Patents by Inventor Hunter A. McKay

Hunter A. McKay has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5474543
    Abstract: A suturing needle asssembly used for the retropubic surgical correction of anatomical stress incontinence due to pelvic relaxation, the suturing needle assembly having an array of four needles inside a protective sheath. The sheath protects fragile tissues from inadvertent penetration by the four needles, each of which has an eyelet for capture of a surgical suture. The spacing of the four needles within the sheath allows for the precise positioning of two sutures (previously woven through a polypropylene "bolster") underneath the endopelvic fascia at the junction of the bladder neck and urethra. According to a method of the present invention, the suturing needle assembly is positioned retropubically at the right side of the bladder neck and the needle points extruded from within the sheath, thus penetrating through the endopelvic fascia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Inventor: Hunter A. McKay