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Taylor W Aronhalt, Frederick E Shelton IV, Michael J Vendely, Emily A Schellin, Mark S Zeiner: Fastening system comprising a firing member lockout. Ethicon, October 3, 2017: US09775608 (10 worldwide citation)

A fastener cartridge assembly for use with a surgical instrument is disclosed. The fastener cartridge assembly can include a cartridge body, a plurality of fasteners removably stored within the cartridge body, and an implantable layer. The fastener cartridge assembly and/or the surgical instrument c ...


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Emily A Schellin, Michael J Vendely, Lauren S Weaner, Taylor W Aronhalt: Implantable layers comprising a pressed region. Ethicon, July 4, 2017: US09693777 (10 worldwide citation)

A staple cartridge is disclosed which includes a cartridge body, a plurality of staples removably stored, at least partially, within the cartridge body, and an implantable layer. The implantable layer can include a first portion, a second portion spaced apart from the first portion, and a third port ...


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Emily A Schellin, Frederick E Shelton IV, Jason L Harris: Fastener cartridge comprising tissue control features. Ethicon, January 30, 2018: US09877721 (8 worldwide citation)

A fastener cartridge can include, one, a cartridge body comprising a deck and a plurality of fastener cavities and, two, a plurality of fasteners positioned in the fastener cavities. The deck can comprise features for controlling the flow of tissue relative thereto. In some instances, the features c ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Lauren S Weaner, Jerome R Morgan, Michael J Vendely, Taylor W Aronhalt: Staple cartridge comprising an adjunct material. Ethicon, March 27, 2018: US09924944 (6 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus is disclosed which comprises cartridge body and a layer. The layer is implantable against tissue by staples deployed from the cartridge body and deformed by an anvil. The cartridge and the layer comprise co-operating features which reduce relative movement between the c ...


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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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Tamara Widenhouse, Frederick E Shelton IV, Gary W Knight, Chester O Baxter III, Kreena R Modi, Katherine J Schmid: Tissue thickness compensator configured to redistribute compressive forces. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 25, 2017: US09629814 (4 worldwide citation)

A tissue thickness compensator may generally comprise a compressible core comprising a plurality of movable particles, and a wrap surrounding the compressible core. The plurality of movable particles may comprise at least one medicament. A tissue thickness compensator may generally comprise a compre ...


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FASTENING SYSTEM COMPRISING A FIRING MEMBER LOCKOUT. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 27, 2015: US20150238186-A1

A fastener cartridge assembly for use with a surgical instrument is disclosed. The fastener cartridge assembly can include a cartridge body, a plurality of fasteners removably stored within the cartridge body, and an implantable layer. The fastener cartridge assembly and/or the surgical instrument c ...


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COMPRESSIBLE ADJUNCT WITH LOOPING MEMBERS. March 30, 2017: US20170086827-A1

A compressible adjunct for use with a surgical instrument including a staple cartridge includes a biocompatible layer and a plurality of biocompatible looping members. The biocompatible looping members protrude from the biocompatible layer. Each biocompatible looping member includes a first end port ...


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COMPRESSIBLE ADJUNCT WITH INTERMEDIATE SUPPORTING STRUCTURES. March 30, 2017: US20170086829-A1

A compressible adjunct for use with a surgical instrument including a staple cartridge includes a first biocompatible layer, a second biocompatible layer spaced apart from the first biocompatible layer, and a plurality of supporting pillars extending between the first biocompatible layer and the sec ...


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TUBULAR ABSORBABLE CONSTRUCTS. March 30, 2017: US20170086832-A1

A compressible adjunct is used with a surgical instrument. The compressible adjunct includes a hollow fibrous construct and a core fibrous construct housed within the hollow fibrous construct, wherein the hollow fibrous construct comprises at least one biocompatible material that has experienced at ...