US Patent No: 7,607,557

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Surgical stapling instruments structured for pump-assisted delivery of medical agents

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A medical agent dispensing system and surgical instruments that employ the medical agent dispensing system are provided. The dispensing system may be structured for use with a surgical severing/stapling instrument structured for severing and stapling tissue. The dispensing system may include at least one storage reservoir structured for storing at least a component of a medical agent and a pump in communication with the storage reservoir; a delivery tube in communication with the pump which is structured to receive a quantity of the medical agent from the storage reservoir during operation of the pump; and, at least one agent tube in communication with the delivery tube which is structured for communication with a least one agent port formed in a staple cartridge or an anvil of the surgical instrument for dispensing the medical agent therethrough.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1695

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Morgan, Jerome R Cincinnati, OH 315 23510
Shelton,, IV Frederick E - 746 36750

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7,416,101 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with loading force feedback 242 2006
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2007/0175,951 Gearing selector for a powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument 319 2006
2007/0175,953 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical closure system 267 2006
2007/0175,955 Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with closure trigger locking mechanism 320 2006
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2007/0175,957 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with adaptive user feedback 181 2006
2007/0175,958 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with user feedback system 186 2006
2007/0175,959 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with articulatable end effector 171 2006
2007/0175,964 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 217 2006
2007/0179,476 Endoscopic surgical instrument with a handle that can articulate with respect to the shaft 126 2006
2007/0295,780 Manually driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument 237 2006
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2008/0029,574 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with actuator at distal end 317 2006
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2008/0078,803 Surgical staples having attached drivers and stapling instruments for deploying the same 255 2006
2008/0078,804 Surgical cutting and stapling instrument with self adjusting anvil 265 2006
2008/0078,805 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical mechanism for limiting maximum tissue compression 123 2006
2008/0078,806 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical indicator to show levels of tissue compression 244 2006
2008/0078,807 Connected surgical staples and stapling instruments for deploying the same 268 2006
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2008/0082,124 Surgical staples having compressible or crushable members for securing tissue therein and stapling instruments for deploying the same 145 2006
2008/0164,296 Prevention of cartridge reuse in a surgical instrument 165 2007
2008/0167,522 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 254 2007
2008/0167,644 Surgical instrument with enhanced battery performance 139 2007
2008/0167,670 Interlock and surgical instrument including same 98 2007
2008/0167,671 Surgical instrument with elements to communicate between control unit and end effector 141 2007
2008/0167,672 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 229 2007
2008/0167,736 Post-sterilization programming of surgical instruments 100 2007
7,434,717 Apparatus for closing a curved anvil of a surgical stapling device 312 2007
2008/0169,328 Buttress material for use with a surgical stapler 346 2007
2008/0169,329 Curved end effector for a surgical stapling device 358 2007
2008/0169,330 Surgical stapling device with a curved end effector 316 2007
2008/0169,331 Surgical stapling device having supports for a flexible drive mechanism 337 2007
2008/0169,332 Surgical stapling device with a curved cutting member 345 2007
2008/0169,333 Surgical stapler end effector with tapered distal end 343 2007
2007/0194,079 Surgical stapling device with staple drivers of different height 285 2007
2007/0194,080 Surgical stapling device with staple driver that supports multiple wire diameter staples 144 2007
2007/0194,081 Surgical stapling devices that produce formed staples having different lengths 237 2007
2007/0194,082 Surgical stapling device with anvil having staple forming pockets of varying depths 275 2007
2007/0262,116 Surgical stapling device with multiple stacked actuator wedge cams for driving staple drivers 129 2007
2008/0237,296 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with side mounted retraction member 188 2007
2008/0237,298 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with manually retractable firing member 65 2007
2009/0012,556 Laparoscopic tissue thickness and clamp load measuring devices 238 2007
2007/0170,225 Disposable loading unit and surgical instruments including same 288 2007
2007/0233,053 Articulatable drive shaft arrangements for surgical cutting and fastening instruments 124 2007
2008/0300,579 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with articulatable end effector 88 2007
2008/0296,346 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with electrical control and recording mechanisms 265 2007
2008/0300,580 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with electrical feedback 186 2007
2008/0296,345 Surgical instrument having a common trigger for actuating an end effector closing system and a staple firing system 122 2007
2008/0296,347 Surgical instrument having a directional switching mechanism 130 2007
2008/0300,613 Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism 126 2007
2008/0308,601 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with improved anvil opening features 105 2007
2008/0308,602 Surgical stapling and cutting instruments 260 2007
2008/0308,603 Cable driven surgical stapling and cutting instrument with improved cable attachment arrangements 262 2007
2008/0308,604 Cable driven surgical stapling and cutting instrument with apparatus for preventing inadvertant cable disengagement 58 2007
2008/0308,606 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with improved firing system 93 2007
2008/0308,607 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with improved closure system 127 2007
7,441,685 Surgical stapling instrument with a return mechanism 243 2007
2008/0314,955 Surgical stapling instruments 111 2007
2008/0314,956 Surgical stapling instrument with an artculating end effector 57 2007
2008/0314,961 End effector closure system for a surgical stapling instrument 92 2007
2008/0314,962 Surgical stapling instrument with an anti-back up mechanism 93 2007
7,438,209 Surgical stapling instruments having a releasable staple-forming pocket 322 2007
2008/0082,115 Method of manufacturing staples 150 2007
2008/0082,125 Surgical staple having a deformable member with a non-circular cross-sectional geometry 235 2007
2008/0082,126 Surgical staple having a deformable member with a non-circular cross-sectional geometry 301 2007
2009/0001,121 Surgical staple having an expandable portion 320 2007
2009/0001,123 Re-loadable surgical stapling instrument 161 2007
2009/0001,124 Staple cartridge cavity configurations 300 2007
2009/0001,125 Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material 158 2007
2009/0001,126 Surgical staples with improved tissue compression features 153 2007
2009/0001,128 Washer for use with a surgical stapling instrument 133 2007
2009/0001,130 Surgical procedure using a cutting and stapling instrument having releasable staple-forming pockets 318 2007
2009/0005,807 Surgical staple having a slidable crown 226 2007
2009/0005,808 Staple cartridge cavity configuration with cooperative surgical staple 324 2007
2009/0005,809 Surgical staple having a slidable crown 227 2007
2008/0314,954 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 98 2008
2008/0314,957 Surgical stapling instrument with a firing member return mechanism 163 2008
2008/0296,343 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT ARTICULATION JOINT COVER 113 2008
2008/0210,738 STAPLE CARTRIDGES FOR FORMING STAPLES HAVING DIFFERING FORMED STAPLE HEIGHTS 164 2008
 
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5,653,373 Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 330 1994
5,472,132 Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus 252 1994
5,462,215 Locking device for an apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 164 1994
5,636,779 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 176 1994
5,586,711 Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force 369 1995
5,894,979 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 278 1995
5,554,169 Method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 392 1995
5,680,983 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 214 1995
5,752,644 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 383 1995
5,706,998 Surgical stapler with alignment pin locking mechanism 202 1995
5,584,425 Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus 321 1995
5,715,988 Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism 197 1995
5,718,359 Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism 219 1995
5,651,491 Surgical stapler having interchangeable loading units 296 1995
5,941,442 Surgical stapler 296 1995
5,588,579 Anvil for circular stapler 385 1995
5,630,539 Laparoscopic stapler with overload sensor and interlock 410 1995
5,639,008 Anvil for circular stapler 388 1996
5,836,503 Insertion device for surgical apparatus 314 1996
5,653,374 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 424 1996
5,628,446 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 345 1996
5,680,981 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 362 1996
5,988,479 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 227 1996
5,893,506 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 231 1996
5,797,538 Articulating apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue 366 1997
5,735,445 Surgical stapler 201 1997
6,024,748 Singleshot anastomosis instrument with detachable loading unit and method 360 1997
5,954,259 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 477 1997
5,918,791 Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 417 1997
5,865,361 Surgical stapling apparatus 523 1997
6,109,500 Lockout mechanism for a surgical stapler 446 1997
5,911,353 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 355 1998
6,079,606 Surgical stapling apparatus 355 1998
6,083,234 Anastomosis instrument and method 249 1999
6,155,473 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 205 1999
6,202,914 Surgical stapler 436 1999
6,250,532 Surgical stapling apparatus 461 2000
6,330,965 Surgical stapling apparatus 466 2000
6,644,532 Surgical stapling apparatus 380 2001
RE38708 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 328 2001
6,669,073 Surgical stapling apparatus 382 2001
6,619,529 Surgical stapling apparatus 345 2002
6,877,647 Surgical stapling apparatus 353 2003
6,817,509 Surgical stapler 259 2003
6,953,139 Surgical stapling apparatus 370 2004
2006/0049,229 Surgical stapling apparatus 275 2005
 
Technalytics, Inc. (1)
4,396,139 Surgical stapling system, apparatus and staple 375 1980
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (146)
8,057,508 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated articulation locking mechanism 8 2005
7,857,183 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated articulation mechanism 65 2005
8,905,977 Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated medical substance dispenser 0 2005
8,317,074 Electroactive polymer-based articulation mechanism for circular stapler 17 2005
7,914,551 Electroactive polymer-based articulation mechanism for multi-fire surgical fastening instrument 7 2005
7,879,070 Electroactive polymer-based actuation mechanism for grasper 47 2005
7,862,579 Electroactive polymer-based articulation mechanism for grasper 8 2005
7,784,663 Surgical stapling instrument having load sensing control circuitry 80 2005
8,652,120 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 7 2007
8,459,520 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 28 2007
8,157,145 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with electrical feedback 117 2007
8,186,560 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 58 2009
8,899,466 Devices and methods for introducing a surgical circular stapling instrument into a patient 0 2009
8,622,275 Circular stapler introducer with rigid distal end portion 12 2009
8,414,577 Surgical instruments and components for use in sterile environments 34 2009
8,353,438 Circular stapler introducer with rigid cap assembly configured for easy removal 47 2009
8,353,439 Circular stapler introducer with radially-openable distal end portion 45 2009
8,348,129 Surgical stapler having a closure mechanism 45 2009
8,141,762 Surgical stapler comprising a staple pocket 90 2009
8,136,712 Surgical stapler with discrete staple height adjustment and tactile feedback 96 2009
8,851,354 Surgical cutting instrument that analyzes tissue thickness 2 2009
8,220,688 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly 61 2009
8,267,300 Dampening device for endoscopic surgical stapler 62 2009
8,608,046 Test device for a surgical tool 13 2010
8,464,923 Surgical stapling devices for forming staples with different formed heights 26 2010
8,215,531 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 54 2010
8,353,437 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 40 2010
8,672,208 Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material 7 2010
8,540,133 Staple cartridge 25 2010
8,858,571 Hydraulically and electrically actuated articulation joints for surgical instruments 3 2010
8,408,439 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 33 2010
8,308,040 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 42 2010
8,646,674 Methods and apparatus for delivering tissue treatment compositions to stapled tissue 0 2010
* 8,464,925 Methods and apparatus for delivering tissue treatment compositions to stapled tissue 48 2010
* 2011/0278,346 Methods and Apparatus for Delivering Tissue Treatment Compositions to Stapled Tissue 1 2010
8,631,987 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with a variable control of the actuating rate of firing with mechanical power assist 12 2010
8,840,603 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 3 2010
8,632,535 Interlock and surgical instrument including same 12 2010
8,322,589 Surgical stapling instruments 42 2010
8,540,129 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 25 2010
8,453,907 Motor driven surgical fastener device with cutting member reversing mechanism 27 2010
8,444,036 Motor driven surgical fastener device with mechanisms for adjusting a tissue gap within the end effector 30 2010
8,801,734 Circular stapling instruments with secondary cutting arrangements and methods of using same 4 2010
8,801,735 Surgical circular stapler with tissue retention arrangements 5 2010
8,789,740 Linear cutting and stapling device with selectively disengageable cutting member 4 2010
8,783,543 Tissue acquisition arrangements and methods for surgical stapling devices 4 2010
8,672,207 Transwall visualization arrangements and methods for surgical circular staplers 6 2010
8,453,908 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 27 2010
8,196,795 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 62 2010
8,973,803 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features operable with one hand 0 2010
8,360,296 Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler 54 2010
8,632,525 Power control arrangements for surgical instruments and batteries 12 2010
8,733,613 Staple cartridge 5 2010
8,978,956 Jaw closure arrangements for surgical instruments 0 2010
8,925,782 Implantable fastener cartridge comprising multiple layers 0 2010
8,899,463 Surgical staple cartridges supporting non-linearly arranged staples and surgical stapling instruments with common staple-forming pockets 0 2010
8,864,007 Implantable fastener cartridge having a non-uniform arrangement 2 2010
8,840,003 Surgical stapling instrument with compact articulation control arrangement 3 2010
8,814,024 Fastener system comprising a plurality of connected retention matrix elements 4 2010
8,783,542 Fasteners supported by a fastener cartridge support 4 2010
8,763,877 Surgical instruments with reconfigurable shaft segments 4 2010
8,757,465 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and an alignment matrix 4 2010
8,752,699 Implantable fastener cartridge comprising bioabsorbable layers 4 2010
8,740,034 Surgical stapling instrument with interchangeable staple cartridge arrangements 4 2010
8,740,037 Compressible fastener cartridge 4 2010
8,529,600 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix 33 2010
8,474,677 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and a cover 38 2010
8,393,514 Selectively orientable implantable fastener cartridge 56 2010
8,695,866 Surgical instrument having a power control circuit 6 2010
D650074 Surgical instrument 142 2010
8,424,740 Surgical instrument having a directional switching mechanism 33 2010
8,167,185 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 70 2010
8,875,971 Surgical stapling apparatus with interlockable firing system 0 2010
8,636,187 Surgical stapling systems that produce formed staples having different lengths 7 2011
8,196,796 Shaft based rotary drive system for surgical instruments 69 2011
8,172,124 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 77 2011
8,157,153 Surgical instrument with force-feedback capabilities 78 2011
8,540,130 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 25 2011
8,113,410 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features 87 2011
8,517,243 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 26 2011
8,875,972 End effector coupling arrangements for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument 0 2011
8,561,870 Surgical stapling instrument 17 2011
8,820,603 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 0 2011
8,763,879 Accessing data stored in a memory of surgical instrument 0 2011
8,534,528 Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism 16 2011
8,926,598 Surgical instruments with articulatable and rotatable end effector 0 2011
8,857,693 Surgical instruments with lockable articulating end effector 2 2011
8,800,841 Surgical staple cartridges 4 2011
8,540,131 Surgical staple cartridges with tissue tethers for manipulating divided tissue and methods of using same 32 2011
8,567,656 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 19 2011
8,978,954 Staple cartridge comprising an adjustable distal portion 0 2011
8,864,009 Tissue thickness compensator for a surgical stapler comprising an adjustable anvil 2 2011
8,857,694 Staple cartridge loading assembly 2 2011
8,777,004 Compressible staple cartridge comprising alignment members 4 2011
8,746,535 Tissue thickness compensator comprising detachable portions 4 2011
8,740,038 Staple cartridge comprising a releasable portion 4 2011
8,657,176 Tissue thickness compensator for a surgical stapler 6 2011
8,992,422 Robotically-controlled endoscopic accessory channel 0 2011
8,931,682 Robotically-controlled shaft based rotary drive systems for surgical instruments 0 2011
8,752,749 Robotically-controlled disposable motor-driven loading unit 3 2011
8,684,253 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between a control unit of a robotic system and remote sensor 5 2011
8,292,155 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with tactile position feedback 81 2011
8,333,313 Surgical stapling instrument with a firing member return mechanism 60 2011
8,205,781 Surgical stapler with apparatus for adjusting staple height 86 2011
8,978,955 Anvil assemblies with collapsible frames for circular staplers 0 2011
8,858,590 Tissue manipulation devices 2 2011
8,827,903 Modular tool heads for use with circular surgical instruments 3 2011
8,734,478 Rectal manipulation devices 5 2011
8,632,462 Trans-rectum universal ports 11 2011
8,998,059 Adjunct therapy device having driver with cavity for hemostatic agent 0 2011
8,833,632 Firing member displacement system for a stapling instrument 2 2011
8,789,739 Continuous stapling instrument 4 2011
8,998,060 Resistive heated surgical staple cartridge with phase change sealant 0 2011
8,814,025 Fibrin pad matrix with suspended heat activated beads of adhesive 0 2011
8,985,429 Surgical stapling device with adjunct material application feature 0 2011
8,893,949 Surgical stapler with floating anvil 0 2011
8,789,741 Surgical instrument with trigger assembly for generating multiple actuation motions 4 2011
8,899,464 Attachment of surgical staple buttress to cartridge 0 2011
8,746,529 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 4 2011
8,844,789 Automated end effector component reloading system for use with a robotic system 2 2012
8,820,605 Robotically-controlled surgical instruments 3 2012
8,800,838 Robotically-controlled cable-based surgical end effectors 4 2012
8,783,541 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system 4 2012
8,616,431 Shiftable drive interface for robotically-controlled surgical tool 18 2012
8,602,288 Robotically-controlled motorized surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems having variable actuation speeds 20 2012
8,573,461 Surgical stapling instruments with cam-driven staple deployment arrangements 25 2012
8,573,465 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems 25 2012
8,479,969 Drive interface for operably coupling a manipulatable surgical tool to a robot 38 2012
8,752,747 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 4 2012
8,668,130 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 9 2012
8,453,914 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly 34 2012
8,602,287 Motor driven surgical cutting instrument 15 2012
8,747,238 Rotary drive shaft assemblies for surgical instruments with articulatable end effectors 4 2012
8,517,244 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 27 2012
8,911,471 Articulatable surgical device 0 2012
8,746,530 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 4 2012
8,808,325 Surgical stapling instrument with staples having crown features for increasing formed staple footprint 0 2012
8,794,497 Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler 4 2012
8,657,178 Surgical stapling apparatus 9 2013
9,005,230 Motorized surgical instrument 0 2013
8,899,465 Staple cartridge comprising drivers for deploying a plurality of staples 0 2013
8,763,875 End effector for use with a surgical fastening instrument 5 2013
8,925,788 End effectors for surgical stapling instruments 0 2014
8,973,804 Cartridge assembly having a buttressing member 0 2014
8,998,058 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 2014
8,991,677 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 2014
 
COVIDIEN LP (20)
8,701,959 Mechanically pivoting cartridge channel for surgical instrument 5 2008
7,789,283 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 13 2008
8,132,706 Surgical stapling apparatus having articulation mechanism 8 2009
8,328,061 Surgical instrument for joining tissue 1 2010
8,074,859 Surgical instrument 3 2010
8,348,127 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 64 2010
8,074,862 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 3 2010
8,342,378 One handed stapler 1 2010
8,418,907 Surgical stapler having cartridge with adjustable cam mechanism 1 2010
8,308,041 Staple formed over the wire wound closure procedure 2 2010
8,763,876 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 1 2011
8,899,461 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,328,065 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 1 2011
8,740,036 Surgical instrument with actuator spring arm 0 2011
8,864,010 Curved guide member for articulating instruments 0 2012
8,979,827 Surgical instrument with articulation mechanism 0 2012
8,893,950 Surgical apparatus for applying tissue fasteners 0 2012
8,636,766 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 1 2012
8,939,343 Surgical stapling apparatus including a drive beam 0 2013
8,931,681 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 0 2014
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