Surgical staple cartridge staple drivers with central support features

  • US 10,251,648 B2
  • Filed: 09/02/2015
  • Issued: 04/09/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/02/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical staple driver, comprisinga driver body configured to be slidably supported in a surgical staple cartridge, said driver body comprising:

  • at least two staple support members protruding from said driver body, wherein one of said at least two said staple support members removably supports a corresponding surgical staple along a base axis and wherein another one of said staple support members removably supports another surgical staple along another base axis that transversely intersects said base axis;

    a first camming surface;

    a second camming surface spaced from said first camming surface; and

    at least one aperture in said driver body configured to slidably receive therein a corresponding driver guide formed in the surgical staple cartridge.

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