Woven constructs with interlocked standing fibers

  • US 10,271,849 B2
  • Filed: 09/30/2015
  • Issued: 04/30/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A staple cartridge assembly, comprising:

  • a cartridge body comprising a deck and a plurality of staple cavities defined in said deck;

    a plurality of staples removably stored in said staple cavities; and

    an implantable layer positioned over said staple cavities, wherein said implantable layer comprises;

    structural fibers weaved into a top surface, a bottom surface, and pillar walls extending between said top surface and said bottom surface, wherein said pillar walls comprise;

    a first pillar wall;

    a second pillar wall; and

    an intermediate pillar wall positioned between said first pillar wall and said second pillar wall; and

    reinforcement fibers interwoven within said pillar walls.

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