06126671 is referenced by 41 patents and cites 74 patents.

Grasping devices and articles exhibit enhanced gripping or holding power to a variety of surfaces, including surfaces that are slippery or otherwise difficult to hold. The invention involves in some aspects the discovery and use of gripping materials that have the unexpected enhanced capability to provide enhanced holding power to a variety of surfaces, including surfaces that are wet, slippery or otherwise potentially difficult to manipulate effectively, or surfaces on which it may be difficult to maintain an effective grip or traction. The gripping material is smooth and has a relative surface area roughness of between about 1.03 and about 10.5.

Title
Grasping devices and articles
Application Number
726617
Publication Number
6126671
Application Date
May 7, 1997
Publication Date
October 3, 2000
Inventor
Frank Bimbo
Peterborough
NH, US
Theresa Richards
Fitchburg
MA, US
Agent
Christine C O Day
Peter F Corless
David G Conlin
Assignee
TFX Medical Incorporated
NH, US
IPC
A43B 23/28
A41D 19/00
A61B 17/00
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