Fastener cartridge compromising fastener cavities including fastener control features

  • US 10,010,324 B2
  • Filed: 06/30/2014
  • Issued: 07/03/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/16/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A fastener cartridge, comprising:

  • a cartridge body including a deck configured to support tissue;

    a fastener cavity defined in said cartridge body, wherein said fastener cavity comprises a first cavity end and a second cavity end, wherein said first cavity end comprises a first lateral sidewall and a second lateral sidewall, wherein said first lateral sidewall and said second lateral sidewall converge; and

    a fastener removably stored in said fastener cavity, comprising;

    a base;

    a first leg extending from said base, wherein said first leg is removably positioned in said first cavity end, wherein said first lateral sidewall and said second lateral sidewall contact said first leg and hold said first leg away from said sidewall convergence such that a gap is present between said sidewall convergence and said first leg; and

    a second leg extending from said base, wherein said second leg is removably positioned in said second cavity end.

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