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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 (651 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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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 (397 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 (289 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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Harold E Froehlich: Medical stapling device. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, William L Huebsch, September 11, 1984: US04470532 (50 worldwide citation)

A medical stapling device in which, upon activation, spaced lugs on a driver advance open staples along a track between two grooved rails frictionally holding the staples so that the leading staple will be closed around an anvil at the end of the track and can suture adjacent living tissue. Subseque ...


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Harold E Froehlich: Medical stapling device. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, William L Huebsch, January 29, 1980: US04185762 (49 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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Harold E Froehlich: Medical stapling device. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, William L Huebsch, September 13, 1983: US04403693 (34 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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Harold E Froehlich: Recirculating vortex burner. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, G Brian Pingel, March 29, 1977: US04014639 (14 worldwide citation)

A recirculating vortex burner wherein liquid fuel is vaporized in suspension by recirculating hot products of combustion and is thoroughly mixed with air in order that substantially carbon-free combustion occurs. The burner employs a combustion chamber into which air is supplied at one end by a plur ...


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