09220504 is referenced by 10 patents and cites 475 patents.

An apparatus for forming an anastomosis between adjacent intestinal sections of tissue is provided. The apparatus includes a circular surgical stapler having an anvil assembly with an anvil shaft and an anvil, the circular surgical stapler further having a tubular body portion with an annular knife and a body portion shaft selectively attachable to the anvil shaft; and a seal structure for deposition between the intestinal sections of tissue including a hub configured to engage attachment structure on at least one of the anvil shaft and the body portion shaft. The attachment structure is positioned so that the seal structure is located between the intestinal sections of tissue when the circular surgical stapler is disposed within the intestinal sections of tissue.

Title
Annular adhesive structure
Application Number
13/948312
Publication Number
9220504 (B2)
Application Date
July 23, 2013
Publication Date
December 29, 2015
Inventor
Ahmad R Hadba
Fort Worth
TX, US
Kevin Sniffin
Danbury
CT, US
Robert Capella
Redding
CT, US
Danyel Tarinelli
Killingworth
CT, US
Michael J Bettuchi
Middletown
CT, US
David Fowler
Cheshire
CT, US
Christopher J Criscuolo
Branford
CT, US
Frank J Viola
Sand Hook
CT, US
Assignee
Covidien
MA, US
IPC
A61B 17/115
A61B 17/00
A61B 17/11
A61B 17/072
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