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Pub. No.:    WO/2008/094210    International Application No.:    PCT/US2007/017591
Publication Date: 07.08.2008 International Filing Date: 08.08.2007
A61B 17/064 (2006.01), A61B 17/072 (2006.01), A61B 17/10 (2006.01)
Applicants: ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. [US/US]; 4545 Creek Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
HESS, Christopher, J. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
WEISENBURGH, William, B., II [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
MORGAN, Jerome, R. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
SHELTON, Frederick, E., IV [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
POWELL, Darrel [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: HESS, Christopher, J.; (US).
WEISENBURGH, William, B., II; (US).
MORGAN, Jerome, R.; (US).
SHELTON, Frederick, E., IV; (US).
POWELL, Darrel; (US)
Agent: GEISLER, Brian, T.; Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP, Henry W. Oliver Building, 535 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2312 (US)
Priority Data:
11/541,182 29.09.2006 US
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A staple having a crown (1471) and first and second deformable members (1466, 1467) extending from the crown. In at least one embodiment, the staple further includes a base (1468) connecting the first and second deformable members where the base is not entirely co-planar with the first and second deformable members. The crown can be overmolded onto, or attached to, the base and provide a larger and/or more stable tissue-contacting surface for supporting the tissue captured by the staple. As a result, the possibility of the staple being pulled through the tissue and/or the tissue tearing within or around the staple is reduced.
(FR)Agrafe comportant une couronne (1471) et des premier et second éléments déformables (1466, 1467) s'étendant depuis la couronne. Dans au moins un mode de réalisation, l'agrafe comprend en outre une base (1468) reliant les premier et second éléments déformables, la base n'étant pas entièrement co-planaire avec les premiers et second éléments déformables. La couronne peut être surmoulée sur, ou fixée à, la base et former une surface de contact plus grande et/ou plus stable pour supporter le tissu capturé par l'agrafe. Ainsi, le risque de tirer l'agrafe à travers le tissu et/ou de déchirer le tissu dans ou autour de l'agrafe est réduit.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)