Kazuo Furuyama: Fitting device for accessory. Yugen Kaisha Furuyama Shouji, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, November 29, 1994: US05367891 (210 worldwide citation)

A fitting device for an ornamental accessory is made up of a pair of connecting members each having a cylindrical portion on an end to be fitted together in a rotatable manner relative to each other. One of the connecting members has at its fitting end at least one piece of guide grooves formed in s ...

Erik J Wagner: Spinal fixation system and methods. AMEI Technologies, Baker & Botts, August 2, 1994: US05334203 (204 worldwide citation)

A system and method to form a medical construct using surgical rods and connectors. A pair of surgical rods such as those used in fusing vertebrae of the spine are attached to each other with connectors to form a medical construct. The connector includes a plate with a pair of double hook bolts whic ...

Charles C Hart, Nabil Hilal, Said Hilal: Suture clinch. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Richard L Meyers, August 8, 2000: US06099553 (142 worldwide citation)

A suture system for closing a wound defined by tissue portions includes an elongate suture having a pair of ends adapted for threading relative to the tissue portions leaving the suture ends free. A securing mechanism has a first position for capturing the suture ends and a second position for perma ...

Willie F King, Mark J Kline: Nonwoven female component for refastenable fastening device. The Procter & Gamble Company, David M Weirich, Steven W Miller, E Kelly Linman, January 21, 1997: US05595567 (133 worldwide citation)

A loop fastening material having an elastomeric backing joined with a nonwoven web. The backing preferably comprises an elongated orientation, a relaxed orientation and a path of response along which the backing contracts from its elongated orientation to its relaxed orientation. The nonwoven web pr ...

Kenneth A Toney, Jose Porchia, Brian C Dais: Fastener assembly with slider providing tactile and/or audible feedback. Dow Brands, March 3, 1998: US05722128 (105 worldwide citation)

A reclosable fastener assembly with a slider for closing and opening a thermoplastic bag, including alternating deformed and undeformed segments disposed along the length of the fastener in order to provide a tactile and/or audible sensation as the slider moves across the fastener.

Jim Windheuser, Jim Yearick, Oscar Carrillo, Gary McAlister, John Holmes, Paul Norton: Guidewire and catheter locking device and method. Boston Scientific Corporation, Crompton Seager & Tufte, August 1, 2000: US06096009 (76 worldwide citation)

Locking device that is mounted on an endoscope or the like for selectively securing the position of a guide wire and/or catheter relative to the endoscope or the like. The locking device preferably includes a side wall with an opening therein for receiving the proximal end of a guide wire or cathete ...

Larry W Fullerton, Mark D Roberts: Field structure and method for producing a field structure. Cedar Ridge Research, Venable, Robert S Babayi, November 23, 2010: US07839246 (72 worldwide citation)

An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in acc ...

Fredrica Coates: Tailored and protective undergarments. Tailored Technologies, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, March 3, 1998: US05722127 (61 worldwide citation)

A tailored diaper or diaper cover is constructed of a waterproof diaper shell enclosing an elongated sling of waterproof or non-waterproof material having its upper and lower ends attached to, and its opposite sides free and floating on, the shell. A fluid absorbent pad on the inner surface of the s ...

Larry W Fullerton, Mark Roberts, James Lee Richards: Coded magnet structures for selective association of articles. Cedar Ridge Research, James Richards, November 30, 2010: US07843297 (57 worldwide citation)

A panel system for a panel or sets of panels having a magnetic mounting that utilizes a plurality of magnets in a magnet structure that provides a magnetic attachment alignment configuration and a release configuration. In one embodiment, magnet structures are configured so that a panel will mount c ...

Patrick Jay Allen, Beverly Jean Bross Kelly, Louis John Viltro, William Robert Vinnage Jr, David Michael Weirich: Nonwoven female component for refastenable fastening device and method of making the same. The Procter & Gamble Company, David M Weirich, Steven W Miller, Jacobus C Rasser, July 15, 1997: US05647864 (56 worldwide citation)

A female component for a refastenable fastening device having an elastomeric adhesive backing and a multiplicity of fibrous elements extending from the backing. The female fastening component is formed by a method comprising the steps of: providing a first lamina comprising an elastomeric, pressure- ...