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Yates David C, Voegele James W, Kuhns Jesse, Nalagatla Anil, Williamson Warren P, Powell Darrel M: Improved electrosurgical hemostatic device including an anvil. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 18, 1998: EP0878169-A1 (808 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedance, thickness 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 interfacing sur ...


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Hess Christopher J, Morgan Jerome R, Weisenburgh Ii William B, Voegele James W, Ortiz Mark, Stokes Michael, Shurtleff Carl, Shelton Iv Frederick E, Swayze Jeffrey S: Surgical staples having compressible or crushable members for securing tissue therein and stapling instruments for deploying the same. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Hess Christopher J, Morgan Jerome R, Weisenburgh Ii William B, Voegele James W, Ortiz Mark, Stokes Michael, Shurtleff Carl, Shelton Iv Frederick E, Swayze Jeffrey S, GEISLER Brian T, April 3, 2008: WO/2008/039270 (392 worldwide citation)

A staple having a crown (1302), a deformable leg (1344) extending from the crown, and a spring (1352) 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 thickne ...


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Yates David C, Voegele James W, Kuhns Jesse, Nalagatla Anil, Williamson Warren P, Mersch Steven H, Madden Martin, Nuchols Richard P: Electrosurgical hemostatic and stapling device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 4, 1998: EP0875209-A1 (228 worldwide citation)

An improved electrosurgical 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 int ...


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VOEGELE JAMES W, WEISENBURGH WILLIAM B II, HESS CHRISTOPHER J, MURRAY MICHAEL A, GILL ROBERT P, POWELL DARREL M: [fr] Dispositifs pour couper et fixer des tissus, [de] Vorrichtungen zum Schneiden und Befestigen von Gewebe, [en] Devices for cutting and fastening tissue. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, November 3, 2010: EP2245993-A2 (173 worldwide citation)

[en] Methods and devices are provided for cutting and fastening tissue. In one embodiment, a surgical device can be used to at least partially transect a stomach by not cutting and/or not fastening a portion of tissue engaged in an end effector located at the device's distal end. A portion of the st ...


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Voegele James W, Gill Robert P, Hess Christopher J, Weisenburgh William B, Geis William P, Murray Michael A, Morgan Karen M: Surgical instrument system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Voegele James W, Gill Robert P, Hess Christopher J, Weisenburgh William B, Geis William P, Murray Michael A, Morgan Karen M, JOHNSON Philip S, October 19, 2006: WO/2006/110733 (122 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument system is provided for a hand-assisted, laparoscopic procedure. The system has a laparoscopic disc that is adaptable to hold multiple surgical instrument. Other elements in the surgical instrument system include a storage pouch for placement within the body cavity, a device for ...


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Shelton Frederick E Iv, Morgan Jerome R, Murray Michael A, Timm Richard W, Spivey James T, Voegele James W, Fugikawa Leslie M, Timperman Eugene L: Surgical stapling instruments having flexible channel and anvil features for adjustable staple heights. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Shelton Frederick E Iv, Morgan Jerome R, Murray Michael A, Timm Richard W, Spivey James T, Voegele James W, Fugikawa Leslie M, Timperman Eugene L, EDGINGTON Thomas J, April 10, 2008: WO/2008/042021 (77 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 ...


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Yates David C, Voegele James W, Kuhns Jesse, Nalagatla Anil, Williamson Warren P: Electrosurgical hemostatic device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 18, 1998: EP0878168-A1 (30 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedance, thickness 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 interfacing sur ...


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Voegele James W, Erickson Paul L, Privitera Salvatore, Rhad Edward: Biopsy instrument with continuous tissue receiving chamber. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 2, 1999: EP0919190-A2 (23 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for excising a targeted tissue mass to be biopsied from adjacent bodily tissue of a surgical patient is disclosed. The instrument has an elongated tube, a penetrating member with first and second tissue stops affixed to the distal end of the elongated tube, and a tissue cutter ...


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Voegele James W, Boehm Michael E, Holscher Russell L: Applier for implantable surgical marker. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 29, 1999: EP0966925-A1 (21 worldwide citation)

An applier (30) for delivering and deploying a biopsy marker (31) to a surgical biopsy site is disclosed. The applier (30) has a ferrule (34) with a forming surface to form the marker (31) on the distal end of a flexible tube. The marker (31) is held at the distal end of the flexible tube in a marke ...