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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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Sydney Sheung Chee Chung, Hitoshi Mizuno, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Chika Shiro: Endoscopic suturing device. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Chick P C, June 29, 2004: US06755843 (296 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic suturing includes a suturing device having a curved needle to suture tissue. The endoscopic suturing device also includes a driving means to maneuver the curved needle. The curved needle and the driving means are placed at a distal end of the endoscopic suturing device. The endoscopic ...


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William J Christy: Endoscopic suturing device and method. Allen Dyer Doppelt Milbrath & Gilchrist P A, March 25, 1997: US05613975 (226 worldwide citation)

A surgical suturing apparatus for closing an incision penetrating a plurality of layers of tissue includes a tubular body in which a "J"-shaped suture needle resides. In this position the tubular body may be inserted into the incision without damaging tissue. Once the tubular body has been inserted ...


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Frederick K Toy, Roy T Smoot Jr, Robert H LaPrad: Endoscopic suture passer and method. W L Gore & Associates, Henry H Skillman, Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman, April 8, 1997: US05618290 (226 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic suturing device is provided for manipulating a suture to form a stitch through a tissue within a body cavity. The suturing device comprises a needle with a shaft, a pointed head located at the distal end of the needle shaft, a hook formed proximally to the pointed head, and a latch for ...


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Corbett W Stone, Stephen W Zlock, David Farascioni: Mechanism for endoscopic suturing device. United States Surgical Corporation, December 26, 1995: US05478345 (216 worldwide citation)

A loading unit is disclosed for supplying multiple surgical needles or surgical incision members and associated lengths of suture material for positioning the needle or surgical incision member within the jaws of a surgical suturing apparatus. The loading unit generally includes a body portion havin ...


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Sydney Sheung Chee Chung, Hitoshi Mizuno, Tetsuya Yamamoto: Endoscopic suturing device. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Chick P C, April 13, 2004: US06719763 (192 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic suturing device includes an endoscope, a curved needle detachably arranged at the distal end portion of or integrally embedded in the endoscope for suturing a tissue of the living body, a suture for suturing said tissue with the curved needle, and a drive arranged on the endoscope and ...


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Gene W Kammerer, Royce Frederick: Endoscopic suturing device. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, February 1, 1994: US05282809 (186 worldwide citation)

A suturing device for placing a continuous suture line between anchor knots is disclosed. The device has a cannula and first and second sutures. Each suture has a slide end, a distal loop, and a slip knot securing the distal loop to the slide end. The sutures are threaded through the cannula. One of ...


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Edward E Walker, Royce L Frederick, Crawford R Britt: Endoscopic suturing device. Ethicon, August 10, 1993: US05234445 (136 worldwide citation)

A medical device for ligation or approximating tissue is disclosed. The device has a cannula with proximal and distal ends. The distal end of the cannula has a beveled surface, and the cannula has first and second channels, the first channel extending axially through it, and the second channel exten ...


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Frederick K Toy, Roy T Smoot, Robert H LaPrad: Endoscopic suture passer. W L Gore & Associates, Henry H Skillman, Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman P C, June 30, 1998: US05772672 (110 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic suturing device is provided for manipulating a suture to form a stitch through a tissue within a body cavity. The suturing device comprises a needle with a shaft, a pointed end located at the distal end of the suturing device, a receptacle formed proximally to the pointed end, and a la ...


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Edward E Walker, Royce L Ferderick, C Ray Britt, Gene Kammerer, Barbara Howard: Endoscopic suturing device. Ethicon, Emil Richard Skula, July 19, 1994: US05330491 (67 worldwide citation)

A medical device for ligation or approximating tissue is disclosed. The device has a cannula with proximal and distal ends. The distal end of the cannula has a beveled surface, and the cannula has first and second channels, the first channel extending axially through it, and the second channel exten ...