US Patent No: 6,004,332

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Suturing instrument with multiple rotatably mounted offset needle holders and method of using the same

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An instrument for suturing anatomical tissue with a suture needle includes a barrel having two needle holding apparatus therein which can be manipulated from a proximal end of the barrel. Jaws of each needle holding apparatus are offset from a rotatable shaft by a transverse arm. In an insertion position, the jaws are confined within the diametrical dimension of the barrel at a distal end thereof. After insertion, the jaws can be manipulated to extend beyond the diametrical dimension of the barrel to provide a large working span in which tissue can be sutured.

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YOON, INBAEELLICOTT CITY, MD14

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Yoon, InBae 2101 Highland Ridge Dr., Phoenix, MD 21131 223 21936
Yoon, Samuel C Timonium, MD 26 2592

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