A notch-locating fixture for forming notches at predetermined locations along a needle wire used in a surgical suturing apparatus includes a base having at least one semi-circular recess shaped and dimensioned for receiving the needle wire. The fixture also includes a cover member including at least one aligned slot formed therein in a manner providing a grinding wheel with access to needle wire held between the base and the cover member. The fixture further includes a securing structure selectively coupling the base to the cover member.

Title
Producing notch feature in small diameter steel alloy needle wire
Application Number
11/445469
Publication Number
20070277363
Application Date
June 2, 2006
Publication Date
December 6, 2007
Inventor
Terry A McFarland
Burlington
KY, US
Kenneth V Moran
Loveland
OH, US
William A Crawford
Cincinnati
OH, US
Agent
Welsh & Flaxman
VA, US
IPC
B23P 13/04
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