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One example of a surgical instrument may include a handle, an end effector, and a shaft that connects the handle to the end effector, where the shaft includes an articulated region. At least one feeder belt may extend through the lumen of the shaft into the end effector, where at least one feeder belt may include at least one staple frangibly connected thereto.

Title
Articulated surgical instrument
Application Number
12/400760
Publication Number
7918376 (B1)
Application Date
March 9, 2009
Publication Date
April 5, 2011
Inventor
Nathan H White
Redwood City
CA, US
Philipe R Manoux
San Francisco
CA, US
Bennie Thompson
Cincinnati
OH, US
Bryan D Knodel
Flagstaff
AZ, US
Agent
Brian A Schar
Assignee
Cardica
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/064
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