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David T Green, Herbert W Korthoff: Surgical fastener and surgical stapling apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, Kenyon & Kenyon, April 17, 1990: US04917114 (198 worldwide citation)

The two-part surgical fastener is composed of an annular stapling part having projecting prongs and annular retaining board having an annular gap which receives the prongs. Barbs on the prongs serve to abutt against a retaining ring on the retaining part to maintain a fixed relationship between the ...


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Thomas A Boswell: Surgical tubing clamp. Alexander Norcross, July 13, 1993: US05226892 (106 worldwide citation)

A clamp for Laprosocopy tubing in surgical procedures. A folded, plastic frame, has a contact adhesive base for non-penetrating affixation to a sterile drape. The foam forms a top and a bottom plate, which are hinged in facing opposition; each contains opposing foam pads for holding, without crimpin ...


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James C Baird, Thurman J Koger II, Delmar R Muckenfuhs, Milton D Spahni: Article including segment which is elastically shirrable after manufacture. The Procter & Gamble Company, E Kelly Linman, John V Gorman, Richard C Witte, March 13, 1990: US04908247 (96 worldwide citation)

An article including at least one segment which is capable of being elastically shirred along at least a portion of its length subsequent to manufacture of the article, preferably by mechanical manipulation of a predetermined portion of the elastically shirrable segment. The predetermined mechanical ...


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Gerhard Fildan: Strap fastener. Karl F Ross, Herbert Dubno, December 15, 1987: US04712280 (91 worldwide citation)

A separable connector for strap ends has a tapered tongue guided in a socket member between guide ribs so that passages are formed outwardly of these ribs for deflectable tongues which lodge in slits of the socket member. The plug member of the connector or, more generally, a buckle for a strap end, ...


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A Justine Worley, Heinz Waschhauser, Charles W Dodge, Walter E Borra: Automatic document feeder quick release hinge assembly. Hewlett Packard Company, Jerry R Potts, January 11, 2000: US06012714 (87 worldwide citation)

An automatic document feeder having a quick release hinge assembly for attachment to a computer input device having a medium receiving surface and an associated aligned flat bed bezel with at least one receiving sleeves includes a plurality of interconnectable modular assemblies where one of the ass ...


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Johnston James Houston: Fabric joints. The Gourock Ropework Company, Larson Taylor and Hinds, April 8, 1975: US3875623 (72 worldwide citation)

A joint for joining two sheets of fabric incorporates a stiff rib formed with two parallel passageways and a slot providing lateral access to each passageway. Each sheet of fabric has one boundary edge enlarged in the form of a bead integral with the sheet. Each sheet is attached to the rib by engag ...


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Paul Anderson: Sock pair retention apparatus. December 19, 2000: US06161263 (71 worldwide citation)

A sock pair retention apparatus includes a resilient membrane which includes a plurality of resilient flap members formed within the membrane. The resilient flap members are oriented in a common plane when in a relaxed mode and are deformed out of the plane when in a sock-retention mode. When one or ...


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Bourgeois Alain: Method of and installation for continuous manufacture of unsewn articles of clothing. Elastelle Paul Fontanille & Fils, Graybeal Barnard Uhlir & Hughes, August 13, 1974: US3828367 (67 worldwide citation)

A method apparatus for installation for the continuous manufacture of articles of clothing constituted by a flexible non-elastic element on which is fixed locally at least one stretched elastic element adapted to confer on the said non-elastic element the faculty of stretching, the elastic element b ...


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Bernard Hooreman, Didier Kahle: Pants having an elastic belt, and process for the manufacture thereof. Boussac Saint Freres B S F, Beveridge DeGrandi & Weilacher, September 20, 1988: US04771483 (66 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are pants formed of a rectangular piece of flexible material. The pants include two elongated elements extending along the longitudinal edges of the piece, provided with elastics which are in stretched conditions and are integral by at least their ends with longitudinal ends of the piece i ...


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Jon Chapman: Releasable connector. Beehler Pavitt Siegemund Jagger Martella & Dawes, September 22, 1987: US04694544 (65 worldwide citation)

A releasable connector having a male member with spaced prong ends and a tubular female member having an open end for receiving said prong ends and divided at said open end into legs by axially extending slots and a unitary locking means removably interposable between the prong ends and an annular p ...



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