Connect public, paid and private patent data with Google Patents Public Datasets

Suturing instrument

Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US2579192A
US2579192A US17943950A US2579192A US 2579192 A US2579192 A US 2579192A US 17943950 A US17943950 A US 17943950A US 2579192 A US2579192 A US 2579192A
Authority
US
Grant status
Grant
Patent type
Prior art keywords
needle
end
guide
thread
plate
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
Inventor
Kohl Alexander
Original Assignee
George H Sciaroni
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Grant date

Links

Images

Classifications

    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/04Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets for suturing wounds; Holders or packages for needles or suture materials
    • A61B17/0469Suturing instruments for use in minimally invasive surgery, e.g. endoscopic surgery

Description

Dec. 18, 1951 A. KOHL SUTURING INSTRUMENT Filed Aug. 15, 1950 8 6 a M 6 7 -1. 1 E MEME- ALEXANDER KOHL L E mm MW A TTORNEYS Patented Dec. 18,1951 g SUTURING INSTRUMENT Alexander Kohl, Fresno, Calif., assignor of onehalf to George H. Sciaroni, Fresno, Calif.

Application August 15, 1950, Serial N0.'179,439

The present invention relates generally to surgical instruments and more particularly to a stitching apparatus or surgical needle adapted to apply sutures to secure ruptured, cut, or kleft membranes, tissues, fibers and the like.

The exacting requirements of manual dexterity required of surgeons in the performance of operations is well known. One of the most ,difiicult surgical tasks is that of suturing in confined and nearly inaccessible positions. Although considerable effort has been expended in the development of improved surgical needles, the available forms thereof do not successfully overcome the difliculties encountered. For example, many conventional surgical needles are intricate and cumbersome to employ. Many are of such size and shape as to preclude their employment in restricted and/or relatively inaccessible positions. Most such needles'only are adapted to feed a suture through material being stitched and do not accomplish a looping, tying, or locking of the suture. When this type of needle is employed, the loose ends of each suture must be tied separately from other adjacent sutures to secure the stitches. This tying is frequently one of the most difficult tasks for the surgeon quickly to perform and one requiring continualpractice in order to maintain adequate proficiency. Still other conventional needles are constructed similarly to a sewing machine in their inclusion of a shuttle. These needles are inherently cumbersome instruments having use onlyin readily accessible areas where the suturing problems are not of great difiiculty.

It is an object of the present invention to provide an improved surgical needle that is easier to. employ than conventional needles and conducive to increased speed of performance of the suturing procedure.

Another object is to provide a surgical-needle adapted conveniently and speedily to stitch membranes, tissues, fibers, and the like in even confined and relatively inaccessible positions.

Another object is to provide a surgical needle of generallyslender form having a working end and a manipulating end, the working end being return-bent so that by operation of the manipulating end of the instrument a needle in the operating end may be reciprocally thrustgenerally toward the manipulating end.

Another object is to provide a surgical needle adapted simultaneously to pierce and to suture membranes, tissues, fibers, and the like.

4 Claims. (01. 128-440) Another object is to provide-a surgical needle adapted to sew or chainstitch suturing material into acontinuous series of sutures.

-A further object is to provide a semiautomatic surgical needle. a

A still further'object is to provide a surgical needle of the character described manipulatable 2 to tighten stitched thread or other suturing material.

.Other. objects and advantages of the present invention will become apparent in the subsequent description in the specification.

In the drawing: 7 Fig. 1 is a side elevation partially longitudinal section of a surgical needle embodying the principles of the present invention.

Fig. 2 is an edge elevation, partially in longitudinal section, of the surgical needle shown in Fig. I viewed from a position degrees removed from the position represented by Fig. 1.

. Fig. 3 is a fragmentary s1de elevation of the operating end of the surgical needle of the pres ent invention, as shown in Fig. 1, but with an arcuate needle thereof shown in stitching position and aretriever plate in threaded hooked position. a I

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary edge elevation of the operating end of the surgical needle showing elements thereof in the positions assumed in-Fig. 3.

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary side elevation of the portion of the needle shown in Fig. 3 illustrating a subsequent step in the operation thereof;

Fig. 6 is a fragmentary edge elevation of the subject surgical needle as viewed in Fig. 4-but showing the elements thereof in the subsequent operating step represented in Fig. 5.

Referring in greater detail to the drawing:

The surgical needle of the present invention employs an elongated hollow handle I0 conveniently formed of an inner tubular member II and an outer tubular member l2 welded, sweated, or otherwise secured in telescopic relation, as shown at IS. A guide fitting l5having a bore it formed therethrough is screw threadably mounted in the endof the outer tubular member [2 opposite to the' inner tubular member II. The guide fitting provides a shoulder ll inwardly disposed the outer tubular member l2. The fitting provides an annulus l8 integral therewith adapted for tightening against the end of the outer tubular member.

A finger. grip 2D is located about the fittingli against the annulus IS, a washer 2| positioned against 'the finger "grip, :and' a nut 22 screw threadably tightened on the fitting against the Washer and fingergrip. For convenience in subsequent discourse, the 'endof the surgical needle of the present invention mounting the finger grip 20 is referred to as the manipulating end thereof.

A hollow, arcuate, gooseneck guide 25 having a sharpened end portion 26 is welded, sweated, or otherwise rigidly mounted in the end of the inner tubular-member ll opposite to the outer member I2. The end of the surgical needle mounting the guide is for purposes of convenience hereinafter referred t .as the operating end thereof. The hollow interior of the guide 25 and in substantial alignment with the handle ID to the sharpened end portion 26 of the guide and,

as will subsequently become more clearly apparent, the groove is adapted to receive a thread or other suturing material 28.: A collar 29 is mounted on the guide in circumscribing relation to the groove 21 to assist in maintaining the thread 28 therein during operation of the needle. A thread guide 38 is provided on the outward periphery of the guide 25 in peripheral alignment with the groove 21 and is adapted to direct thread about the periphery of the guide 25 under the collar 29 into. the groove 21. The sharpened end portion 26 is provided with a V-notch 3| concentrically of the groove 21.

For convenience inv mounting a supply of thread 28 or other suturing material on the device of the present invention, a ring 34 is rigidly mounted in. circumscribing relation to the handle I adjacent to the finger grip 28. A headed post 35 is radially outwardly extended from the ring and rotatably mounts a thread reel 36 thereon. In order to resist unintentional unreeling of thread from the reel, a friction spring 37 or other braking device is provided on the post 35 in fri'o-, tional engagement with the reel 35 resistive to free rotation thereof.

A slide bushing 46 is provided within the outer I tubular member l2 in abutting relation with the end of the inner tubular member II. A plunger 4] is mounted for reciprocal longitudinal movement in the bore N5 of the guide fitting l5, the bushing 48 and the hollow interior of the guide 25-. The plunger is extended from the end of the handle l6 adjacent to the finger grip 20 and for convenience of manual manipulation is provided with a head 42 and a thumb loop 43. A .circumscribingfiange 44' is'fixedly mounted on the plunger 4| in spaced relation to the bushing and a helical spring 45 located for initial compression between the bushing and flange. M An arcuate needle 48 having a sharpened end portion 49 formed with an eye 50 is mounted for slidable reciprocal movement in the arcuate portion of the guide 25'. A flexible link chain 5| is fitted to the hollow interior of the guide 25 and interconnects the arcuate needle 48 and the plunger 4| for corresponding reciprocal movement between the needle inserting position, shown in Figs. 1 and 2 and the tying position, shown in Figs. 3 and 4. It will be obvious that thespring 45'urges the plunger to a position retracting the needle 48 onto the guide 25 referred to as the needle inserting position. In such position, the eye '50 is aligned with the groove 21' and is in registry with the V-notch 3|.

"The inner tubular member ll "of the hollow handle I0 is provided with a longitudinal slot 54. An inner drive member is rigidly mounted on the plunger 4| inwardly of the slot 54.. An outer drive member 56 is rigidly mounted on the inner drive member 55 by a pin 51 and a headed peg 58". The peg 58 has a portion of smaller diameter screw threadably engaged in the inner drive member 55' and a portion f larger diameter adjacent to its head tightened against the outer drive member 56.

A retriever plate 60 having a longitudinal slot 6|. a camway 62 and, a hooked end portion 63 is mounted on the outer drive member 56 by reception of the peg 58 through the slot 6| thereof. The camway 62 has a substantially straight portion 64 and a curved end 65 adjacent to the slot 6!. A sleeve 66 is mounted concentrically on the handle Ill adjacent to the retriever plate 60 and a headed cam 67 extended from the sleeve through the camway 62 with the hooked end portion 63 of the retriever plate disposed toward the guide 25 and arcuate. needle 48.

The arrangement of the camway 62 and cam 61 are such that movement of the "retriever plate relative to the cam toward the operating end of the device of the present invention causes the hooked end portion 630i the retriever plate to move to a position laterally adjacent to the sharpened end portion 49 of the arcuate needle 48 when in the tying position shown in Figs. 3 and 4 and by engagement of the cam in the curved end 65 of the camway to move laterally to a position radially inwardly of the needle as clearly indicated in Fig. 4. A washer 68 is employed between the retriever plate 68 and the head of the cam 61.

The lateral movement of the hooked end portion 63 of the retriever plate 60 is facilitated by a leaf spring 18 rigidly mounted on the outer drive member 56 as by a pair of bolts 1| extended alongside the retriever plate and engaged with a stud l2 rigidly mounted on'the retriever plate, as clearly indicated in each of the figures.

To urge the retriever plate 66 toward the manipulating end of the device, an ear M is extended from the outer drive member 56; A bracket I5 is provided integrally with the'retriever plate at a position laterally spaced from the ear l4 and toward the operating end of the device therefrom. A spring 16 is located under initial tension between the ear and the bracket. The spring 18 in moving the hooked end portion 63 of the retriever plate laterally for thread engagement as shown in Figs. 3 and 4 but has a component of force longitudinally of the retriever plate urging the same relative to the peg 58 toward the manipulating end of the device.

Operation The operation of the surgical needle of the present invention is believed to be clearly apparent and is briefly summarized at this point; The thread 28 or other suturing material is drawn from the reel 36 through the thread guide 30 and threaded through the groove 21 and the V-notch 3| into the eye 50. The manipulating end of the surgical needle is conveniently grasped by holding the finger grip 20 with the first and second fingers and extending the thumb through the thumb loop 43 in a position rested on the head 42. Obviously, in certain positions and under specialized conditions, a surgeon may prefer to hold and manipulate the surgicalneedle in other manners. Such departure from the operation described is within the contemplation of the subject invention.

The operating end of the needle is inserted or otherwise positioned adjacent the membrane, tissue, or fiber to be suturedwith the arcuate needle 48 in the retracted position shown in Figs. 1 and 2. ,The sharpened end portion 26 of the guide 25 is preferably held closely adjacent to the membrane or the like to be stitched.

The head 42 of the plunger is thrust toward the handle l0 moving the plunger toward the operating end of the device and driving the arcuate needle 48 into the membrane or the like, not Shown, to the position shown in Figs. 3 and 4. As

the arcuate needle is moved into the tying position shown in'Figs. 3 and4, the thread 28 is drawn into a position tensioned across the arcuate needle in chordal relation thereto. The hooked endportion 63 of the retriever plate 60 passes between. the arcuate needle and the chordally tensioned thread 28.

. Upon release of pressure on the head. 42,"the compression spring 45 returns the plunger 4! to its initial position and retracts the arcuate needle 48. The elongated slot 6| in'the retriever plate permits return travel of the inner and outer drive members 55 and 56 an appreciable distance before any return travel of the retriever plate occurs. This delayed travel of the retriever plate is assured'by operation of the spring 18 and the thread 28 dependably gathered by the hooked end portion 63 of the'retriever plate, as shown in Figs. 5 and 6.

Further return of the plunger 4| and retraction of the arcuate needle 48 returns the elements of the surgical needle to the relative positions shown in Figs. 1 and 2. When additional suturing is required, the pointed or sharpened end 26 of the guide is repositioned for subsequent operation and the performance repeated.

It will be obvious that the operation described provides successive loops of thread or other suturing material extended through the membrane or the like. A separate thread or other suturing material, not shown may be passed through the loops to lock the same quickly, conveniently, and easily providing a locked stitch. Further, the device may be employed to form chain stitches or other type of suturing, as desired. When a separate thread or other suturing material is passed a through the loops to provide a locked stitch, as

described, it is desirable to tension the thread 28, this is conveniently accomplished by positioning the surgical needle of the present invention to draw the thread to be tightened upwardly into the V-notch 3|, as shown in Fig. 3, where it wedges. Subsequent manipulation of the device with the thread so wedged readily achieves the tightening effect desired.

In surgical use the needle of the present invention has proved convenient to employ, has substantially reduced the time and difiiculties incident to such stitching particularly in constricted places, and by its effective operation in limited areas, minimized the size of accessible openings required.

Although the invention has been herein shown and described in what is conceived to be the most practical and preferred embodiment, it is recognized that departures may be made therefrom within the scope of the invention, which is not to be limited to the details disclosed herein but is to be accorded the full scope of the claims so as to embrace any and all equivalent devices and apparatus.

Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is,

1. In a surgical stitching apparatus, the combination of an arcuate needle having a sharpened end portion provided with an eye, means mounting the needle for endward arcuate reciprocal movement, means feeding thread to the eye of the needle so positioned that reciprocal movement of the needle at one of its positions draws the thread in chordal relation to the arcuate path of reciprocal movement, a hook mounted for reciprocal movement between a position in hooking relation to the thread in its chordal position and a position retracted therefrom, and synchronous drive means adapted simultaneously to move the needle to the position in which the thread is in chordal relation thereto and the hook to hooked relation to the thread.

2. Ina surgical stitching apparatus, the combination of an arcuate needle having a sharpened end-portion provided with an eye therethrough, means for reciprocating the arcuate needle longitudinally in a corresponding arcuate path between an inserting position and a tying position, means for supplying thread to the end of the needle, a thread retriever plate having a hooked end portion mounted for reciprocal movement between a position radially outwardly of the arcuate path of travel of the needle and a position radially inwardly of said arcuate path adjacent to the eye of" the needle when in tying position, and synchronous drive means for the needle and the retriever plate simultaneously thrusting the needle into typing position and the hooked end of the retriever plate to a position radially in wardly of the needle and subsequently retracting the needle to inserting position and effecting delayed retraction of the retriever plate to its position radially outwardly of the arcuate path of travel of the needle.

3. A surgical needle comprising an elongated hollow handle havinga slot formed longitudinally therein, a hollow arcuate guide extended from an end of the handle in registry with the hollow interior thereof and having a sharpened extended end portion, an arcuate needle slideably mounted in the guide and having a sharpened end portion extended from the end of the guide and formed with an eye therethrough, a plunger mounted in the handle for longitudinal slideable movement therein, a head mounted on the plunger exteriorly of the end of the handle opposite to the guide, a flexible drive linkage slideably guided in the hollow interiors of the handle and guide and interconnecting the arcuate needle and the plunger for corresponding reciprocal movement, resilient means within the handle urging the plunger in the handle in the direction of the head of the plunger, 9. thread reel mounted on the handle, a thread guide integral with the needle guide adapted to receive thread from the reel and to guide the thread to the eye of the needle, a drive member mounted on the plunger and extended through the slot in the handle, a cam member mounted on the handle intermediate the guide and the drive member, a retriever plate pivotally mounted on the drive member having a cam way fitted to the cam and a hooked end portion disposed toward the guide adjacent to the needle, the cam way being shaped so that movement of the plunger toward the guide urges the retriever plate hook toward the sharpened end of the guide and when adjacent thereto laterally to catch thread carried by the eye of the needle, and finger grips mounted on the handle adjacent to the headed end of the plunger.

4. The combination of an elongated hollow handle having a slot formed longitudinally therein, a finger grip mounted on the handle adjacent to an end thereof; a plunger slidably mounted in the handle for reciprocal longitudinal movement having a head thereon exteriorly of the handle adjacent to the end thereof provided with the finger grips; a hollow arcuate guide having a sharpened extended end portion mounted. on the end of the handle opposite to the finger grips in registry with the hollow interior thereof; an araura-1592 uate needle slidably mounted in the guide and having a' sharpened. end extended from the guide with an eye formed therethrough; a flexible chain slidably mounted in the handle and guide for reciprocal guided movement therein and interconnecting the needle and plunger for corresponding reciprocal movement; a drive block member on: the plunger adjacent to the slot in the handle; a drive peg outwardly extended from the drive member; an elongated retriever plate having a longitudinal cam way therein, a hooked end portion, and a longitudinal slot, mounted on the drive member by means of the peg engaged in the longitudinal slot thereof with the hooked end portion of the retriever plate extended toward the guide and needle; a cam extended from the handle through the cam way of the retriever plate, the cam way being shapedso that reciprocal movement of the retriever plate relative to the cam causes the hooked end portion thereof to move toward the needle when the plunger is thrust inwardly of the handle and when adjacent to'the needle to move laterally in hooked relation thereto and upon opposite movement of the plunger to move laterally away from such hooked relation' and: thence Iongitudimtlly of the handle upon further retraction of the plunger; a spring interconnecting: the retriever:- plate? and the: handle and urging the: retriever plate toward the needle relative to' the peg whereby upon retraction of the plunger therretraction of the retriever plate is delayed as accommodated by thelongitudinal slot through which the peg is: extended; a reel for a supply of thread mounted on the han dle; thread guide adapted to direct. thread from the supply to the eye of the needle around the radial periphery of the guide, said guide being formed. with a V' slot in its sharpened end portion adjacent to the needle in the radial periphery of the guide. 7

ALEXANDER, KOHL.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent: UNITED STATES PATENTS Name Date Drake Apr. 20, 1909 Ainslie Sept. 8, 1931 Number

US2579192A 1950-08-15 1950-08-15 Suturing instrument Expired - Lifetime US2579192A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US2579192A US2579192A (en) 1950-08-15 1950-08-15 Suturing instrument

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US2579192A US2579192A (en) 1950-08-15 1950-08-15 Suturing instrument

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US2579192A true US2579192A (en) 1951-12-18

Family

ID=22656603

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US2579192A Expired - Lifetime US2579192A (en) 1950-08-15 1950-08-15 Suturing instrument

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US2579192A (en)

Cited By (86)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3802359A (en) * 1972-04-07 1974-04-09 Rug Crafters One-handed tufting tool
WO1991006247A1 (en) * 1989-11-03 1991-05-16 Asnis Stanley E Suture threading, stitching and wrapping device
US5059201A (en) * 1989-11-03 1991-10-22 Asnis Stanley E Suture threading, stitching and wrapping device for use in open and closed surgical procedures
US5192287A (en) * 1991-04-05 1993-03-09 American Cyanamid Company Suture knot tying device
US5312422A (en) * 1992-07-16 1994-05-17 Linvatec Corporation Endoscopic suturing needle
US5312423A (en) * 1992-10-01 1994-05-17 Advanced Surgical Intervention, Inc. Apparatus and method for laparaoscopic ligation
US5364408A (en) * 1992-09-04 1994-11-15 Laurus Medical Corporation Endoscopic suture system
US5368601A (en) * 1992-04-30 1994-11-29 Lasersurge, Inc. Trocar wound closure device
US5387227A (en) * 1992-09-10 1995-02-07 Grice; O. Drew Method for use of a laparo-suture needle
US5403328A (en) * 1992-04-22 1995-04-04 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical apparatus and method for suturing body tissue
US5403329A (en) * 1992-09-23 1995-04-04 United States Surgical Corporation Instrument for closing trocar puncture wounds
US5458609A (en) * 1992-09-04 1995-10-17 Laurus Medical Corporation Surgical needle and retainer system
US5470338A (en) * 1993-10-08 1995-11-28 United States Surgical Corporation Instrument for closing trocar puncture wounds
US5474568A (en) * 1993-10-08 1995-12-12 United States Surgical Corporation Instrument for closing trocar puncture wounds
US5527321A (en) * 1993-07-14 1996-06-18 United States Surgical Corporation Instrument for closing trocar puncture wounds
US5540704A (en) * 1992-09-04 1996-07-30 Laurus Medical Corporation Endoscopic suture system
US5578044A (en) * 1992-09-04 1996-11-26 Laurus Medical Corporation Endoscopic suture system
US5649939A (en) * 1992-12-08 1997-07-22 Reddick; Eddie J. Laparoscopic suture introducer
US5697941A (en) * 1993-04-28 1997-12-16 Christy; William J. Endoscopic suturing device and method
EP0814707A1 (en) * 1995-03-07 1998-01-07 YOON, InBae Needle driving apparatus and methods of suturing tissue
US5713910A (en) * 1992-09-04 1998-02-03 Laurus Medical Corporation Needle guidance system for endoscopic suture device
US5741276A (en) * 1996-03-28 1998-04-21 Innovative Surgical Instruments Apparatus for facilitating the performance of surgical procedures such as the placement of sutures, ligatures and the like
US5919199A (en) * 1998-01-14 1999-07-06 Mers Kelly; William Charles Suture device
US5928252A (en) * 1997-01-21 1999-07-27 Regen Biologics, Inc. Device and method for driving a needle and meniscal repair
US6048351A (en) * 1992-09-04 2000-04-11 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Transvaginal suturing system
EP1290980A1 (en) * 2001-09-11 2003-03-12 Sulzer Orthopedics Ltd. Endoscopic suture device
US20030233108A1 (en) * 2002-06-12 2003-12-18 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Endoscopic suture instrument
US20040059350A1 (en) * 1992-09-04 2004-03-25 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Suturing instruments and methods of use
US20050070922A1 (en) * 2000-03-27 2005-03-31 Field Frederic P. Surgical suturing instrument and method of use
US6984237B2 (en) 2002-05-22 2006-01-10 Orthopaedic Biosystems Ltd., Inc. Suture passing surgical instrument
US7011668B2 (en) 2001-07-23 2006-03-14 Dvl Acquistion Sub, Inc. Surgical suturing instrument and method of use
US7037315B2 (en) 2001-09-14 2006-05-02 Dvl Aquisition Sub, Inc. Surgical suturing instrument and method of use
US7131978B2 (en) 2001-12-11 2006-11-07 Dvl Acquisition Sub, Inc. Surgical suturing instrument and method of use
US7131979B2 (en) 2002-05-17 2006-11-07 Dvl Acquisition Sub, Inc. Surgical suturing instrument and method of use
US7131980B1 (en) 2001-01-18 2006-11-07 Dvl Acquisitions Sub, Inc. Surgical suturing instrument and method of use
US20090060977A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2009-03-05 Neotract, Inc. Devices, systems and methods for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia and other conditions
US20090222025A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2009-09-03 Neotract, Inc. Devices, systems and methods for retracting, lifting, compressing, supporting or repositioning tissues or anatomical structures
US20090312772A1 (en) * 2008-06-11 2009-12-17 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument and method for uterine preservation
US20100030262A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2010-02-04 Neotract, Inc. Anchor delivery system with replaceable cartridge
US20100030263A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2010-02-04 Neotracrt, Inc. Slotted anchor device
US7666194B2 (en) 2000-10-20 2010-02-23 Onux Medical, Inc. Surgical suturing instrument and method of use
US7766923B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2010-08-03 Neotract, Inc. Integrated handle assembly for anchor delivery system
US7780682B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2010-08-24 Neotract, Inc. Apparatus and method for manipulating or retracting tissue and anatomical structure
US20100240951A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2010-09-23 Neotract, Inc. Integrated Handle Assembly for Anchor Delivery System
US7833235B2 (en) 2002-08-02 2010-11-16 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Placing sutures
US20100324596A1 (en) * 2002-03-14 2010-12-23 Jeffrey Eric Yeung Method for anchoring suture and approximating tissue
US20110040326A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2011-02-17 Neotract, Inc. Coiled anchor device
US20110046648A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2011-02-24 Neotract, Inc. Latching anchor device
US20110054493A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2011-03-03 Neotract, Inc. Multi-Actuating Trigger Anchor Delivery System
US20110060349A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2011-03-10 Neotract, Inc. Anchor delivery system
US20110066165A1 (en) * 2009-07-15 2011-03-17 David Skinlo Method and apparatus for treating a hip joint, including the provision and use of a novel suture passer
US7909836B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2011-03-22 Neotract, Inc. Multi-actuating trigger anchor delivery system
US20110144423A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2011-06-16 Neotract, Inc. Median Lobe Retraction Apparatus and Method
US20110160748A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2011-06-30 Neotract, Inc. Median Lobe Band Implant Apparatus and Method
US20110160747A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2011-06-30 Neotract, Inc. Continuous Indentation Lateral Lobe Apparatus and Method
US20110166564A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2011-07-07 Neotract, Inc. Median Lobe Destruction Apparatus and Method
US7976554B2 (en) 2006-04-19 2011-07-12 Vibrynt, Inc. Devices, tools and methods for performing minimally invasive abdominal surgical procedures
US8001974B2 (en) 2006-04-19 2011-08-23 Vibrynt, Inc. Devices and methods for treatment of obesity
US20110218387A1 (en) * 2010-03-05 2011-09-08 Neotract, Inc. Anchors for use in medical applications
US8070768B2 (en) 2006-04-19 2011-12-06 Vibrynt, Inc. Devices and methods for treatment of obesity
US8123762B2 (en) 2004-08-19 2012-02-28 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument
US8187297B2 (en) 2006-04-19 2012-05-29 Vibsynt, Inc. Devices and methods for treatment of obesity
US8192455B2 (en) 2003-08-13 2012-06-05 Board Of Supervisors Of Louisiana State University And Agricultural And Mechanical College Compressive device for percutaneous treatment of obesity
US8342183B2 (en) 2006-04-19 2013-01-01 Vibrynt, Inc. Devices and methods for treatment of obesity
US8382775B1 (en) 2012-01-08 2013-02-26 Vibrynt, Inc. Methods, instruments and devices for extragastric reduction of stomach volume
US8398668B2 (en) 2006-04-19 2013-03-19 Vibrynt, Inc. Devices and methods for treatment of obesity
US8556925B2 (en) 2007-10-11 2013-10-15 Vibrynt, Inc. Devices and methods for treatment of obesity
US8585733B2 (en) 2006-04-19 2013-11-19 Vibrynt, Inc Devices, tools and methods for performing minimally invasive abdominal surgical procedures
US8709021B2 (en) 2006-11-07 2014-04-29 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument
US8758366B2 (en) 2007-07-09 2014-06-24 Neotract, Inc. Multi-actuating trigger anchor delivery system
US8945152B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2015-02-03 Neotract, Inc. Multi-actuating trigger anchor delivery system
US9101355B2 (en) 2009-07-17 2015-08-11 Pivot Medical, Inc. Method and apparatus for re-attaching the labrum to the acetabulum, including the provision and use of a novel suture anchor system
US9149266B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2015-10-06 Neotract, Inc. Deforming anchor device
US9149268B2 (en) 2009-07-17 2015-10-06 Pivot Medical, Inc. Method and apparatus for attaching tissue to bone, including the provision and use of a novel knotless suture anchor system
US9161749B2 (en) 2011-04-14 2015-10-20 Neotract, Inc. Method and apparatus for treating sexual dysfunction
US9179905B2 (en) 2009-07-17 2015-11-10 Pivot Medical, Inc. Method and apparatus for re-attaching the labrum to the acetabulum, including the provision and use of a novel suture anchor system
US9198655B2 (en) 2009-07-15 2015-12-01 Pivot Medical, Inc. Method and apparatus for treating a hip joint, including the provision and use of a novel suture passer
US9314362B2 (en) 2012-01-08 2016-04-19 Vibrynt, Inc. Methods, instruments and devices for extragastric reduction of stomach volume
US9364212B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2016-06-14 Neotract, Inc. Suture anchoring devices and methods for use
US9504461B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2016-11-29 Neotract, Inc. Anchor delivery system
US9549739B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2017-01-24 Neotract, Inc. Devices, systems and methods for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia and other conditions
EP2590580A4 (en) * 2010-07-11 2017-06-07 Mininvasive Ltd Circular bone tunneling device
US9763659B2 (en) 2011-08-24 2017-09-19 Mininvasive Ltd. Arthroscopic surgical device
US9820754B2 (en) 2011-08-24 2017-11-21 Mininvasive Ltd. Circular bone tunneling device employing a stabilizing element
US9826973B2 (en) 2009-07-17 2017-11-28 Pivot Medical, Inc. Method and apparatus for attaching tissue to bone, including the provision and use of a novel knotless suture anchor system
US9861355B2 (en) 2004-06-16 2018-01-09 Smith & Nephew, Inc. Suture passing

Citations (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US919138A (en) * 1909-03-16 1909-04-20 Clarence A Drake Surgical needle.
US1822330A (en) * 1930-01-13 1931-09-08 Ainslie George Suturing instrument

Patent Citations (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US919138A (en) * 1909-03-16 1909-04-20 Clarence A Drake Surgical needle.
US1822330A (en) * 1930-01-13 1931-09-08 Ainslie George Suturing instrument

Cited By (166)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3802359A (en) * 1972-04-07 1974-04-09 Rug Crafters One-handed tufting tool
WO1991006247A1 (en) * 1989-11-03 1991-05-16 Asnis Stanley E Suture threading, stitching and wrapping device
US5059201A (en) * 1989-11-03 1991-10-22 Asnis Stanley E Suture threading, stitching and wrapping device for use in open and closed surgical procedures
US5192287A (en) * 1991-04-05 1993-03-09 American Cyanamid Company Suture knot tying device
US5662663A (en) * 1992-04-22 1997-09-02 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical suture instrument
US5403328A (en) * 1992-04-22 1995-04-04 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical apparatus and method for suturing body tissue
US5626588A (en) * 1992-04-30 1997-05-06 Lasersurge, Inc. Trocar wound closure device
US5368601A (en) * 1992-04-30 1994-11-29 Lasersurge, Inc. Trocar wound closure device
US5507757A (en) * 1992-04-30 1996-04-16 Lasersurge, Inc. Method of closing puncture wounds
US5312422A (en) * 1992-07-16 1994-05-17 Linvatec Corporation Endoscopic suturing needle
US5474565A (en) * 1992-07-16 1995-12-12 Linvatec Corporation Endoscopic suturing needle
US7060077B2 (en) 1992-09-04 2006-06-13 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instruments and methods of use
US5458609A (en) * 1992-09-04 1995-10-17 Laurus Medical Corporation Surgical needle and retainer system
US5741277A (en) * 1992-09-04 1998-04-21 Laurus Medical Corporation Endoscopic suture system
US6048351A (en) * 1992-09-04 2000-04-11 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Transvaginal suturing system
US5741279A (en) * 1992-09-04 1998-04-21 Laurus Medical Corporation Endoscopic suture system
US5713910A (en) * 1992-09-04 1998-02-03 Laurus Medical Corporation Needle guidance system for endoscopic suture device
US5540704A (en) * 1992-09-04 1996-07-30 Laurus Medical Corporation Endoscopic suture system
US5575800A (en) * 1992-09-04 1996-11-19 Laurus Medical Corporation Endoscopic suture system
US5578044A (en) * 1992-09-04 1996-11-26 Laurus Medical Corporation Endoscopic suture system
US5364408A (en) * 1992-09-04 1994-11-15 Laurus Medical Corporation Endoscopic suture system
US7033370B2 (en) 1992-09-04 2006-04-25 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instruments and methods of use
US5700272A (en) * 1992-09-04 1997-12-23 Laurus Medical Corporation Endoscopic suture system
US5662664A (en) * 1992-09-04 1997-09-02 Laurus Medical Corporation Endoscopic suture system
US20040059350A1 (en) * 1992-09-04 2004-03-25 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Suturing instruments and methods of use
US6346111B1 (en) 1992-09-04 2002-02-12 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Suturing instruments and methods of use
US5387227A (en) * 1992-09-10 1995-02-07 Grice; O. Drew Method for use of a laparo-suture needle
US5676675A (en) * 1992-09-10 1997-10-14 Grice; O. Drew Laparo-suture needle and method for use thereof
US5403329A (en) * 1992-09-23 1995-04-04 United States Surgical Corporation Instrument for closing trocar puncture wounds
US5312423A (en) * 1992-10-01 1994-05-17 Advanced Surgical Intervention, Inc. Apparatus and method for laparaoscopic ligation
US5649939A (en) * 1992-12-08 1997-07-22 Reddick; Eddie J. Laparoscopic suture introducer
US5697941A (en) * 1993-04-28 1997-12-16 Christy; William J. Endoscopic suturing device and method
US5586986A (en) * 1993-07-14 1996-12-24 United States Surgical Corporation Instrument for closing trocar puncture wounds
US5527321A (en) * 1993-07-14 1996-06-18 United States Surgical Corporation Instrument for closing trocar puncture wounds
US5470338A (en) * 1993-10-08 1995-11-28 United States Surgical Corporation Instrument for closing trocar puncture wounds
US5474568A (en) * 1993-10-08 1995-12-12 United States Surgical Corporation Instrument for closing trocar puncture wounds
EP0814707A4 (en) * 1995-03-07 1999-01-27 Inbae Yoon Needle driving apparatus and methods of suturing tissue
EP0814707A1 (en) * 1995-03-07 1998-01-07 YOON, InBae Needle driving apparatus and methods of suturing tissue
US5741276A (en) * 1996-03-28 1998-04-21 Innovative Surgical Instruments Apparatus for facilitating the performance of surgical procedures such as the placement of sutures, ligatures and the like
US5928252A (en) * 1997-01-21 1999-07-27 Regen Biologics, Inc. Device and method for driving a needle and meniscal repair
US5919199A (en) * 1998-01-14 1999-07-06 Mers Kelly; William Charles Suture device
US6283979B1 (en) * 1998-01-14 2001-09-04 William Charles Mers Kelly Suturing device with tensioning adjustment member
US20050070922A1 (en) * 2000-03-27 2005-03-31 Field Frederic P. Surgical suturing instrument and method of use
US7666194B2 (en) 2000-10-20 2010-02-23 Onux Medical, Inc. Surgical suturing instrument and method of use
US7131980B1 (en) 2001-01-18 2006-11-07 Dvl Acquisitions Sub, Inc. Surgical suturing instrument and method of use
US7011668B2 (en) 2001-07-23 2006-03-14 Dvl Acquistion Sub, Inc. Surgical suturing instrument and method of use
EP1290980A1 (en) * 2001-09-11 2003-03-12 Sulzer Orthopedics Ltd. Endoscopic suture device
US7037315B2 (en) 2001-09-14 2006-05-02 Dvl Aquisition Sub, Inc. Surgical suturing instrument and method of use
US7131978B2 (en) 2001-12-11 2006-11-07 Dvl Acquisition Sub, Inc. Surgical suturing instrument and method of use
US8454655B2 (en) 2002-03-14 2013-06-04 Neotract, Inc. Method for anchoring suture and approximating tissue
US20100324596A1 (en) * 2002-03-14 2010-12-23 Jeffrey Eric Yeung Method for anchoring suture and approximating tissue
US8777992B2 (en) 2002-03-14 2014-07-15 Neotract, Inc. Methods for anchoring suture and approximating tissue
US7131979B2 (en) 2002-05-17 2006-11-07 Dvl Acquisition Sub, Inc. Surgical suturing instrument and method of use
US6984237B2 (en) 2002-05-22 2006-01-10 Orthopaedic Biosystems Ltd., Inc. Suture passing surgical instrument
US8690898B2 (en) 2002-05-22 2014-04-08 Smith & Nephew, Inc. Suture passing surgical instrument
US8257369B2 (en) 2002-06-12 2012-09-04 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument with pivotable distal portion
US8696687B2 (en) 2002-06-12 2014-04-15 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Endoscopic suturing instruments
US20030233108A1 (en) * 2002-06-12 2003-12-18 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Endoscopic suture instrument
US7442198B2 (en) 2002-06-12 2008-10-28 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument with multi-load cartridge
US7232447B2 (en) 2002-06-12 2007-06-19 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument with deflectable head
US6955643B2 (en) 2002-06-12 2005-10-18 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Endoscopic suture instrument
US20030233107A1 (en) * 2002-06-12 2003-12-18 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Suturing instrument with multi-load cartridge
US9078649B2 (en) 2002-06-12 2015-07-14 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument
US9504464B2 (en) 2002-06-12 2016-11-29 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument with deflectable head
US8366725B2 (en) 2002-08-02 2013-02-05 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Placing sutures
US7833235B2 (en) 2002-08-02 2010-11-16 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Placing sutures
US8192455B2 (en) 2003-08-13 2012-06-05 Board Of Supervisors Of Louisiana State University And Agricultural And Mechanical College Compressive device for percutaneous treatment of obesity
US9861355B2 (en) 2004-06-16 2018-01-09 Smith & Nephew, Inc. Suture passing
US8398660B2 (en) 2004-08-19 2013-03-19 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument
US8123762B2 (en) 2004-08-19 2012-02-28 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument
US8858574B2 (en) 2004-08-19 2014-10-14 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument
US20100240951A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2010-09-23 Neotract, Inc. Integrated Handle Assembly for Anchor Delivery System
US20110054493A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2011-03-03 Neotract, Inc. Multi-Actuating Trigger Anchor Delivery System
US20110060349A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2011-03-10 Neotract, Inc. Anchor delivery system
US7905889B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2011-03-15 Neotract, Inc. Integrated handle assembly for anchor delivery system
US9504461B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2016-11-29 Neotract, Inc. Anchor delivery system
US7909836B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2011-03-22 Neotract, Inc. Multi-actuating trigger anchor delivery system
US7914542B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2011-03-29 Neotract, Inc. Devices, systems and methods for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia and other conditions
US7951158B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2011-05-31 Neotract, Inc. Devices, systems and methods for retracting, lifting, compressing, supporting or repositioning tissues or anatomical structures
US20110144425A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2011-06-16 Neotract, Inc. Apparatus and Method for Manipulating or Retracting Tissue and Anatomical Structure
US20110144423A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2011-06-16 Neotract, Inc. Median Lobe Retraction Apparatus and Method
US20110152607A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2011-06-23 Neotract, Inc. Apparatus and Method for Manipulating or Retracting Tissue and Anatomical Structure
US20110160748A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2011-06-30 Neotract, Inc. Median Lobe Band Implant Apparatus and Method
US7896891B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2011-03-01 Neotract, Inc. Apparatus and method for manipulating or retracting tissue and anatomical structure
US20110166564A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2011-07-07 Neotract, Inc. Median Lobe Destruction Apparatus and Method
US20110046648A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2011-02-24 Neotract, Inc. Latching anchor device
US20110190758A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2011-08-04 Neotract, Inc. Devices, systems and methods for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia and other conditions
US9486203B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2016-11-08 Neotract, Inc. Latching anchor device
US8007503B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2011-08-30 Neotract, Inc. Apparatus and method for manipulating or retracting tissue and anatomical structure
US9402711B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2016-08-02 Neotract, Inc. Median lobe band implant apparatus and method
US8043309B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2011-10-25 Neotract, Inc. Devices, systems and methods for retracting, lifting, compressing, supporting or repositioning tissues or anatomical structures
US9364212B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2016-06-14 Neotract, Inc. Suture anchoring devices and methods for use
US20110040326A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2011-02-17 Neotract, Inc. Coiled anchor device
US8157815B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2012-04-17 Neotract, Inc. Integrated handle assembly for anchor delivery system
US9320511B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2016-04-26 Neotract, Inc. Multi-actuating trigger anchor delivery system
US7815655B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2010-10-19 Neotract, Inc. Devices, systems and methods for retracting, lifting, compressing, supporting or repositioning tissues or anatomical structures
US8211118B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2012-07-03 Neotract, Inc. Apparatus and method for manipulating or retracting tissue and anatomical structure
US8216254B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2012-07-10 Neotract, Inc. Anchor delivery system with replaceable cartridge
US7780682B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2010-08-24 Neotract, Inc. Apparatus and method for manipulating or retracting tissue and anatomical structure
US8333776B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2012-12-18 Neotract, Inc. Anchor delivery system
US7766923B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2010-08-03 Neotract, Inc. Integrated handle assembly for anchor delivery system
US8343187B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2013-01-01 Neotract, Inc. Devices, systems and methods for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia and other conditions
US9149266B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2015-10-06 Neotract, Inc. Deforming anchor device
US7758594B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2010-07-20 Neotract, Inc. Devices, systems and methods for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia and other conditions
US9034001B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2015-05-19 Neotract, Inc. Slotted anchor device
US20100030263A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2010-02-04 Neotracrt, Inc. Slotted anchor device
US8945152B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2015-02-03 Neotract, Inc. Multi-actuating trigger anchor delivery system
US8394113B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2013-03-12 Neotract, Inc. Coiled anchor device
US8394110B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2013-03-12 Neotract, Inc. Apparatus and method for manipulating or retracting tissue and anatomical structure
US8940001B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2015-01-27 Neotract, Inc. Devices, systems and methods for retracting, lifting, compressing, supporting or repositioning tissues or anatomical structures
US20100030262A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2010-02-04 Neotract, Inc. Anchor delivery system with replaceable cartridge
US8425535B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2013-04-23 Neotract, Inc. Multi-actuating trigger anchor delivery system
US7645286B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2010-01-12 Neotract, Inc. Devices, systems and methods for retracting, lifting, compressing, supporting or repositioning tissues or anatomical structures
US8939996B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2015-01-27 Neotract, Inc. Anchor delivery System
US8936609B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2015-01-20 Neotract, Inc. Apparatus and method for manipulating or retracting tissue and anatomical structure
US8491606B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2013-07-23 Neotract, Inc. Median lobe retraction apparatus and method
US8529584B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2013-09-10 Neotract, Inc. Median lobe band implant apparatus and method
US8900252B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2014-12-02 Neotract, Inc. Devices, systems and methods for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia and other conditions
US8888799B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2014-11-18 Neotract, Inc. Coiled anchor device
US8603106B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2013-12-10 Neotract, Inc. Integrated handle assembly for anchor delivery system
US8628542B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2014-01-14 Neotract, Inc. Median lobe destruction apparatus and method
US8663243B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2014-03-04 Neotract, Inc. Devices, systems and methods for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia and other conditions
US8668705B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2014-03-11 Neotract, Inc. Latching anchor device
US9549739B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2017-01-24 Neotract, Inc. Devices, systems and methods for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia and other conditions
US20090222025A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2009-09-03 Neotract, Inc. Devices, systems and methods for retracting, lifting, compressing, supporting or repositioning tissues or anatomical structures
US20090060977A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2009-03-05 Neotract, Inc. Devices, systems and methods for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia and other conditions
US8715298B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2014-05-06 Neotract, Inc. Apparatus and method for manipulating or retracting tissue and anatomical structure
US8715239B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2014-05-06 Neotract, Inc. Devices, systems and methods for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia and other conditions
US8734468B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2014-05-27 Neotract, Inc. Devices, systems and methods for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia and other conditions
US8834492B2 (en) 2005-05-20 2014-09-16 Neotract, Inc. Continuous indentation lateral lobe apparatus and method
US20110160747A1 (en) * 2005-05-20 2011-06-30 Neotract, Inc. Continuous Indentation Lateral Lobe Apparatus and Method
US8001974B2 (en) 2006-04-19 2011-08-23 Vibrynt, Inc. Devices and methods for treatment of obesity
US8342183B2 (en) 2006-04-19 2013-01-01 Vibrynt, Inc. Devices and methods for treatment of obesity
US8070768B2 (en) 2006-04-19 2011-12-06 Vibrynt, Inc. Devices and methods for treatment of obesity
US8585733B2 (en) 2006-04-19 2013-11-19 Vibrynt, Inc Devices, tools and methods for performing minimally invasive abdominal surgical procedures
US8353925B2 (en) 2006-04-19 2013-01-15 Vibrynt, Inc. Devices and methods for treatment of obesity
US7976554B2 (en) 2006-04-19 2011-07-12 Vibrynt, Inc. Devices, tools and methods for performing minimally invasive abdominal surgical procedures
US8460321B2 (en) 2006-04-19 2013-06-11 Vibrynt, Inc. Devices, tools and methods for performing minimally invasive abdominal surgical procedures
US8398668B2 (en) 2006-04-19 2013-03-19 Vibrynt, Inc. Devices and methods for treatment of obesity
US8187297B2 (en) 2006-04-19 2012-05-29 Vibsynt, Inc. Devices and methods for treatment of obesity
US8360069B2 (en) 2006-04-19 2013-01-29 Vibrynt, Inc. Devices and methods for treatment of obesity
US8356605B2 (en) 2006-04-19 2013-01-22 Vibrynt, Inc. Devices and methods for treatment of obesity
US8709021B2 (en) 2006-11-07 2014-04-29 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument
US8758366B2 (en) 2007-07-09 2014-06-24 Neotract, Inc. Multi-actuating trigger anchor delivery system
US8556925B2 (en) 2007-10-11 2013-10-15 Vibrynt, Inc. Devices and methods for treatment of obesity
US20090312772A1 (en) * 2008-06-11 2009-12-17 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument and method for uterine preservation
US9486210B2 (en) 2008-06-11 2016-11-08 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument and method for uterine preservation
US8771295B2 (en) 2008-06-11 2014-07-08 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument and method for uterine preservation
US8469974B2 (en) 2009-07-15 2013-06-25 Pivot Medical, Inc. Method and apparatus for treating a hip joint, including the provision and use of a novel suture passer
US9271719B2 (en) 2009-07-15 2016-03-01 Pivot Medical, Inc. Method and apparatus for treating a hip joint, including the provision and use of a novel suture passer
US20110066165A1 (en) * 2009-07-15 2011-03-17 David Skinlo Method and apparatus for treating a hip joint, including the provision and use of a novel suture passer
US9198655B2 (en) 2009-07-15 2015-12-01 Pivot Medical, Inc. Method and apparatus for treating a hip joint, including the provision and use of a novel suture passer
US9149268B2 (en) 2009-07-17 2015-10-06 Pivot Medical, Inc. Method and apparatus for attaching tissue to bone, including the provision and use of a novel knotless suture anchor system
US9826973B2 (en) 2009-07-17 2017-11-28 Pivot Medical, Inc. Method and apparatus for attaching tissue to bone, including the provision and use of a novel knotless suture anchor system
US9451943B2 (en) 2009-07-17 2016-09-27 Pivoc Medical, Inc. Method and apparatus for re-attaching the labrum to the acetabulum, including the provision and use of a novel suture anchor system
US9101355B2 (en) 2009-07-17 2015-08-11 Pivot Medical, Inc. Method and apparatus for re-attaching the labrum to the acetabulum, including the provision and use of a novel suture anchor system
US9179905B2 (en) 2009-07-17 2015-11-10 Pivot Medical, Inc. Method and apparatus for re-attaching the labrum to the acetabulum, including the provision and use of a novel suture anchor system
US20110218387A1 (en) * 2010-03-05 2011-09-08 Neotract, Inc. Anchors for use in medical applications
EP2590580A4 (en) * 2010-07-11 2017-06-07 Mininvasive Ltd Circular bone tunneling device
US9770248B2 (en) 2010-07-11 2017-09-26 Mininvasive Ltd. Circular bone tunneling device
US9161749B2 (en) 2011-04-14 2015-10-20 Neotract, Inc. Method and apparatus for treating sexual dysfunction
US9763659B2 (en) 2011-08-24 2017-09-19 Mininvasive Ltd. Arthroscopic surgical device
US9820754B2 (en) 2011-08-24 2017-11-21 Mininvasive Ltd. Circular bone tunneling device employing a stabilizing element
US8382775B1 (en) 2012-01-08 2013-02-26 Vibrynt, Inc. Methods, instruments and devices for extragastric reduction of stomach volume
US9314362B2 (en) 2012-01-08 2016-04-19 Vibrynt, Inc. Methods, instruments and devices for extragastric reduction of stomach volume
US9155528B2 (en) 2012-01-08 2015-10-13 Vibrynt, Inc. Methods, instruments and devices for extragastic reduction of stomach volume

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US2049361A (en) Wire or ribbon tightening apparatus
US8066737B2 (en) Needle for suturing instrument
US5417700A (en) Automatic suturing and ligating device
US5746753A (en) Needle grasping apparatus
US5776150A (en) Suture assist device
US5792177A (en) Forceps
US5752964A (en) Surgical knot pusher with flattened spatulated tip
US2738790A (en) Suturing instrument
US4517965A (en) Tissue retractor
US1982207A (en) Clamping instrument and process of using the same
US6939357B2 (en) Instrument for closing, by subcutaneous suturing, an orifice made in the abdominal wall of a patient
US4109658A (en) Needle holding device with pick-up means
US5405354A (en) Suture driver
US5681331A (en) Surgical instrument for tying a knot in a length of suture at a remote location
US1449087A (en) Suturing instrument
US3139089A (en) Needle manipulating device
US5391176A (en) Surgical instrument for tying a knot in a length of suture at a remote location
US6228096B1 (en) Instrument and method for manipulating an operating member coupled to suture material while maintaining tension on the suture material
US3687138A (en) Repeating ligature gun
US5830220A (en) Suturing instrument
US3807407A (en) Suture applicator
US5383877A (en) Instruments and method for suturing and ligation
US7060079B2 (en) Surgical instrument for endoscopic suturing of deep subcutaneous tissue
US2992029A (en) Snelling tool for fishhooks
US4874375A (en) Tissue retractor