Jack Pedlick, Bela Vincze, Jess Deniega: Pneumatically actuated surgical stapler head. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, May 28, 1991: US05018657 (238 worldwide citation)

A driving mechanism is provided as a means to clamp and implant surgical staples pneumatically. First, one pneumatic line propels a clamping piston to clamp the tissue and to propel a driving piston into position to be fired. Then a second pneumatic line causes the driving piston to propel a driver ...

William A Bodolay: Form, fill, seal and separate packaging machine for reclosable containers including means for applying zipper to web. Package Machinery Company Bodolay Pratt Division, Pettis & McDonald, August 6, 1991: US05036643 (91 worldwide citation)

An improved form, fill, seal and separate packaging machine for reclosable containers is accomplished by a plurality of stations disposed along a path of travel of a thermoplastic web including means to attach a pair of mated, resealable closure strips to the base web. The machine is intermittent in ...

Terry J Donovan: Zipper slider insertion through split track. Mobil Oil Corporation, Alexander J McKillop, Malcom D Keen, L Gene Wise, July 11, 1995: US05431760 (90 worldwide citation)

In a continuous bag-making process, the film and zipper track moves intermittently through a bag machine in a continuous stream, so there is no end to the zipper track on which the slider can be inserted. In the present invention, in the intermittent motion-part of the bag machine, the zipper is cut ...

Paul D Rolloff, Reginald T Lamb: Apparatus, system and method for forming custom-made shoe inserts. Amfit, Roland I Griffin, June 24, 1997: US05640779 (74 worldwide citation)

A foot impression unit is provided with an array of gauging elements, a control mechanism for urging the gauging elements into contact with the undersurface of a person's foot to form an impression of the undersurface of the foot, a locking mechanism for releasably locking the gauging elements in pl ...

Vogt Robert E, Mcquiggin Robert D, Schmidt Kenneth R, Lau Jark C: Fluidoperated stabilizing apparatus and method.. Kimberly Clark Co, November 6, 1991: EP0455231-A1 (69 worldwide citation)

A fluid-operating stabilizing apparatus (26) receives an article (2) having loose, wrinkled overlapping surfaces (4, 6) and by use of fluid flow control devices directs flows of fluid to the overlapping surfaces to fluidly shake the surfaces to smooth out wrinkles and any folded portions thereof, an ...

Mason William J, Wilson Douglas W, Considine Douglas M, Viosca Felix Jerome, Wade J Philip: Material cutting and printing system. September 25, 1973: US3761675 (65 worldwide citation)

A cloth cutting system wherein cloth is carried in a single layer into a cutting area wherein a laser beam is focused on the cloth and is directed by computer commands to travel within the cutting area so as to cut a plurality of patterns through the cloth rapidly and accurately.

Salvatore Boccia: Apparatus for making open profile bags. Minigrip, Hill Gross Simpson Van Santen Steadman Chiara & Simpson, June 13, 1978: US04094729 (61 worldwide citation)

A method and mechanism for preparing individual reclosable thin plastic bags with rib and groove profiles delivered in unengaged position on the finished bag, whereby said bags are made from a continuous supply of layers of film having critically shaped small rib and groove profiles on facing surfac ...

Maximilian Adamski Jr, Stephen Ruderman: Sleeve flip over device. Union Special Corporation, Morgan & Finnegan, April 28, 1992: US05108017 (59 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for flipping and folding a pliable workpiece, such as a pre-hemmed sleeve blank, along a desired fold axis. A workpiece is conveyed past a flipping roller and down against a clamp bar wherein it is clamped at a predetermined time by a lower hem guide. The flipping roller is sp ...

Stephen J Casalou: Method of making foam plastic article. R A Casalou, Cullen Sloman Cantor Grauer Scott & Rutherford, September 11, 1984: US04470857 (59 worldwide citation)

The method of making a foam plastic cushion or structural part with a plurality of fastening assemblies thereon comprising the steps of applying a moisture proof barrier sheet of plastic to a strip of porous backing material; applying a coating of pressure sensitive adhesive to the barrier sheet; ap ...

Jacob Minsky: Method of measuring body measurements for custom apparel manufacturing. Richard C Litman, September 21, 1999: US05956525 (58 worldwide citation)

A tailoring system and apparatus for tailoring clothing wherein body measurements are photographically recorded for computer data entry from special form fitting articles of clothing to which disposable strips of tape measures are temporarily adhesively affixed. The customer wears a body suit consis ...