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1. US20100057109 - ENDOSCOPIC SUTURING DEVICE

Office
United States of America
Application Number 12545310
Application Date 21.08.2009
Publication Number 20100057109
Publication Date 04.03.2010
Publication Kind A1
IPC
A61B 17/04
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
03for closing wounds, or holding wounds closed, e.g. surgical staples; Accessories for use therewith
04for suturing wounds; Holders or packages for needles or suture materials
Applicants CLERC CLAUDE
RIOUX ROBERT F
Inventors Clerc Claude
Rioux Robert F.
Agents FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT &; DUNNER;LLP
Title
(EN) ENDOSCOPIC SUTURING DEVICE
Abstract
(EN)

A suturing device for use in endoscopic procedures includes a head configured to be removably coupled to an elongate medical device and an actuator coupled to the head via an elongate flexible sheath. The suturing device is configured to pass a needle and suture through a selected tissue site upon actuation of the actuator. In another embodiment, a suturing device includes a head and a retaining portion configured to receive a guide wire. The suturing device can be inserted into a patient's body using the guide wire to guide and help position the head of the suturing device. In such an embodiment, the suturing device can also include an expandable member coupled to the head and that is configured to be expanded within a body lumen of a patient to help maintain a position of the head within the body lumen.


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