Surgical staple configurations with camming surfaces located between portions supporting surgical staples

  • US 10,357,252 B2
  • Filed: 09/02/2015
  • Issued: 07/23/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/02/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical staple cartridge, comprising:

  • a camming member axially movable along a first cam axis;

    a first surgical staple driver that operably interfaces with said camming member, said first surgical staple driver comprising;

    a first driver body slidably supportable within the surgical staple cartridge;

    a first camming surface on said first driver body oriented for camming engagement with the camming member along the first cam axis, wherein said first driver body is slidably supported in the surgical staple cartridge; and

    a first staple support portion, wherein said first staple support portion is transverse to said first cam axis, and wherein said first staple support portion is configured to operably support at least one surgical staple thereon relative to said first camming surface such that when the camming member engages said first camming surface, the camming member passes transversely under a portion of a staple crown of at least one of said at least one surgical staples supported on said first staple support portion; and

    a second surgical staple driver that operably interfaces with said camming member, said second surgical staple driver comprising;

    a second driver body slidably supportable within the surgical staple cartridge;

    a second camming surface on said second driver body oriented for camming engagement with the camming member along the first cam axis, wherein said second driver body is slidably supported in the surgical staple cartridge, and wherein said second camming surface is in axial alignment with said first camming surface; and

    a second staple support portion, wherein said second staple support portion is transverse to said first cam axis and to said first staple support portion, and wherein said second staple support portion is configured to operably support at least one surgical staple thereon relative to said second camming surface such that when the camming member engages said second camming surface, the camming member passes transversely under a portion of a staple crown of at least one of said at least one surgical staples supported on said second staple support portion.

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