John P Albright, Robert K Martin, John A Dyson: Suturing device and method for using same. University of Iowa Research Foundation, Zarley McKee Thomte Voorhees & Sease, January 15, 1985: US04493323 (478 worldwide citation)

The device of the present invention comprises an elongated tube which is adapted to be inserted into the body so that its internal end is positioned adjacent the tissue which is to be sutured. A plunger is sized to slide within the tube and includes at one end a grasping mechanism for releaseably gr ...