09386984 is referenced by 57 patents and cites 4023 patents.

A retainer for use with a fastener cartridge that is locked to the fastener cartridge until the fastener cartridge is inserted into a fastener cartridge channel of a surgical fastener. The retainer can include one or more deflectable tabs that engage the fastener cartridge. The one or more tabs can be displaced when the fastener cartridge is fully installed in the fastener cartridge channel such that the tabs disengage from the fastener cartridge, enabling a user to remove the retainer. In certain embodiments, tabs can extend from a body of the retainer and can engage exterior portions of a fastener cartridge. The tabs can be displaced outwardly by the fastener cartridge channel. In certain embodiments, tabs can extend from one or more movable portions that engage a slot in the fastener cartridge. The tabs can be displaced inwardly when the movable portions are deflected by the fastener cartridge channel.

Title
Staple cartridge comprising a releasable cover
Application Number
13/763021
Publication Number
9386984 (B2)
Application Date
February 8, 2013
Publication Date
July 12, 2016
Inventor
Phillip H Clauda
Findlay
OH, US
Michael J Vendely
Lebanon
OH, US
Taylor W Aronhalt
Loveland
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
PR, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
A61B 17/072
A61B 17/068
B65D 85/24
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