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An end effector includes an anvil and a staple cartridge. The staple cartridge includes a first deck surface, a second deck surface, a plurality of first staple cavities arranged in a first row extending along the first deck surface, a plurality of second staple cavities arranged in a second row extending along the second deck surface, a plurality of third staple cavities arranged in a third row, a driven element, and a plurality of staples engaged with the driven element and deployed into the tissue. The plurality of staples include a first staple removably stored in the first row, a second staple removably stored in the second row, and a third staple removably stored in the third row.

Title
End effectors for surgical stapling instruments
Application Number
14/195172
Publication Number
8925788 (B2)
Application Date
March 3, 2014
Publication Date
January 6, 2015
Inventor
Carl J Shurtleff
Mason
OH, US
William B Weisenburgh II
Maineville
OH, US
Christopher J Hess
Cincinnati
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/32
A61B 19/00
A61B 17/29
A61B 17/00
A61B 17/11
A61B 17/115
A61B 17/135
A61B 17/072
A61B 17/064
A61B 17/068
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