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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 (630 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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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 (440 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 (406 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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Thomas E Boettcher, Victor P Thalacker: Coated abrasive product having radiation curable binder. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, David L Weinstein, March 24, 1987: US04652274 (317 worldwide citation)

A coated abrasive product comprising abrasive granules adherently bonded to at least one major surface of a backing sheet by a radiation curable resinous binder material. The binder material can be used to form the make coat, size coat, or both coats. Alternatively, the binder material can be used i ...


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Mark G Schwabel: Process for durable sol-gel produced alumina-based ceramics, abrasive grain and abrasive products. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, Richard Francis, May 17, 1988: US04744802 (315 worldwide citation)

A sol-gel process of producing durable alpha alumina-based ceramic particularly useful as abrasive grain from alpha alumina monohydrate is improved by the addition of a nucleating agent. Improved abrasive products containing the durable ceramic abrasive grains are also provided.


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John F Gerster: 1H-Imidazo[4,5-c]quinolin-4-amines and antiviral use. Riker Laboratories, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, Robert W Sprague, August 25, 1987: US04689338 (312 worldwide citation)

1H-Imidazo[4,5-c]quinolin-4-amines which are antivirals. Pharmacological methods of using such compounds and pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds are also described.


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Timothy L Hoopman: Cube-corner retroreflective articles having wide angularity in multiple viewing planes. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, Roger R Tamte, May 13, 1986: US04588258 (303 worldwide citation)

Cube-corner retroreflective articles having improved angularity along multiple viewing planes are provided. The articles comprise at least one matched pair of cube-corner retroreflective elements which are rotated 180.degree. with respect to one another, the three lateral mutually perpendicular face ...


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Gene H Shipman: Microporous sheet material, method of making and articles made therewith. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, Richard Francis, September 3, 1985: US04539256 (302 worldwide citation)

A method of making a microporous material is provided which comprises the steps of melt blending crystallizable thermoplastic polymer with a compound which is miscible with the thermoplastic polymer at the melting temperature of the polymer but phase separates on cooling at or below the crystallizat ...


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Douglas B Mains, Kenneth E Merte: Tibial osteotomy guide assembly and method. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, Robert W Hoke II, December 20, 1983: US04421112 (285 worldwide citation)

A method and guide assembly for use in a tibial osteotomy wherein two pairs of parallel guide pins are inserted into the tibia at a predetermined angle with respect to each other through a guide block. The adjacent surfaces of the pairs of pins are then used to precisely guide a saw by which a wedge ...


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Douglas R Mongeon, Frederick J Palensky: Orthopedic drive assembly. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, William L Huebsch, March 1, 1988: US04728876 (282 worldwide citation)

A cordless rechargeable replaceable battery assembly powered drive assembly for driving orthopedic surgical instruments in which the battery has silver and zinc oxide electrodes in sodium hydroxide electrolyte to provide low voltage high current power. The switch is encased in the battery assembly, ...