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Integrated tissue positioning and jaw alignment features for surgical stapler

Distal tip features for end effector of surgical instrument

Installation features for surgical instrument end effector cartridge

Date/App# patent app List of recent Anvil-related patents
08/28/14
20140239047
 Adherence concepts for non-woven absorbable felt buttresses patent thumbnailnew patent Adherence concepts for non-woven absorbable felt buttresses
A loading unit for use with a surgical stapling apparatus including a tool assembly and a surgical buttress. The tool assembly includes: a cartridge assembly including a staple cartridge having a tissue facing surface, staple retaining pockets having a plurality of surgical fasteners therein, and a knife slot; and an anvil assembly including an anvil plate having a tissue facing surface defining staple forming pockets and a knife slot.
08/28/14
20140239044
 Installation features for surgical instrument end effector cartridge patent thumbnailnew patent Installation features for surgical instrument end effector cartridge
A surgical instrument comprises a body, a shaft, and an end effector. The end effector has a staple cartridge, a lower jaw, an anvil, and a firing beam.
08/28/14
20140239043
 Distal tip features for end effector of surgical instrument patent thumbnailnew patent Distal tip features for end effector of surgical instrument
An apparatus comprises a body, a shaft, and an end effector that is operable to compress, staple, and cut tissue. The end effector comprises and anvil and a cartridge.
08/28/14
20140239042
 Integrated tissue positioning and jaw alignment features for surgical stapler patent thumbnailnew patent Integrated tissue positioning and jaw alignment features for surgical stapler
An apparatus includes a body, a shaft in communication with the body, and an end effector in communication with the shaft. The end effector is operable to drive staples through tissue.
08/28/14
20140239037
 Staple forming features for surgical stapling instrument patent thumbnailnew patent Staple forming features for surgical stapling instrument
An end effector for a surgical instrument comprises a first jaw and a second jaw. The first jaw is configured to receive a staple cartridge.
08/28/14
20140238527
 Device and method for extracting wefts in a reinforcing ply intended for the manufacture of a tire patent thumbnailnew patent Device and method for extracting wefts in a reinforcing ply intended for the manufacture of a tire
Device intended for extracting weft threads (t) arranged transversely in a straight grain reinforcing ply (f) comprising a hook capable of gripping a weft thread (t) by performing an alternating movement between a high position and a low position, characterized in that the hook engages with a disengageable anvil capable of moving along the path (xx′) of the hook so that when the device is in operation, the anvil is engaged in contact with the hook during all or part of the descending movement of said hook, forming a clamp capable of holding a section of weft between the hook and the anvil the anvil is disengaged from contact with said hook during the remainder of the travel of the hook, so as to enable the hook to engage a weft thread (t) and to release a section of weft (t).. .
08/28/14
20140238143
 System, method, and device for sensing pressure of a fluid patent thumbnailnew patent System, method, and device for sensing pressure of a fluid
A pressure sensor for sensing a pressure of a fluid includes a bourdon tube that has a helical segment and an anvil. A portion of the anvil is positioned within the helical segment.
08/21/14
20140236228
 Surgical stapler patent thumbnailSurgical stapler
An anvil assembly comprising an anvil shaft and an anvil head, the anvil head having anvil depressions for forming surgical staples. The anvil head is mounted to the anvil shaft and the anvil shaft has a longitudinal axis and first and second spaced apart elongated projections attached to the anvil shaft and extending therefrom.
08/21/14
20140231488
 Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staples sizes patent thumbnailSurgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staples sizes
A surgical stapling apparatus includes a staple cartridge and an anvil member. The staple cartridge includes a plurality of surgical fasteners disposed in rows of retention slots.
08/07/14
20140217154
 Friction stir welding devices and methods for tandem tool and anvil patent thumbnailFriction stir welding devices and methods for tandem tool and anvil
Friction stir welding (fsw) devices and methods for simultaneously welding both sides of an arcuate joint are described. The fsw method includes the step of operating a fsw tool and an anvil on the exterior surface of the joint and simultaneously operating another fsw tool and anvil on the interior surface of the joint.
08/07/14
20140217148
Buttress attachment for circular stapling device
A circular stapling device includes a circular anvil assembly and a circular cartridge assembly. The anvil assembly includes a cap and head.
08/07/14
20140217147
Circular stapling device including buttress material
An anvil assembly includes a circular anvil head that supports a crush ring, an anvil cap that supports an o-ring, and a circular anvil buttress member. The cap connects to the head and is movable relative to the head between approximated and unapproximated positions.
08/07/14
20140217146
Surgical stapler
A surgical fastener applying comprising a cartridge section having a cartridge containing a plurality of fasteners, an anvil section having an anvil for receiving the fasteners when advanced from the cartridge, the cartridge and anvil sections clamping tissue therebetween. The first and second cam members are movable within the cartridge section to fire the fasteners.
08/07/14
20140216776
Angle impact tool
An angle impact tool includes a handle assembly extending along a first axis, a prime mover in the handle, an output shaft rotatable about the first axis, and a work attachment connected to the handle assembly. An output drive is supported in the work attachment for rotation about an output axis perpendicular to the first axis.
08/07/14
20140216775
Angle impact tools
In at least one illustrative embodiment, an angle impact tool may comprise a handle assembly extending along a first axis and supporting a motor, the motor including a shaft configured to rotate about the first axis, and a work attachment coupled to the handle assembly. The work attachment may comprise an impact mechanism including an anvil configured to rotate about a second axis that is non-parallel to the first axis and a hammer configured to rotate about the second axis to periodically deliver an impact load to the anvil, a gear assembly configured to transfer rotation from the shaft of the motor to the hammer of the impact mechanism, and a housing supporting the impact mechanism and the gear assembly.
07/31/14
20140213989
Fluid dispenser
The current invention discloses a fluid dispenser especially suitable for ophthalmic treatments and delivering of ophthalmic agents such as eye drops. The fluid dispenser incorporates a tube made from compliant materials as the key dosing component.
07/31/14
20140209658
Foam application to stapling device
A surgical stapling apparatus includes a cartridge assembly, an anvil assembly, a surgical buttress, and a low molecular weight bioabsorbable adhesive. The cartridge assembly includes a plurality of staples and a tissue contacting surface defining staple retaining slots.
07/31/14
20140208918
Tear line forming mechanism for pop-up tissue paper package film
A tear line forming mechanism for pop-up tissue paper package film includes a carrier rack, a driving device, a rail mechanism, a shifting mechanism, a pair of couplers, and a rotary cutter holder. The rotary cutter holder is rotatably coupled to the couplers through bearing elements of the couplers and set between the couplers.
07/24/14
20140203064
Guide appendage
An introducer accessory for being fitted with a circular stapler, the circular stapler comprising an anvil assembly and a staple cartridge assembly, the staple cartridge assembly including a staple cylinder (1) and a staple cartridge (2) being mutually fixed, wherein the introducer accessory at least comprises a sleeve portion (4) sleeved around a distal end of the circular stapler and an introducing portion (6) disposed at a distal end of the sleeve portion (4); a maximum outer diameter of the introducing portion (6) is equal to a minimum outer diameter of the sleeve portion (4); the introducing portion (6) is a spiral member, one end of a spiral wire of the spiral member is connected with a traction member and the other end is connected with the sleeve portion. A part of the introducer accessory or the whole introducer accessory can be pulled out from the circular stapler in one piece in the form of a strip.
07/24/14
20140203063
Surgical instrument and cartridge members for use therewith
A surgical kit is disclosed. The kit comprises a surgical instrument, a loading unit, and a plurality of cartridge members.
07/24/14
20140203060
Flat clinch stapler anvil assembly
A flat clinch assembly fits upon or within a base of a stapling device. The assembly preferably includes a slot with extended resiliently biased arms or toggles, where a rest position has the arms at or near a level of a working surface.
07/24/14
20140201924
Glueless pocketed spring unit construction
Methods and systems for no-glue pocketed spring unit construction. Rows of pocketed springs, preferably arranged into modules of more than two pocketed springs surrounding a central hole, are ultrasonically welded together when paired vibrating probes and anvils press layers of pocketed spring fabric from the rows of pocketed springs together and a welding pulse is transmitted to the vibrating probe..
07/17/14
20140197224
Buttress retainer for eea anvil
An apparatus for joining two hollow organ sections with an annular array of staples includes a staple cartridge assembly, an anvil assembly, and a buttress assembly. The staple cartridge assembly includes a plurality of surgical staples in an annular array.
07/17/14
20140196516
Rotary wheelhouse roller hemming assembly
A rotary wheelhouse roller hemming apparatus in accordance with the present invention includes a support and a rotary mechanism including a plurality of connected anvils driveably rotatable about an axis. The rotary mechanism is mounted on the support.
07/10/14
20140191015
Stapling assembly for forming different formed staple heights
A surgical stapling assembly can include a staple cartridge, an anvil, and a firing system configured to eject staples from the staple cartridge. The firing system can include a firing member configured to relatively position the anvil and the staple cartridge.
07/10/14
20140191014
Stapling assembly for forming different formed staple heights
A surgical stapling assembly can include a staple cartridge, an anvil, and a firing system configured to eject staples from the staple cartridge. The firing system can include a firing member configured to relatively position the anvil and the staple cartridge..
07/10/14
20140191013
Indicator for surgical stapler
A surgical stapler for visually indicating to a user the stage of operation of the stapler. The surgical stapler includes a body, a stapling assembly positioned on a distal end of the body including a cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly, and a thrust bar slidably disposed within the body.
07/10/14
20140191011
Tilt top anvil with torsion spring
A tilt anvil assembly is disclosed which includes a center rod, a head assembly, and a torsion spring configured to pivot the head assembly relative to the center rod. The head assembly has a locking collar defining a locked position preventing pivotal movement of the head assembly, and an unlocked position allowing pivotal movement of the head assembly.
07/10/14
20140190638
Sonotrode and anvil energy director grids for narrow/complex ultrasonic welds of improved durability
A specially designed sonotrode and anvil are adapted to be used in combination for ultrasonic welding of work pieces, to produce a narrower weld region, but one exhibiting greater durability, thereby permitting use of less packaging material. The contact surfaces comprise a surface of the anvil having a plurality of energy directors, where the plurality of energy directors are arranged into a three-dimensional grid pattern to be capable of distributed vibration-transmissive contact.
07/03/14
20140186579
Industrial fabric and method of welding seam area using ultrasonic welding
The invention relates to ultrasonic welding of industrial fabrics. Specifically, the invention relates to methods for ultrasonically welding the seam area of industrial fabrics using a textured horn and/or anvil.
07/03/14
20140183243
Directionally biased staple and anvil assembly
An anvil assembly having a tissue contact surface and a plurality of staple pockets formed in the tissue contact surface. Each of the plurality of staple pockets including first and second staple forming cups, each of the first and second staple forming cups having an outside portion and an inside portion, the inside portion of the first and second staple forming cups being positioned in close relation to each other and the outside portion of the first and second staple forming cups being positioned in spaced relation to each other.
07/03/14
20140182869
Impact tool
An impact driver or impact tool includes a motor, a motor housing that houses the motor, a grip housing integrally provided with the motor housing, a hammer case is disposed frontward of the motor housing, a spindle rotated by the motor, a hammer housed inside the hammer case and configured to be rotated by the spindle, and an anvil housed inside the hammer case which anvil is configured to be impacted by the hammer. In this impact driver, a length from a rear end of the motor housing to a front end of the anvil (i.e., the front-rear length of a main body) is less than 128 mm..
06/26/14
20140175157
Fasteners, deployment systems, and methods for ophthalmic tissue closure and fixation of ophthalmic prostheses and other uses
Improved tissue fasteners are disclosed that can be inserted into (and optionally through) tissue structures underlying a tissue surface for affixing overlapping tissues and tissue planes together, and the like. In some embodiments, an elongate anvil body may protrude distally and/or laterally from a fastener support disposed along the base.
06/26/14
20140175156
Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material
An end effector includes an anvil and a staple cartridge. The staple cartridge includes a first deck surface, a second deck surface, a plurality of first staple cavities arranged in a first row extending along the first deck surface, a plurality of second staple cavities arranged in a second row extending along the second deck surface, a plurality of third staple cavities arranged in a third row, a driven element, and a plurality of staples engaged with the driven element and simultaneously deployed into the tissue.
06/26/14
20140175151
Linear staple with a multi-functional retaining pin subassembly
The present invention provides a linear stapler having a multi-functional retaining pin subassembly. The linear stapler comprises a handle stem connecting an anvil to a handle, and the retaining pin subassembly is movably supported on the handle stem and comprises a connecting cover having a retaining pin extending from the connecting cover.
06/26/14
20140175147
Surgical stapler with reduced clamp gap for insertion
A surgical apparatus may include a staple holder, an anvil connected to and movable relative to the staple holder, and at least one axle extending outward from the anvil; and an overtube slidable relative to the end effector, the overtube including at least one slot defined therein; where each slot receives a corresponding axle. A surgical method for treating tissue of a patient may include providing an end effector that includes a staple holder and an anvil connected to and movable relative to the staple holder, and an overtube slidable relative to said end effector, making an incision in the patient; inserting the end effector and at least part of the overtube through the incision in a first, insertion configuration in which substantially no gap exists between the anvil and staple holder, and moving the overtube relative to the end effector to open the end effector to a second, unclamped position where at least part of the anvil is spaced apart from the staple holder..
06/26/14
20140173887
Process for nondestructive evaluation of the quality of a crimped wire connector
A process and apparatus for collecting data for nondestructive evaluation of the quality of a crimped wire connector are provided. The process involves providing a crimping tool having an anvil and opposing jaw for crimping a terminal onto a stranded wire, moving the jaw relative to the anvil to close the distance between the jaw and the anvil and thereby compress the terminal against the wire, while transmitting ultrasonic waves that are propagated through the terminal wire combination and received at a receiving ultrasonic transducer as the jaw is moved relative to the anvil, and detecting and recording the position of the jaw relative to the anvil as a function of time and detecting and recording the amplitude of the ultrasonic wave that is received at the receiving ultrasonic transducer as a function of time as the jaw is moved relative to the anvil..
06/19/14
20140171985
Stapler for mucosectomy
The head of a stapler for mucosectomy comprises an external goblet-shaped body (1) wherein an internal goblet-shaped body (2) is concentrically and slidingly located, at the edge of which a circular blade (3) is fixed. The internal goblet-shaped body (2) is provided with a central hole (5) wherein a rod (6) is slidingly inserted, at the end (7) of which an anvil (8; 8′) is fixed.
06/19/14
20140171742
Surgical instrument with elongated channel
A surgical instrument including a handle assembly, an elongated body portion, a head portion and an elongated channel. The elongated body portion extends distally from the handle assembly.
06/19/14
20140166726
Staple cartridge including a barbed staple
An end effector for fastening tissue including a cartridge having a longitudinal row of staple cavities and a plurality of staples removably stored in the staple cavities. The staple includes a base, a pair of legs extending from the base, and a plane formed by the pair of legs, wherein at least one of the legs has a barb extending therefrom.
06/19/14
20140166725
Staple cartridge including a barbed staple.
An end effector for fastening tissue including an anvil having a deck to support tissue. The deck has a first surface with a first longitudinal row of staple forming pockets, and a second surface, having a second longitudinal row of staple forming pockets wherein the first surface is positioned vertically above the second surface.
06/19/14
20140166722
Staple cartridge comprising staples including a lateral base
A surgical stapling system including a driver and a staple where the driver is connected to the staple. In previous surgical stapling systems, the driver and the staple were not connected.
06/19/14
20140166721
Folded buttress for use with a surgical apparatus
An end effector for use with a surgical apparatus. The end effector comprising a staple cartridge having a tissue contacting surface defining a central longitudinal slot and an anvil plate having a tissue contacting surface defining a central longitudinal slot.
06/19/14
20140166720
Surgical instrument with pressure distribution device
The present disclosure is directed to a surgical apparatus, comprising an anvil jaw configured to form at least one surgical staple, a cartridge jaw configured to deploy one or more surgical staples against the anvil jaw, and a pressure distribution device attached to at least one of the anvil jaw and the cartridge jaw, wherein the pressure distribution device is configured to distribute a clamping pressure to a target tissue during a clamping and a stapling of the target tissue.. .
06/19/14
20140166718
Motor driven rotary input circular stapler with lockable flexible shaft
A circular stapler apparatus and method for stapling tissue include a shaft assembly and an anvil. The anvil is configured to proximally retract toward the shaft assembly, which at least severs or staples tissue based on a single rotary input.
06/19/14
20140166717
Circular stapler with selectable motorized and manual control, including a control ring
An apparatus for stapling tissue comprises a stapling head assembly, a rotary drive shaft, and a mode selector. The stapling head assembly comprises a closure assembly and a firing assembly.
06/19/14
20140166187
Method for producing drip irrigation tubes
In a method for producing drip irrigation tubes, a body is extruded, from which the tube is formed and in which metering elements (10) are attached, which are connected to the body by means of ultrasonic welding. For such drip irrigation tubes, the water enters the metering elements (10) from the inside of the drip irrigation tubes through inlet openings, flows through the metering elements, and exits the drip irrigation tubes through outlet openings in a metered manner.
06/12/14
20140158748
Surgical stapling apparatus with curved cartridge and anvil assemblies
A surgical instrument is designed for clamping, cutting, and/or joining tissue. This surgical instrument includes a handle portion, an elongate portion extending distally from the handle portion, first and second jaw members disposed adjacent a distal portion of the elongated portion, a shaft movable upon actuation of the handle portion, and a knife bar operatively coupled to the shaft.
06/12/14
20140158744
Surgical stapling instrument
A surgical stapling instrument comprising a handle assembly having a proximal end, an elongated body portion extending distally from the handle assembly, a head portion disposed adjacent a distal portion of the elongated body portion and including an anvil assembly and a shell assembly. The shell assembly includes a shell and a staple guide housing a plurality of staples.
06/12/14
20140158743
Surgical fastener applying apparatus with controlled beam deflection
A surgical fastener applying apparatus including an anvil half-section having a distal end and a longitudinal axis; a cartridge receiving half-section having a distal end and operatively couplable with the anvil half-section such that the distal ends of the half-sections are in juxtaposed relation; and a deflection control system operatively engaged with and reinforcing the distal end of the anvil half-section when a force is applied to the distal end of the anvil half-section in a direction transverse to the longitudinal axis.. .
06/12/14
20140158388
Torque-limited impact tool
Illustrative embodiments of torque-limited impact tools are disclosed. An impact tool may include a shaft adapted to rotate about an axis, a hammer having a hammer jaw with an obtuse impact surface, and an anvil having an anvil jaw with an acute impact surface.
06/12/14
20140158304
Tape dispenser system
A tape dispenser including a body with having several functional elements formed thereon, including a cutting edge, an anvil, a guide, finger grips, and a thumb rest. The body also defines an opening for receiving a tape roll therein.
06/05/14
20140151436
Flexible endoluminal surgical instrument
A surgical instrument comprises a first elongated member and a second elongated member, the first elongated member and the second elongated member being operatively connected and configured to rotate in opposite directions to substantially limit counter torque. The first and second elongated members are flexible shafts.
06/05/14
20140151435
Surgical device with tandem fasteners
A surgical fastener applier having a handle and a fastener housing extending from the handle. The housing contains at least one anvil movable within the staple housing, the anvil has a proximal position and a distal position.
06/05/14
20140151434
Surgical stapling instrument
A surgical severing and stapling instrument, suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures, clamps tissue within an end effector of an elongate channel pivotally opposed by an anvil. An e-beam firing bar moves distally through the clamped end effector to sever tissue and to drive staples on each side of the cut.
06/05/14
20140151433
Surgical stapling instrument
A surgical severing and stapling instrument, suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures, clamps tissue within an end effector of an elongate channel pivotally opposed by an anvil. An e-beam firing bar moves distally through the clamped end effector to sever tissue and to drive staples on each side of the cut.
06/05/14
20140151430
Circular anvil introduction system with alignment feature
An apparatus is provided for stapling tissue. The apparatus includes an anvil and a trocar selectively coupled with the anvil.
06/05/14
20140151429
Trans-oral circular anvil introduction system with dilation feature
An anvil introduction system is operable to provide smooth insertion of an anvil of a surgical stapling device through a bodily lumen such as the esophagus. The anvil introduction system is coupled to the anvil and includes a dilation feature.
06/05/14
20140150595
Steering column assembly with improved energy absorption
A steering column assembly for a vehicle comprises a column jacket and an energy absorption system. The column jacket is configured to undergo a collapse event involving a translation of the column jacket along a longitudinal axis in response to application of a column compression force following the occurrence of a predefined event.
06/05/14
20140150594
Steering column assembly with improved energy absorption system
A steering column assembly for a vehicle comprises a column jacket and an energy absorption system. The column jacket is configured to undergo a collapse event involving a translation of the column jacket along a longitudinal axis in response to application of a column compression force.
05/29/14
20140144970
Apparatus for endoscopic procedures
A surgical system has a jaw assembly including a plurality of fasteners, an anvil and a drive beam for pushing an actuation sled. A drive screw imparts motion to the drive beam.
05/29/14
20140144969
Pivoting anvil for surgical circular stapler
A circular stapler apparatus for stapling tissue has a circular stapling head operable to drive staples toward an anvil to form the staples in a circular array. The anvil includes an anvil head, a proximal shaft extending proximally from the anvil head and having a proximal end disposed in a first plane, and a first pivot connecting the anvil head to the proximal shaft.
05/29/14
20140144968
Surgical staple with integral pledget for tip deflection
A circular stapler apparatus for stapling tissue includes a staple and pledget assembly and a circular staple head operable to drive staples toward an anvil. A staple of the staple and pledget assembly has a pair of legs disposed substantially perpendicular to a crown of the staple in a first position.
05/29/14
20140144705
Hydraulic percussion apparatus and method of use
A hydraulic percussive apparatus is disclosed for generating vibrating forces to a pipe string. The apparatus is attached to the pipe string a central bore through which fluid may be introduced into the apparatus.
05/22/14
20140140367
Thermal-mechanical testing apparatus for electrically conductive specimen testing systems and method for use thereof
A thermal-mechanical testing apparatus for use with an electrically conductive specimen testing system. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a first compression anvil assembly, a mounting frame coupled to the first compression anvil assembly, and a second compression anvil assembly positioned opposite the first compression anvil assembly and the mounting frame.
05/22/14
20140138424
Friction stir welding using a sacrificial anvil
Devices and methods for friction stir welding using an anvil with a sacrificial material are disclosed. The method involves the steps of providing an anvil with a sacrificial material on the backside of the workpieces and operating a friction stir welding device to form a weld that joins the workpieces together with the sacrificial material.
05/22/14
20140138423
Staple line reinforcement for anvil and cartridge
A surgical buttress for use in a surgical stapling apparatus is provided. The surgical buttress includes an elongate rectangular body portion defining a width; a nose portion integrally formed with and extending from a distal end of the body portion, the nose portion defining a width that is less than the width of the body portion; a neck portion integrally formed with and extending from a distal end of the body portion, the neck portion defining a width; a head portion integrally formed with and connected to a distal end of the neck portion, the head portion defining a width; and a tail portion integrally formed with and extending from a proximal end of the body portion, the tail portion defining a width that is less than the width of the body portion.
05/22/14
20140138012
Automatic monitoring of vibration welding equipment
A vibration welding system includes vibration welding equipment having a welding horn and anvil, a host device, a check station, and a robot. The robot moves the horn and anvil via an arm to the check station.
05/15/14
20140135196
Apparatus and method for manufacture of a secondary package
A method for producing a lid for a secondary package, the secondary package intended to encase primary packages, wherein the method comprises: folding the lid from a cardboard blank, comprising: side areas along a length of the blank, and the method comprises: picking the cardboard blank from a magazine with a picking unit; moving the picking unit, holding the cardboard blank to a position adjacent to a folding unit; transferring the cardboard blank from the picking unit to the folding unit, whereby the folding unit acts as an anvil and the picking unit acts as a stamp; thereby folding the side areas of the cardboard blank to form long lid sides, and forming short edges of the cardboard blank to short lid sides by folding them and holding them together, to form the lid for the secondary package. The invention also relates to an apparatus for performing the method..
05/15/14
20140135192
Stack of folded hygiene products and method and apparatus for producing same
A method for producing stacks of individual web sections involves: (a) directing the continuous web to a perforating station; (b) perforating the continuous web at predetermined intervals and forming sheets of web material between consecutive perforation lines extending laterally across the continuous web, the perforating being carried out via at least one perforation element arranged at the circumference of a perforation roller; (c) directing the continuous web to a cutting station; (d) cutting at second predetermined intervals the continuous web into web sections via a cutting element acting against an anvil element, to generate a clear cut or a tab-bond; (e) folding the web sections via a folding roll; and (f) stacking the folded web section to generate a stack of folded sheets.. .
05/15/14
20140131420
Collapsible anvil head and stapling apparatus
Various implementations of the invention provide for a one-piece surgical stapling apparatus that includes a stapler head and an anvil head assembly. The anvil head assembly is tiltable between a tilted position and a transverse position, and anvil plates of the anvil head assembly are moveable about one or more hinges between a closed and an open position.
05/15/14
20140131419
Recessed groove for better suture retention
An end effector for use with a surgical stapler. The end effector comprising a staple cartridge having a tissue contacting surface having at least one recessed groove defined therein and an anvil plate having a tissue contacting surface having at least one recessed groove defined therein.
05/15/14
20140131418
Surgical stapling apparatus including buttress attachment
A surgical stapling apparatus, a surgical stapling loading unit and a staple cartridge assembly are provided including a buttress releasably disposed against a tissue contacting surface of a cartridge assembly and/or an anvil assembly, a continuous length of suture securing a respective surgical buttress against the respective the tissue contacting surface, wherein the suture extends transversely across the respective surgical buttress, and a retaining feature securing each suture to the respective cartridge assembly and anvil assembly. The retaining feature may include an adhesive adhering the suture to a surface of the cartridge assembly and/or anvil assembly.
05/15/14
20140131417
Circular stapler mechanical lockout
A surgical stapling device is disclosed including a cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly. The anvil assembly is translatable relative to the cartridge assembly between a spaced position, where the anvil assembly is spaced from the cartridge assembly, and an approximated position, where the anvil assembly is in close cooperative alignment with the cartridge assembly for clamping tissue disposed therebetween.
05/15/14
20140131415
Slanted introducer for end-to-end anastomosis anvil
A surgical stapling device including an elongated body portion having a proximal end and a distal end, and defining a longitudinal axis therethrough is presented. The surgical stapling device further includes a handle assembly positionable adjacent the body portion at the proximal end thereof and an introducer assembly positioned at the distal end of the body portion.
05/15/14
20140131414
Nailing system and method
A nailing system may include a bracket that mounts to a nail gun, and an arm. The system may also include a movable joint to connect the arm to the bracket.


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