Patents by Inventor Paul A. Torrie

Paul A. Torrie has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5111212
    Abstract: The mount disclosed herein facilitates the mounting of a radar antenna on a sailboat subject to heeling. A pivotable bracket providing a single horizontal axis of rotation only is supported on the upper end of a tube which surrounds the lower portion of the usual sailboat backstay, the tube preventing rotation around the backstay. The antenna is mounted with its center of gravity below the pivot axis and viscous damping is provided to prevent uncontrolled swinging of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1992
    Assignee: Questus Corporation
    Inventors: Allen H. DeSatnick, Paul A. Torrie, Thomas D. Egan
  • Patent number: 5037386
    Abstract: An arthroscope cannula including inner and outer intimately engaged concentric tubes with the inner tube having a longitudinally extending wall depression defining, in conjunction with the outer tube, a pressure passage. The inner tube receives the scope which is restrained therein by the wall depression to define an inflow fluid passage. The outer tube is selectively removable from about the inner tube with both tubes mounting on and projecting from a flow controlling and directing bridge assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1991
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Herbert D. Marcus, Allen H. DeSatnick, Paul A. Torrie
  • Patent number: 4733662
    Abstract: A surgical instrument including a reusable handle and a removable sheathed blade assembly comprising an elongate sheath with a plurality of elongate surgical blades longitudinally received within said sheath and selectively projectable therefrom along guided paths for exposure of the working heads of the blades. The working heads define, respectively, a cutting head and a gripping head. The sheathed assembly is introduced an operating site whereat the gripping head is exposed and engaged with tissue to be cut. The cutting head is subsequently moved into cutting engagement with the gripped tissue, after which both blades are retracted into the sheath and the sheathed blades removed from the operating site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1988
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Allen H. DeSatnick, Herbert D. Marcus, Paul A. Torrie