Surgical staples and methods for making the same

  • US 9,968,354 B2
  • Filed: 12/23/2013
  • Issued: 05/15/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/23/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical system, comprising:

  • a sled comprising a driving surface, wherein the sled is configured to move along a longitudinal axis during a firing motion; and

    a staple, comprising;

    a first leg;

    a second leg; and

    a non-linear base, comprising;

    a first end portion, wherein the first leg extends from the first end portion;

    a second end portion, wherein the second leg extends from the second end portion;

    a first drive surface;

    a second drive surface laterally offset from the first drive surface, wherein the second drive surface is longitudinally offset from the first end portion and the second end portion, and wherein the second drive surface comprises a ramp, wherein the driving surface of the sled is configured to drivingly engage the ramp during the firing motion to move the staple in a direction orthogonal to the longitudinal axis; and

    a contour intermediate the first drive surface and the second drive surface.

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