Staples comprising a cover

  • US 10,390,829 B2
  • Filed: 08/26/2015
  • Issued: 08/27/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/26/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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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; and

    a plurality of staples stored in said staple cavities, wherein each said staple comprises;

    a metal frame comprised of a magnesium alloy, wherein said metal frame comprises a base and a leg extending from said base, and wherein said leg comprises a tissue penetrating tip; and

    a magnesium nitride coating on said tissue penetrating tip.

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