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1. (US20190008506) DEVICES AND METHODS FOR SUTURE PLACEMENT

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 16073439 Application Date: 22.11.2016
Publication Number: 20190008506 Publication Date: 10.01.2019
Publication Kind : A1
Prior PCT appl.: Application Number:PCTUS1663304 ; Publication Number: Click to see the data
IPC:
A61B 17/04
A61B 17/06
A61B 34/30
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
03
for closing wounds, or holding wounds closed, e.g. surgical staples; Accessories for use therewith
04
for suturing wounds; Holders or packages for needles or suture materials
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
03
for closing wounds, or holding wounds closed, e.g. surgical staples; Accessories for use therewith
04
for suturing wounds; Holders or packages for needles or suture materials
06
Needles; Holders or packages for needles or suture materials
[IPC code unknown for A61B 34/30]
CPC:
A61B 17/0469
A61B 17/06004
A61B 17/06066
A61B 2017/0474
A61B 2017/0608
A61B 2034/305
A61B 34/30
Applicants: Dura Tap LLC
Inventors: Mark F. Kurd
David Greg Anderson
Jaime F. Sarabia
Eric Buehlmann
Jay P. Tapper
Jens Johnson
Ann R. Lee
Catherine Margaret Unruh
Priority Data:
Title: (EN) DEVICES AND METHODS FOR SUTURE PLACEMENT
Abstract: front page image
(EN)

A suturing device includes an elongate body, an actuator, and a curved needle holder. The elongate body includes a distal end portion extending along a longitudinal axis. The actuator is operable between a first operating position and a second operating position. The curved needle holder extends away from the distal end portion or is provided as part of the distal end portion of the elongate body. The curved needle holder includes a distal end section having a distal-most tip, and defines a curved needle passage and a distal opening adjacent the distal-most tip. A distance measured parallel with the longitudinal axis between where the curved needle holder begins to curve away from the longitudinal axis to either where the elongate body begins to curve away from the longitudinal axis or where the elongate body connects with a handle can be between about 10 cm to about 20 cm. Also, the distal-most tip can be offset from the longitudinal axis in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal axis an offset distance less than about 7 mm.


Also published as:
AU2016391961CA3013068CN108601588KR1020180108661EP3410950WO/2017/136026