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1. (WO2017034889) STAPLE CARTRIDGE ASSEMBLY COMPRISING VARIOUS TISSUE COMPRESSION GAPS AND STAPLE FORMING GAPS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/034889    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/047383
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 18 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61B 17/072
Applicants: ETHICON LLC
Inventors: NALAGATLA, Anil K.
DINARDO, Brian
LABHASETWAR, Disha V.
BAXTER, III, Chester O.
SWAYZE, Jeffrey S.
SHELTON, IV, Frederick E.
MORGAN, Jerome R.
HARRIS, Jason L.
Title: STAPLE CARTRIDGE ASSEMBLY COMPRISING VARIOUS TISSUE COMPRESSION GAPS AND STAPLE FORMING GAPS
Abstract:
An end effector including an anvil and a staple cartridge assembly is disclosed. The staple cartridge assembly comprises a deck having steps defined thereon for compressing tissue positioned between the anvil and the staple cartridge assembly to different pressures. The staple cartridge assembly further comprises staples having different unformed heights removably stored therein. The staples are deformed against the anvil to different formed heights.