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Bettuchi Micheal, Nentwick Brian: Staple buttress retention system. Tyco Healthcare, November 26, 2008: EP1994890-A1 (308 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument is provided having systems for securing buttress material to the anvil and staple containing cartridge associated with the surgical instrument. The system includes a retainer configured to engage the anvil or the staple containing cartridge and capture the buttress mat ...


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Prommersberger Megan, Nentwick Brian, Gravagna Philippe, Bayon Yves, Dassonville Dagmar, Meneghin Alfredo, Lecuivre Julie: Buttress and surgical stapling apparatus. Tyco Healthcare, December 31, 2008: EP2008595-A2 (303 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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Marczyk Stainslaw, Prommersberger Megan, Nentwick Brian: Detachable buttress material retention systems for use with a surgical stapling device. Tyco Healthcare, December 24, 2008: EP2005895-A2 (272 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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Prommersberger Megan, Nentwick Brian, Gravagna Philippe, Bayon Yves, Dassonville Dagmar, Meneghin Alfredo, Lecuivre Julie: Buttress and surgical stapling apparatus. Tyco Healthcare Group, January 15, 2009: JP2009-006137 (70 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a material for use with a surgical stapling device for strengthening sealing in a surgical wound region.SOLUTION: A multilayer structure includes a porous layer and a non-porous layer, and when the structure is mounted on the surgical stapling apparatus, it is useful ...


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Ostapoff Roland, Nentwick Brian, Stevenson Richard: Wound closure material. Tyco Healthcare Group, Ostapoff Roland, Nentwick Brian, Stevenson Richard, ARYN Wadadli, September 12, 2008: WO/2008/109123 (32 worldwide citation)

Articles are provided having no orientation or a multi-directional orientation. Such articles may be in the form of films, ribbons, sheets, and/or tapes and may be utilized as buttresses with a surgical stapling apparatus or as reinforcing means for suture lines.


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Nentwick Brian, Hadba Ahmad Robert: Self- adherent implants and methods of preparation. Tyco Healthcare, April 22, 2009: EP2050474-A2 (28 worldwide citation)

Implants are described herein which contain an activated adhesive on at least a portion of the surface of the implant. A release sheet may be positioned over at least a portion of the adhesive. Packages which contain the implants and methods of preparing the implants are also described.


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Marczyk Stanislaw, Prommersberger Megan, Nentwick Brian: Detachable buttress material retention systems for use with surgical stapling device. Tyco Healthcare Group, January 8, 2009: JP2009-000531 (25 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a retainer for releasably retaining the buttress material on a jaw of a surgical device.SOLUTION: This invention provides a surgical stapler for deploying staples in tissue, and the surgical stapler includes: a pair of jaws for engaging tissue; a staple line buttress ...


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Stopek Joshua, Cuevas Brian J, Hotter Joseph, Nentwick Brian, Irfan Ali, Tsai Steven: Polyoxyalkylene copolymer blends as biomaterial for drug delivery and surface modification. Tyco Healthcare, June 14, 2006: EP1669093-A1 (20 worldwide citation)

Compositions are provided which include a polymer made at least in part from a polyoxyalkylene copolymer, such as a poloxamer. The polymer may be combined with a second component to form a blend or emulsion. The resulting composition may be utilized to form medical devices, drug delivery devices, or ...


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Bettuchi Micheal, Nentwick Brian: Staple buttress retention system. Tyco Healthcare Group, December 4, 2008: JP2008-289883 (3 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a system for securing a limited amount of a buttress material to a surgical instrument so as to be fixed on a jaw of the surgical instrument.SOLUTION: The surgical instrument having the system for retaining the buttress material includes a handle, an elongated member ...