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Charles J Scheib, Frederick E Shelton IV: Tissue thickness compensator comprising a plurality of medicaments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 15, 2015: US09211120 (79 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, a compensator can comprise a compensator body comprising a plurality of first packets and a plurality of second packets wherein, in at least one embodiment, each second packet is positioned intermediate two or more first packets. The compensator can further comprise a first m ...


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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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Jeffrey S Swayze, Jerome R Morgan, Katherine J Schmid, Frederick E Shelton IV: Layer arrangements for surgical staple cartridges. Ethicon, September 26, 2017: US09770245 (10 worldwide citation)

A staple cartridge assembly includes, one, a plurality of staples movable between unfired positions and fired positions and, two, a layer, such as a tissue thickness compensator and/or a buttress material, for example, wherein the staples are configured to at least partially capture the layer when t ...


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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, Jerome R Morgan, Chester O Baxter III: Multiple thickness implantable layers for surgical stapling devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 11, 2017: US09615826 (7 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, a staple cartridge for use with a surgical stapler is disclosed. The staple cartridge comprises a cartridge body comprising a deck, a row of first staple cavities defined in the deck, a plurality of first staples, wherein the first staples are positioned in the first staple 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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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan, Jeffrey S Swayze, Michael J Vendely, Taylor W Aronhalt: Actuator for releasing a layer of material from a surgical end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 7, 2017: US09585657 (5 worldwide citation)

An end effector assembly for use with a surgical instrument. The end effector assembly can comprise an anvil, a fastener cartridge including fastener cavities, fasteners removably positioned in the fastener cavities, a piece of buttress material releasably secured intermediate the anvil and the fast ...


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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 ...