Staple cartridge comprising a staple driver arrangement

  • US 10,420,553 B2
  • Filed: 04/28/2016
  • Issued: 09/24/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/31/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A stapling assembly, comprising:

  • an anvil comprising an asymmetric staple-forming pocket; and

    a staple cartridge, comprising;

    an annular row of staple cavities; and

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

    a crown, comprising;

    a first side; and

    a second side opposite said first side;

    a first staple leg extending from said crown; and

    a second staple leg extending from said crown, wherein said asymmetric staple-forming pocket is configured to form said staple by biasing said first staple leg outwardly toward said first side and said second staple leg outwardly toward said second side.

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