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Timothy N Mills, Christopher P Swain: Sewing machine. Darby & Darby, June 27, 1989: US04841888 (323 worldwide citation)

A sewing machine for forming stitches in a substrate, for example, in forming stitches in tissue during surgery, comprises a needle for passing thread into the substrate from one side thereof at a first location and for withdrawing the thread from the substrate at a second location spaced from the f ...


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Mills Timothy Noel, Swain Christopher Paul: Sewing or stapling machine. Univ London, April 16, 1986: GB2165559-A (243 worldwide citation)

A stapling machine for inserting a staple 209 in a substrate 216, comprises means defining a slot open towards the substrate, the slot being configured to receive at least one staple having opposite end portions which are spaced from one another to define a gap therebetween. Means, suction, are prov ...


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Frieder Hutterer, Gerd Buess, Manfred Boebel: Applicator for tying sewing threads. Richard Wolf, Hill Van Santen Steadman & Simpson, February 10, 1987: US04641652 (229 worldwide citation)

The applicator for utilization in combination with an endoscope tube comprises a coil connected to a longitudinal passage through a shaft and comprising hollow turns connected to the shaft passage for reception of a sewing thread, whose proximal extremity is passed through a loop projecting from a r ...


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Kimberly A Anderson, Brian R Watschke, Georges Mellier, Johann J Neisz: Transobturator surgical articles and methods. AMS Research Corporation, Jose W Jimenez, July 4, 2006: US07070556 (205 worldwide citation)

Described is a surgical instrument and method for treating female urinary stress incontinence. The instrument includes a first curved needle-like element defining in part a curved shaft having a distal end and a proximal, a mesh for implanting into the lower abdomen of a female to provide support to ...


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Roberta V Adams: Sewing thimble. Francis X Lo Jacono Sr, November 28, 1978: US04127222 (186 worldwide citation)

An improved sewing thimble having an elongated, tubular body consisting of a pliable material, such as rubber, wherein a plurality of vent holes are disposed about the annular body portion, the inner bore thereof being designed to conform to the average finger, including those having extended finger ...


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Dennis J Miller: Elastomeric thimble. April 27, 2004: US06726068 (177 worldwide citation)

A finger protective device constructed from elastomeric materials. A working surface covers the fleshy portion of a finger and is of sufficient strength and hardness to avoid penetration by a needle, yet elastomeric to accommodate large variations in shape. The working surface may be interrupted by ...


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Frank J Siraco, David S Barrett: Sperical ball positioning apparatus for seamed limp material article assembly system. The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Lahive & Cockfield, June 6, 1989: US04836119 (150 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for controlling the position of a sheet member (e.g., fabric) slidingly supported on a work surface, utilizing a drive train consisting of one or more drive wheels frictionally engaging a spherical ball captively supported within a housing. The drive wheels are preferrably locat ...


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Norman B Arbuckle: Suturing device. Raymond C Kelder, Gordon L Peterson, November 25, 1980: US04235177 (133 worldwide citation)

A suturing device comprising a drive shaft and an oscillator for oscillating the drive shaft about an oscillatory axis. A suturing needle is coupled to the drive shaft so that the drive shaft can move the suturing needle back and forth along a first path. A loop arm is mounted for movement along a s ...


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Lanny L Johnson: Surgical suture-snagging method. Cushman Darby & Cushman, October 25, 1988: US04779616 (109 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for snagging a surgical suture wherein a device is introduced to the interior of the patient's body through a cylindrical cannula. The device includes a resilient loop which collapses as it passes through the cannula. The loop is crimped at its end whereby when a length of sutur ...


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William Donald Harris: Injury protection device for machinery. Burlington, Cushman Darby & Cushman, February 28, 1978: US04075961 (105 worldwide citation)

A system for producing a control signal upon intrusion of a human part into a protected area, for example the area about the needle of a sewing machine, whereby radio frequency signals at a predetermined frequency are coupled to the human machine operator from a plate on which he sits or stands. As ...



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