US 11,653,917 B2
Surgical stapling systems
Gregory G. Scott, Mason, OH (US); Disha V. Estera, Cincinnati, OH (US); Joseph M. Nath, West Chester, OH (US); Ryan J. Laurent, Loveland, OH (US); Michael E. Setser, Burlington, KY (US); Zhifan F. Huang, Mason, OH (US); Chloe A. Eyers, Englewood, CO (US); Robert J. Simms, Liberty Township, OH (US); Jason L. Harris, Lebanon, OH (US); Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Hillsboro, OH (US); and Nichole Y. Kwee, Cincinnati, OH (US)
Assigned to Cilag GmbH International, Zug (CH)
Filed by Cilag GmbH International, Zug (CH)
Filed on Feb. 27, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/287,320.
Application 16/287,320 is a continuation of application No. 15/385,918, filed on Dec. 21, 2016, abandoned.
Prior Publication US 2019/0192157 A1, Jun. 27, 2019
Int. Cl. A61B 17/072 (2006.01); A61B 90/94 (2016.01); A61B 17/28 (2006.01); A61B 34/30 (2016.01); A61B 17/068 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 90/00 (2016.01); A61B 90/92 (2016.01); A61B 17/29 (2006.01); A61B 18/14 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/07207 (2013.01) [A61B 17/0682 (2013.01); A61B 17/072 (2013.01); A61B 17/2816 (2013.01); A61B 17/2833 (2013.01); A61B 34/30 (2016.02); A61B 90/94 (2016.02); A61B 17/00234 (2013.01); A61B 17/068 (2013.01); A61B 18/1445 (2013.01); A61B 90/92 (2016.02); A61B 2017/00017 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00039 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0046 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00398 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00469 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00477 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00734 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00818 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0725 (2013.01); A61B 2017/07214 (2013.01); A61B 2017/07221 (2013.01); A61B 2017/07228 (2013.01); A61B 2017/07235 (2013.01); A61B 2017/07242 (2013.01); A61B 2017/07257 (2013.01); A61B 2017/07264 (2013.01); A61B 2017/07271 (2013.01); A61B 2017/07278 (2013.01); A61B 2017/07285 (2013.01); A61B 2017/2912 (2013.01); A61B 2017/2927 (2013.01); A61B 2017/2929 (2013.01); A61B 2017/2933 (2013.01); A61B 2017/2934 (2013.01); A61B 2017/2936 (2013.01); A61B 2017/2937 (2013.01); A61B 2017/2939 (2013.01); A61B 2017/2943 (2013.01); A61B 2017/2946 (2013.01); A61B 2017/2947 (2013.01); A61B 2090/034 (2016.02); A61B 2090/037 (2016.02); A61B 2090/0808 (2016.02); A61B 2090/0811 (2016.02); A61B 2090/0814 (2016.02)] 7 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system, comprising:
a replaceable staple cartridge, comprising:
a proximal end;
a distal end;
a longitudinal slot extending from said proximal end toward said distal end;
a plurality of staple cavities comprising a proximal-most staple cavity;
a plurality of staples removably positioned in said plurality of staple cavities; and
a first cartridge sidewall comprising a first plurality of ribs, and wherein at least one of said first plurality of ribs is positioned proximal to said proximal-most staple cavity;
a channel configured to receive said replaceable staple cartridge, wherein said channel comprises a base and a pair of sidewalls extending from said base, wherein said each sidewall of said pair of sidewalls comprises a top surface and an interior-facing surface, wherein said channel comprises a first plurality of slots, wherein each of said first plurality of slots is configured to receive one of said first plurality of ribs, and wherein each of said first plurality of slots is defined into one of said interior-facing surfaces and extends from said top surface toward said base in said interior-facing surface.