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Chester O Baxter III, Frederick E Shelton IV, Katherine J Schmid, Jerome R Morgan, Charles J Scheib, Michael S Cropper, Taylor W Aronhalt, Steven G Hall, Richard W Timm, Matthew M Lang: Retainer assembly including a tissue thickness compensator. Ethicon End Surgery, July 12, 2016: US09386988 (57 worldwide citation)

A retainer for assembling tissue thickness compensators to a surgical stapler can comprise a grip, a first surface for supporting a first tissue thickness compensator, a second surface for supporting a second tissue thickness compensator, and clips for aligning and attaching the retainer to the surg ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Katherine J Schmid, Charles J Scheib, Taylor W Aronhalt, Matthew M Lang, Steven G Hall, Chester O Baxter III: Tissue thickness compensator comprising at least one medicament. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 27, 2012: US20120241492-A1

In various embodiments, a tissue thickness compensator can comprise one or more capsules and/or pockets comprising at least one medicament therein. In at least one embodiment, staples can be fired through the tissue thickness compensator to rupture the capsules. In certain embodiments, a firing memb ...


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Chester O Baxter III, Frederick E Shelton IV, Katherine J Schmid, Jerome R Morgan, Charles J Scheib, Michael S Cropper, Taylor W Aronhalt, Steven G Hall, Richard W Timm, Matthew M Lang: Retainer assembly including a tissue thickness compensator. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 27, 2012: US20120241499-A1

A retainer for assembling tissue thickness compensators to a surgical stapler can comprise a grip, a first surface for supporting a first tissue thickness compensator, a second surface for supporting a second tissue thickness compensator, and clips for aligning and attaching the retainer to the surg ...


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Tamara Widenhouse, Frederick E Shelton IV, Mark D Timmer, Steven G Hall, Richard W Timm, Matthew M Lang: Methods for forming tissue thickness compensator arrangements for surgical staplers. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 4, 2012: US20120248169-A1

Tissue thickness compensators for use with surgical staplers that are configured to form staples having different formed heights. Various tissue thickness compensators are disclosed that have non-uniform cross-sectional thicknesses or profiles. The tissue thickness compensators may be formed with a ...