Surgical staple strips for permitting varying staple properties and enabling easy cartridge loading

  • US 10,433,845 B2
  • Filed: 08/26/2015
  • Issued: 10/08/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/26/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A surgical staple cartridge for use with a surgical stapling instrument, said surgical staple cartridge comprising:

  • a sled;

    a cartridge body;

    a plurality of staple cavities; and

    a strip of staples removably stored within said staple cavities, wherein said strip of staples comprises;

    a plurality of staples;

    a strip; and

    a plurality of connector portions joining said staples to said strip, wherein said connector portions are configured to release said staples from said strip,wherein said staples comprise a chamfered surface configured to engage said sled when said sled is translated through said cartridge body.

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