07445626 is referenced by 55 patents and cites 308 patents.

Systems for suturing a tissue layer having two sides with a suture be releasably retaining at least a portion of the suture in a stationary position on one side of the tissue layer. The portion of the suture is retrieved through the tissue layer from the opposite side whereby the suture is drawn from one side to the opposite side. Systems for suturing the wall of a tubular graft having two sides is also provided using a suture by releasably retaining at least a portion of the suture on one side of the wall. the portion of the length of suture is retrieved through the wall of the graft to the opposite side of the wall.

Title
Device and method for suturing tissue
Application Number
10/737668
Publication Number
7445626 (B2)
Application Date
December 16, 2003
Publication Date
November 4, 2008
Inventor
Tomoaki Hinohara
Portola Valley
CA, US
T Daniel Gross
Los Gatos
CA, US
Lewis Isbell
Union City
CA, US
Brian Gore
Orlando
FL, US
Mark J Foley
Las Gatos
CA, US
Michael Barrett
Campbell
CA, US
Bernard A Andreas
Redwood City
CA, US
Enrique J Klein
Los Altos
CA, US
James W Vetter
Portola Valley
CA, US
Ronald W Songer
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Workman Nydegger
Assignee
Abbott Laboratories
IL, US
IPC
A61B 17/06
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