09289206 is referenced by 76 patents and cites 4193 patents.

An end effector for use with a surgical instrument is disclosed. The end effector comprises an anvil, a cutting member, and a staple cartridge. The staple cartridge comprises a cartridge body, an elongate slot, and a deck comprising a first deck surface and a second deck surface, where one of the deck surfaces is stepped up from the other deck surface. The staple cartridge further comprises a plurality of first staple cavities arranged in a first row, a plurality of second staple cavities arranged in a second row, and a plurality of third staple cavities arranged in a third row. The staple cartridge further comprises a driven element, a lateral securement member releasably positioned over the deck, and a plurality of staples. The plurality of staples comprises a first staple, a second staple, and a third staple.

Title
Lateral securement members for surgical staple cartridges
Application Number
14/570112
Publication Number
9289206 (B2)
Application Date
December 15, 2014
Publication Date
March 22, 2016
Inventor
Frederick E Shelton IV
Hillsboro
OH, US
Carl J Shurtleff
Mason
OH, US
William B Weisenburgh II
Maineville
OH, US
Christopher J Hess
Cincinnati
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
IPC
A61B 17/32
A61B 17/29
A61B 17/00
A61B 19/00
A61B 17/10
A61B 17/135
A61B 17/115
A61B 17/11
A61B 17/072
A61B 17/064
A61B 17/068
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