US 11,054,343 B2
Systems, devices and methods for testing substrates to evaluate wound closure products
Amitha Anand Kumar, Summit, NJ (US); Glenn R. Cook, Clinton, NJ (US); Julian Quintero, Flemington, NJ (US); and Shane A. Lacy, Bound Brook, NJ (US)
Assigned to Ethicon, Inc., Somerville, NJ (US)
Filed by Ethicon, Inc., Somerville, NJ (US)
Filed on Sep. 5, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/122,252.
Prior Publication US 2020/0072708 A1, Mar. 5, 2020
Int. Cl. G01M 99/00 (2011.01)
CPC G01M 99/008 (2013.01) 25 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A mechanical testing system comprising:
a first elongated member having an outer end and an inner end;
a second elongated member having an outer end and an inner end, wherein the inner end of said second elongated member opposes the inner end of said first elongated member;
a joint interconnecting said first elongated member and said second elongated member for enabling said first and second elongated members to move relative to one another;
a first clamping assembly coupled with said first elongated member, said first clamping assembly including at least one first clamping assembly spring that urges said first clamping assembly away from the inner end of said first elongated member; and
a second clamping assembly coupled with said second elongated member, said second clamping assembly including at least one second clamping assembly spring that urges said second clamping assembly away from the inner end of said second elongated member.