Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture

Patent Number: 9386968

Patent Date: 2016-07-12

Patent type: utility

An apparatus for sealing a puncture through tissue having an introducer sheath therein includes an elongate positioning member including a housing on a proximal end and an expandable member on a distal end, and a cartridge advanceable along the positioning member from a proximal position to a distal position. The cartridge includes a tubular member including a sealant and an advancer member disposed within lumen of the tubular member. A sleeve is slidably disposed over the tubular member distal end such that, when the tubular member is advanced over the positioning member, the tubular member distal end enters the introducer sheath while the sleeve is stopped and slides over the tubular member to expose the tubular member distal end within the introducer sheath. The introducer sheath and cartridge are then withdrawn, exposing the sealant within the puncture.


First Name Last Name City State Country
Andy H. Uchida - - -
Kevin To - - -
Brandon Fell - - -
Peter A. Swenson - - -


Section Class Sub Class Group Sub Group
A 61 B 17 00


Organization First Name Last Name City State Country
AccessClosure, Inc. - - - - -