05480406 is referenced by 388 patents and cites 7 patents.

The disclosure contemplates a method for using an endoscopic suturing apparatus to conveniently place various knots in suture such as a square knot, a modified fisherman's knot, a securing knot, an alternative square knot and a surgeon's knot. The knots are formed variously by placing the suture between the jaws or around one jaw and passing the needle from one jaw to the other to be able to draw the suture through loops formed in the suture.

Title
Method of employing surgical suturing apparatus to tie knots
Application Number
8/319837
Publication Number
5480406
Application Date
October 7, 1994
Publication Date
January 2, 1996
Inventor
Gregory S Gardner
Owings Mills
MD, US
Corbett W Stone
Newtown
CT, US
H Jonathan Tovey
Milford
CT, US
Paul Nolan
Wilton
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/64
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