08371491 is referenced by 324 patents and cites 1213 patents.

A piece of buttress material and an end-effector of a surgical instrument including features which can aid a surgeon in properly and quickly attaching the piece of buttress material to the end-effector. In various embodiments, a piece of buttress material can include retention features which can be engaged with portions of an end-effector to releasably retain the piece of buttress material to at least a portion of the end-effector. Similarly, an end-effector can include features configured to engage portions of a piece of buttress material to releasably retain the piece of buttress material to the end-effector. In at least one embodiment, more than one piece of buttress material can be releasably retained to an end-effector.

Title
Surgical end effector having buttress retention features
Application Number
12/32002
Publication Number
8371491 (B2)
Application Date
February 15, 2008
Publication Date
February 12, 2013
Inventor
Jerome R Morgan
Cincinnati
OH, US
Jeffrey S Swayze
Hamilton
OH, US
Frederick E Shelton IV
Hillsboro
OH, US
Thomas W Huitema
Cincinnati
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/072
View Original Source