Adhesive film laminate

  • US 10,588,623 B2
  • Filed: 03/03/2016
  • Issued: 03/17/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical stapler, comprising:

  • a staple cartridge, comprising;

    a longitudinal slot configured to receive a cutting member, wherein the cutting member is translatable between a proximal position and a distal position within said longitudinal slot;

    a cartridge body comprising a deck surface, wherein said deck surface comprises a first deck portion and a second deck portion extending above said first deck portion, wherein said first deck portion and said second deck portion are positioned on a first side of said longitudinal slot, and wherein said second deck portion is positioned closer to said longitudinal slot than said first deck portion;

    a first row of staple cavities defined in said first deck portion;

    a second row of staple cavities defined in said second deck portion; and

    a plurality of staples removably stored in said first row of staple cavities and said second row of staple cavities;

    an anvil comprising a plurality of staple forming pockets;

    a buttress comprising a cartridge facing surface and an anvil facing surface, wherein said buttress is shaped such that said cartridge facing surface substantially mimics said deck surface when said buttress is attached to said cartridge body, and wherein said anvil facing surface comprises an arcuate surface;

    a proximal attachment portion releasably attaching said buttress to said anvil, wherein said proximal attachment portion is configured to be incised by the cutting member;

    a flowable portion located distal to said proximal attachment portion, wherein said flowable portion is configured to releasably attach said buttress to said anvil; and

    a distal attachment portion located distal to said proximal attachment portion, wherein said distal attachment portion releasably attaches said buttress to said anvil.

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