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Adhesive Nose Attachment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000220845D
Publication Date: 2012-Aug-10
Document File: 1 page(s) / 105K

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Abstract

Delivering tissue‐specific adjunct designs which can improve pneumostasis/ hemostasis/ tissue strength. Delivered on reusable endocutter anvils, and can be provided along with an endocutter cartridge. This design demonstrates one way to attach the film to the endocutter anvil using an absorbable adhesive polymer.

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Adhesive Nose Attachment

Delivering tissue‐specific adjunct designs which can improve pneumostasis/ hemostasis/ tissue strength.   Delivered on reusable endocutter anvils, and can be provided along with an endocutter cartridge. This  design demonstrates one way to attach the film to the endocutter anvil using an absorbable adhesive  polymer. 

Description

This design provides a way to attach film to an endocutter anvil (when the film comes provided with and  attached to the proximal end of an endocutter cartridge).  This design focuses on the distal attachment  and utilizes ATRM 50/50 PCL/PGA adhesive technology laminated onto a portion of a 36/64 PCL/PGA  film sheet. 
 
As demonstrated below, a distal portion of the film protrudes from the cartridge retainer and the  adhesive can be exposed by the user. The film can be held aligned to the endocutter cartridge (and thus  anvil) by features in the staple retainer. Upon exposing the adhesive, the user, flips up the nose  attachment to secure it to the anvil (pressure sensitive adhesive). 
 
The distal end of the film is 'notched' in order to release fully from the endocutter anvil at completion of  the knife travel (or earlier, depending on final design intent). This allows the film to separate into two  halves off of ...