Staple cartridge assembly including staple guides

  • US 10,028,744 B2
  • Filed: 08/26/2015
  • Issued: 07/24/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/26/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A staple cartridge assembly for use with a surgical stapler, wherein said staple cartridge assembly comprises:

  • a cartridge body, comprising;

    a proximal cartridge end;

    a distal cartridge end;

    a deck;

    a longitudinal knife slot defined in said deck extending from said proximal cartridge end toward said distal cartridge end; and

    a staple cavity, comprising;

    a top opening defined in said deck;

    a proximal cavity end;

    a distal cavity end;

    a proximal guide;

    a distal guide, wherein said proximal guide and said distal guide extend above said deck; and

    a cavity slot extending between said proximal cavity end and said distal cavity end, wherein said proximal guide and said distal guide extend laterally with respect to said cavity slot; and

    a staple removably stored in said staple cavity, comprising;

    a proximal leg positioned within said proximal guide;

    a distal leg positioned within said distal guide; and

    a base extending between said proximal leg and said distal leg, wherein said base is positioned in said cavity slot.

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