Staple cartridge

  • US 10,130,363 B2
  • Filed: 06/08/2015
  • Issued: 11/20/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/29/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A staple cartridge, comprising:

  • a cartridge body, comprising;

    a tissue-facing deck, wherein a slot extends along at least a portion of said tissue-facing deck;

    a plurality of staple cavities arranged in a plurality of rows, wherein said plurality of rows comprises an inner row and an outer row on a first side of said slot; and

    a plurality of projections extending from said tissue-facing deck; and

    a plurality of staples, comprising;

    a first staple positioned in an unfired position in a said staple cavity in said inner row, wherein said first staple comprises a first staple height; and

    a second staple positioned in an unfired position in a said staple cavity in said outer row, wherein said second staple comprises a second staple height, and wherein said second staple height is greater than said first staple height;

    wherein at least one said projection is positioned to provide localized tissue compression on said first side of said slot intermediate said first staple in said unfired position and said second staple in said unfired position.

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