Patent Number: 8,795,289

Title: Foam introduction system including modified port geometry

Abstract: A surgical apparatus for positioning within a tissue tract accessing an underlying body cavity includes a seal anchor member including leading portion, a trailing portion, and an intermediate portion disposed between the leading and trailing portions. The leading portion of the seal anchor member is configured and adapted to ease insertion of the seal anchor member into the tissue tract. Subsequent to insertion of the seal anchor member, the leading portion of the seal anchor member is also configured and adapted to facilitate securing and/or anchoring of the seal anchor member within the tissue tract.

Inventors: Fowler; David N. (Cheshire, CT), Farascioni; David (Bethel, CT), Galel; Daniel (Palo Alto, CA)

Assignee: Covidien LP

International Classification: A61F 11/00 (20060101); A61B 1/32 (20060101); A61M 5/32 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018