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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 (666 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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Thomas H Barrows: Synthetic absorbable surgical devices of poly(esteramides). Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, Lorraine R Sherman, August 10, 1982: US04343931 (208 worldwide citation)

A body absorbable polymeric material for implantation which is a condensation product of reacting a diamine with lactic or glycolic acid to form a diamidediol which is then reacted with a bischloroformate or a compound selected from the group consisting of dicarboxylic acids, methyl and ethyl esters ...


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Thomas H Barrows: Process for preparing synthetic absorbable poly(esteramides). Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, James A Smith, Donald Sell, Lorraine R Sherman, July 16, 1985: US04529792 (182 worldwide citation)

A body absorbable polymeric material for implantation which is a condensation product of reacting a diamine with lactic or glycolic acid to form a diamidediol which is then reacted with a bischloroformate or a compound selected from the group consisting of dicarboxylic acids, methyl and ethyl esters ...


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Thomas H Barrows: Bioabsorbable fibers and reinforced composites produced therefrom. Aderans Research Institute, Grady J Frenchick Esq, Charlene L Yager Esq, Michael Best & Friedrich, January 28, 2003: US06511748 (137 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to bioabsorbable fibers, comprising a semicrystalline fiber-forming core polymer and an amorphous sheath polymer, wherein the core polymer and sheath polymer are separately melt extruded and connected to one another through an adhesive bond. The present invention also relates ...


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Thomas H Barrows, Terry W Lewis, Myhanh T Truong: Adhesive sealant composition. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Paul W Busse, December 10, 1996: US05583114 (122 worldwide citation)

This invention is related to an adhesive composition which may be used to bond or seal tissue in vivo. The adhesive composition is readily formed from a two component mixture which includes a first part of a protein, preferably a serum albumin protein, in an aqueous buffer having a pH in the range o ...


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Thomas H Barrows: Absorbable sutureless nerve repair device. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, Lorraine R Sherman, August 13, 1985: US04534349 (52 worldwide citation)

Medical devices for the sutureless repair of lacerated, severed, or grafted nerves comprising longitudinally-openable, porous, rough-surfaced tubes of a body-absorbable polymer are disclosed. The tubular devices of the invention are prepared by sintering or otherwise bonding together granules or fib ...


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Thomas H Barrows: Absorbable nerve repair device and method. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, Lorraine R Sherman, June 2, 1987: US04669474 (52 worldwide citation)

Medical devices for the sutureless repair of lacerated, severed, or grafted nerves comprising longitudinally-openable, porous, rough-surfaced tubes of a body-absorbable polymer are disclosed. The tubular devices of the invention are prepared by sintering or otherwise bonding together granules or fib ...


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Thomas H Barrows: Semiabsorbable bone plate spacer. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Lorraine R Sherman, May 7, 1991: US05013315 (49 worldwide citation)

A medical prosthesis for use in bone fracture fixation comprises a bone plate, a bone plate spacer comprising a blend or mixture of a nonabsorbable polymer and a bioabsorbable polymer, and a means for fastening both the bone plate and the bone plate spacer to the bone.


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Thomas H Barrows: Absorbable nerve repair device and method. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, Walter N Kirn, Lorraine R Sherman, November 28, 1989: US04883618 (23 worldwide citation)

Medical devices for the sutureless repair of lacerated, severed, or grafted nerves comprising longitudinally-openable, porous, rough-surfaced tubes of a body-absorbable polymer are disclosed. The tubular devices of the invention are prepared by sintering or otherwise bonding together granules or fib ...



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