Patents Assigned to Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10398418
    Abstract: A vessel closure device delivery system including a delivery device that couples to a vessel closure clip for delivering the clip onto a blood vessel and a retractable vessel locator is removeably attached to the delivery device, the distal end of the vessel locator being adapted to transition from a collapsed state suitable for insertion into a vessel and an expanded state that lodges against a wall of the vessel from inside the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Palermo, William M. Belef, Michael T. Carley, Richard S. Ginn, Anthony J. Pantages, Ronald J. Jabba, Francisco Javier Sagastegui
  • Patent number: 10245013
    Abstract: A medical device that includes a plurality of members forming a body that can transition from a delivery configuration to a deployed configuration. The plurality of members form a plurality of openings each with a long axis extending substantially longitudinally relative to a longitudinal axis of the medical device in a delivery configuration. A plurality of end portions are associated with a distal portion of the medical device, the end portions extending towards the longitudinal axis in a deployed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Javier Sagastegui, Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Ronald J. Jabba
  • Patent number: 10201340
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a clip includes an introducer sheath including an outer surface extending between its proximal and distal ends. A clip is carried on the outer surface, e.g., on a carrier assembly that is slidable along the outer surface from the proximal end towards the distal end. A skin overlies the outer surface of the sheath and the carrier assembly that is separable from the outer surface as the carrier assembly is advanced from the proximal end towards the distal end of the sheath. During use, the distal end of the sheath is inserted into an opening through tissue, e.g., into a puncture communicating with a blood vessel. The carrier assembly is advanced towards the distal end of the sheath, causing the skin to separate from the outer surface of the elongate member, and the clip is deployed from the carrier to seal the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Pantages, Ronald J. Jabba, Richard S. Ginn
  • Patent number: 10111664
    Abstract: A closure system and methods of use are provided for use in sealing an opening in a body tissue, such as a vascular puncture site. A method of closing the opening in the body tissue can be performed with the closure system having a closure clip. The method can include positioning the closure clip in a first closure clip position adjacent to the opening in the body tissue such that a plurality of spikes of the closure clip are inserted into the tissue at a location outward from a central axis of the opening. Subsequently, the closure clip can be positioned in a second closure clip position such that the plurality of spikes are pulled inward toward the central axis of the opening so as to pull the tissue between the opening and each of the spikes together and close the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, William Martin Belef
  • Patent number: 9585646
    Abstract: A method that includes locating an opening in tissue by advancing a member through the opening in tissue and following locating the opening, deploying a medical device to aid with sealing the opening. The medical device includes a plurality of strut members forming a plurality of generally diamond-shaped openings, the plurality of strut member being configured to form an annular shaped structure with the generally diamond-shaped openings extending generally longitudinally relative to a longitudinal axis of the medical device. The medical device further includes a plurality of tissue engaging portions associated with the plurality of struts, each tissue engaging portion being disposed between adjacently positioned generally diamond-shaped openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Javier Sagastegui, Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Ronald J. Jabba
  • Patent number: 9579091
    Abstract: A closure system and methods of use are provided for use in sealing an opening in a body tissue, such as a vascular puncture site. A method of closing the opening in the body tissue can be performed with the closure system having a closure clip. The method can include positioning the closure clip in a first closure clip position adjacent to the opening in the body tissue such that a plurality of spikes of the closure clip are inserted into the tissue at a location outward from a central axis of the opening. Subsequently, the closure clip can be positioned in a second closure clip position such that the plurality of spikes are pulled inward toward the central axis of the opening so as to pull the tissue between the opening and each of the spikes together and close the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Michael T. Carley, Ronald J. Jabba, Stephen M. Salmon, Anthony Pantages, Javier Sagastegui, Janina Sagastegui
  • Patent number: 9554786
    Abstract: A medical device that includes a plurality of strut members forming a plurality of generally diamond-shaped openings, the plurality of strut member being configured to form an annular shaped structure with the generally diamond-shaped openings extending generally longitudinally relative to a longitudinal axis of the medical device. A plurality of tissue engaging portions are associated with the plurality of struts, with each tissue engaging portion extending towards the longitudinal axis in a deployed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Javier Sagastegui, Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Ronald J. Jabba
  • Patent number: 9498196
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a clip includes an introducer sheath including an outer surface extending between its proximal and distal ends. A clip is carried on the outer surface, e.g., on a carrier assembly that is slidable along the outer surface from the proximal end towards the distal end. A skin overlies the outer surface of the sheath and the carrier assembly that is separable from the outer surface as the carrier assembly is advanced from the proximal end towards the distal end of the sheath. During use, the distal end of the sheath is inserted into an opening through tissue, e.g., into a puncture communicating with a blood vessel. The carrier assembly is advanced towards the distal end of the sheath, causing the skin to separate from the outer surface of the elongate member, and the clip is deployed from the carrier to seal the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Pantages, Ronald J. Jabba, Richard S. Ginn
  • Patent number: 9398914
    Abstract: A method for closing an opening formed in a wall of a body lumen or body tissue can include positioning a splittable carrier tube adjacent to the opening, the carrier tube having a splittable distal end with an outer surface retaining a closure element in a substantially tubular configuration or having an asymmetrically-elongated tubular shape with a trapezoidal longitudinal cross-sectional profile. The method including splitting a distal end of the carrier tube with a splitter and deploying the closure element from the carrier flaps of the carrier tube and over the splitter to allow the closure element to engage at least a portion of the wall of the body lumen or the body tissue and substantially close the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian A. Ellingwood, Laveille K. Voss, T. Daniel Gross, Kelly McCrystle
  • Patent number: 9320522
    Abstract: 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 planar configuration lying in the plane and deflectable towards a transverse configuration extending out of the plane. Tines extend from the inner curved regions, the tines being oriented towards the central axis in the planar configuration, and parallel to the central axis in the transverse configuration. The tines may include primary tines and secondary tines that are shorter than the primary tines. The primary tines may be disposed on opposing inner curved regions and oriented towards one another such that they overlap in the planar configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Richard S. Ginn, Javier Sagastegui, Ronald J. Jabba, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef
  • Patent number: 9271707
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a closure element can include a splittable carrier tube and a splitter to split the tube. The carrier tube can have an outer surface retaining a closure element in a tubular configuration and can be split into radially-expandable flaps. A closure element can have a shape-memory body having a relaxed configuration with a planar-annular body defining a lumen with tines directed inwardly from the body. The clip can be held in a retaining configuration having a substantially asymmetrically-elongated tubular shape with a trapezoidal longitudinal cross-sectional profile and a proximal end having the tines being longitudinally directed with a first tine being more distally oriented compared to a substantially opposite second tine being more proximal, and retracting to a deploying configuration having a tubular shape with a rectangular longitudinal cross-sectional profile with the first tine being even with the second tine when being delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Palermo, William M. Belef, Michael T. Carley, Richard S. Ginn, Anthony J. Pantages, Ronald J. Jabba, Brian A. Ellingwood, Laveille Kao Voss, Kelly J. McCrystle, T. Daniel Gross, Arkady Kokish
  • Patent number: 9089674
    Abstract: An apparatus for positioning an introducer sheath includes a sheath having a distal end including first and second ports, the second port being located distally from the first port. An obturator is slidable within the sheath that includes a distal region that sealingly engages an interior surface of the sheath. The obturator includes first and second openings in the distal region that are alignable with the first and second ports in the sheath. A housing is slidable on the exterior of the sheath that releasably holds a closure element. The sheath may be inserted into an incision communicating with a blood vessel, the first and second ports providing backbleed indication of the depth of the insertion of the sheath into the vessel. The housing is actuated to deploy the closure element to engage and close the incision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, W. Martin Belef
  • Patent number: 9050087
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for use in sealing a vascular puncture site. The invention comprises an integrated vascular device having a sheath with a closure component and puncture sealant. The closure component is disposed on and advanceable over the exterior of the sheath and may comprise any of a variety of apparatus suited for closing a vascular puncture. Once the closure component has been actuated to close the puncture, sealant is introduced to seal the puncture. The sheath and closure component are then removed from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, W. Martin Belef
  • Patent number: 8956388
    Abstract: Apparatus are provided for use in sealing a vascular puncture site. The invention comprises an integrated vascular device having a sheath with a closure component and puncture sealant. The closure component is disposed on and advanceable over the exterior of the sheath and may comprise any of a variety of apparatus suited for closing a vascular puncture. Once the closure component has been actuated to close the puncture, sealant is introduced to seal the puncture. The sheath and closure component are then removed from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, W. Martin Belef
  • Patent number: 8905937
    Abstract: An embodiment of an apparatus for locating a surface of a body lumen is disclosed. The apparatus includes a locator assembly that has a distal end region configured to extend into an opening of the body lumen and to selectably engage at least a portion of the body lumen adjacent to the opening. The distal end region includes at least one surface engaging element that is configured to engage the surface of the body lumen. The apparatus includes a measuring device that is in electrical communication with the surface engaging element. The measuring device is configured to determine changes in measurable characteristics of the surface engaging element. Methods and apparatus for locating a surface of a body lumen are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian A. Ellingwood, Arkady Kokish
  • Patent number: 8821534
    Abstract: A hemostasis assembly having a selectively expandable hemostasis member can be used with a medical device and in a method for delivering a closure element through tissue and into an opening formed in, or adjacent to, a wall of a blood vessel or other body lumen of any size while maintaining or improving hemostasis. The medical device and method of use utilizes such an expandable hemostasis member to maintain or improve hemostasis throughout a medical procedure for closing and/or sealing openings through tissues and/or blood vessels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Laveille Kao Voss
  • Patent number: 8808310
    Abstract: An apparatus for closing a wall of a body lumen to deploy a closure element. The apparatus comprises a resettable triggering system which may be slideably moved within a housing to advance a carrier assembly and/or locating assembly, and which deploys the closure element. Upon deployment of a closure element, the carrier assembly may be positioned in a distal position and locked in place within a housing. The lock may be effected by a flexible snap fit interlocking feature which is selectively releasable. Release of the locking feature may be performed by externally insertable tools which engage the flexible snap fit and release the interlocking features. The triggering system may also include a catch which is released upon deployment of a closure element. The catch can be reset to allow the triggering system to be re-engaged into a pre-deployment condition and position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Jones, James Suffel
  • Publication number: 20140222069
    Abstract: A method that includes locating an opening in tissue by advancing a member through the opening in tissue and following locating the opening, deploying a medical device to aid with sealing the opening. The medical device includes a plurality of strut members forming a plurality of generally diamond-shaped openings, the plurality of strut member being configured to form an annular shaped structure with the generally diamond-shaped openings extending generally longitudinally relative to a longitudinal axis of the medical device. The medical device further includes a plurality of tissue engaging portions associated with the plurality of struts, each tissue engaging portion being disposed between adjacently positioned generally diamond-shaped openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Javier Sagastegui, Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Ronald J. Jabba
  • Publication number: 20140222068
    Abstract: A medical device that includes a plurality of strut members forming a plurality of generally diamond-shaped openings, the plurality of strut member being configured to form an annular shaped structure with the generally diamond-shaped openings extending generally longitudinally relative to a longitudinal axis of the medical device. A plurality of tissue engaging portions are associated with the plurality of struts, with each tissue engaging portion extending towards the longitudinal axis in a deployed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Javier Sagastegui, Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Ronald J. Jabba
  • Patent number: 8758400
    Abstract: An apparatus for sealing a passage through tissue communicating with a body lumen is provided. The apparatus includes an elongate member having a proximal end a distal end and a lumen extending from the distal end toward the proximal end defining a longitudinal axis. A plug member is disposed on the distal end and extends distally from the elongate member in a pre-deployed and deployed configuration. The plug member includes a distal port therein in communication with the lumen and has a cross-sectional diameter at a plug proximal end and a plug distal end greater than a cross-sectional diameter of the distal end of the elongate member in the pre-deployed configuration. The apparatus also includes a member extendable distally from the distal port, the member including a proximal end and a distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, William Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Michael T. Carley, Ronald J. Jabba, Stephen M. Salmon, Anthony J. Pantages, Francisco Javier Sagastegui