David T Green, Herbert W Korthoff: Surgical fastener and surgical stapling apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, Kenyon & Kenyon, April 17, 1990: US04917114 (211 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 ...

Thomas A Boswell: Surgical tubing clamp. Alexander Norcross, July 13, 1993: US05226892 (116 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 ...

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 (106 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 ...

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 ...

Gerhard Fildan: Strap fastener. Karl F Ross, Herbert Dubno, December 15, 1987: US04712280 (93 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, ...

Johnston James Houston: Fabric joints. The Gourock Ropework Company, Larson Taylor and Hinds, April 8, 1975: US3875623 (82 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 ...

Paul Anderson: Sock pair retention apparatus. December 19, 2000: US06161263 (74 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 ...

Byron M Jackson, Leigh E Wood, Randall L Alberg: Macro closure device for disposable articles. 3M Innovative Properties Company, William J Bond, April 19, 2005: US06880211 (73 worldwide citation)

There is provided an improved tab member for a closure system comprising a tab portion and a slot member. The slot member includes a slit or a loop, with the slot located between an inboard portion and an outboard portion. The tab portion has a tab member having a length, an inner edge, an outer edg ...

Mervin Fong: Fabric holder. Mandel & Peslak, August 24, 1999: US05940942 (72 worldwide citation)

What is disclosed is a fabric holder to secure a plurality of fabrics together. The apparatus comprises two pieces, a male bottom piece and a female top piece which interlock to secure the fabric.

Robert G Dickie, Walter Karabin: Positive lace zone isolation lock system and method. Lace Technologies, Cahn & Samuels, November 21, 2000: US06148489 (69 worldwide citation)

A positive lace zone tension isolation device and method for use with laced footwear including a base, a opposed, pivotable cam for clamping interposed laces against the underlying base and isolating the selected lace tension against migration at that point.