With Separate Positioning Means For Each Of Jaw Pair Patents (Class 269/140)
  • Patent number: 9820736
    Abstract: There are many methods of tying a knot in a surgical suture. One method is to form a loop in the suture and then pull the other end of the suture through the loop. To do this laparoscopically is the object of the present invention. The finger loop handles of two small diameter laparoscopic graspers are sacrificed, and their shafts are then placed within a single common sheath, using also a single common in-line handle. The jaws of the graspers are operated by spring loaded push knobs on the handle. A loop is formed by grasping the same suture at two points a short distance apart simultaneously with the two graspers, and then bringing them together. The present invention is capable of doing this by virtue of one of the two graspers being slide-able, extendable and retractable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Peter Fan
  • Patent number: 9427292
    Abstract: The adjustable fixator for scanning dental casts includes upper and lower plates which are adapted for releasably securing a dental cast to be optically scanned therebetween. The upper and lower plates are selectively vertically adjustable with respect to one another, and a bottom surface of the lower plate is adapted for releasable mounting in an optical scanner. The upper plate is secured to a cylindrical shell which slidably receives a vertical support mounted to the lower plate, allowing the user to slidably adjust the height of the upper plate with respect to the lower plate. An engaging member mounted to the cylindrical support slides within a vertically extending slot formed through the cylindrical shell. The vertical position of the upper plate may be locked by sliding the engaging member into a selected one of a plurality of horizontally extending slots also formed through the cylindrical shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventors: Hanan Nejer Sahil Alotaibi, Waled Mohammed Alshhrani
  • Patent number: 9186762
    Abstract: A nut support tool for assembly and disassembly of a nut on a vertically extending bolt assembly located on a casing. The bolt assembly including a lower nut engaged on a lower end of a threaded shaft. The nut support tool includes a vertical span assembly having an upper support member located at an upper end thereof for engagement on an upper end of the bolt assembly, whereby the nut support tool is supported from the bolt assembly upper end with the vertical span structure extending parallel to the bolt assembly. An arm assembly extends from a lower end of the vertical span assembly and includes a lower guide pin for engagement with an access opening formed in a lower surface of the lower nut. The arm assembly is configured to support the lower nut, and to swivel relative to the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiegesellschaft
    Inventors: Robert F. Wasileski, Ira J. Campbell, Charles C. Moore, Brian W. Smith, Johnny Dickson
  • Patent number: 8991024
    Abstract: There is disclosed a clamping device mountable to a bench top for setting an edge piece to an edge thereof such that the edge piece projects from the bench top at a predetermined angle, with interengaging surfaces of the edge piece and edge being formed with mating mitres whereby a mitre joint is formed between the edge piece and the bench top, the clamping device comprising a body, a first clamping means supported from the body for clamping the device to the bench top, a second clamping means supported from the body for applying clamping pressure to the mitre joint, and first and second locators carried by the body and engageable with the edge piece and bench top respectively to maintain them in the required configuration during clamping. There is also disclosed a related method of attaching an edge piece to an edge of a bench top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Mitreforma Holdings Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Victor Barillaro, Salvatore Benvenuto Calcagno
  • Patent number: 8894055
    Abstract: A support assembly and a method for holding an elongated workpiece are provided. First and second tensioning assemblies are spaced apart from each other along a longitudinal axis. Each tensioning assembly has a fixture element adapted to hold a portion of the workpiece and a tension actuator operably coupled to the fixture element to move the fixture element. First and second clamp devices are disposed along the longitudinal axis where the first clamp device is disposed on a first side of the longitudinal axis and the second lateral clamp device is disposed on a second side of the longitudinal axis. Each lateral clamp device has an end portion configured to hold a portion of the workpiece and restrain the workpiece for twisting and/or lateral movement of the workpiece orthogonal to the longitudinal axis and a clamp actuator operably coupled to the end portion to move the end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: PaR Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Marrinan, Wesley J. Rieckenberg, James R. Cunov
  • Patent number: 8517365
    Abstract: A clamp assembly including a header assembly with first and second ends and a plunger having an aperture with a portion of the aperture being threaded, the aperture forming a portion of a bore extending through the header assembly. First and second arms, in opposing spaced relationship, are connected to the first and second ends, respectively, of the header assembly. A ram assembly having first and second ends, each end having a passageway through which at least a portion of one of the first and second arms extend. A stem assembly including an upper stem end coupled to a handle, a lower stem end rotatably connected to the ram assembly, and a threaded stem portion designed to engage the aperture threaded portion. The plunger has engaged and disengaged positions in which the aperture threaded portion and the threaded stem portion are threadedly engaged and disengaged, respectively, with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Sumner Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence Velez
  • Patent number: 8136803
    Abstract: An armover clamp assembly is provided that includes a housing, an actuator, a cam, a first link, a pivot pin, a driver, a rotating pin, and an arm. The cam includes a cam slot disposed therethrough and is attached to the actuator for linear movement inside the housing. The cam slot has a cam path that includes a locking portion and an extended travel portion. The first link is movably coupled to the cam slot via a cam pin coupled to the link. The cam pin is disposed in and configured to follow the cam path. The pivot pin is coupled to the first link at a position spaced apart from where the cam pin is coupled to the link. The driver is pivotally attached to the pivot pin. The rotating pin extends exterior of the housing and is attached to the driver inside the housing at a location spaced apart from the pivot pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: PHD, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce D. McIntosh, Clinton L. Alexander, Parag Patwardhan
  • Patent number: 8118292
    Abstract: The present utility model provides an operation table with a telescopic table board positioned with an eccentric rocker. The operation table includes a table board and support feet, the support feet being positioned at both ends of the table board along the length direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Suzhou Pica Aluminum Industry, Ltd
    Inventor: Jian Yuan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20080224375
    Abstract: A clamp has a first jaw and a second jaw mounted to be movable with respect to one another between a clamping configuration and a release configuration. A catch mechanism has a movable detent operable to engage with a locking element in a plurality of different positions dependent upon the degree of separation of the jaws. A tightening mechanism is manually operable to tighten the jaws by providing a tightening force acting via the catch mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventors: Simon Mills, Paul Jenkins
  • Patent number: 6361304
    Abstract: An adjustable clamp frame for securing a work piece in a thermo-forming machine includes a pair of opposed, transverse cross members, each of which are adjustable along a continuum toward and away from one another. Each transverse cross member includes at least one clamping member for securing a work piece to the frame by clamping the respective edges thereof. The clamp frame also includes a pair of opposed, longitudinal cross members, each of which are adjustable along a continuum toward and away from one another. Each longitudinal cross member includes at least one clamping member for securing a work piece to the frame by clamping the respective edges thereof. The clamping members for each of the respective pair of opposed transverse and longitudinal cross members are adapted to be disposed on a common plane when the workpiece is secured in said frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Inventor: Albert O. Petersen
  • Patent number: 6024348
    Abstract: A stand for supporting an automobile body panel having a peripheral edge for inspection and repair comprises two sets of clamping members secured on opposite ends of two clamping assemblies which are pivotally mounted to the top of a vertically oriented telescoping support assembly. Each clamping member include a clamp pad having a groove formed therein and adapted to receive a peripheral edge of the automobile body panel to support the panel during inspection and repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Assignee: It's Dents or Us, Inc.
    Inventors: George Ventura, James D. Jenkins, Winford D. McClain
  • Patent number: 4635638
    Abstract: A power-driven gripping tool particularly useful as a suturing device comprises a pair of needle holders each movable to an extended or retracted position and each including a pair of gripper members movable to a gripping position or to a releasing position. The handle further includes a power drive for driving the pair of needle holders and the pair of gripper members of each needle holder; and control means operable by the surgeon for selectively controlling the power drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1987
    Assignee: Galil Advanced Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: David Weintraub, Yaakov Zamir