Staple cartridge comprising multiple regions

  • US 10,463,372 B2
  • Filed: 03/10/2017
  • Issued: 11/05/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A staple cartridge, comprising:

  • a plurality of staples, wherein each said staple comprises a base and a deformable leg extending from said base;

    a first region comprising a first hardness;

    a second region; and

    a third region comprising a hardness greater than said first hardness, wherein said third region is separable into a plurality of pieces.

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