(19)
(11)EP 3 646 801 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
22.07.2020 Bulletin 2020/30

(43)Date of publication A2:
06.05.2020 Bulletin 2020/19

(21)Application number: 19205951.7

(22)Date of filing:  29.10.2019
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
A61B 17/072(2006.01)
A61B 90/90(2016.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
KH MA MD TN

(30)Priority: 30.10.2018 US 201862752481 P
11.09.2019 US 201916566937

(71)Applicant: Covidien LP
Mansfield, MA 02048 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • CAPPOLA, Kenneth
    Monroe, CT 06468 (US)
  • HESSLER, Thomas
    Bethel, CT 06801 (US)

(74)Representative: Maschio, Antonio 
Maschio & Soames IP Limited 30 Carlton Crescent
Southampton SO15 2EW
Southampton SO15 2EW (GB)

  


(54)SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENTS AND END EFFECTOR ASSEMBLIES THEREOF


(57) A staple cartridge assembly of a surgical stapler includes a chassis defining an elongate channel therein, a first electrical connector coupled to the chassis, a staple cartridge body configured for removable receipt in the elongate channel of the chassis, and a second electrical connector coupled to the staple cartridge body and having a memory. The memory has stored therein a parameter of the staple cartridge body. The first and second electrical connectors are configured to matingly engage one another upon receipt of the staple cartridge body in the elongate channel of the chassis







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