Surgical instrument

  • US 9,918,704 B2
  • Filed: 05/04/2015
  • Issued: 03/20/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/14/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A stapling instrument for stapling and cutting tissue, comprising:

  • a housing;

    staples removably stored in said housing;

    a blade comprising a perimeter;

    a tissue tacking collar, wherein said tissue tacking collar is deployable between a first configuration and a second configuration to engage said tissue;

    a cinching mechanism configured to deploy said tissue tacking collar between said first configuration and said second configuration; and

    an actuator system configured to pull the tissue within said blade perimeter after said tissue tacking collar has been engaged with the tissue.

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