Compressible adjunct assemblies with attachment layers

  • US 10,307,160 B2
  • Filed: 09/30/2015
  • Issued: 06/04/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical instrument, comprising:

  • a jaw member, comprising;

    an elongate slot extending along a longitudinal axis;

    a first outer surface on a first side of said elongate slot; and

    a second outer surface on a second side of said elongate slot opposite said first side; and

    a compressible adjunct assembly, comprising;

    an attachment layer, comprising;

    a first section on said first side of said elongate slot, wherein said first section is attached to said first outer surface;

    a second section on said second side of said elongate slot, wherein said second section is attached to said second outer surface; and

    an intermediary section extending between said first section and said second section, wherein said intermediary section at least partially bridges said elongate slot;

    a first compressible adjunct on said first side of said elongate slot; and

    a second compressible adjunct on said second side of said elongate slot, wherein said first compressible adjunct is spaced apart from said second compressible adjunct, wherein said first section is attached to said first compressible adjunct, and wherein said second section is attached to said second compressible adjunct,wherein said first compressible adjunct extends laterally beyond said first section in a first direction away from said elongate slot, and wherein said first outer surface extends laterally beyond said first section in said first direction.

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