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Thomas H Barrows, Harold E Froehlich: Surgical staple. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James M Smith, Lorraine R Sherman, January 19, 1988: US04719917 (686 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple and method for its use in closing an opening in mammalian tissue are disclosed. The staple comprises a central portion of strong, ductile, non-absorbable material and lower leg portions of absorbable material positioned at opposite ends of the central portion. The staple when close ...


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Louis A Errede, James D Stoesz, George D Winter deceased: Composite wound dressing. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, Lorraine R Sherman, February 15, 1983: US04373519 (651 worldwide citation)

A composite wound dressing, optionally having controlled permeability, is highly absorbent toward blood and exudate and comprises a polytetrafluoroethylene fibril matrix, hydrophilic absorptive particles enmeshed in the matrix, and, optionally, a partially occlusive film coated on one surface of the ...


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John M Barker, Alan K Plyley: Flexible stapler. Donald M Sell, James A Smith, William L Huebsch, July 5, 1988: US04754909 (612 worldwide citation)

A stapler having a spine structure between a staple carrying head assembly and a manually operable actuator assembly that can be made either flexible or rigid as desired during use of the stapler.


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Susan K Nestegard: Disposable diaper with improved hook fastener portion. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, Walter N Kirn, William L Huebsch, January 16, 1990: US04894060 (471 worldwide citation)

A hook fastener portion including a thin strong flexible plate like backing and a multiplicity of resiliently flexible spaced hook members projecting at generally a right angle from an upper surface of the backing. The hook members each comprise a stem portion attached at one end to the backing and ...


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Harold E Froehlich: Staple and cartridge for use in a tissue stapling device and a tissue closing method. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, William L Huebsch, July 2, 1985: US04526174 (427 worldwide citation)

A cartridge and method used for joining living tissue such as fascia. A staple in the cartridge having pointed arcuate end portions flanking a central portion is bent to provide a generally oval shape for the central portion and adjacent parts of the closed staple, and to bring the terminal parts of ...


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John A Martens: Shaped plastic articles having replicated microstructure surfaces. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, William G Ewert, March 18, 1986: US04576850 (403 worldwide citation)

An article comprising a shaped, plastic layer or body comprising crosslinked polymer with hard and soft segments or moieties and having a microstructure-bearing surface is prepared by a process comprising filling a mold master, bearing or encoded with the microstructure to be replicated, with a flui ...


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Melvin A Leitheiser, Harold G Sowman: Non-fused aluminum oxide-based abrasive mineral. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, Richard Francis, February 9, 1982: US04314827 (388 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to synthetic, non-fused, aluminum oxide-based abrasive mineral having a microcrystalline structure of randomly oriented crystallites comprising a dominant continuous phase of .alpha.-alumina and a secondary phase, to a method of making the same employing chemical ceramic techno ...


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Ronald F Ofstead: Article having non-crosslinked crystallized polymer coatings. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, Walter N Kirn, Dale A Bjorkman, December 18, 1990: US04977901 (378 worldwide citation)

A non-crosslinked crystallized polymer or polymer blending coating is disclosed for articles that come into contact with bodily fluids. The polymer or polymer blend to be used is crystallizable and is stable in the presence of water at temperatures of up to about 60.degree. C. when in the crystallin ...


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Joseph M McGrath: Cellular retroreflective sheeting. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, Roger R Tamte, May 24, 1977: US04025159 (339 worldwide citation)

Cellular retroreflective sheeting, which comprises a base layer of retroreflective elements and a transparent cover film supported in spaced relation away from the base layer by a network of narrow intersecting bonds that form hermetically sealed cells within which retroreflective elements are isola ...


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Harold E Froehlich: Medical stapling device. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, William L Huebsch, March 23, 1982: US04321002 (321 worldwide citation)

A medical stapling device in which open staples are moved along a track between two grooved rails by a drive member having spaced lugs. Upon activation of the device, the lugs are moved into engagement with the staples and advance them along the track so that the leading staple will be formed around ...



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