Patents Examined by G. M. Gualtieri
  • Patent number: 5139493
    Abstract: The present invention provides a closed, fluid-modulating receiving system for the conveyance, modulation, and collection of fluid matter from its source. The receiving system may be employed under both in vivo and inanimate use conditions for the collection and disposal of fluids which may be infectious, hazardous, or toxic in and of themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1992
    Assignee: Beth Israel Hospital Assoc., Inc.
    Inventor: John D. Hogan
  • Patent number: 5100400
    Abstract: A hook fastener portion for use in a hook and loop fastener that has a woven backing with portions of pile monofilaments projecting from its front surface providing hooks adapted for making releasable engagement with loops of the fastener. Only a layer of thermoplastic material along a rear surface of the backing and the mechanical engagement of the portions of the pile monofilaments woven into the backing anchor the monofilaments in the backing, and that layer of thermoplastic material can be a hot melt adhesive used to adhere the hook fastener portion to a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1992
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Kirit C. Mody, Bernard D. Campbell