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Tammy Balzar
Tammy Jo Balzar, Steven James Nielsen, Yihua Chang: Coating Method. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas M Parker, Douglas G Glantz, October 1, 2002: US06458064 (4 worldwide citation)

An applicator article and method are disclosed for inserting a substance into a body cavity. The applicator article and method are especially useful for inserting a catamenial tampon into a woman's vagina. The applicator article includes a tubular member formed from at least one layer of paper ...


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Charles Sperry
Sperry Charles R, Sperry Laurence B: High speed apparatus for forming foam cushions for packaging purposes.. Sealed Air, March 31, 1993: EP0534457-A2 (4 worldwide citation)

A sealing and severing apparatus is disclosed for sealing plastic bags formed in succession from stock plastic film material (41,42) and then severing the sealed bags from one another. The bags are filled with a foamable composition while they are being formed so that when the formed and filled bags ...


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Tammy Balzar
Tammy Jo Balzar, Steven James Nielsen, Yihua Chang: Coating method. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas J Connelly, Paul Y Yee, Douglas G Glantz, February 10, 2004: US06689036 (3 worldwide citation)

An applicator article and method are disclosed for inserting a substance into a body cavity. The applicator article and method are especially useful for inserting a catamenial tampon into a woman's vagina. The applicator article includes a tubular member formed from at least one layer of paper ...


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Charles Sperry
Sperry Charles R, Piucci Vincent A Jr: Apparatus and method for producing bags and foam-in-bag cushions. Carpenter Co, Sperry Charles R, Piucci Vincent A Jr, sDEGRANDI Joseph A, November 18, 1999: WO/1999/058324

A bag forming apparatus (100) and method that features a single drive unit (180) for operating both a drive roller (168) and cross-cut mechanism (360) with the drive motor assembly (178) being internalized within the drive roller. The bag forming apparatus is particularly designed for feeding, solel ...


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Owen M Gwathmey, Thomas E Sloane Jr, Robert R Oddsen: Suturing assembly and method. Owen M Gwathmey, Griffin Branigan & Butler, March 7, 1989: US04809695 (662 worldwide citation)

A tissue suturing assembly (10) and method involves C-shaped suturing staples (16) embedded in a cartridge (14) formed of a carrier (18) and opposite cartridge jaws (20 and 22). The opposite cartridge jaws are moved linearly along a track in the carrier to bend the C-shaped staples into spiraling ov ...


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Hector Chow, Hugh Melling, Denise S Schieltz: Surgical stapling instrument with jaw latching mechanism and disposable staple cartridge. Senmed, Charles P Boukus Jr, Jerrold J Litzinger, January 6, 1987: US04633874 (655 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument suitable for performing a gastrointestinal anastomosis. The stapling instrument includes a pair of elongate jaw members, one of which supports a staple cartridge adapted to receive at least two laterally spaced longitudinal rows of staples, and the other provided with ...


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J Crayton Pruitt: Stapling process and device for use on the mesentery of the abdomen. United States Surgical Corporation, Walter J Monacelli, July 17, 1990: US04941623 (543 worldwide citation)

The process, stapler and stapler cartridge described herein comprise those suitable for stapling a patient's mesentery and omentum with two, three or four rows of staples, the rows being substantially parallel to each other, the staples in all the rows having the same crown size with alternate rows ...


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Richard W Hall, Ingram S Chodorow, J David Dainow: Surgical stapling system, apparatus and staple. Technalytics, J David Dainow, August 2, 1983: US04396139 (510 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling system, apparatus and staple wherein a resilient staple has a relaxed closed configuration, is expanded into an open crescent shape, and finally is allowed to return to its closed configuration while simultaneously piercing and drawing together adjacent edges of an open incision ...


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Michael Redtenbacher, Karl H Munchow: Instrument and a procedure for performing an anastomosis. Finanzaktiengesellschaft Globe Control, Laurence R Brown, Alfred J Mangels, April 4, 1989: US04817847 (493 worldwide citation)

In order to perform an anastomosis, a pilot head of a surgical staple suturing instrument is connected through a push-type or a threaded connector and through a paraboloid-like cap so as to simplify introduction into the organ that is to be anastomised. The combination body is pushed through the org ...


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Stephen J Failla, Carmen Gerrone: Shaped staples and slotted receivers (case VII). Ethicon, Robert L Minier, May 3, 1988: US04741336 (483 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for joining tissue by means of a two piece fastener. The fastener is a shaped staple having a general shape of an M, and a receiver for engaging with the legs of the staple. The staple has an M-shape with the outer legs portions being non-parallel or parallel. The legs of the s ...



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