Surgical suture knot pusher with hooks

Description

FIG. 1 is a top plan view of a surgical suture knot pusher with hooks, showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a side elevational view thereof, opposite that shown in FIG. 2;

FIG. 5 is bottom plan view thereof; and,

FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional view thereof, taken along the line 6--6 of FIG. 4.

The broken line showing of the shaft in the FIGS. 1,2,4 and 5 is for illustrated purposes only and forms no part of the claimed design.

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Patent History
Patent number: D387161
Type: Grant
Filed: Jan 2, 1996
Date of Patent: Dec 2, 1997
Assignee: Acufex Microsurgical, Inc. (Mansfield, MA)
Inventors: Michael C. Ferragamo (North Dighton, MA), Joseph H. Sklar (Longmeadow, MA), Charles H. Brown, Jr. (Wellesley, MA)
Primary Examiner: Louis S. Zarfas
Assistant Examiner: Frank Martinez
Law Firm: Fish & Richardson P.C.
Application Number: 0/48,824
Classifications
Current U.S. Class: Suturing Or Fastening (e.g., Stapling, Etc.) (30) (D24/145)
International Classification: 2402;