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1. (WO2017034801) SURGICAL STAPLES COMPRISING FEATURES FOR IMPROVED FASTENING OF TISSUE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/034801    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/046300
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 11 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61B 17/064
Applicants: ETHICON LLC
Inventors: BAXTER, III, Chester O.
SHELTON, IV, Frederick E.
BALLARD, Kenneth D.
Title: SURGICAL STAPLES COMPRISING FEATURES FOR IMPROVED FASTENING OF TISSUE
Abstract:
A surgical staple cartridge is disclosed comprising a plurality of staples removably stored within the surgical staple cartridge. The staples comprise staple legs which extend from a staple base portion. The staple legs comprise staple tips configured to pierce tissue and contact a corresponding forming pocket of an anvil of surgical stapling instrument.