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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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Frederick E Shelton IV: Implantable layer assemblies. Ethicon, January 22, 2019: US10182819

An end effector is disclosed. The end effector comprises a first jaw, a second jaw, and a staple cartridge assembly. At least one of the first jaw and the second iaw is movable to compress tissue between the first jaw and the second jaw. The staple cartridge assembly comprises a staple cartridge, a ...


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SCHELLIN EMILY A , VENDELY MICHAEL J , WEANER LAUREN S , SHELTON IV FREDERICK E , ARONHALT TAYLOR W : [de] IMPLANTIERBARE SCHICHTANORDNUNGEN, [en] IMPLANTABLE LAYER ASSEMBLIES, [fr] ENSEMBLES À COUCHES IMPLANTABLES. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY  , September 16, 2015: EP2918234-A2

[en] An end effector for use with a surgical instrument is disclosed which includes a staple cartridge comprising a cartridge body, a plurality of staples, and a longitudinal slot extending longitudinally along a length of the cartridge body. The longitudinal slot includes a first side and a second ...


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IMPLANTABLE LAYER ASSEMBLIES. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 27, 2015: US20150238187-A1

An end effector for use with a surgical instrument is disclosed which includes a staple cartridge comprising a cartridge body, a plurality of staples, and a longitudinal slot extending longitudinally along a length of the cartridge body. The longitudinal slot includes a first side and a second side ...


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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 ...