Surgical staples and staple cartridges

  • US 10,265,065 B2
  • Filed: 12/23/2013
  • Issued: 04/23/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/23/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A staple cartridge, comprising:

  • a cartridge body;

    a staple cavity defined in the cartridge body;

    a single staple removably positioned in the staple cavity, wherein the single staple comprises a plurality of lift surfaces, and wherein the lift surfaces are configured to move along parallel paths in the staple cartridge, and wherein the lift surfaces are longitudinally offset; and

    a sled, comprising;

    a first ramp configured to contact one of the plurality of lift surfaces; and

    a second ramp configured to contact another of the plurality of lift surfaces, wherein the second ramp is laterally offset from the first ramp.

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