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Ernie Aranyi, Patrick Mozdzierz, Lee Olson: Surgical stapling apparatus. Tyco Healthcare Group, September 6, 2011: US08011550 (344 worldwide citation)

A loading unit for use with a surgical stapling apparatus is provided and includes a tool assembly having a cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly that are movable in relation to one another; a surgical buttress releasably secured to a tissue contacting surface of the anvil assembly and/or the car ...


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Lee Olson, Ernie Aranyi, Patrick Mozdzierz: Surgical stapling apparatus. Tyco Healthcare Group, September 13, 2011: US08016178 (340 worldwide citation)

A loading unit for use with a surgical stapling apparatus is provided and includes a tool assembly having a cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly that are movable in relation to one another; a surgical buttress releasably secured to a tissue contacting surface of the anvil assembly and/or the car ...


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Lee Olson, Ernie Aranyi, Patrick Mozdzierz: Crimp and release of suture holding buttress material. Tyco Healthcare Group, August 2, 2011: US07988027 (332 worldwide citation)

A mechanism is provided for crimping and releasing a suture securing a strip of buttress material to an end effector. The mechanism includes a retention member movably mounted within the end effector. The retention member is movable from a first position crimping the suture to the end effector to a ...


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Ernie Aranyi, Patrick Mozdzierz, Lee Olson: Surgical stapling apparatus. Covidien, February 12, 2013: US08371492 (284 worldwide citation)

A loading unit for use with a surgical stapling apparatus is provided and includes a tool assembly having a cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly that are movable in relation to one another; a surgical buttress releasably secured to a tissue contacting surface of the anvil assembly and/or the car ...


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Ernie Aranyi, Patrick Mozdzierz, Lee Olson: Surgical stapling apparatus. Covidien, February 12, 2013: US08371493 (254 worldwide citation)

A loading unit for use with a surgical stapling apparatus is provided and includes a tool assembly having a cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly that are movable in relation to one another; a surgical buttress releasably secured to a tissue contacting surface of the anvil assembly and/or the car ...


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Lee Olson, Ernie Aranyi, Patrick Mozdzierz: Center cinch and release of buttress material. Tyco Healthcare Group, June 28, 2011: US07967179 (237 worldwide citation)

A buttressed anvil assembly is provided for use with a surgical stapling instrument. The buttressed anvil assembly generally includes an anvil member having a strip of buttress material attached thereto by a pair of sutures. A tensioning mechanism is provided to secure or tension the buttress materi ...


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Lee Olson: Surgical apparatus including surgical buttress. Covidien, March 11, 2014: US08668129 (227 worldwide citation)

A surgical buttress includes a body portion and a band disposed on each of the distal and proximal ends thereof. The surgical buttress is configured to attach to an end effector of a surgical stapling apparatus. The body portion, having perforations disposed thereon, overlies the working surface of ...


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Paul Scirica, Lee Olson: Stapler cartridge and channel interlock. Tyco Healthcare Group, March 6, 2012: US08127976 (161 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device including a handle assembly, an endoscopic portion and an end effector is disclosed. The endoscopic portion extends distally from the handle assembly and defines a first longitudinal axis. The end effector defines a second longitudinal axis and includes an anvil assembly a ...


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Lee Olson, Ernie Aranyi, Patrick Mozdzierz: Crimp and release of suture holding buttress material. Covidien, January 8, 2013: US08348126 (132 worldwide citation)

A mechanism is provided for crimping and releasing a suture securing a strip of buttress material to an end effector. The mechanism includes a retention member movably mounted within the end effector. The retention member is movable from a first position crimping the suture to the end effector to a ...


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Ernie Aranyi, Patrick Mozdzierz, Lee Olson, Sachin Shah, Kevin Golebieski, Richard Simpson, Anthony Gaddy: Surgical stapling apparatus. Covidien, February 5, 2013: US08365972 (103 worldwide citation)

A loading unit for use with a surgical stapling apparatus is provided and includes: a tool assembly having a cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly that are movable in relation to one another; a surgical buttress releasably secured to a tissue contacting surface of the anvil assembly and/or the ca ...



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