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A staple housing includes an array of staples each in a staple delivery position or “ready position” ready to be fired into target tissue. A staple driver is advanceable to drive the ready-position staples from the staple head into the tissue using staple pushers. During use, the staples in the ready positions are simultaneously fired into the target tissue using the staple pushers, forming an array of staples in the target tissue. After the array has been fired, one or more feed mechanisms within the staple housing advance a second group of staples from one or more staple storage locations into the ready positions in preparation for firing of the second group of staples.

Title
Multi-fire stapling systems and methods for delivering arrays of staples
Application Number
12/268404
Publication Number
7934631 (B2)
Application Date
November 10, 2008
Publication Date
May 3, 2011
Inventor
David Cole
San Mateo
CA, US
Jason S Stewart
Redwood City
CA, US
Pablo R Hambly
San Mateo
CA, US
Daniel J Balbierz
Redwood City
CA, US
Agent
Kathleen A Frost
Peter J Dehlinger
King & Spalding
Assignee
Barosense
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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