04841888 is referenced by 329 patents and cites 18 patents.

A sewing machine for forming stitches in a substrate, for example, in forming stitches in tissue during surgery, comprises a needle for passing thread into the substrate from one side thereof at a first location and for withdrawing the thread from the substrate at a second location spaced from the first location. The needle is removably operable solely from the said one side of the substrate. A stapling machine is also disclosed operating on similar principles for similar purposes.

Title
Sewing machine
Application Number
774335
Publication Number
4841888
Application Date
November 19, 1987
Publication Date
June 27, 1989
Inventor
Christopher P Swain
52 Gloucester Avenue, London NW1 8JD
GB
Timothy N Mills
Flat 4, 45 Newman Street, London W.1.
GB
Agent
Darby & Darby
IPC
D05B 97/02
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