Wound closure device including direct-driven needle

Patent Number: 9386980

Patent Date: 2016-07-12

Patent type: utility

A suturing device includes a housing, a rod, a ferrule assembly, and a needle. The housing defines a guide lumen extending longitudinally therethrough. The rod is engaged with the housing and extends distally therefrom. The ferrule assembly is disposed at a distal end of the rod and is configured to releasably retain a ferrule therein. The ferrule is adapted to retain of a portion of a suture therein. The needle is configured for translation through the guide lumen defined within the housing. A distal end of the needle is configured to engage the ferrule within the ferrule assembly for removal of the ferrule from the ferrule assembly.


First Name Last Name City State Country
Robert C. Smith - - -


Section Class Sub Class Group Sub Group
A 61 B 17 04
A 61 B 17 062
A 61 B 17 29
A 61 B 17 06


Organization First Name Last Name City State Country
Covidien LP - - - - -