Owen M Gwathmey, Thomas E Sloane Jr, Robert R Oddsen: Suturing assembly and method. Owen M Gwathmey, Griffin Branigan & Butler, March 7, 1989: US04809695 (744 worldwide citation)

A tissue suturing assembly (10) and method involves C-shaped suturing staples (16) embedded in a cartridge (14) formed of a carrier (18) and opposite cartridge jaws (20 and 22). The opposite cartridge jaws are moved linearly along a track in the carrier to bend the C-shaped staples into spiraling ov ...

Disamodha C Amarasinghe: Suturing assembly and method. Griffin Branigan & Butler, November 19, 1985: US04553543 (173 worldwide citation)

A slotted, partially-flared, cylindrically shaped core 12 is mounted inside a tubularly-shaped sleeve 20 with a flared end portion 16 extending out the end of the sleeve 20. A flexible needle 24, which is longer than either the core or the sleeve, is held in each of the core slots 18 by the sleeve, ...

Carl E Bohman: Non-contact sensing unit for row crop harvester guidance system. Ford New Holland, Griffin Branigan & Butler, April 17, 1990: US04918441 (146 worldwide citation)

A non-contact row crop sensor comprises one or more transmitter/receptor pairs mounted on two row separators of a harvesting machine. Each transmitter transmits an energy beam to one of the receptors and the energy beams cross at a point which defines a position of the harvesting machine relative to ...

Richard P Jones: Computer file protection system. Richard P Jones, Griffin Branigan & Butler, September 1, 1992: US05144659 (141 worldwide citation)

The invention is a system for protecting the security of computer files. It has hardware elements, including a programmable auxiliary memory and control unit along with associated software elements. The security subsystem is installed on the host computer bus so that it resides in the control logic, ...

Robert E Swenson, Merlin L Hanson, Larry J Kelson: Cache/disk subsystem with file number for recovery of cached data. Sperry Corporation, Griffin Branigan & Butler, July 1, 1986: US04598357 (130 worldwide citation)

In a cache/disk sybsystem employing the post-store technique, each file is assigned a file number. The file number is an address in a directory on a disk, this address containing pointers to the physical disk space assigned to that file. During normal operation of the subsystem a device number and a ...

Richard C Davis Jr: Indwelling urethral catheter system and method. Griffin Branigan & Butler, August 7, 1990: US04946449 (125 worldwide citation)

An indwelling urethral catheter system and method of its use involve a drainage shaft (16) mounted in a urinary tract (24) having an externally-operated, normally-closed, fluid valve (38) mounted therein near the meatus (22) of the urinary tract. A removable insertion conduit assembly (12), separate ...

Werner Schneiter: Driving arrangement for a varying color light emitting element. Omega Electronics, Griffin Branigan & Butler, May 26, 1987: US04668895 (121 worldwide citation)

This light emitting element comprises three differently colored luminous sources the excitation of which varies as a function of a signal developed by a physical phenomenon sensor, in particular a microphone. The analog signal emitted by the sensor is initially converted into a sequence of electrica ...

Gerald Durkan: Respirating gas supply method and apparatus therefor. Kircaldie Randall and McNab, Griffin Branigan & Butler, February 18, 1986: US04570631 (116 worldwide citation)

Upon the detection of an appropriate apnea event, respirating gas supply apparatus according to various embodiments supply stimulus to the upper airway passages of an in vivo respiratory system in an effort to dislodge any occlusion or obstruction in the upper airway passages. In one embodiment the ...

Pierre Andre Noirjean: Alarm arrangement for a timepiece. ETA Fabriques d Ebauches, Griffin Branigan & Butler, March 26, 1991: US05003519 (103 worldwide citation)

The alarm arrangement is among those in which an alarm is released by the coincidence of a first contact point coupled to the going train of the timepiece with a second contact point coupled to an index the position of which may be regulated by a manual control element. In this arrangement the secon ...

Erwin Nobs: Color matrix display with discharge tube light emitting elements. Omega, Griffin Branigan & Butler, December 17, 1985: US04559480 (103 worldwide citation)

This light emitting element (24) constitutes a pixel a plurality of which when arranged in rows and columns may form a matrix display board.