Surgical staples comprising features for improved fastening of tissue

  • US 10,098,642 B2
  • Filed: 08/26/2015
  • Issued: 10/16/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/26/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical staple cartridge for use with a surgical stapler including an anvil to staple tissue, wherein the anvil comprises a plurality of forming pockets, said surgical staple cartridge comprising:

  • a cartridge body;

    a plurality of staple cavities; and

    a plurality of staples removably stored within said staple cavities, wherein each said staple comprises;

    a base; and

    a staple leg extending from said base, wherein said staple leg comprises a staple tip comprising a piercing portion, wherein said piercing portion is configured to puncture tissue and deform against a forming pocket of the anvil, wherein said piercing portion is configured to deform into a nested configuration such that said piercing tip portion is isolated from the tissue, and wherein said piercing portion is diverted from tissue in said nested configuration.

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