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Mark Richard Mitchell, Craig Allen McEldowney, Robert H Brussell: Tab with reinforced rivet hole, and tooling and associated method for providing same. June 23, 2011: US20110147382-A1

A tab is provided, which includes a body having first and second opposing ends, a nose portion disposed at or about the first end of the body, a lift portion disposed at or about the second end of the body of the tab, and a rivet receiving portion disposed proximate the nose portion. The rivet recei ...

Marc A Asher, Walter E Strippgen, Charles F Heinig, William L Carson: Apparatus for contouring spine plates and/or rods. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, May 19, 1992: US05113685 (185 worldwide citation)

A plurality of instruments or members are provided to plastically deform spine plates or rods to a configuration which corresponds to a desired configuration for connection with a spinal column. A pair of flat benders have slots which are engageable with a spine plate to bend and/or twist the spine ...

Paul Scirica, Lee Olson: Stapler cartridge and channel interlock. Tyco Healthcare Group, March 6, 2012: US08127976 (161 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device including a handle assembly, an endoscopic portion and an end effector is disclosed. The endoscopic portion extends distally from the handle assembly and defines a first longitudinal axis. The end effector defines a second longitudinal axis and includes an anvil assembly a ...

Yong Ma, Russell S Heinrich: Surgical stapler with tactile feedback system. Tyco Healthcare Group, June 26, 2012: US08205779 (137 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument comprising a handle portion, an elongated body portion extending distally from the handle portion, and a tool adjacent the distal portion of the elongated body portion and having at least one jaw movable to a clamping position to clamp tissue. A tactile feedback system includes ...

Darryl F Garrigus: Method of riveting. The Boeing Company, John C Hammar, October 22, 2002: US06467326 (103 worldwide citation)

Rare earth metal switched magnetic devices that comprise one or more magnets, a rare earth metal element positioned in the magnetic field produced by the magnet(s) and a system for controlling the temperature of the rare earth metal element are disclosed. The rare earth metal element is formed of a ...

John Francis Zettler: Brake monitor with self-checking. Xenex Corporation, Reising Ethington Barnard, September 20, 1977: US04048886 (95 worldwide citation)

A monitoring system is disclosed for measuring and classifying the decelerating capabilities of a machine, such as a punch press. The monitoring system includes a timing circuit for measuring the elapsed time from the initiation of brake application to the stopping of the press. Means are provided t ...

Michael Austin: Apparatus for contracting, or crimping stents. Scimed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, March 26, 2002: US06360577 (92 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for manipulating a medical device is formed of at least three coupled movable blades which are disposed about a reference circle to form an aperture whose size may be varied. The aperture capable of being sized to contain a medical device. Each blade is in communication with an actuatio ...


Schussler Ludwig: Means for controlling the movements of a manipulator. Schloemann Aktiengeselleschaft, July 6, 1971: US3590616 (90 worldwide citation)

Means for controlling the movements of a forging manipulator, comprising: a a tongs-holder or peel assembly and tongs so mounted on a manipulator carriage as to be axially movable and rotatable thereon, a hydromotor for driving the carriage, a piston-and-cylinder unit for driving the tongs-holder an ...

Brooks Reginald Gwyn: Method and apparatus for manufacturing precision articles from molten articles. Norris & Bateman, July 30, 1974: US3826301 (86 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for manufacturing shaped precision articles from molten metals (including alloys), which articles may either be effectively non-porous or have a controlled degree of porosity and may be finished (i.e. no further processing is required) or may require a small amount of finish m ...

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