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Publication numberWO2013022959 A3
Publication typeApplication
Application numberPCT/US2012/049979
Publication date18 Apr 2013
Filing date8 Aug 2012
Priority date8 Aug 2011
Also published asCN103889343A, EP2741680A2, EP2741680A4, WO2013022959A2
Publication numberPCT/2012/49979, PCT/US/12/049979, PCT/US/12/49979, PCT/US/2012/049979, PCT/US/2012/49979, PCT/US12/049979, PCT/US12/49979, PCT/US12049979, PCT/US1249979, PCT/US2012/049979, PCT/US2012/49979, PCT/US2012049979, PCT/US201249979, WO 2013/022959 A3, WO 2013022959 A3, WO 2013022959A3, WO-A3-2013022959, WO2013/022959A3, WO2013022959 A3, WO2013022959A3
InventorsGerald I. Brecher, John C. Meade, John Aho, Roger Baske, James H. Bleck, John F. Carlson, Thomas Eagan, Michael J. Helander, James W. Murray, Ashley Perkins, Wayne A. Shakal, Jonathan Towle
ApplicantEndoevolution, Llc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: Patentscope, Espacenet
Devices and methods for minimally invasive suturing
WO 2013022959 A3
Abstract
Devices and methods for minimally invasive suturing are disclosed. One suturing device for minimally invasive suturing includes a proximal section a distal end, and an intermediate region therebetween. The device includes a suture head assembly having a suturing needle with a pointed end and a second end. The suturing needle is capable, of rotating about an axis approx imately perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the device, wherein the. pointed end of the suturing needle is positioned within the suture, head assembly prior to deployment of guides that are adapted and configured to guide, the. needle around a circular path when advanced by a drive mechanism having a needle driver for engaging and rotating the suturing needle.
Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US20020173800 *21 May 200121 Nov 2002Peter DreyfussSuture passer
US20060069396 *20 Sep 200530 Mar 2006Suturtek IncorporatedApparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing
US20060224184 *31 Mar 20055 Oct 2006David StefanchikSuturing device
Non-Patent Citations
Reference
1 *See also references of EP2741680A4
Classifications
International ClassificationA61B17/062, A61B17/06
Cooperative ClassificationA61B2017/06028, A61B17/2909, A61B2017/06071, A61B2017/2927, A61B17/0625, A61B17/0482, A61B17/0491
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