Surgical stapling device with a curved end effector

  • US 9,603,598 B2
  • Filed: 08/30/2013
  • Issued: 03/28/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/11/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An end effector for use with a surgical instrument, the end effector comprising:

  • a first jaw;

    a second jaw moveable relative to said first jaw, wherein one of said first jaw and said second jaw comprises a plurality of staple cavities arranged in a plurality of curved staple cavity rows, wherein at least one curved staple cavity row extends along a path, and wherein said path comprises;

    a first curved portion comprising a first longitudinal vector component; and

    a second curved portion comprising a second longitudinal vector component, wherein said second longitudinal vector component is opposite of said first longitudinal vector component; and

    a firing member comprising;

    a laterally-offset cutting edge;

    a first camming surface configured to engage said first jaw; and

    a second camming surface configured to engage said second jaw.

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