08215531 is referenced by 245 patents and cites 1031 patents.

In various embodiments, an assembly of a surgical instrument is disclosed. The assembly includes a housing, a cutting member relatively movable with respect to the housing, and an agent cartridge connected to the housing. The agent cartridge houses a medical agent. The assembly is configured to deliver the medical agent proximate a cutting surface of the cutting member.

Title
Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser
Application Number
12/696397
Publication Number
8215531 (B2)
Application Date
January 29, 2010
Publication Date
July 10, 2012
Inventor
Leslie M Fugikawa
Cincinnati
OH, US
Jerome R Morgan
Cincinnati
OH, US
Joseph C Hueil
Loveland
OH, US
Frederick E Shelton IV
Hillsboro
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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