08186560 is referenced by 290 patents and cites 1977 patents.

A surgical staple having at least one projection formed thereon. In various embodiments, the projection is formed on a crown of the surgical staple. In one various embodiment, the projection surrounds, or is positioned adjacent to, at least one deformable member of the surgical staple. In one embodiment, the projection can apply an increased compressive force or pressure to soft tissue surrounding the deformable member prior to the deformable members puncturing a hole in the soft tissue. As a result of the increased compressive force or pressure on the tissue, after staple deployment, blood flow proximate deformable member puncture holes can be reduced.

Title
Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features
Application Number
12/580763
Publication Number
8186560 (B2)
Application Date
October 16, 2009
Publication Date
May 29, 2012
Inventor
William B Weisenburgh II
Maineville
OH, US
Christopher J Hess
Cincinnati
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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