Staple cartridge comprising staples positioned within a compressible portion thereof

  • US 10,398,436 B2
  • Filed: 06/29/2015
  • Issued: 09/03/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An end effector, comprising:

  • a first jaw;

    a second jaw comprising an anvil, wherein at least one of said first jaw and said second jaw is movable to compress tissue between said first jaw and said second jaw;

    a staple cartridge assembly, comprising;

    a staple cartridge;

    an implantable cartridge layer assembly adhesively secured to said staple cartridge, wherein said cartridge layer assembly comprises;

    at least one fibrous layer;

    a film layer; and

    a polyglycolic acid material wherein said film layer of said cartridge layer assembly at least partially wraps around said at least one fibrous layer and said polyglycolic acid material of said cartridge layer assembly; and

    an implantable anvil layer assembly adhesively secured to said anvil, wherein said anvil layer assembly comprises;

    at least one fibrous layer;

    a film layer; and

    a polyglycolic acid material.

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