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Schweizer Edward E: Suture applicator. Stidham Melvin R, October 22, 1974: US3842840 (262 worldwide citation)

The disclosure is of a suturing clamp in which the jaws are moved toward each other to a pre-set position wherein the flesh is firmly, but not too tightly clamped. A bifurcated needle is moveably carried on one of the jaws and a length of suture is extended from a bobbin on the clamp to a grip at th ...


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Schweizer Edward E: Suture applicator. April 30, 1974: US3807407 (157 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for mechanically suturing an incision or wound comprising first and second pivotally interconnected jaw elements, a replaceable suture magazine containing a single looped suture, the free ends of which are provided with short needles, means on said first jaw for supporting said ...


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Schweizer Edward E: Suture cartridge. Stidham Esq Melvin R, August 26, 1975: US3901244 (111 worldwide citation)

A cartridge for a suturing clamp in which the flesh is clamped by a pair of jaws and further movement of the clamp actuator handle drives a needle, carrying a length of suture with it, through the flesh. A cartridge, which rotatably carries a bobbin with suture, is releasably gripped on one of the j ...


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Schweizer Edward E: Reversible clutch mechanism. Transi Coil Corporation, March 20, 1973: US3721324 (7 worldwide citation)

An improved reversible clutch mechanism of the type in which one or the other of two drive mechanisms is coupled to drive shaft selectively, in accordance with the direction of rotation of the shaft. The clutch includes a pair of annular shells independently rotatably mounted on the drive shaft and ...