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DAVISON Mark A, BOUDREAUX Chad P, KILLINGER Scott B, BATROSS Jonathan T, GIORDANO James R, TREES Gregory A, WANG Bingshi, VOEGELE Aaron C, NORVELL David, BARBERA Nathaniel F, FELDER Kevin D: INSTRUMENT CHIRURGICAL DOTÉ DUN ÉLÉMENT À MÂCHOIRES, SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH JAW MEMBER. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, DAVISON Mark A, BOUDREAUX Chad P, KILLINGER Scott B, BATROSS Jonathan T, GIORDANO James R, TREES Gregory A, WANG Bingshi, VOEGELE Aaron C, NORVELL David, BARBERA Nathaniel F, FELDER Kevin D, JOHNSON Philip S, April 5, 2012: WO/2012/044606 (178 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for supplying energy to tissue may comprise a handle, a trigger, an electrical input, and a shaft extending from the handle. The surgical instrument may comprise and end effector first and second tissue engaging surfaces that are slanted with respect to a transection plane. The ...


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Eichmann Stephen E, Kowalski Karen M, Kramer Kenneth S, Lamping Michael R, Madan Ashvani K, Miller Matthew C, Voegele Aaron C, Wiener Eitan T, Young Joseph E: Ultrasonic device for cutting and coagulating. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Eichmann Stephen E, Kowalski Karen M, Kramer Kenneth S, Lamping Michael R, Madan Ashvani K, Miller Matthew C, Voegele Aaron C, Wiener Eitan T, Young Joseph E, JOHNSON Phillip S, April 26, 2007: WO/2007/047380 (79 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic clamp coagulator assembly that is configured to permit selective cutting, coagulation, and fine dissection required in fine and delicate surgical procedures. The assembly includes a clamping mechanism, including a clamp arm cam-mounted at the distal portion of the instrument, which is ...


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Voegele Aaron C, Price Daniel W, Weed Iii John A, Rupp Kip M, Neurohr Mark A, Kroscher Nicholas I, Woodruff Scott A, Eichmann Stephen E, Mcfarland Terry A, Lopes Tracy D: Ultrasonic device for cutting and coagulating. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Voegele Aaron C, Price Daniel W, Weed Iii John A, Rupp Kip M, Neurohr Mark A, Kroscher Nicholas I, Woodruff Scott A, Eichmann Stephen E, Mcfarland Terry A, Lopes Tracy D, JOHNSON Philip S, July 24, 2008: WO/2008/089174 (43 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical instrument that is configured to permit selective positioning of the relative distance between an end effector for cutting and coagulating tissue and a power actuation switch that is carried by the instrument for selectively energizing the end effector. In one instance, the en ...


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Cropper Michael S, Franer Paul T, Gilker Thomas A, Hueil Geoffrey C, Norvell David K, Thompson Brian J, Voegele Aaron C, Franer Mark S: Improved conical trocar seal. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 22, 2004: EP1459688-A1 (26 worldwide citation)

A trocar for performing a procedure on a patient. The trocar includes a hollow cannula having a distal end and a proximal end. The trocar includes a housing having a distal end attached to the proximal end of the cannula and a proximal end having a wall attached thereto. The wall having an aperture ...


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Voegele Aaron C, Cropper Michael S, Norvell David K: Multi-angled duckbill seal assembly. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 6, 2005: EP1520541-A1 (8 worldwide citation)

A seal assembly (32) for use in conjunction with a trocar assembly (10) includes a seal body (98) adapted for movement for selectively opening and substantially completely closing the seal assembly. The seal assembly includes a longitudinal axis extending therethrough with a transverse plane (146) s ...


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Voegele Aaron C, Franer Paul T, Zeiner Mark S: Two part obturator assembly. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 4, 2006: EP1707137-A1 (4 worldwide citation)

A trocar obturator includes a shaft having a proximal end and a distal end. The trocar obturator also includes a tip member secured to the distal end of the shaft, the tip member including a first end and a second end. The distal end of the shaft includes at least one abutment member and the first e ...


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Voegele Aaron C, Zeiner Mark S, Franer Paul T: Angled connection between an obturator tip and an obturator shaft. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 4, 2006: EP1707136-A1 (4 worldwide citation)

A trocar obturator includes a shaft having a proximal end and a distal end. The shaft also includes an outer surface. A tip member is secured to the distal end of the shaft, the tip member including a first end and a second end, as well as an outer surface. A keyed coupling structure links the tip m ...


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Tsonton Mark, Voegele Aaron C, Harper Kevin A: Trocar having an improved seal design. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 2, 2003: EP1269926-A1 (3 worldwide citation)

A trocar (2) for performing a surgical procedure on a patient. The trocar (2) includes a hollow cannula (6) having a distal end and a proximal end, and a housing (20) having a distal end attached to the proximal end of the cannula (6) and a proximal end having a wall (26) attached thereto. Wherein t ...


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HARRIS Jason L, ANTON Edward C, VOEGELE Aaron C, FILARDO Thomas W, BAYNHAM Tamara C, ORTIZ Mark S: THÉRAPIE DE LOBÉSITÉ ET VARIABILITÉ DE LA FRÉQUENCE CARDIAQUE, OBESITY THERAPY AND HEART RATE VARIABILITY. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, HARRIS Jason L, ANTON Edward C, VOEGELE Aaron C, FILARDO Thomas W, BAYNHAM Tamara C, ORTIZ Mark S, JOHNSON Philip S, July 5, 2012: WO/2012/091929 (2 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices are provided for delivering obesity therapy to a patient. In general, the methods and devices allow for onset of a patient eating solid food, e.g., the patient beginning a meal, to trigger delivery of an obesity therapy to a patient. The obesity therapy can be delivered to the pa ...