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Alan K Plyley, Claude A Vidal, Russell J Redmond, John L Minck Jr, Alan J Solyntjes: Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, February 6, 1996: US05489058 (655 worldwide citation)

Surgical staplers for use during open and/or laparoscopic surgical procedures are disclosed. Novel firing device trapping assemblies, pushers, staple lines and firing handles are described. Many of the novel devices reduce the overall firing force experienced by the surgeon.


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Alan K Plyley, Claude A Vidal, John L Minck Jr, Alan J Solyntjes: Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force. United States Surgical Corporation, December 24, 1996: US05586711 (561 worldwide citation)

Surgical staplers for use during open and/or laparoscopic surgical procedures are disclosed. Novel firing device trapping assemblies, pushers, staple lines and firing handles are described. Many of the novel devices reduce the overall firing force experienced by the surgeon.


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Alan J Solyntjes, Robert M Eyerly: Surgical stapler with spent cartridge sensing and lockout means. United States Surgical Corporation, May 9, 1995: US05413267 (382 worldwide citation)

A stapler is disclosed that includes a mechanism for sensing whether the stapler is loaded with a fired cartridge housing and for preventing the stapler from being closed or fired when loaded with the fired cartridge. The mechanism also prevents the stapler from firing or clamping on tissue when the ...


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Russell J Redmond, Thomas F Banks, Alan J Solyntjes: Surgical stapling instrument. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, Walter N Kirn, Stephen W Bauer, September 5, 1989: US04863088 (276 worldwide citation)

A stapling instrument including two elongate structural members each comprising a handle part with a jaw part projecting from a first end. The structural members have pivot means at second ends of their handle parts adapted for free engagement and disengagement and relative pivotal movement of the s ...


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Gerald M Brostrom, David M Castiglione, William A Mittelstadt, Alan J Solyntjes: Half-mask respirator with head harness assembly. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Karl G Hanson, Kevin W Raasch, May 11, 2004: US06732733 (37 worldwide citation)

A half-mask respirator is retained on a wearer's head by upper and lower straps and a strap support. The upper and lower straps connect to the strap support at upper and lower strap attachment points on each side of the strap support. The distances between the attachment points on each opposing ...


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Alan J Solyntjes, Frank J Fabin: Light filtering lens film. 3M Innovation Properties Company, James A Rogers, November 23, 1999: US05991072 (21 worldwide citation)

A lens film is used in filtering visible, infrared, and ultraviolet light. The lens film has one or more metallized layers stacked together. Each metallized layer has a substrate with a metal coating covering one face of the substrate. One or more protecting layers are disposed over the stack of met ...


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Gerald L Metcalf, Vern E Radewald, Melinda K Samples, Kraig M Keister, George L Sommerfeld, Alan J Solyntjes: Kit assembly for use during a laparoscopic surgical procedure. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, September 26, 1995: US05453094 (18 worldwide citation)

A kit assembly for use during a laparoscopic surgical procedure. The kit assembly may have a plurality of cannula or a plurality of trocar assemblies. The kit assembly affords the convenient use of different types of trocar or cannula assemblies during a laparoscopic surgical procedure.


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Alan J Solyntjes: Canister and light sealing, anti-blooming tab. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, David W Anderson, March 22, 1988: US04732271 (12 worldwide citation)

A light-tight, self-contained canister and light sealing, anti-blooming tab, of generally rectangular shape, for preventing a roll of core wound photosensitive media, containable within the canister and used in a microfiche or microfilm reader-printer, from being damaged or exposed to actinic light ...


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Thomas J Brace, Alex Davies, Alan J Solyntjes: Respirator system including convertible head covering member. 3M Innovative Properties Company, September 17, 2013: US08534279 (3 worldwide citation)

A headgear article includes a head covering member that has an opening formed therein. A panel is disposed over the opening and is removably attached to the head covering member. A respirator system is also disclosed that includes the headgear article and further including a visor and defining an in ...


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Alan J Solyntjes: Image mask for microfilm roll handler. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, Walter N Kirn, David W Anderson, March 21, 1989: US04813780 (3 worldwide citation)

An image mask assembly for a microfilm roll handler includes an insert having an opaque area which can be slid relative to a frame of microfilm to block light through a portion of the film and thereby mask selected portions of an image projected by the film.



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