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, MD1

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Yoon, InBae 2101 Highland Ridge Dr., Phoenix, MD 21131 223 29671
Yoon, Samuel C 719 Leister Dr., Timonium, MD 21093 26 3463

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Badiaco, Inc. (1)
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Merrimac Industries, Inc. (1)
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RICHARDSON, PHILIP (1)
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CONMED CORPORATION (1)
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Coral Medical (1)
5,707,379 Method and apparatus for intracorporeal suturing 110 1995
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (3)
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* 5,336,230 Endoscopic suture tying method 97 1992
5,709,693 Stitcher 226 1996
 
ADVANCED SURGICAL, INC. (1)
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (2)
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United States Surgical Corporation (11)
* 5,403,328 Surgical apparatus and method for suturing body tissue 358 1993
* 5,474,568 Instrument for closing trocar puncture wounds 195 1993
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* 5,478,344 Surgical suturing apparatus with loading mechanism 226 1994
* 5,478,345 Mechanism for endoscopic suturing device 175 1994
* 5,609,601 Endoscopic surgical apparatus with rotation lock 256 1994
* 5,480,406 Method of employing surgical suturing apparatus to tie knots 353 1994
* 5,562,640 Endoscopic surgical instrument for aspiration and irrigation 86 1994
* 5,578,048 Manipulator apparatus 211 1995
* 5,662,663 Surgical suture instrument 258 1995
* 5,591,181 Surgical suturing apparatus with loading mechanism 256 1995
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Coviden IP (1)
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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, LLC (3)
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HANSEN MEDICAL, INC. (1)
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COVIDIEN LP (82)
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8,070,746 Radiofrequency fusion of cardiac tissue 18 2007
8,795,325 Handle assembly for articulated endoscopic instruments 3 2007
* 2010/0076,260 Handle Assembly for Articulated Endoscopic Instruments 6 2007
8,721,640 Endoscopic vessel sealer and divider having a flexible articulating shaft 1 2007
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8,496,674 Flexible endoscopic stitching devices 3 2007
8,460,275 Flexible endoscopic stitching devices 1 2007
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8,235,992 Insulating boot with mechanical reinforcement for electrosurgical forceps 10 2008
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9,375,254 Seal and separate algorithm 0 2008
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8,486,107 Method of sealing tissue using radiofrequency energy 15 2008
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9,113,898 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 0 2011
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8,898,888 System for manufacturing electrosurgical seal plates 6 2012
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8,852,228 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 2 2012
9,113,940 Trigger lockout and kickback mechanism for surgical instruments 5 2012
8,568,444 Method of transferring rotational motion in an articulating surgical instrument 3 2012
9,028,493 In vivo attachable and detachable end effector assembly and laparoscopic surgical instrument and methods therefor 0 2012
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8,636,752 Flexible endoscopic stitching devices 1 2012
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8,454,631 Axial stitching devices 1 2012
8,696,667 Dual durometer insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 10 2012
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8,747,424 Flexible endoscopic stitching devices 2 2012
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9,113,905 Variable resistor jaw 1 2013
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9,468,434 Stitching end effector 0 2014
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9,265,552 Method of manufacturing electrosurgical seal plates 0 2014
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