04621640 is referenced by 449 patents and cites 16 patents.

A mechanical needle carrier is provided which can grasp and carry a surgical needle through a cannula, position the needle and set a stitch at the remote location and then release the needle and be withdrawn from the cannula.

Title
Mechanical needle carrier and method for its use
Application Number
6/569448
Publication Number
4621640
Application Date
January 9, 1984
Publication Date
November 11, 1986
Inventor
Lionel Starr
8806 Patricia Lynn, Sherwood, 72116
AR, US
James S Mulhollan
3401 Foxcroft Rd., Little Rock, 72207
AR, US
Agent
Hill Van Santen Steadman & Simpson
IPC
A61B 17/06
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