07571845 is referenced by 86 patents and cites 223 patents.

A surgical stapling apparatus includes a staple anvil and a staple cartridge having a working surface, one or more rows of individual staple slots formed in the working surface, a knife track formed along a length of the working surface, and a plurality of surgical staples individually disposed within the individual staple slots. The apparatus further includes an actuation sled having a knife and being configured and adapted to movably position the knife axially within the knife track. The apparatus also includes a wound closure material applicator assembly having a needle secured to the knife to dispense a quantity of wound closure material along a length of the knife track as the actuation sled and knife are moved therealong.

Title
Surgical stapling apparatus having a wound closure material applicator assembly
Application Number
11/726681
Publication Number
7571845 (B2)
Application Date
March 21, 2007
Publication Date
August 11, 2009
Inventor
Frank J Viola
Sandy Hook
CT, US
Assignee
Tyco Healthcare Group
CT, US
IPC
A61D 1/00
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