Implantable adjunct comprising bonded layers

  • US 10,980,539 B2
  • Filed: 09/30/2015
  • Issued: 04/20/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A staple cartridge assembly, comprising:

  • a cartridge body comprising a deck;

    staples removably stored in said cartridge body; and

    an implantable adjunct positioned over said deck, comprising;

    a first outer layer comprised of interwoven fibers;

    a second outer layer comprised of interwoven fibers; and

    a bonding layer positioned intermediate said first outer layer and said second outer layer, wherein said bonding layer is comprised of a meltable material having a threshold melt temperature, wherein said implantable adjunct has previously been exposed to a temperature in excess of said threshold melt temperature such that said bonding layer is bonded with said first outer layer and said second outer layer, wherein said bonding layer comprises a first bonding layer, and wherein said implantable adjunct further comprises;

    a spacer layer comprised of a material having a melt temperature which is greater than said threshold melt temperature; and

    a second bonding layer comprised of said meltable material, wherein said first bonding layer is positioned intermediate said first outer layer and said spacer layer, and wherein said second bonding layer is positioned intermediate said second outer layer and said spacer layer.

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