Staple cartridge assembly including a ramp

  • US 10,426,477 B2
  • Filed: 07/23/2015
  • Issued: 10/01/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/26/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A staple cartridge assembly, comprising:

  • a cartridge body comprising a proximal end and a distal end;

    a deck;

    a longitudinal row of staple cavities defined in said deck;

    a plurality of staples removably stored in said row of staple cavities, wherein each said staple comprises;

    a base comprising a groove;

    a first leg extending from said base; and

    a second leg extending from said base; and

    a ramp configured to move from said proximal end toward said distal end to eject said staples from said staple cavities, wherein said ramp travels along a path aligned with said bases of said staples, wherein said first legs are positioned on a first side of said path, wherein said second legs are positioned on a second side of said path, and wherein said groove of said base is configured to receive said ramp as said ramp travels along said path.

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