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Peter J Wilk, David Sekons: Endoscopic suturing device and related method and suture. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, August 6, 1991: US05037433 (721 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic suturing device comprises an endoscope and a needle having a spring bias construction tending to bend the needle into an arcuate configuration. The endoscope includes an elongate flexible outer tubular member and a biopsy channel extending longitudinally through the tubular member. A f ...


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Peter J Wilk, David Sekons: Suture device. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, June 23, 1992: US05123913 (448 worldwide citation)

A suture device comprises a loop member formed on one side with an aperture and an access channel extending from the aperture to an opening defined by the loop. A thread connected to loop is provided along a portion of its length with a series of tapered projections. Protuberances are provided on th ...


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Peter J Wilk, David Sekons: Laparoscopic surgical method and related instrument assembly. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, January 25, 1994: US05281234 (37 worldwide citation)

A surgical method comprises the steps of (a) inserting a needle into a patient, a suture thread being connected to the needle, (b) moving the needle inside the patient to insert the needle into internal body tissues of the patient at a preselected surgical site inside the patient, (c) withdrawing th ...