FASTENER CARTRIDGE ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A CAM AND DRIVER ARRANGEMENT

  • US 20150374379A1
  • Filed: 09/10/2015
  • Published: 12/31/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/31/2005
  • Status: Active Application
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1. A fastener cartridge assembly, comprising:

  • a cartridge body;

    a proximal end;

    a distal end;

    a plurality of fastener cavities;

    a slot configured to receive a cutting member;

    a row of first fasteners removably stored in said cartridge body, wherein said row of first fasteners extends between said proximal end and said distal end along a first side of said slot; and

    a row of second fasteners removably stored in said cartridge body, wherein said row of second fasteners extends between said proximal end and said distal end along a second side of said slot;

    a first fastener driver configured to support a first fastener;

    a second fastener driver configured to support a second fastener;

    a sled movable toward said distal end, wherein said sled comprises;

    a first ramp configured to lift said first fastener driver and said first fastener toward an anvil to deform said first fastener to a first fired height; and

    a second ramp configured to lift said second fastener driver and said second fastener toward the anvil to deform said second fastener to a second fired height, wherein said second fired height is different than said first fired height, and wherein said first ramp is positioned distally with respect to said second ramp.

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