Patents Assigned to DVL Acquisition Sub, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20060282101
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for introducing a flexible elongated element through at least two portions of a subject. The device includes an advancement unit for advancing the flexible elongated element toward the end of the device such that the elongated element may exit from the device with sufficient force to pass through the subject. The device also includes a curved die for imparting a looping configuration to portions of the flexible elongated element exiting the device, and a curved guide for receiving the looped flexible elongated element as it returns to the end of the device. A cutting mechanism is provided to permit the looped flexible elongated element to be separated from the remainder of the flexible elongated element. The cutting mechanism is adapted to deform the trailing end of the looped flexible elongated element so that the trailing end is forced distally, toward the subject being sutured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Applicant: DVL Acquisition Sub, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph DiCarlo, Frederic Field, Douglas Fogg, Gregory Sancoff
  • Patent number: 7131978
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for introducing a flexible elongated element through at least two portions of a subject. In an embodiment, the device includes a proximal end and a distal end, as well as an advancement unit for longitudinally advancing the flexible elongated element toward the distal end such that a proximal end of the elongated element may pass from the distal end of said device with sufficient force to pass through the portions of the subject. The device also includes a securing unit for variably adjusting a securing force applied by the flexible elongated element to secure together the portions of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: DVL Acquisition Sub, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory E. Sancoff, Joseph A. DiCarlo, Frederic P. Field, Douglas A. Fogg, Charles H. Pugsley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7131980
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for passing a flexible elongated element through a portion of a subject. In an embodiment, the device includes structure for retaining said flexible elongated element; and advancement structure for longitudinally advancing the flexible elongated element from a proximal end of the device toward a distal end of the device with sufficient force to pass the flexible elongated element through the portion of the subject. The advancement structure includes at least one drive wheel for contacting the flexible elongated element, and further wherein the at least one drive wheel contains a peripheral groove therein for receiving the flexible elongated element so as to provide increased contact area between the at least one drive wheel and the flexible elongated element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: DVL Acquisitions Sub, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederic P. Field, Mark Doyle, Albert A. LePlage, Jr., Todd W. Frangolis
  • Patent number: 7131979
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for introducing a flexible elongated element through at least two portions of a subject. The device includes an advancement unit for advancing the flexible elongated element toward the end of the device such that the elongated element may exit from the device with sufficient force to pass through the subject. The device also includes a curved die for imparting a looping configuration to portions of the flexible elongated element exiting the device, and a curved guide for receiving the looped flexible elongated element as it returns to the end of the device. A cutting mechanism is provided to permit the looped flexible elongated element to be separated from the remainder of the flexible elongated element. The cutting mechanism is adapted to deform the trailing end of the looped flexible elongated element so that the trailing end is forced distally, toward the subject being sutured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: DVL Acquisition Sub, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. DiCarlo, Frederic P. Field, Douglas A. Fogg, Gregory E. Sancoff
  • Publication number: 20050085832
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for introducing a flexible elongated element through at least two portions of a subject. In an embodiment, the device includes a proximal end and a distal end, as well as an advancement unit for longitudinally advancing the flexible elongated element toward the distal end such that a proximal end of the elongated element may pass from the distal end of said device with sufficient force to pass through the portions of the subject. The device also includes a securing unit for variably adjusting a securing force applied by the flexible elongated element to secure together the portions of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2004
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Applicant: DVL Acquisitions, Sub, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Sancoff, Douglas Fogg, Frederic Field