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Stanislaw Marczyk, Megan Prommersberger, Brian Nentwick: Detachable buttress material retention systems for use with a surgical stapling device. Tyco Healthcare Group, December 7, 2010: US07845533 (498 worldwide citation)

Systems of releasably connecting staple line buttress material to the jaws of a surgical stapling instrument are provided. The systems include retainers configured to engage the buttress material and releasably retain the buttress material on the jaws of the surgical stapling instrument prior to sta ...


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Megan Prommersberger, Brian Nentwick, Philippe Gravagna, Yves Bayon, Dagmar Dassonville, Alfredo Meneghin, Julie Lecuivre: Buttress and surgical stapling apparatus. Tyco Healthcare Group, November 22, 2011: US08062330 (314 worldwide citation)

Multilayer structures including a porous layer and a non-porous layer are useful as buttresses when associated with a surgical stapling apparatus.


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Megan Prommersberger, Brian Nentwick, Philippe Gravagna, Yves Bayon, Dagmar Dassonville, Alfredo Meneghin, Julie Lecuivre: Buttress and surgical stapling apparatus. Covidien, July 30, 2013: US08496683 (231 worldwide citation)

Multilayer structures including a porous layer and a non-porous layer are useful as buttresses when associated with a surgical stapling apparatus.


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Stanislaw Marczyk, Megan Prommersberger Stopek, Brian Nentwick: Detachable buttress material retention systems for use with a surgical stapling device. Covidien, August 25, 2015: US09113873 (80 worldwide citation)

Systems of releasably connecting staple line buttress material to the jaws of a surgical stapling instrument are provided. The systems include retainers configured to engage the buttress material and releasably retain the buttress material on the jaws of the surgical stapling instrument prior to sta ...


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Stanislaw Marczyk, Megan Prommersberger, Brian Nentwick: Detachable buttress material retention systems for use with a surgical stapling device. Covidien, August 20, 2013: US08512402 (67 worldwide citation)

Systems of releasably connecting staple line buttress material to the jaws of a surgical stapling instrument are provided. The systems include retainers configured to engage the buttress material and releasably retain the buttress material on the jaws of the surgical stapling instrument prior to sta ...


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Jessica Clayton, Ahmad Robert Hadba, Megan Prommersberger, Joshua Stopek, Brian Cuevas: Endotracheal cuff and technique for using the same. Nellcor Puritan Bennett, September 4, 2008: US20080215034-A1

An inflatable balloon cuff with a water-swellable coating may be adapted to seal a patient's trachea when associated with an endotracheal tube. The water-swellable coating may enhance a cuff's mechanical pressure seal. The water-swellable coating may be loosely adhered or not adhered to the cuff in ...


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Stanislaw Marczyk, Megan Prommersberger, Brian Nentwick: Detachable buttress material retention systems for use with a surgical stapling device. Tyco Healthcare Group, December 25, 2008: US20080314960-A1

Systems of releasably connecting staple line buttress material to the jaws of a surgical stapling instrument are provided. The systems include retainers configured to engage the buttress material and releasably retain the buttress material on the jaws of the surgical stapling instrument prior to sta ...


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Megan Prommersberger, Brian Nentwick, Philippe Gravagna, Yves Bayon, Dagmar Dassonville, Alfredo Meneghin, Julie Lecuivre: Buttress and surgical stapling apparatus. Tyco Healthcare Group, January 1, 2009: US20090001122-A1

Multilayer structures including a porous layer and a non-porous layer are useful as buttresses when associated with a surgical stapling apparatus.


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Megan Prommersberger: Novel skin staples. Covidien, January 17, 2008: US20080015598-A1

The present disclosure provides composite staples which include legs made of a bioabsorbable shape memory material capable of gripping tissue upon application in vivo and holding the staple in place.


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Megan Prommersberger: Novel tissue support. Covidien, January 10, 2008: US20080008744-A1

The present disclosure provides tissue supports which may be utilized by themselves or in combination with other tissue closure means to enhance wound closure and healing. The tissue supports are made of a material which shrinks upon application of heat or light to further support the tissue and/or ...