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Anapliotis Emmanuel: Screw for orthopaedic fixation.. Mecron Med Prod, February 19, 1986: EP0172130-A2 (178 worldwide citation)

1. Screw for orthopaedic fixing, in particular with a bore running through longitudinally, with a concentric inner hexagon in the region of the head, characterized in that inside the head (4, 4') another inner hexagon (7, 7') is provided, which is smaller than the first hexagon (6, 6') and which att ...


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Nicholas David A, Green David T, Bolanos Henry, Tovey Jonathan H, Rawson Paul O: Locking mechanism for endoscopic or laparoscopic surgical instruments.. United States Surgical, May 25, 1994: EP0598202-A1 (174 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a housing portion 110 and an endoscopic portion 112 having a proximal end and a distal end, the endoscopic portion including a pair of coaxial members attached at the proximal end to the housing portion. The endoscopi ...


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Ernest Aranyi, Gregg C Krehel, Thomas Wenchell, Earl M Zergiebel: Powered tacker instrument. Covidien, December 11, 2012: US08328823 (168 worldwide citation)

There is provided a powered tacker device for use in installing multiple surgical fasteners through a prosthetic mesh into tissue. The powered tacker device generally includes a handle assembly and a tacker assembly extending distally from the handle assembly. The handle assembly includes a motor an ...


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Ana Maria Roberts, David Proudlock: Power tool gear-train and torque overload clutch therefor. Black & Decker, Michael Aronoff, Adan Ayala, January 12, 2010: US07644783 (167 worldwide citation)

A power tool transmission is described in which an overload clutch mechanism is arranged to provide a relatively compact power tool. A torque adjustment dial is arranged between the visible portions of the motor housing and the gearbox, and the dial is coupled to a compression spring such that rotat ...


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Joseph W Blake III: Skin approximator. Peter K Kontler, March 26, 1985: US04506669 (157 worldwide citation)

A skin approximator has two hinged together sections provided with free ends movable towards and away from each other. The free ends carry arms which are so hinged to them that they pivot during movement of the sections towards each other and when barbs provided on these arms are inserted into the s ...


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Timothy S Leatherman: Foldable tool. Leatherman Tool Group, Chernoff Vilhauer McClung & Stenzel, May 17, 1988: US04744272 (154 worldwide citation)

A foldable gripping tool has compound folding handle assemblies including channel shaped handles and handle extensions which may be folded into nested relationship with each other, and folded over the gripping jaws of the tool to enclose the jaws into a compact nested assembly. The handle extensions ...


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Reiland Bernard F: Coupling arrangement and tools for same. Textron, June 15, 1971: US3584667 (146 worldwide citation)

A torque-transmitting or coupling arrangement and tools for same consists of a body portion having a first series of similar arcuately curved surfaces with their centers of curvature located at the corners of a regular hexagon and which surfaces are disposed outwardly of such centers with respect to ...


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Albert E Mercer: Adjustable angled socket wrench extension. Ralph S Branscomb, October 27, 1981: US04296654 (140 worldwide citation)

A jointed drive unit is provided having a power output shaft used for driving a socket or the like, and an input shaft which transmits power to the output shaft through a gearbox permitting any angular orientation between input and output shafts greater than about 20.degree.. The mechanism is more t ...


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Gilbert Hausmann: Method of and apparatus for restoring a support surface in a semiconductor wafer processing system. Applied Materials, Thomason Moser & Patterson, August 8, 2000: US06099697 (135 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for restoring a support surface of a substrate support to a pre-process condition. The method comprises the steps of providing a surrogate substrate on the degraded support surface, providing the surrogate substrate with a ground connection and establishing an electric field bet ...


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Frank H Morgan: Recess drive bone screw and cooperable driving tool. Sofamor Danek Properties, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett Patent And Trademark Attorneys, January 25, 2000: US06016727 (133 worldwide citation)

A fastener with a recessed drive socket and a driving tool with a cooperable driving head. The socket having a cylindrical interior wall interrupted by a plurality of driving corners. The driver having a tapered driving head including a plurality of sharpened driving edges adapted to engage the driv ...