Patent Number: 6,332,889

Title: Surgical suturing instrument and method of use

Abstract: A device is disclosed for introducing a flexible elongated element through at least two portions of a subject. In an embodiment, the device includes a proximal end and a distal end, as well as an advancement unit for longitudinally advancing the flexible elongated element toward the distal end such that a proximal end of the elongated element may pass from the distal end of said device with sufficient force to pass through the portions of the subject. The device also includes a securing unit for variably adjusting a securing force applied by the flexible elongated element to secure together the portions of the subject.

Inventors: Sancoff; Gregory E. (North Hampton, NH), Field; Frederic P. (North Hampton, NH), Fogg; Douglas A. (Merrimac, MA)

Assignee: Onux Medical, Inc.

International Classification: A61B 17/064 (20060101); A61B 17/04 (20060101); A61B 17/12 (20060101); A61B 17/00 (20060101); A61B 017/04 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018