1
David C Yates, James W Voegele, Jesse Kuhns, Anil Nalagatla, Warren P Williamson IV, Steven H Mersch, Martin Madden, Richard P Nuchols: Electrosurgical hemostatic device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard Shay, September 22, 1998: US05810811 (928 worldwide citation)

An improved electro surgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedances, thicknesses and vascularity especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between one pole of a bipolar energy source located on one in ...


2
Christopher J Hess, Jerome R Morgan, William B Weisenburgh II, James W Voegele, Mark S Ortiz, Michael J Stokes, Carl Shurtleff, Frederick E Shelton IV, Jeffrey S Swayze: Surgical staples having compressible or crushable members for securing tissue therein and stapling instruments for deploying the same. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 14, 2010: US07794475 (474 worldwide citation)

A staple having a crown, a deformable leg extending from the crown, and a spring extending from the crown configured to compress tissue between the spring and the deformable member. Owing to the flexibility of the spring, the staple can accommodate a wide range of tissue thicknesses while still comp ...


3
Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan, Michael A Murray, Richard W Timm, James T Spivey, James W Voegele, Leslie M Fugikawa, Eugene L Timperman: Surgical stapling instruments having flexible channel and anvil features for adjustable staple heights. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 23, 2008: US07467740 (465 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for being endoscopically or laparoscopically inserted into a surgical site for simultaneous stapling and severing of tissue includes force adjusted spacing between an upper jaw (anvil) and a lower jaw (staple cartridge engaged to an elongate staple channel) so that the height o ...


4
John V Hunt, Daniel W Price, Mark S Ortiz, Frederick E Shelton IV, Christopher W Widenhouse, Ronald J Kolata, James W Voegele: Adhesive and mechanical fastener. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, August 24, 2010: US07780685 (341 worldwide citation)

Provided is a two-piece anastomosis fastener that can be used to join two tissue sections together in accordance with Natural Orifice Transendoscopic Surgery (NOTES). The fastener may be releasably attached to a fastener applying instrument for delivery in accordance with such procedures. The fasten ...


5
Michael A Murray, Douglas J Turner, John V Hunt, Mark S Ortiz, David N Plescia, Frederick E Shelton IV, Ronald J Kolata, Robert H McKenna, Craig N Faller, James W Voegele: Surgical fastening device with initiator impregnation of a matrix or buttress to improve adhesive application. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, May 4, 2010: US07708180 (313 worldwide citation)

A material comprising a matrix or a buttress is impregnated with an adhesive initiator and is used with a surgical stapling device and an adhesive. The tissue and material are stapled together, and a knife in the surgical stapling device cuts the tissue and the material. The adhesive is applied acro ...


6
James W Voegele, Michael E Boehm: Implantable surgical marker. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, August 24, 1999: US05941890 (282 worldwide citation)

An implantable marker for implantation in tissue of a surgical patient is disclosed. The marker has a base and an elevated bridge. A pair of legs descend from first and second transitions of the bridge. Each leg has a distal tip, a generally straight leg arm adjacent the tip, and a camming marker su ...


7
James W Voegele, Michael Dolgin, Kenneth S Wales: Method for implanting a biopsy marker. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 24, 2001: US06220248 (261 worldwide citation)

A method for implanting a biopsy marker at a biopsy site within bodily tissue is disclosed. A marker applier is provided which has a marker cannula for receiving the biopsy marker. The marker cannula has a lateral marker window, and the marker is positioned at the window for ejection therefrom. The ...


8
Christopher J Hess, Michael A Murray, Jerome R Morgan, James W Voegele, Robert Gill, Michael Clem: Surgical staples having dissolvable, bioabsorbable or biofragmentable portions and stapling instruments for deploying the same. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 5, 2013: US08365976 (247 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple including a crown comprised of a dissolvable, bioabsorbable, or biofragmentable material, a first deformable member, and a second member. In at least one embodiment, the crown connects the first member and the second member, however, after the crown has been dissolved, the first me ...


9
James W Voegele, Michael E Boehm, Russell L Holscher: Applier for implantable surgical marker. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, July 17, 2001: US06261302 (227 worldwide citation)

An applier for delivering and deploying a biopsy marker to a surgical biopsy site is disclosed. The applier has a ferrule with a forming surface to form the marker on the distal end of a flexible tube. The marker is held at the distal end of the flexible tube in a marker holder. A forming rod slidab ...


10
Christopher J Hess, William B Weisenburgh II, Jerome R Morgan, James W Voegele, Frederick E Shelton IV, Joshua Uth: Surgical stapling instruments and staples. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 13, 2014: US08720766 (223 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple including a crown and a deformable member extending from the crown, the deformable member having a notch configured to cause the deformable member to bend at the notch when the staple is deformed from a first shape into a second shape. The crown of the surgical staple, in various e ...