07980443 is referenced by 385 patents and cites 767 patents.

In various embodiments, an anvil of a disposable loading unit including a first member having staple pockets for deforming staples, a first cover plate secured to the first member, and a second cover plate secured to at least one of the first member and the first cover plate, wherein the first and second cover plates can be configured to support the first member. In at least one embodiment, an anvil can include a first member inserted into a second member, where at least one of the first and second members can be deformed to retain one to the other. In various embodiments, a surgical stapling instrument can include a disposable loading unit comprising a staple cartridge, an anvil, and a sleeve, wherein the sleeve can be configured to be slid relative to the staple cartridge and the anvil to hold the anvil in a closed position.

Title
End effectors for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument
Application Number
12/31873
Publication Number
7980443 (B2)
Application Date
February 15, 2008
Publication Date
July 19, 2011
Inventor
Gregory B Blair
Cincinnati
OH, US
Richard W Timm
Cincinnati
OH, US
Donna L Korvick
Maineville
OH, US
Shailendra K Parihar
Mason
OH, US
Glen A Armstrong
Hamilton
OH, US
Thomas W Huitema
Cincinnati
OH, US
Jeffrey S Swayze
Hamilton
OH, US
Andrew M Zwolinski
Cincinnati
OH, US
Galen C Robertson
Cincinnati
OH, US
Jeffrey D Messerly
Cincinnati
OH, US
Randall J Tanguay
Lebanon
OH, US
Steven G Hall
Cincinnati
OH, US
Mark H Ransick
West Chester
OH, US
Kyle P Moore
Mason
OH, US
Jerome R Morgan
Cincinnati
OH, US
William B Weisenburgh II
Maineville
OH, US
Frederick E Shelton IV
Hillsboro
OH, US
Joshua R Uth
Mason
OH, US
Ronald J Kolata
Raleigh
NC, US
William D Kelly
Mason
OH, US
Bret W Smith
Kings Mills
OH, US
Kevin R Doll
Mason
OH, US
Dean B Bruewer
Fairfield
OH, US
Patrick A Weizman
Liberty Township
OH, US
Douglas B Hoffman
Harrison
OH, US
Mark S Ortiz
Milford
OH, US
Geoffrey C Hueil
Mason
OH, US
Charles J Scheib
Loveland
OH, US
Agent
Dean Garner
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
View Original Source