08011555 is referenced by 381 patents and cites 217 patents.

A surgical stapling apparatus is provided and includes a cartridge assembly defining a tissue contacting surface and a longitudinally extending elongate slot; an anvil assembly defining a tissue contacting surface and a longitudinally extending elongate slot; a surgical buttress releasably secured to at least one of the tissue contacting surface of the cartridge assembly and the tissue contacting surface of the anvil assembly by at least one anchor; a central knife blade slidably disposable in the longitudinal extending elongate slot of the cartridge assembly and the anvil assembly; and a knife blade supported in a distal end portion of at least one of the cartridge assembly and the anvil assembly, wherein the distal knife blade is actuatable by the central knife blade upon an actuation of the central knife blade.

Title
Surgical stapling apparatus
Application Number
12/342400
Publication Number
8011555 (B2)
Application Date
December 23, 2008
Publication Date
September 6, 2011
Inventor
Sachin Shah
Milford
CT, US
Richard Simpson
Hamden
CT, US
Ernie Aranyi
Easton
CT, US
Danyel Tarinelli
Middletown
CT, US
Assignee
Tyco Healthcare Group
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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