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8992550 Suture system with capsule eyelet providing multiple suture tissue fixation  
A method of suturing tissue includes driving a needle from a tool through tissue to form a channel in the tissue; inserting the needle into a capsule that is connected to a first length of suture...
8968335 Hand operated device for controlled deployment of a tissue anchor and method of using the same  
A tissue anchoring system includes a tissue anchor member that is suitable for anchoring against tissue. The system also includes a tensioning member operatively connected to the anchor member...
8906057 Aneurysm embolization by rotational accumulation of mass  
This invention is a device and method for reducing blood flow into an aneurysm, especially a cerebral aneurysm, in order to promote therapeutic embolization of the aneurysm. The device comprises:...
8615856 Apparatus and method for forming self-retaining sutures  
An apparatus and method for forming retainers on a continuous strand such as, for example, of suture material and a suture produced by the same. The apparatus may include a retainer forming member...
8540736 Spool configured to retain suture for a suture system  
A suture system spool is configured to retain suture having a suture diameter and tension the suture between a distal and proximal end portions of a suturing tool. The spool includes a...
8480686 Methods and devices for delivering and applying suture anchors  
Methods and devices are provided for deploying and applying a suture anchor. In one embodiment, a surgical device is provided having a shaft configured to be introduced into a body and to deliver...
8372091 Device for moving a thread of a surgical sewing instrument  
A device (10) is used for moving a thread of a surgical sewing instrument (60). The device comprises a clamp (18) for detachably clipping said device (10) on the surgical sewing instrument (60)....
8333776 Anchor delivery system  
A system and associated method for manipulating tissues and anatomical or other structures in medical applications for the purpose of treating diseases or disorders or other purposes. In one...
8262630 Vascular access port with integral attachment mechanism  
An implantable port with an integral attachment mechanism. The implantable port includes one or more suture needles enclosed within a port body, the suture needle(s) coupled to a movable member...
8216254 Anchor delivery system with replaceable cartridge  
A system and associated method for manipulating tissues and anatomical or other structures in medical applications for the purpose of treating diseases or disorders or other purposes. In one...
8202293 Clip applier and methods of use  
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...
8070803 Universal annuloplasty system  
A holder for an annuloplasty ring is disclosed. It comprises a plurality of linked-together suture platforms, wherein said holder comprises an upper face, a lower face, and a closed peripheral...
8052696 Suture tensioning device  
A suture tensioning apparatus for tightening the suture used to tie a tissue of a patient to the bone of the patient so that the tissue will cinch to the bone. A lever is mounted on a stub shaft...
7909804 Vascular access port with integral attachment mechanism  
An implantable port with an integral attachment mechanism. The implantable port includes one or more suture needles enclosed within a port body, the suture needle(s) coupled to a movable member...
7875042 Suture anchor loader  
A suture anchor loader comprises a housing with a port. A channel extends into the housing from the port, the channel being dimensioned to receive a surgical needle. A suture anchor is preloaded...
7371210 Flexible instrument  
A remote control flexible instrument system, employing a shaft which supports a tool, is described in which the has proximal and distal ends with at least a portion thereof extending through a...
7232446 Pneumatic suture instrument  
The surgical suturing instrument incorporates a pressurized fluid suture feed system for passing a suture through the instrument and the tissues to be joined thereby. A fluid jet in communication...
7048749 Endoscopic suture systems  
A surgical instrument for applying sutures to tissue includes a needle deployment mechanism and a catch mechanism. In some embodiments, the needle deployment mechanism employs a linear path....
6951565 Device for inserting surgical implants  
Devices for dispensing suture threads and/or suture threads with needles attached to them that are particularly useful for inserting surgical implants, such as suture anchors, that make use of...
6730058 Adjustable profile steerable catheter  
A catheter includes a steering system for manipulating the distal-end region of a sheath having a plurality of electrodes into direct contact with difficult-to-reach areas of the human body. The...
6443963 Apparatus and method for repairing or reattaching soft tissue  
An apparatus and method for delivering or installing a surgical suture or suture-like implant into soft tissue, such as the meniscus of the knee, for example, for reattachment or repair of that...
6331182 Medical twisting device and method for forming a surgical closure  
A procedure wherein an elongate, at least partially flexible tie member is partially wound about tissues to be closed at a surgical site. Opposite ends of the flexible tie element are entrained by...
6315784 Surgical suturing unit  
A surgical suturing apparatus includes a needle, a needle holder which also serves as a support for suturing material, and an elongate handle. The needle defines a passageway through which the...
6254616 Suture container  
A suture container having a spool rotatably mounted therein. A length of suture material is wound on the spool is wrapped in an outer bacterial-proof envelope.
5797927 Combined tissue clamping and suturing instrument  
A combined tissue clamping and suturing instrument includes a pair of opposed jaws selectively actuated by operation of a handle portion, a hollow suture needle mounted on a first of the jaws and...
5653716 Suture manipulating instrument with grasping members  
A surgical instrument an outer hollow member having a passageway extending therethrough. A handle is disposed near its proximal end to enable manipulation of the outer member. An inner movable...
5601575 Needle driving device  
The invention described herein is a device for tying knots intracorporeally during laparoscopic surgery. It is intended to simplify the process of tying intracorporeal knots to the point that the...
5571119 Retractable suture needle with self-contained driver  
Methods and apparatus for suturing in physically confined and visually restricted areas are disclosed. Suturing instruments are described that serve to deliver suture material through biological...
5501690 Suturing device  
The invention described herein is a device for tying knots intracorporeally during laparoscopic surgery. It is intended to simplify the process of tying intracorporeal knots to the point that the...
5483009 Polymer derived from cyclic amide and medical devices manufactured therefrom  
A moldable and/or extrudable polymer which is useful for the manufacture of surgical devices such as sutures, staples, clips, etc., possesses structural units derived from a cyclic amide monomer...
5282806 Endoscopic surgical instrument having a removable, rotatable, end effector assembly  
An instrument (602), particularly suited for endoscopic use, has an elongate body, including a base (604) and an elongate spindle (630) rotatably mounted to the base. A removable end-effector...
5281235 Needle manipulator  
A needle manipulator (2), particularly suited for endoscopic use, has an elongate body (4) including a base (6) and an elongate tip carrier tube (8) rotatably mounted to the base. A removable tip...
5254126 Endoscopic suture punch  
An endoscopic suture punch for use in endosurgical procedures, especially an anti-reflux procedure. This suture punch has an elongate frame and a handle mounted to one end of the frame. A pair of...
5207693 Endoscopic suture dispensing tool  
An endoscopic suture tool is provided to minimize extra-corporeal exposure of the suture to bacteria and to minimize the possibility of suture entanglement with external trocars and other...
5059201 Suture threading, stitching and wrapping device for use in open and closed surgical procedures  
A surgical instrument for threading a loop of suture material through a piece of tissue to be stitched or removed as part of a surgical procedure and for wrapping a loop of suture around a piece...
4957498 Suturing instrument  
A suturing instrument for use in arthroscopic surgery includes a hollow needle for penetrating tissue to be sutured within the body while the tissue is clamped between relatively movable jaws, and...
4935027 Surgical suture instrument with remotely controllable suture material advancement  
The invention relates to surgical instruments and methods for effecting suturing of tissue that can be controlled from a position remote from the suture site. The invention provides for the...
4923461 Method of arthroscopic suturing of tissue  
A method of suturing tissue in the body particularly useful in arthroscopic surgery requiring only small incisions or portals for insertion of diagnostic and surgical instruments includes the...
4898155 Suturing implement particularly useful in surgical operations for the attachment of a prosthetic valve  
A suturing implement particularly useful in surgical operations for suturing a member, such as a prosthetic valve, to tissue at the suture site by a plurality of sutures each including a needle...
4890615 Arthroscopic suturing instrument  
A suturing instrument for use in arthroscopic surgery includes a hollow needle for penetrating tissue to be sutured within the body while the tissue is clamped between relatively movable jaws, and...
4444184 Surgical instrument for operating on joints  
A surgical instrument is provided for performing operations on joints, comprising an elongated hollow body; an elongated tube fixedly connected at one end to the body and adapted for insertion...
4417532 Suturing instrument for surgical operation  
A suturing instrument for use in surgical operation to suture up a wound or the cut out flesh with lock stitches substantially comprises a support, a needle bar secured to the support, a curved...
4406237 Suturing instrument for surgical operation  
A suturing instrument for surgical operations comprises a curved needle holding a needle thread and a shuttle positioned on a support and manually displaceable back and forth relative to the...
4224947 Suturing apparatus  
An improved suturing apparatus for non-continuous suturing of ruptured or incised skin. Suturing thread is held in an enclosed reel and fed through tubing into a hollow suturing needle. The...
4164225 Surgical suturing instrument  
A surgical suturing instrument including a first jaw carrying a capsule which contains a suture having needles attached to its ends, a second jaw for receiving the needles and cooperating with the...
4011873 Surgical instrument for ligatures  
A surgical instrument for ligatures is disclosed herein consisting of a hollow handle in the inside of which thread spools are mounted rotatably, the hollow handle extending into a tube, the lower...
3902510 Dental floss device  
A dispenser for dental floss has a spool containing it and a sponge for applying a liquid to the floss. A capillary tube conveys the liquid from a container to the sponge.
3901244 Suture cartridge  
A cartridge for a suturing clamp in which the flesh is clamped by a pair of jaws and further movement of the clamp actuator handle drives a needle, carrying a length of suture with it, through the...
3840017 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT  
A surgical, thread holder and stitching device is provided which employs a hollow needle through which a spool or reel of surgical thread is fed. The hollow needle may have beveled ends for...
3638653 SUTURING DEVICE  
A combination of elements for use in surgery, particularly suturing. The combination includes a conventional needle holder with a second element, namely a needle-suture assembly combining a suture...

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