07842048 is referenced by 58 patents and cites 554 patents.

Devices, systems, and methods for suturing of body lumens allow the suturing of vascular puncture sites located at the distal end of a percutaneous tissue tract. An elongated articulated foot of the device can be inserted through the penetration and actuated so that the foot extends along the lumenal axis. The foot can carry suturing attachment cuffs with one end of the cuff adapted to receive a needle, while the other end receives suture. A portion of the foot and/or lumen of the shaft can receive a portion of the suture and can include friction reducing structure that aid with movement of the sutured during removal of the cuffs from within the penetration.

Title
Articulating suture device and method
Application Number
11/465527
Publication Number
7842048 (B2)
Application Date
August 18, 2006
Publication Date
November 30, 2010
Inventor
Dawn Ma
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Workman Nydegger
Assignee
Abbott Laboratories
IL, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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