09770245 is referenced by 10 patents and cites 4461 patents.

A staple cartridge assembly includes, one, a plurality of staples movable between unfired positions and fired positions and, two, a layer, such as a tissue thickness compensator and/or a buttress material, for example, wherein the staples are configured to at least partially capture the layer when the staples are moved between the unfired positions and the fired positions. The layer can include a cushioning member at least partially extending around a peripheral portion of the tissue thickness compensator. The layer can include features which create a flexible transition between the tissue supported by the layer and the staples and the unsupported tissue.

Title
Layer arrangements for surgical staple cartridges
Application Number
13/763095
Publication Number
9770245 (B2)
Application Date
February 8, 2013
Publication Date
September 26, 2017
Inventor
Frederick E Shelton IV
Hillsboro
OH, US
Katherine J Schmid
Cincinnati
OH, US
Jerome R Morgan
Cincinnati
OH, US
Jeffrey S Swayze
Hamilton
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon
PR, US
IPC
A61B 50/30
A61B 18/00
A61B 17/00
A61B 18/14
A61B 17/072
A61B 17/10
A61B 17/068
View Original Source