Assembly for fastening tissue comprising a compressible layer

  • US 9,814,462 B2
  • Filed: 06/23/2014
  • Issued: 11/14/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An assembly for fastening tissue, wherein the assembly comprises:

  • a first jaw comprising a cartridge, wherein the cartridge comprises a plurality of fasteners, and wherein the plurality of fasteners comprises;

    a first fastener comprising a first height; and

    a second fastener comprising a second height, wherein the second height is different than the first height;

    a second jaw, wherein at least one of the first jaw and the second jaw is movable relative to the other of the first jaw and the second jaw, wherein the second jaw comprises a plurality of fastener-engaging portions, and wherein the plurality of fastener-engaging portions comprises;

    a first fastener-engaging portion configured to engage the first fastener to form a first fastener assembly with the first fastener; and

    a second fastener-engaging portion configured to engage the second fastener to form a second fastener assembly with the second fastener; and

    a compressible layer intermediate the first jaw and the second jaw.

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