Patents

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HeartStitch® has developed numerous devices and methods, led by the creative mind and engineering experience of Prof. Anthony Nobles.  HeartStitch® owns several patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and internationally recognized patent issuing bodies abroad.  HeartStitch® holds licenses to several other patents owned by Medtronic, Nobles Medical Technologies, Inc., and Nobles Medical Technologies II, Inc.

US Patents

US Patent # 5,820,631
DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SUTURING TISSUE ADJACENT TO A BLOOD VESSEL

US Patent # 5,860,990
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUTURING

US Patent # 6,117,144
SUTURING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SEALING AN OPENING IN A BLOOD VESSEL OR OTHER BIOLOGICAL

US Patent # 6245079
SUTURING DEVICE FOR SEALING AN OPENING IN A BLOOD VESSEL OR OTHER BIOLOGICAL STRUCTURE

US Patent # 6,551,331
SUTURING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SEALING AN OPENING IN A BLOOD VESSEL OR OTHER BIOLOGICAL STRUCTURE

US Patent # 6,562,052
SUTURING DEVICE AND METHOD

US Patent # 6,733,509
SUTURING CUTTER

US Patent # 6,911,034
SUTURING METHOD AND APPARATUS

US Patent # 7,004,952
SUTURING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SEALING AN OPENING IN A BLOOD VESSEL OR OTHER BIOLOGICAL

US Patent # 7,090,686
SUTURING DEVICE AND METHOD

US Patent #7,601,161
SUTURING DEVICE

US Patent # 7,803,167
HANDLE FOR SUTURING APPARATUS

US Patent # 7,905,892
SUTURE CUTTER

 

US Patent Applications

US Patent App # 11142102
SUTURING METHOD AND APPARATUS

US Patent App # 11455894
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR APPLYING A KNOT TO A SUTURE

US Patent App # 11653083
SUTURING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SEALING AN OPENING IN A BLOOD VESSSEL OR OTHER BIOLOGICAL STRUCTURE

US Patent App # 11653103
SUTURING DEVICE AND METHOD

US Patent App # 12057304
SUTURING DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CLOSING A PATENT FORAMEN OVALE

US Patent App # 11503652
SUTURING DEVICE AND METHOD

US Patent App # 12463046
SUTURING DEVICES AND METHODS FOR SUTURING AN ANATOMIC VALVE

US Patent App # 20140148825
SUTURING DEVICES AND METHODS FOR SUTURING AN ANATOMIC VALVE

US Patent App # 61299297
SERIAL SUTURE INTRODUCTION

US Patent App # 13/016897
METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR SUTURING OF CARDIAC OPENINGS

 

North America

CANADA Patent # 2323084
SUTURING DEVICE FOR SEALING AN OPENING IN A BLOOD VESSEL

 

Europe

EUROPE Patent # EP0941698
SUTURING DEVICE FOR SEALING AN OPENING IN A BLOOD VESSEL

EUROPE Patent # EP1570790
SUTURING DEVICE FOR SEALING AN OPENING IN A BLOOD VESSEL

 

European Patent Applications

EUROPE Patent App # 6760280.5
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HOLDING SUTURE ENDS TO FACILITATE TYING OF KNOTS

EUROPE Patent App # 5802122.1
HANDLE FOR SUTURING APPARATUS

EUROPE Patent App # 6773453.3
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR APPLYING A KNOT TO A SUTURE

EUROPE Patent App # 8744507.8
SUTURING DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CLOSING A PATENT FORAMEN OVALE

EUROPE Patent App # 8075767.7
SUTURING DEVICE FOR SEALING AN OPENING IN A BLOOD VESSEL OR OTHER BIOLOGICAL STRUCTURE

EUROPE Patent App # 9743752.9
SUTURING DEVICES AND METHODS FOR SUTURING AN ANATOMIC VALVE

EUROPE PCT# US2011/023033
METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR SUTURING OF CARDIAC OPENINGS

 

Asia

CHINA Patent # 99803869.5
SUTURING DEVICE FOR SEALING AN OPENING IN A BLOOD VESSEL

HONG KONG Patent # HK1036395
SUTURING DEVICE FOR SEALING AN OPENING IN A BLOOD VESSEL

JAPAN Patent App # 2007-533759
HANDLE FOR SUTURING APPARATUS

JAPAN Patent App # 2008-513600
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HOLDING SUTURE ENDS TO FACILITATE TYING OF KNOTS

JAPAN Patent App # 2008-517194
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR APPLYING A KNOT TO A SUTURE

JAPAN Patent App # 2010-501228
SUTURING DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CLOSING A PATENT FORAMEN OVALE

CHINA Patent # 200510004354.4
SUTURING DEVICE FOR SEALING AN OPENING IN A BLOOD VESSEL

JAPAN Patent App # 2011-508705
METHODS AND SUTURING DEVICES AND METHODS FOR SUTURING AN ANATOMIC VALVE

JAPAN Patent # 4399035
SUTURING DEVICE FOR SEALING AN OPENING IN A BLOOD VESSEL OR OTHER BIOLOGICAL STRUCTURE

CHINA Patent #ZL200580032692.7
HANDLE FOR SUTURING APPARATUS

CHINA Patent # ZL200680030354.4
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR APPLYING A KNOT TO A SUTURE

JAPAN Patent App # 2009-144590
SUTURING DEVICE FOR SEALING AN OPENING IN A BLOOD VESSEL OR OTHER BIOLOGICAL STRUCTURE

 

Australia

AUSTRALIA Patent # 2003212025
SUTURING DEVICE FOR SEALING AN OPENING IN A BLOOD VESSEL

AUSTRALIA Patent App # 2006251579
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HOLDING SUTURE ENDS TO FACILITATE TYING OF KNOTS

AUSTRALIA Patent App # 2006262498
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR APPLYING A KNOT TO A SUTURE

 

HeartStitch’s current products include the HeartStitch TA™, HeartStitch MR™, and HeartStitch AP™.  The HeartStitch TA™ and HeartStitch MR™ have received US FDA clearance for use in performing vascular stitching in general surgery, including endoscopic procedures. The HeartStitch MR™ & HeartStitch TA™ are not intended for blind vascular closure. The HeartStitch TA™ and HeartStitch MR™ are CE marked for cardiovascular suturing in the European Union.  The HeartStitch AP™ is an investigational device and not for use in the United States or the European Union.

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