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1. (WO2017034890) STAPLE CARTRIDGE ASSEMBLY INCLUDING STAPLE GUIDES

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/034890    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/047387
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 18 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61B 17/072
A61B 17/064
Applicants: ETHICON LLC
Inventors: SHELTON, IV, Frederick E.
BAXTER, III, Chester O.
SWAYZE, Jeffrey S.
HARRIS, Jason L.
LABHASETWAR, Disha V.
Title: STAPLE CARTRIDGE ASSEMBLY INCLUDING STAPLE GUIDES
Abstract:
A staple cartridge is disclosed. The staple cartridge comprises a cartridge body including staple cavities and staples removably stored in the staple cavities. The staple cartridge further comprises a firing member configured to eject the staples from the staple cavities. In various instances, each of the staples comprises a base including a drive portion and staple legs extending from the base and, in at least one such instance, each of the staple cavities includes a proximal guide and a distal guide configured to guide the staple legs of the staple positioned therein as it is ejected from the staple cavity by the firing member. In certain instances, the proximal guide and/or the distal guide is offset from the drive portion of the staple.