Multiple thickness implantable layers for surgical stapling devices

  • US 9,615,826 B2
  • Filed: 02/08/2013
  • Issued: 04/11/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A staple cartridge for use with a surgical stapler, wherein said staple cartridge comprises:

  • a cartridge body, comprising;

    a deck;

    a row of first staple cavities defined in said deck;

    a plurality of first staples, wherein said first staples are positioned in said first staple cavities;

    a row of second staple cavities defined in said deck; and

    a plurality of second staples, wherein said second staples are positioned in said second staple cavities;

    a first layer, wherein said first layer comprises;

    a first portion positioned over said first staple cavities and configured to be captured within said first staples; and

    a second portion positioned over said second staple cavities and configured to be captured within said second staples; and

    a second layer positioned over said second portion and not positioned over said first portion of said first layer.

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