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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 (643 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 (506 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 (455 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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Harold E Froehlich: Medical stapling device. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, William L Huebsch, March 23, 1982: US04321002 (345 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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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 (294 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, ...


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William L Melbye, Susan K Nestegard, Leigh E Wood, Marvin D Lindseth, Dale A Bychinski: Mushroom-type hook strip for a mechanical fastener. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, William L Huebsch, January 7, 1992: US05077870 (259 worldwide citation)

A mushroom-type hook strip for a hook-and-loop fastener has a flexible backing of thermoplastic resin and, integral with backing, an array of upstanding stems distributed across at least one face of the backing, each having a mushroom head. The stems have a molecular orientation as evidenced by a bi ...


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Douglas R Mongeon, Edward P Skwor: Bone stapler cartridge. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, William L Huebsch, February 11, 1986: US04569469 (142 worldwide citation)

A bone stapler including a staple cartridge that, when removed from the stapler, insures that no staple can remain in the stapler, and is held in place by a rotatable locking member that in one position can pass through an opening in a wall of the stapler and can then be rotated to hold the cartridg ...


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Ronald L Ott, Susan K Nestegard: Loop fastener portion with thermoplastic resin attaching and anchoring layer. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, William L Huebsch, August 2, 1988: US04761318 (133 worldwide citation)

A loop fastener portion including a soft flexible sheet-like fibrous structure having a multiplicity of loops along a first surface adapted to be releasably engaged by a mating fastener portion, and a layer of thermoplastic resin adhered to a second major surface of the fibrous structure which ancho ...


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Leland W Annett: Stapler including means for preventing double feeding of staples. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, William L Huebsch, May 13, 1980: US04202480 (132 worldwide citation)

A medical stapler including a ram adapted to push a staple along a passageway from an inlet opening into which staples are fed, to an outlet opening where the staple is ejected and closed about an anvil portion. A manually activated drive mechanism is adapted to move the ram and staple from the inle ...


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Anthony C L Wass: Inhalation activatable dispensers. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, William L Huebsch, May 12, 1987: US04664107 (131 worldwide citation)

An inhalation activatable dispenser for use with an aerosol container in which a latch mechanism releasing vane is pivotably mounted in an air passage between an aerosol outlet valve and a mouthpiece, and the latch mechanism cannot be released if force to activate the dispenser is not applied before ...