08870050 is referenced by 149 patents and cites 392 patents.

A staple cartridge for use with a surgical stapling apparatus includes a cartridge body, a plurality of staples disposed within the cartridge body, a tissue contacting surface on the cartridge body defining staple retaining slots dimensioned to releasably retain a staple, and a buttress material including at least one weld joining the buttress material to the tissue contacting surface of the cartridge body. The at least one weld is positioned to at least partially overlie a staple retaining slot.

Title
Surgical stapling apparatus including releasable buttress
Application Number
14/75087
Publication Number
8870050 (B2)
Application Date
November 8, 2013
Publication Date
October 28, 2014
Inventor
Gerald Hodgkinson
Guilford
CT, US
Assignee
Covidien
MA, US
IPC
A61B 17/115
A61B 17/00
A61B 17/068
A61B 17/072
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