07845536 is referenced by 367 patents and cites 171 patents.

An assembly for joining tissue is provided and includes an anvil assembly and a body portion juxtaposed with respect to one another along a shaft and arranged so as to be approximated with respect to one another; and an applicator supported on the anvil assembly and configured for retaining a wound treatment material therein and for dispensing the wound treatment material therefrom. A method for joining tissue is provided and includes the steps of dispensing the wound treatment material from the applicator so as to distribute wound treatment material onto at least one of a first tissue section and a second tissue section; and approximating the anvil assembly and the body portion to one another so that the first tissue section and the second tissue section are in contact with one another with the dispensed wound treatment material interposed there between.

Title
Annular adhesive structure
Application Number
11/388620
Publication Number
7845536 (B2)
Application Date
March 24, 2006
Publication Date
December 7, 2010
Inventor
Ahmad R Hadba
Wallingford
CT, US
Kevin Sniffin
Danbury
CT, US
Robert Capella
Shelton
CT, US
Danyel J Tarinelli
Middletown
CT, US
Michael J Bettuchi
Middletown
CT, US
David Fowler
Cheshire
CT, US
Christopher J Criscuolo
Branford
CT, US
Frank J Viola
Sandy Hook
CT, US
Assignee
Tyco Healthcare Group
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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