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A surgical staple driver array. The array comprises a distal staple driver configured to operably support at least two distal surgical staples thereon that are each oriented in a distal direction. At least one first intermediate staple driver is configured to operably support at least two first surgical staples oriented in a first direction and at least two second surgical staples oriented in a second direction that differs from the first direction. At least one second intermediate staple driver is configured to be slidably supported adjacent at least one of the distal staple driver and a corresponding one of the first intermediate staple drivers. Each of the second intermediate staple drivers is configured to operably support five surgical staples thereon.

Title
Surgical staple driver arrays
Application Number
14/843196
Publication Number
10172619 (B2)
Application Date
September 2, 2015
Publication Date
January 8, 2019
Inventor
Chester O Baxter III
Loveland
OH, US
Frederick E Shelton IV
Hillsboro
OH, US
Jason L Harris
Lebanon
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon
PR, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
A61B 17/072
A61B 17/04
A61B 17/10
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