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Trevor J Barton, Michael J Vendely, Stephen M Torain, John V Hunt, Geoffrey C Hueil, Jacqueline A Anim, Pamela M Attenweiler, Frederick E Shelton IV, Richard L Leimbach, Donna L Korvick, Joshua R Uth, Samardh Onukuri: Tissue thickness compensator having improved visibility. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 1, 2015: US09198662 (74 worldwide citation)

A staple cartridge assembly for use with a surgical stapler. The assembly has a cartridge body having a support portion with a plurality of staple cavities with openings. There is also a plurality of staples, wherein at least a portion of each the staple is removably stored within a the staple cavit ...


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Emily A Schellin, Michael J Vendely, Lauren S Weaner, Christopher W Widenhouse, Taylor W Aronhalt, Donald L Reynolds II, Michael J Miller, Frederick E Shelton IV, Trevor J Barton: Implantable layers and methods for altering one or more properties of implantable layers for use with fastening instruments. Ethicon, February 6, 2018: US09884456 (6 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for changing the spring rate of an implantable layer for use with a surgical instrument which includes the steps of obtaining an implantable layer having a first spring rate, wherein the implantable layer is at least partially comprised of a material having a glass transition t ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Trevor J Barton, Charles J Scheib, Andrew C Deck, David T Martin, William J White, Emily A Schellin: Suturing instrument with circular needle motion. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, January 16, 2018: US09867608

A surgical instrument includes a body, an input feature, an elongate shaft, and a needle applier. The needle applier is coupled to the elongate shaft, which extends distally from the body. The needle applier includes a needle, a drive assembly, and a guide assembly. The drive assembly includes a lin ...