Surgical staple cartridges supporting non-linearly arranged staples and surgical stapling instruments with common staple-forming pockets

  • US 8,899,463 B2
  • Filed: 09/30/2010
  • Issued: 12/02/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical staple cartridge for use with an end effector including an anvil, the surgical staple cartridge, comprising:

  • a cartridge body configured to be operably supported in the end effector such that a cartridge deck thereof is in confronting relationship with a staple-forming undersurface of the anvil; and

    at least one line of staples supported in said cartridge body wherein each said staple in said at least one line of staples includes a base and two staple legs protruding therefrom and wherein said base of at least one said staple overlaps and crosses over said base of at least one other adjacent said staple, said at least one staple being oriented relative to said at least one other adjacent said staple and the staple-forming undersurface of the anvil such that when said at least one staple and said at least one other adjacent said staple are driven into forming contact with the staple-forming undersurface of the anvil, the legs of the at least one said staple do not interlock with the legs of the at least one other adjacent said staple.

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