closure system and methods of use
US8758398B2 (en) 2006-09-08 2014-06-24 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Apparatus and method for delivering a closure element
US8784447B2 (en) 2000-09-08 2014-07-22 Abbott Vascular Inc. Surgical stapler
US8808310B2 (en) 2006-04-20 2014-08-19 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Resettable clip applier and reset tools
US8821534B2 (en) 2010-12-06 2014-09-02 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Clip applier having improved hemostasis and methods of use
US8858594B2 (en) 2008-12-22 2014-10-14 Abbott Laboratories Curved closure device
US8882786B2 (en) 2004-02-17 2014-11-11 Lawrence Livermore National Security, Llc. System for closure of a physical anomaly
US8893947B2 (en) 2007-12-17 2014-11-25 Abbott Laboratories Clip applier and methods of use
JP2014531241A (en) * 2011-09-15 2014-11-27 エシコン・エンド−サージェリィ・インコーポレイテッドEthicon Endo−Surgery,Inc. Surgical instrument with a staple reinforcement clips
US8905937B2 (en) 2009-02-26 2014-12-09 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Methods and apparatus for locating a surface of a body lumen
US8920442B2 (en) 2005-08-24 2014-12-30 Abbott Vascular Inc. Vascular opening edge eversion methods and apparatuses
US8926633B2 (en) 2005-06-24 2015-01-06 Abbott Laboratories Apparatus and method for delivering a closure element
US20150088173A1 (en) * 2012-04-17 2015-03-26 Arnoldo Guzman Sanchez Compressive system for reducing edge bleeding in classical hysterotomy in cases of placenta praevia
US9089311B2 (en) 2009-01-09 2015-07-28 Abbott Vascular Inc. Vessel closure devices and methods
US9089674B2 (en) 2000-10-06 2015-07-28 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Apparatus and methods for positioning a vascular sheath
US9149276B2 (en) 2011-03-21 2015-10-06 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Clip and deployment apparatus for tissue closure
US9173644B2 (en) 2009-01-09 2015-11-03 Abbott Vascular Inc. Closure devices, systems, and methods
US9282965B2 (en) 2008-05-16 2016-03-15 Abbott Laboratories Apparatus and methods for engaging tissue
US9314230B2 (en) 2009-01-09 2016-04-19 Abbott Vascular Inc. Closure device with rapidly eroding anchor
US9332976B2 (en) 2011-11-30 2016-05-10 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Tissue closure device
US9364209B2 (en) 2012-12-21 2016-06-14 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Articulating suturing device
US9414824B2 (en) 2009-01-16 2016-08-16 Abbott Vascular Inc. Closure devices, systems, and methods
US9414820B2 (en) 2009-01-09 2016-08-16 Abbott Vascular Inc. Closure devices, systems, and methods
US9456811B2 (en) 2005-08-24 2016-10-04 Abbott Vascular Inc. Vascular closure methods and apparatuses
US9486191B2 (en) 2009-01-09 2016-11-08 Abbott Vascular, Inc. Closure devices
US9579091B2 (en) 2000-01-05 2017-02-28 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Closure system and methods of use
US9585647B2 (en) 2009-08-26 2017-03-07 Abbott Laboratories Medical device for repairing a fistula
US9848590B2 (en) * 2014-07-30 2017-12-26 Jb Iii & Things, Llc Leech clamp

Citations (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US992995A (en) * 1910-09-23 1911-05-23 Augustine E Staples Cow-tail holder.
FR865475A (en) * 1939-10-13 1941-05-24 An apparatus for closing and tightening
GB1058094A (en) * 1964-12-08 1967-02-08 Conway Stewart & Co Ltd Improvements in and relating to paper clips
US3326217A (en) * 1964-04-27 1967-06-20 Kerr Harry Sydney Hemostatic clamp
US3446212A (en) * 1965-07-19 1969-05-27 New Research & Dev Lab Inc Hemostatic clip and applicator therefor
US3509882A (en) * 1967-09-18 1970-05-05 American Hospital Supply Corp Parallel jaw spring clip and applicator

Patent Citations (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US992995A (en) * 1910-09-23 1911-05-23 Augustine E Staples Cow-tail holder.
FR865475A (en) * 1939-10-13 1941-05-24 An apparatus for closing and tightening
US3326217A (en) * 1964-04-27 1967-06-20 Kerr Harry Sydney Hemostatic clamp
GB1058094A (en) * 1964-12-08 1967-02-08 Conway Stewart & Co Ltd Improvements in and relating to paper clips
US3446212A (en) * 1965-07-19 1969-05-27 New Research & Dev Lab Inc Hemostatic clip and applicator therefor
US3509882A (en) * 1967-09-18 1970-05-05 American Hospital Supply Corp Parallel jaw spring clip and applicator

Cited By (183)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3863301A (en) * 1972-12-29 1975-02-04 Harry H Leveen Elastic bandage and fastener therefor
US4177818A (en) * 1976-12-02 1979-12-11 Pedro Francisco L De Self attachable small-toothed electrode and a forceps for maneuvering it
US4217902A (en) * 1977-05-02 1980-08-19 March Alfred L Hemostatic clip
US4340061A (en) * 1977-10-25 1982-07-20 Mayfield Education And Research Fund Aneurysm clip
FR2475886A1 (en) * 1980-02-19 1981-08-21 Ethicon Inc Surgical clip in plastic material and combines all of this with a staple tool staple
US4317451A (en) * 1980-02-19 1982-03-02 Ethicon, Inc. Plastic surgical staple
DE3008122A1 (en) * 1980-03-03 1981-09-17 Zeppelin Dieter Von Gefaess-terminal
DE3019116A1 (en) * 1980-05-20 1981-12-03 Aesculap Werke Ag Tissue ligature clamp - has convex-faced jaws of radius large enough to avoid tissue damage
US4416266A (en) * 1981-05-15 1983-11-22 The United States Of America As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration Medical clip
US4447943A (en) * 1981-05-15 1984-05-15 The United States Of America As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration Process of making medical clip
US4490326A (en) * 1981-07-30 1984-12-25 Ethicon, Inc. Molding process for polydioxanone polymers
US4465071A (en) * 1981-10-26 1984-08-14 Samuels Peter B Method of applying skin clips
US4506669A (en) * 1982-09-22 1985-03-26 Blake Joseph W Iii Skin approximator
US4637395A (en) * 1983-10-04 1987-01-20 Aesculap-Werke Ag Applicator for C-shaped scalp clips
DE3335986C1 (en) * 1983-10-04 1985-04-04 Aesculap Werke Ag Application device for C-shaped scalp clips
DE3335985A1 (en) * 1983-10-04 1985-05-02 Aesculap Werke Ag Magazine for receiving C-shaped scalpclips
US4612932A (en) * 1983-10-04 1986-09-23 Aesculap-Werke Ag Vormals Jetter & Scheerer Magazine for C-shaped scalp clips
US4586503A (en) * 1983-12-01 1986-05-06 University Of New Mexico Surgical microclip
US4733664A (en) * 1983-12-01 1988-03-29 University Of New Mexico Surgical clip, applier, and method
DE3443367A1 (en) * 1983-12-01 1985-06-13 Kirsch Wolff Mayer surgical mikroklip
WO1988001486A1 (en) * 1986-08-26 1988-03-10 Tucker Wilson H Clip applicator and spreadable clips for use therein
US4796627A (en) * 1986-08-26 1989-01-10 Tucker Wilson H Clip applicator and spreadable clips for use therein
US4929239A (en) * 1987-02-16 1990-05-29 Aesculap-Werke Ag Vormals Jetter & Scheerer Device for filling the magazine of a scalp clip applicator with C-shaped scalp clips
US4835824A (en) * 1988-04-13 1989-06-06 Durham Vaughn L Medical clamp
EP0469524A1 (en) * 1990-07-30 1992-02-05 JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. Surgical clip and surgical clip applier with reciprocating sleeve and dual rachet mechanism
US5207692A (en) * 1990-07-30 1993-05-04 Codman & Shurtleff, Inc. Surgical clip applier with reciprocating clip sleeve and dual ratchet mechanism
US5366458A (en) * 1990-12-13 1994-11-22 United States Surgical Corporation Latchless surgical clip
EP0490411A1 (en) * 1990-12-13 1992-06-17 United States Surgical Corporation Latchless surgical clip
US5474732A (en) * 1990-12-13 1995-12-12 United States Surgical Corporation Forming latchless surgical clip and fixture for use therein
US5147306A (en) * 1991-07-01 1992-09-15 Gubich Stephen J Device for puckering the flesh to facilitate injections
US5725542A (en) * 1995-03-09 1998-03-10 Yoon; Inbae Multifunctional spring clips and cartridges and applicators therefor
US5849019A (en) * 1995-03-09 1998-12-15 Yoon; Inbae Multifunctional spring clips and cartridges and applications therefor
US5695505A (en) * 1995-03-09 1997-12-09 Yoon; Inbae Multifunctional spring clips and cartridges and applicators therefor
US5827306A (en) * 1995-03-09 1998-10-27 Yoon; Inbae Multifunctional spring clips and cartridges and applicators therefor
US5665097A (en) * 1995-04-21 1997-09-09 Baker; John W. Clip applicator
US5640742A (en) * 1995-12-27 1997-06-24 Temtec, Inc. Spring badge clip
US5810853A (en) * 1996-01-16 1998-09-22 Yoon; Inbae Knotting element for use in suturing anatomical tissue and methods therefor
US5782844A (en) * 1996-03-05 1998-07-21 Inbae Yoon Suture spring device applicator
US5810851A (en) * 1996-03-05 1998-09-22 Yoon; Inbae Suture spring device
US5972001A (en) * 1996-11-25 1999-10-26 Yoon; Inbae Method of ligating anatomical tissue with a suture spring device
DE19737976A1 (en) * 1997-08-30 1999-03-18 Aesculap Ag & Co Kg Surgical ligature clamp, especially useful as scalp clamp
DE19737976C2 (en) * 1997-08-30 2003-08-14 Aesculap Ag & Co Kg surgical ligating clip
US6241740B1 (en) 1998-04-09 2001-06-05 Origin Medsystems, Inc. System and method of use for ligating and cutting tissue
US6527786B1 (en) 1998-04-09 2003-03-04 Origin Medsystems, Inc. System and method of use for ligating and cutting tissue
US6461364B1 (en) 2000-01-05 2002-10-08 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use
US6391048B1 (en) 2000-01-05 2002-05-21 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant and methods of use
US7901428B2 (en) 2000-01-05 2011-03-08 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use
US7931669B2 (en) 2000-01-05 2011-04-26 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant and methods of use
US20020193808A1 (en) * 2000-01-05 2002-12-19 Belef W. Martin Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device
US6277140B2 (en) 2000-01-05 2001-08-21 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Vascular sheath with puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use
US6197042B1 (en) 2000-01-05 2001-03-06 Medical Technology Group, Inc. Vascular sheath with puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use
US6632238B2 (en) 2000-01-05 2003-10-14 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Vascular sheath with puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use
US9579091B2 (en) 2000-01-05 2017-02-28 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Closure system and methods of use
US8758400B2 (en) 2000-01-05 2014-06-24 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Closure system and methods of use
US8758396B2 (en) 2000-01-05 2014-06-24 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use
US9050087B2 (en) 2000-01-05 2015-06-09 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant and methods of use
US7828817B2 (en) 2000-01-05 2010-11-09 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device
US6780197B2 (en) 2000-01-05 2004-08-24 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Apparatus and methods for delivering a vascular closure device to a body lumen
US7819895B2 (en) 2000-01-05 2010-10-26 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use
US6942674B2 (en) 2000-01-05 2005-09-13 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device
US8956388B2 (en) 2000-01-05 2015-02-17 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant
US6349727B1 (en) 2000-05-25 2002-02-26 Pos-T-Vac, Inc. Penile clamp for inhibiting incontinence
US8784447B2 (en) 2000-09-08 2014-07-22 Abbott Vascular Inc. Surgical stapler
US9402625B2 (en) 2000-09-08 2016-08-02 Abbott Vascular Inc. Surgical stapler
US9060769B2 (en) 2000-09-08 2015-06-23 Abbott Vascular Inc. Surgical stapler
US20020082621A1 (en) * 2000-09-22 2002-06-27 Schurr Marc O. Methods and devices for folding and securing tissue
US9173656B2 (en) 2000-09-22 2015-11-03 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Methods and devices for folding and securing tissue
US9089674B2 (en) 2000-10-06 2015-07-28 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Apparatus and methods for positioning a vascular sheath
US8597325B2 (en) 2000-12-07 2013-12-03 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Apparatus and methods for providing tactile feedback while delivering a closure device
US8486108B2 (en) 2000-12-07 2013-07-16 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Closure device and methods for making and using them
US7806904B2 (en) 2000-12-07 2010-10-05 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Closure device
US8128644B2 (en) 2000-12-07 2012-03-06 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Closure device and methods for making and using them
US9554786B2 (en) 2000-12-07 2017-01-31 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Closure device and methods for making and using them
US8182497B2 (en) 2000-12-07 2012-05-22 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Closure device
US7842068B2 (en) 2000-12-07 2010-11-30 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Apparatus and methods for providing tactile feedback while delivering a closure device
US8257390B2 (en) 2000-12-07 2012-09-04 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Closure device and methods for making and using them
US9320522B2 (en) 2000-12-07 2016-04-26 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Closure device and methods for making and using them
US8486092B2 (en) 2000-12-07 2013-07-16 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Closure device and methods for making and using them
US8236026B2 (en) 2000-12-07 2012-08-07 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Closure device and methods for making and using them
US6719777B2 (en) 2000-12-07 2004-04-13 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Closure device and methods for making and using them
US7879071B2 (en) 2000-12-07 2011-02-01 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Closure device and methods for making and using them
US8690910B2 (en) 2000-12-07 2014-04-08 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Closure device and methods for making and using them
US7887555B2 (en) 2000-12-07 2011-02-15 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Closure device and methods for making and using them
US9585646B2 (en) 2000-12-07 2017-03-07 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Closure device and methods for making and using them
US8603136B2 (en) 2000-12-07 2013-12-10 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Apparatus and methods for providing tactile feedback while delivering a closure device
US20040097927A1 (en) * 2001-02-13 2004-05-20 Yeung Jeffrey E. Intervertebral disc repair
US8728119B2 (en) 2001-06-07 2014-05-20 Abbott Vascular Inc. Surgical staple
US7887563B2 (en) 2001-06-07 2011-02-15 Abbott Vascular Inc. Surgical staple
US7918873B2 (en) 2001-06-07 2011-04-05 Abbott Vascular Inc. Surgical staple
US7887553B2 (en) 2001-07-09 2011-02-15 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Right angle clip applier apparatus and method
US8652151B2 (en) 2001-07-09 2014-02-18 Covidien Lp Right angle clip applier apparatus and method
US9498196B2 (en) 2002-02-21 2016-11-22 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Sheath apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device
US8579932B2 (en) 2002-02-21 2013-11-12 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Sheath apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device
US6749621B2 (en) 2002-02-21 2004-06-15 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Sheath apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device
US6695867B2 (en) 2002-02-21 2004-02-24 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Plunger apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device
US20110125171A1 (en) * 2002-04-22 2011-05-26 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Endoscopic surgical clip
US20030229368A1 (en) * 2002-04-22 2003-12-11 Viola Frank J. Endoscopic surgical clip
US7896896B2 (en) 2002-04-22 2011-03-01 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Endoscopic surgical clip
US8372095B2 (en) 2002-04-22 2013-02-12 Covidien Lp Endoscopic surgical clip
US9295469B2 (en) 2002-06-04 2016-03-29 Abbott Vascular Inc. Blood vessel closure clip and delivery device
US8192459B2 (en) 2002-06-04 2012-06-05 Abbott Vascular Inc. Blood vessel closure clip and delivery device
US7850709B2 (en) 2002-06-04 2010-12-14 Abbott Vascular Inc. Blood vessel closure clip and delivery device
US8469995B2 (en) 2002-06-04 2013-06-25 Abbott Vascular Inc. Blood vessel closure clip and delivery device
US20080132915A1 (en) * 2002-09-13 2008-06-05 Buckman Robert F Method and apparatus for vascular and visceral clipping
US8187290B2 (en) * 2002-09-13 2012-05-29 Damage Control Surgical Technologies, Inc. Method and apparatus for vascular and visceral clipping
US7806910B2 (en) 2002-11-26 2010-10-05 Abbott Laboratories Multi-element biased suture clip
US20040249414A1 (en) * 2002-12-19 2004-12-09 Christian Kissel Medical clip and apparatus for the application of such a clip
US7854810B2 (en) 2002-12-31 2010-12-21 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip
US8202283B2 (en) 2002-12-31 2012-06-19 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip
US7850797B2 (en) 2002-12-31 2010-12-14 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip
US8585836B2 (en) 2002-12-31 2013-11-19 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip
US8202294B2 (en) 2003-01-30 2012-06-19 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Clip applier and methods of use
US8398656B2 (en) 2003-01-30 2013-03-19 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Clip applier and methods of use
US9271707B2 (en) 2003-01-30 2016-03-01 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Clip applier and methods of use
US7857828B2 (en) 2003-01-30 2010-12-28 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Clip applier and methods of use
US9398914B2 (en) 2003-01-30 2016-07-26 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Methods of use of a clip applier
US8529587B2 (en) 2003-01-30 2013-09-10 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Methods of use of a clip applier
US7867249B2 (en) 2003-01-30 2011-01-11 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Clip applier and methods of use
US8202293B2 (en) 2003-01-30 2012-06-19 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Clip applier and methods of use
US8926656B2 (en) 2003-01-30 2015-01-06 Integated Vascular Systems, Inc. Clip applier and methods of use
US7905900B2 (en) 2003-01-30 2011-03-15 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Clip applier and methods of use
US20060277725A1 (en) * 2003-03-24 2006-12-14 Peter Weingartner Clip for clipping sheets together
US7712190B2 (en) * 2003-03-24 2010-05-11 Peter Weingartner Clip for clipping sheets together
US8882786B2 (en) 2004-02-17 2014-11-11 Lawrence Livermore National Security, Llc. System for closure of a physical anomaly
US8590760B2 (en) 2004-05-25 2013-11-26 Abbott Vascular Inc. Surgical stapler
JP4681840B2 (en) * 2004-09-08 2011-05-11 Hoya株式会社 Endoscopic gripping member and the gripping device
JP2006075282A (en) * 2004-09-08 2006-03-23 National Cancer Center-Japan Holding member for endoscope and holding device
US20060224170A1 (en) * 2005-03-30 2006-10-05 Michael Duff Surgical marker clip and method for cholangiography
US8623009B2 (en) * 2005-04-05 2014-01-07 The Brigham And Women's Hospital, Inc. Endoscopic gastric bypass defect repair
US20100268022A1 (en) * 2005-04-05 2010-10-21 Thompson Christopher C Endoscopic gastric bypass defect repair
US8926633B2 (en) 2005-06-24 2015-01-06 Abbott Laboratories Apparatus and method for delivering a closure element
US8518057B2 (en) 2005-07-01 2013-08-27 Abbott Laboratories Clip applier and methods of use
US9050068B2 (en) 2005-07-01 2015-06-09 Abbott Laboratories Clip applier and methods of use
US8313497B2 (en) 2005-07-01 2012-11-20 Abbott Laboratories Clip applier and methods of use
US8048108B2 (en) 2005-08-24 2011-11-01 Abbott Vascular Inc. Vascular closure methods and apparatuses
US8920442B2 (en) 2005-08-24 2014-12-30 Abbott Vascular Inc. Vascular opening edge eversion methods and apparatuses
US9456811B2 (en) 2005-08-24 2016-10-04 Abbott Vascular Inc. Vascular closure methods and apparatuses
US20110137324A1 (en) * 2005-11-23 2011-06-09 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical clip and applier device and method of use
US20070118163A1 (en) * 2005-11-23 2007-05-24 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical clip and applier device and method of use
US8915931B2 (en) 2005-11-23 2014-12-23 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical clip and applier device and method of use
US7896895B2 (en) * 2005-11-23 2011-03-01 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical clip and applier device and method of use
US8808310B2 (en) 2006-04-20 2014-08-19 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Resettable clip applier and reset tools
US8556930B2 (en) 2006-06-28 2013-10-15 Abbott Laboratories Vessel closure device
USD611144S1 (en) 2006-06-28 2010-03-02 Abbott Laboratories Apparatus for delivering a closure element
US9962144B2 (en) 2006-06-28 2018-05-08 Abbott Laboratories Vessel closure device
US8758398B2 (en) 2006-09-08 2014-06-24 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Apparatus and method for delivering a closure element
US8226681B2 (en) 2007-06-25 2012-07-24 Abbott Laboratories Methods, devices, and apparatus for managing access through tissue
US8672953B2 (en) 2007-12-17 2014-03-18 Abbott Laboratories Tissue closure system and methods of use
US8893947B2 (en) 2007-12-17 2014-11-25 Abbott Laboratories Clip applier and methods of use
US8820602B2 (en) 2007-12-18 2014-09-02 Abbott Laboratories Modular clip applier
US7841502B2 (en) 2007-12-18 2010-11-30 Abbott Laboratories Modular clip applier
US9282965B2 (en) 2008-05-16 2016-03-15 Abbott Laboratories Apparatus and methods for engaging tissue
US8657852B2 (en) 2008-10-30 2014-02-25 Abbott Vascular Inc. Closure device
US9241696B2 (en) 2008-10-30 2016-01-26 Abbott Vascular Inc. Closure device
US8398676B2 (en) 2008-10-30 2013-03-19 Abbott Vascular Inc. Closure device
US8323312B2 (en) 2008-12-22 2012-12-04 Abbott Laboratories Closure device
US8858594B2 (en) 2008-12-22 2014-10-14 Abbott Laboratories Curved closure device
US9414820B2 (en) 2009-01-09 2016-08-16 Abbott Vascular Inc. Closure devices, systems, and methods
US9089311B2 (en) 2009-01-09 2015-07-28 Abbott Vascular Inc. Vessel closure devices and methods
US8591530B2 (en) 2009-01-09 2013-11-26 Cook Medical Technologies Llc Suture guide clip and laparoscopic techniques
US20100179569A1 (en) * 2009-01-09 2010-07-15 Salky Barry A Laparoscopic Anastomosis Tools And Technique
US9486191B2 (en) 2009-01-09 2016-11-08 Abbott Vascular, Inc. Closure devices
US9173644B2 (en) 2009-01-09 2015-11-03 Abbott Vascular Inc. Closure devices, systems, and methods
US20110077669A1 (en) * 2009-01-09 2011-03-31 Salky Barry A Laparoscopic Anastomosis Tools And Technique
US9314230B2 (en) 2009-01-09 2016-04-19 Abbott Vascular Inc. Closure device with rapidly eroding anchor
US8597310B2 (en) 2009-01-09 2013-12-03 Cook Medical Technologies Llc Laparoscopic anastomosis tools and technique
US9414824B2 (en) 2009-01-16 2016-08-16 Abbott Vascular Inc. Closure devices, systems, and methods
US8905937B2 (en) 2009-02-26 2014-12-09 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Methods and apparatus for locating a surface of a body lumen
US9585647B2 (en) 2009-08-26 2017-03-07 Abbott Laboratories Medical device for repairing a fistula
US20110112558A1 (en) * 2009-10-02 2011-05-12 OC2, LLC, a Massachusetts limited liability company Tissue fixation system with single component anchor
US8303624B2 (en) 2010-03-15 2012-11-06 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Bioabsorbable plug
US8758399B2 (en) 2010-08-02 2014-06-24 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Expandable bioabsorbable plug apparatus and method
US8603116B2 (en) 2010-08-04 2013-12-10 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Closure device with long tines
US8821534B2 (en) 2010-12-06 2014-09-02 Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. Clip applier having improved hemostasis and methods of use
US8617184B2 (en) 2011-02-15 2013-12-31 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Vessel closure system
US9149276B2 (en) 2011-03-21 2015-10-06 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Clip and deployment apparatus for tissue closure
US8556932B2 (en) 2011-05-19 2013-10-15 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Collapsible plug for tissue closure
JP2014531241A (en) * 2011-09-15 2014-11-27 エシコン・エンド−サージェリィ・インコーポレイテッドEthicon Endo−Surgery,Inc. Surgical instrument with a staple reinforcement clips
US9332976B2 (en) 2011-11-30 2016-05-10 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Tissue closure device
US9532786B2 (en) * 2012-04-17 2017-01-03 Arnoldo Guzman Sanchez Compressive system for reducing edge bleeding in classical hysterotomy in cases of placenta praevia
US20150088173A1 (en) * 2012-04-17 2015-03-26 Arnoldo Guzman Sanchez Compressive system for reducing edge bleeding in classical hysterotomy in cases of placenta praevia
US9364209B2 (en) 2012-12-21 2016-06-14 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Articulating suturing device
US9848590B2 (en) * 2014-07-30 2017-12-26 Jb Iii & Things, Llc Leech clamp

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US3470875A (en) Surgical clamping and suturing instrument
US3439523A (en) Hemostatic clip constructions
US3169528A (en) Coronary sinus sucker
US3467079A (en) Gall bladder and common duct retractor
US3334629A (en) Occlusive device for inferior vena cava
US3182662A (en) Plastic prosthesis useful in gynaecological surgery
US3232089A (en) Anastomotic clip and elements
US3542015A (en) Surgical retractor
US3509882A (en) Parallel jaw spring clip and applicator
US3270745A (en) Hemostatic clip constructions
US3385299A (en) Wound clip
US3507270A (en) Occluder for blood vessel or flexible tube
US3326217A (en) Hemostatic clamp
US3212502A (en) Knotless adhesive impregnated sutures and method of use thereof
US3625220A (en) Extendible suture guard
US3349771A (en) Nasal clamp
US3463156A (en) Hemostatic clip and applicator
US3446211A (en) Surgical clamp
US3476115A (en) Ligating implement with ligature severing means
US6620166B1 (en) Suture buttress system
US5632753A (en) Surgical procedures
US4427008A (en) Multiple ligating clip applier with rocking escapement
US5404870A (en) Method of using a transanal inserter
US3738539A (en) Syringe with self-returnable plunger
US4490136A (en) Trocar