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Floyd Foslien, Alan R Plyley, John M Barker, Claude Vidal: Stapler and firing device. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, August 25, 1992: US05141144 (474 worldwide citation)

An improved stapler firing assembly and a surgical stapler are disclosed. The stapler comprises structural members having handle parts with opposite sides and jaw parts projecting from the handle parts. The stapler includes a mechanism for releasable engagement between an elongate locking member and ...


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Susan K Nestegard: Disposable diaper with improved hook fastener portion. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, Walter N Kirn, William L Huebsch, January 16, 1990: US04894060 (459 worldwide citation)

A hook fastener portion including a thin strong flexible plate like backing and a multiplicity of resiliently flexible spaced hook members projecting at generally a right angle from an upper surface of the backing. The hook members each comprise a stem portion attached at one end to the backing and ...


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Harold E Froehlich: Staple and cartridge for use in a tissue stapling device and a tissue closing method. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, William L Huebsch, July 2, 1985: US04526174 (411 worldwide citation)

A cartridge and method used for joining living tissue such as fascia. A staple in the cartridge having pointed arcuate end portions flanking a central portion is bent to provide a generally oval shape for the central portion and adjacent parts of the closed staple, and to bring the terminal parts of ...


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John A Martens: Shaped plastic articles having replicated microstructure surfaces. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, William G Ewert, March 18, 1986: US04576850 (396 worldwide citation)

An article comprising a shaped, plastic layer or body comprising crosslinked polymer with hard and soft segments or moieties and having a microstructure-bearing surface is prepared by a process comprising filling a mold master, bearing or encoded with the microstructure to be replicated, with a flui ...


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Floyd Foslien, Alan K Plyley, John M Barker, Claude Vidal: Stapler and firing device. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, January 28, 1992: US05083695 (395 worldwide citation)

An improved stapler firing assembly and a surgical stapler are disclosed. The stapler comprises structural members having handle parts with opposite sides and jaw parts projecting from the handle parts. The stapler includes a mechanism for releasable engagement between an elongate locking member and ...


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Alan K Plyley, Claude A Vidal, Roger Lagerquist: Laparoscopic stapler with overload sensor and interlock. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, November 28, 1995: US05470007 (390 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler with an overload sensor and lockout is disclosed. The surgical stapler is particularly useful in laparoscopic surgical procedures.


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Melvin A Leitheiser, Harold G Sowman: Non-fused aluminum oxide-based abrasive mineral. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, Richard Francis, February 9, 1982: US04314827 (379 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to synthetic, non-fused, aluminum oxide-based abrasive mineral having a microcrystalline structure of randomly oriented crystallites comprising a dominant continuous phase of .alpha.-alumina and a secondary phase, to a method of making the same employing chemical ceramic techno ...


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Ronald F Ofstead: Article having non-crosslinked crystallized polymer coatings. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, Walter N Kirn, Dale A Bjorkman, December 18, 1990: US04977901 (373 worldwide citation)

A non-crosslinked crystallized polymer or polymer blending coating is disclosed for articles that come into contact with bodily fluids. The polymer or polymer blend to be used is crystallizable and is stable in the presence of water at temperatures of up to about 60.degree. C. when in the crystallin ...


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Joseph M McGrath: Cellular retroreflective sheeting. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, Roger R Tamte, May 24, 1977: US04025159 (337 worldwide citation)

Cellular retroreflective sheeting, which comprises a base layer of retroreflective elements and a transparent cover film supported in spaced relation away from the base layer by a network of narrow intersecting bonds that form hermetically sealed cells within which retroreflective elements are isola ...


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James F Pitzen, Jeffrey D Smith, Charles E Alexson: Orthopedic surgical device. Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, September 10, 1996: US05553675 (324 worldwide citation)

A cordless drive assembly for driving various orthopedic surgical instruments is described. The drive assembly is battery powered and includes tracks in the handle portion of its housing for receiving the battery. A latch locks the battery to the housing.



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