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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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.

Jon Chapman: Releasable connector. Beehler Pavitt Siegemund Jagger Martella & Dawes, September 22, 1987: US04694544 (67 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 ...

David Jacobs: Snap-in fastener. Applied Power, Edward A Gordon, November 27, 1990: US04973212 (60 worldwide citation)

A snap-in type fastener for securing an object to an apertured support includes a shank member having predetermined diameter and length. A locking member integral with one end of the shank member is provided to extend through the support aperture to facilitate engaging of the apertured support by th ...

Jeffrey D Carnevali: Secure interface cradle for pocket personal computer device. Charles J Rupnick, March 28, 2006: US07017243 (58 worldwide citation)

A secure clamping mechanism formed with two spaced apart surfaces; a resiliently compressible biasing member positioned between the two spaced apart surfaces; a clamp having a drive shaft that is structured to be slidingly engaged between the two spaced apart surfaces; and an interference member for ...

William E Cronkrite: Tape tab fastener for disposable diaper. 3 Sigma, Robert E Wagner, Ralph R Rath, November 10, 1981: US04299223 (52 worldwide citation)

A diaper tape tab includes a backing web having a first pattern of adhesive on one surface thereof and a release coating covering a portion of the other surface with a tape segment secured to the release coating and the exposed portion of the other surface by a second pattern of adhesive. The two ad ...