Staple cartridge comprising a compressible portion

  • US 9,924,947 B2
  • Filed: 10/20/2014
  • Issued: 03/27/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A staple cartridge, comprising:

  • a cartridge body;

    a plurality of staples removably positioned in the cartridge body; and

    a compressible portion, comprising;

    a first portion;

    a second portion; and

    a structurally-deficient portion supporting the second portion, wherein the structurally-deficient portion is configured to permit a collapsing motion of the second portion relative to the first portion, wherein the structurally-deficient portion comprises a plurality of cell walls, and wherein at least one of the cell walls comprises a section that is thinner than an adjacent section.

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