09016542 is referenced by 95 patents and cites 1161 patents.

A fastener cartridge can comprise a support portion, a tissue thickness compensator positioned relative to the support portion, and a plurality of fasteners positioned within the support portion and/or the tissue thickness compensator which can be utilized to fasten tissue. In use, the fastener cartridge can be positioned in a first jaw of a surgical fastening device, wherein a second jaw, or anvil, can be positioned opposite the first jaw. To deploy the fasteners, a staple-deploying member is advanced through the fastener cartridge to move the fasteners toward the anvil. As the fasteners are deployed, the fasteners can capture at least a portion of the tissue thickness compensator therein along with at least a portion of the tissue being fastened.

Title
Staple cartridge comprising compressible distortion resistant components
Application Number
13/97938
Publication Number
9016542 (B2)
Application Date
April 29, 2011
Publication Date
April 28, 2015
Inventor
Joseph E Young
Loveland
OH, US
Taylor W Aronhalt
Loveland
OH, US
Chester O Baxter III
Loveland
OH, US
Frederick E Shelton IV
Hillsboro
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/295
A61B 19/00
A61B 17/32
A61B 17/29
A61B 17/115
A61B 17/072
A61B 17/064
A61B 17/00
A61B 17/068
A61B 17/10
A61B 17/04
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