Patents by Inventor John W. Bassett

John W. Bassett 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: 3946740
    Abstract: A suturing device including a pair of arms having a set of adjacent ends movable toward and away from each other for engaging opposite sides of tissue therebetween. One of the arms has a needle-holding channel formed therein which opens at one end in the direction of the other arm. A manually operable needle driving member is mounted for movement on the one arm to drive a needle from the channel, through the tissue, and into the region of the other arm. The other, or second, arm has a needle receiving chamber therein for receiving the pointed end of the needle driven through the tissue. A rotatable needle holding element adjacent the needle receiving chamber is shiftable between a release position permitting entry of the needle into the chamber and a holding position in which it grips and holds the needle in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1976
    Inventor: John W. Bassett