US 11,051,802 B2
Suturing devices and methods for suturing an anatomic structure
Anthony A. Nobles, St. Thomas, VI (US); Benjamin G. Brosch, Mission Viejo, CA (US); William Ettlinger Cohn, Bellaire, TX (US); and Daniel W. Haines, Garden Grove, CA (US)
Assigned to HeartStitch, Inc., Fountain Valley, CA (US)
Filed by HeartStitch, Inc., Fountain Valley, CA (US)
Filed on Sep. 19, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/576,253.
Application 16/576,253 is a continuation of application No. 15/645,438, filed on Jul. 10, 2017, granted, now 10,420,545.
Application 15/645,438 is a continuation of application No. 14/400,309, granted, now 9,706,988, issued on Jul. 18, 2017, previously published as PCT/US2013/040418, filed on May 9, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/646,188, filed on May 11, 2012.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/715,123, filed on Oct. 17, 2012.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/779,901, filed on Mar. 13, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2020/0187935 A1, Jun. 18, 2020
Int. Cl. A61B 17/04 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/06 (2006.01); A61B 17/34 (2006.01); A61M 25/09 (2006.01); A61B 17/02 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/0469 (2013.01) [A61B 17/0057 (2013.01); A61B 17/0491 (2013.01); A61B 17/06066 (2013.01); A61B 17/06166 (2013.01); A61B 17/3403 (2013.01); A61B 17/3415 (2013.01); A61B 17/3423 (2013.01); A61B 17/3478 (2013.01); A61M 25/09 (2013.01); A61B 17/0485 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0061 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00243 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00336 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00349 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00575 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00623 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00663 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0237 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0406 (2013.01); A61B 2017/047 (2013.01); A61B 2017/048 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0414 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0472 (2013.01); A61B 2017/3405 (2013.01); A61B 2217/005 (2013.01)] 2 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A suturing device for suturing an opening in a heart wall, comprising:
an elongate body comprising a proximal end and a distal end, the distal end of the elongate body configured to be delivered through the heart wall into a heart;
a plurality of arms near the distal end, wherein each arm is configured to move between a first position wherein the arm is retracted within the elongate body, and a second position wherein the arm has a free end extending away from the elongate body, each arm comprising at least one suture mount at the free end and configured to releasably retain a suture portion, wherein each arm has a proximal side configured to engage and move portions of the pericardial sac proximally and radially outward from the opening in the heart wall as the arm moves from the first position to the second position, and each arm in its second position is configured to be positioned along an outer surface of the heart; and
a plurality of needles, each needle configured to move between a retracted position in which needle is within the elongate body to a deployed position in which a distal point of the needle extends out of the elongate body and into a suture mount, wherein the needles are configured to pass through the heart wall when the arms are positioned along an outer surface of the heart.