Stapling system comprising an adjunct and a flowable adhesive

  • US 10,258,332 B2
  • Filed: 10/20/2017
  • Issued: 04/16/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A stapling system, comprising:

  • an anvil;

    a staple cartridge, comprising;

    a deck;

    a longitudinal slot configured to receive a firing member, wherein said firing member moves through said staple cartridge during a firing stroke;

    staple cavities defined in said deck;

    staple drivers; and

    staples removably stored in said staple cavities, wherein said staple drivers are configured to drive said staples against said anvil during said firing stroke, and wherein a portion of each said staple driver is lifted above said deck during said firing stroke;

    a first buttress material comprising a first film mesh layer;

    a first adhesive gel for releasably holding said first film mesh layer to said staple cartridge;

    a second buttress material comprising a second film mesh layer; and

    a second adhesive gel for releasably holding said second film mesh layer to said anvil.

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