08672208 is referenced by 196 patents and cites 2578 patents.

A surgical stapler including an anvil, a staple cartridge, and a buttress material removably retained to the anvil and/or staple cartridge. In various embodiments, the staple cartridge can include at least one staple removably stored therein which can, when deployed, or fired, therefrom, contact the buttress material and remove the buttress material from the anvil and/or staple cartridge. In at least one embodiment, the anvil can include at least one lip and/or groove configured to removably retain the buttress material to the anvil until deformable members extending from the surgical staple are bent by the anvil and are directed toward and contact the buttress material.

Title
Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material
Application Number
12/718165
Publication Number
8672208 (B2)
Application Date
March 5, 2010
Publication Date
March 18, 2014
Inventor
Carl J Shurtleff
Mason
OH, US
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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