09775608 is referenced by 10 patents and cites 4956 patents.

A fastener cartridge assembly for use with a surgical instrument is disclosed. The fastener cartridge assembly can include a cartridge body, a plurality of fasteners removably stored within the cartridge body, and an implantable layer. The fastener cartridge assembly and/or the surgical instrument can include a lockout system configured to deactivate the fastener cartridge assembly and/or surgical instrument in the event that the implantable layer is prematurely removed from the fastener cartridge.

Title
Fastening system comprising a firing member lockout
Application Number
14/187384
Publication Number
9775608 (B2)
Application Date
February 24, 2014
Publication Date
October 3, 2017
Inventor
Mark S Zeiner
Mason
OH, US
Emily A Schellin
Cincinnati
OH, US
Michael J Vendely
Lebanon
OH, US
Frederick E Shelton IV
Hillsboro
OH, US
Taylor W Aronhalt
Loveland
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon
PR, US
IPC
B29K 105/04
B29L 31/00
A61B 17/064
A61B 17/072
A61B 17/068
A61B 17/00
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