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US4505274: Suture clip

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Irving A. Speelman ·
Assignee(s) Propper Manufacturing Co., Inc. ·
Primary Examiner Michael H. Thaler ·
Application Number US6433685
Filing date 10/12/1982
Issue date 03/19/1985
Predicted expiration date 03/19/2002
U.S. Classifications 128/337  ·
International Classifications A61B 1708  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 128337;335;334 R;346;321;325 ·
Related U.S. Application DataThis is a continuation of application Ser. No. 198,194, filed Oct. 17, 1980, now abandoned.
3 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

A one-piece suture clip, for holding the edges of a wound together, is constructed from a continuous metal strip formed into a pair of coacting arms adjacent a central bending region. Each arm includes a sharp projection for grasping the skin adjacent the wound and a pair of reinforced tabs. The tabs are rigidly secured to a common lower member of the arms to permit opening of the arms from the clamping position for removal of the suture clip.

Independent Claims | See all claims (3)

  1. 1. A one-piece suture clip for holding the edges of a wound proximate to one another comprising, a continuous metal strip formed to include an arched body portion having a pair of co-acting arms, said co-acting arms including a common lower strip having a central bending portion and upper strips bent over the lower strip in overlying relationship to form loops at the opposite ends of said arms, a pair of upwardly extending tabs formed from the free ends of the upper strips overlying the central bending portion, each tab having a first upwardly extending surface in a plane of contact with an essentially parallel first upwardly extending surface of the other tab, wherein said plane of contact is directly overlying the apex of said central bending portion;said central bending portion defining a groove of variable width and depth, the dimensions thereof in accordance with variations in the tensile strength of said metal strip so that the relationship between the tensile strength and the dimensions of said groove results in a constant force being required to bend the suture clip and so that the bending force required to utilize a plurality of suture clips is independent of variations in the tensile strength between metal strips;reinforcing webs integrally formed between second upwardly extending surfaces of said upwardly extending tabs and the upper strips and overlying a portion of the central bending portion, said upwardly extending tabs and said strips being secured to the lower strips by lugs integrally formed with and as extensions on said upper strips and secured around a portion of the lower strips adjacent the bending portion; anddownwardly projecting prongs terminating in skin piercing points integrally formed from a portion of the lower strip at opposite ends of the arms by removing portions of the lower metal strip leaving substantially square openings therein and arranged in converging relationship to facilitate the piercing of the body tissue by the points upon bending of the suture clip into a clamping position.

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents

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US733723 Lukens Jul 1903
US2201610 DAWSON JR JAMES C Dawson, Jr. May 1940
US2232142 SEYMOUR SCHUMANN Schumann Feb 1941
US2254620 MILLER GEORGE I Miller Sep 1941
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Foreign Patent Documents

Document NumberAssigneesInventorsIssue/Pub Date
GB293301KIRURGISKA INSTR FABRIKS AKTIEOct 1928

Other Publications

Data Sheet Showing Wachenfeldt Suture Clip.
Sample of "Wachenfeldt Suture Clip" Which is Commercially Available from Jetter & Scheerer Corp.

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