Staple cartridge cavity configurations

  • US 8,590,762 B2
  • Filed: 06/29/2007
  • Issued: 11/26/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/15/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A staple cartridge, comprising:

  • a staple cartridge body;

    a slot defined in said staple cartridge body, wherein said slot is configured to receive a cutting member, and wherein said slot defines a first side and a second side of said staple cartridge body;

    a first cavity defined in said first side of said staple cartridge body, wherein said first cavity is configured to receive a first staple, wherein said first staple includes a first leg, and wherein said first leg comprises a first staple leg axis; and

    a second cavity defined in said first side of said staple cartridge body, wherein said second cavity is configured to receive a second staple, wherein said second staple includes a second leg, and wherein said second leg comprises a second staple leg axis, wherein said first cavity and said second cavity each include a first end and a second end, wherein a first axis is defined between said first end and said second end of said first cavity, wherein a second axis is defined between said first end and said second end of said second cavity, and wherein said first axis is transverse to said second axis and wherein said first and second axes are transverse to said slot, and wherein said first staple leg axis is collinear with said second staple leg axis.

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