Patents Examined by K. Reichie
  • Patent number: 5102421
    Abstract: A suture anchor, or rivet, for fixing one end of a suture in a bone has a forward and formed of a plurality of truncated cones positioned in line behind a cone with a cylindrical member extending from the last truncated cone forming the rear end; a plurality of spiral grooves extend through the outer surfaces of the truncated cone and cone for spirally inserting the anchor, the spiral grooves forming serrations therebetween to prevent the suture anchor from being withdrawn from a bone into which it has been driven. An impact tool is used having a hole in the end to receive and engage the cylindrical member of the suture anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1992
    Assignees: Wm. E. Anpach, III, Amy A. McGarrity, Thos. D. Anspach
    Inventor: William E. Anspach, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5019065
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article with a combination mechanical and adhesive tape fastener system. The tape fastener system preferably comprises a tape tab comprising a first fastening element joined to and disposed on a first area of the tape tab and adhesive associated with and disposed on at least a second area of the tape tab. The adhesive not only secures the tape tab to the body portion of the absorbent article to provide a side closure but also secures the absorbent article in its disposal configuration so as to prevent the contents of the soiled absorbent article from spilling or leaking out of the absorbent article. Preferably, a portion of the adhesive is disposed subjacent the first fastening element to join the first fastening element to the tape tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Charles L. Scripps