Suturing instrument for surgical operation

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4484580

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06335599

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A suturing instrument for surgical operations having a needle holder with a needle and a shuttle holder with a shuttle is provided with an arrangement for controlling the amount of suturing thread drawn out of a bobbin loaded with the thread. The device includes a grooved flange on the bobbin and a spring-biased braking lever turnable in a housing of the instrument and engageable with a respective groove of the flange to maintain the optimum amount of the thread supplied from the bobbin to the needle and the shuttle and to form up the constant stitches during operation.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.TOKYO172

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ebata, Yoshikazu Tokyo, JP 25 342
Nomoto, Reishi Kanagawa, JP 13 426
Takahashi, Masayoshi Kanagawa, JP 82 812

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