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Ernie Aranyi, Patrick Mozdzierz, Lee Olson: Surgical stapling apparatus. Tyco Healthcare Group, September 6, 2011: US08011550 (347 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 (343 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 (335 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 (287 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 (257 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 (240 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 Ann Olson, Ernest Aranyi, Patrick Mozdzierz: Surgical stapling apparatus. Covidien, January 27, 2015: US08939344 (164 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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Kenneth M Cappola, Paul Scirica, Patrick Mozdzierz, Frank Marini: Locking articulation mechanism for surgical stapler. Covidien, December 25, 2012: US08336754 (142 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler is provided and comprises a handle assembly, an elongated body, an articulable tool assembly, and an articulation mechanism. The articulation mechanism has: a main shaft member connected to an articulation linkage; a retainer having an opening for receiving a shaft portion of the ...


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Lee Olson, Ernie Aranyi, Patrick Mozdzierz: Crimp and release of suture holding buttress material. Covidien, January 8, 2013: US08348126 (135 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 ...