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Hugo R Florez, Robert J Tannhauser: Coated surgical staple. Ethicon, Charles J Metz, April 7, 1987: US04655222 (441 worldwide citation)

Sterile surgical staples for use with a stapling instrument with the surface of the staple coated with a low molecular weight fluorocarbon polymer.


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Gertzman Arthur Albert, Zett Mary Lou, Conti James Turner, Gaterud Mark Turner: Silicone coated surgical staple.. Ethicon, October 26, 1983: EP0092383-A2 (9 worldwide citation)

Sterile surgical staples for use with a stapling instrument with the surface of the staple coated with a polymeric silicone material.


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Florez Hugo R, Tannhauser Robert J: Agrafes chirurgicales enrobees, Coated surgical staple. Ethicon, OGILVY RENAULT SENCRLSRL, September 6, 1988: CA1241579

Coated Surgical Staple Abstract Sterile surgical staples for use with a stapling instrumentwith the surface of the staple coated with a low molecularweight fluorocarbon polymer.


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Gertzman Arthur A, Gaterud Mark T, Conti James C, Zett Mary L: Agrafe chirurgicale enduite de silicone, Silicone coated surgical staple. Ethicon, GOWLING LAFLEUR HENDERSON, February 11, 1986: CA1200454

Silicone Coated Surgical Staple Abstract Sterile surgical staples for use with a stapling instru-ment with the surface of the staple coated with apolymeric silicone material.


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Zemlok Michael, Ross Adam J, Hathaway Peter: Coated surgical staple and illuminated staple cartridge for surgical stapling instrument. Tyco Healthcare Group, July 23, 2009: JP2009-160379

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a surgical fastener and surgical stapling device.SOLUTION: The surgical fastener includes a core material having at least a tissue penetrating tip and a coating at least applied on a part of the core. The coating includes a coating to emit a visible light. The surgic ...