US Patent Application No: 2004/0122,452

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Obesity treatment tools and methods

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Various obesity treatment tools and methods are described herein, as well as treatments for other gastric-related diseases, e.g., GERD. Treatment includes reducing the size of the stomach pouch to limit the caloric intake as well as to provide an earlier feeling of satiety. This may be done by creating a smaller gastric pouch within the stomach directly from the interior of the stomach itself. The smaller pouches may be made through the use of individual anchoring devices, rotating probes, or volume reduction devices. A pyloroplasty procedure may also be performed to render the pyloric sphincter incompetent. A gastric bypass procedure may additionally be performed using atraumatic magnetic anastomoses devices so that sugars and fats are passed directly to the bowel while bypassing the stomach. Many of these procedures may be done in a variety of combinations. Treatment may create enforced behavioral modifications by discouraging the ingestion of high-caloric foods.

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Patent Owner(s)

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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1783

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Andreas, Bernard H Redwood City, CA 78 5410
Deem, Mark E Mountain View, CA 177 5592
French, Ronald G Santa Clara, CA 29 1436
Gifford, Hanson S III Woodside, CA 42 1789
Sutton, Douglas S Pacifica, CA 79 3372

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ALTA PARTNERS II INC (1)
8,066,719 Apparatus and methods for forming gastrointestinal tissue approximations 0 2004
 
GI DYNAMICS, INC. (32)
7,025,791 Bariatric sleeve 212 2003
7,122,058 Anti-obesity devices 80 2003
7,815,589 Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract 23 2004
7,476,256 Intestinal sleeve 56 2004
7,347,875 Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve 83 2004
7,329,285 Bariatric sleeve delivery devices 57 2004
7,267,694 Bariatric sleeve 69 2004
7,837,643 Methods and devices for placing a gastrointestinal sleeve 29 2005
7,815,591 Atraumatic gastrointestinal anchor 7 2005
7,695,446 Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve 36 2005
7,678,068 Atraumatic delivery devices 22 2005
7,608,114 Bariatric sleeve 38 2005
7,682,330 Intestinal sleeve 28 2006
7,766,861 Anti-obesity devices 24 2006
8,486,153 Anti-obesity devices 7 2006
7,935,073 Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve 15 2007
7,758,535 Bariatric sleeve delivery devices 13 2007
8,057,420 Gastrointestinal implant with drawstring 6 2007
8,801,647 Use of a gastrointestinal sleeve to treat bariatric surgery fistulas and leaks 0 2008
8,162,871 Bariatric sleeve 8 2009
8,137,301 Bariatric sleeve 8 2009
7,981,163 Intestinal sleeve 13 2010
8,303,669 Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract 11 2010
8,870,806 Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve 0 2011
8,425,451 Gastrointestinal anchor compliance 3 2011
8,834,405 Intestinal sleeve 1 2011
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8,882,698 Anti-obesity devices 1 2012
8,668,662 Anti-obesity devices 0 2012
8,628,583 Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract 4 2012
9,084,669 Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract 0 2013
9,095,416 Removal and repositioning devices 0 2014
 
GIDYNAMICS, INC. (1)
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BARRX MEDICAL LLC (1)
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COVIDIEN LP (24)
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8,702,695 Auto-aligning ablating device and method of use 0 2009
8,012,149 Methods and systems for determining physiologic characteristics for treatment of the esophagus 17 2010
8,906,045 Articulating patch deployment device and method of use 0 2010
8,888,811 Device and method for attaching an implant to biological tissue 0 2010
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8,758,373 Means and method for reversibly connecting a patch to a patch deployment device 2 2010
9,039,699 Methods and systems for treatment of tissue in a body lumen 0 2011
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8,734,473 Device and method for rolling and inserting a prosthetic patch into a body cavity 1 2012
8,876,818 Methods and systems for determining physiologic characteristics for treatment of the esophagus 0 2013
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8,211,142 Method for hybrid gastro-jejunostomy 0 2006
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7,862,582 Suture management 3 2006
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8,870,966 Intragastric balloon for treating obesity 0 2012
 
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POLYTOCH MEDICAL LTD. (1)
9,005,241 Means and method for reversibly connecting a patch to a patch deployment device 0 2014
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (6)
7,066,945 Intragastric device for treating obesity 58 2002
7,967,818 Cautery catheter 0 2006
8,216,268 Intragastric bag for treating obesity 1 2006
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7,416,554 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 157 2003
8,574,243 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 0 2003
7,955,340 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 7 2003
7,744,613 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 38 2003
7,918,869 Methods and apparatus for performing endoluminal gastroplasty 53 2004
7,520,884 Methods for performing gastroplasty 36 2004
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7,361,180 Apparatus for manipulating and securing tissue 40 2004
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7,621,925 Needle assembly for tissue manipulation 35 2004
7,601,159 Interlocking tissue anchor apparatus and methods 26 2004
7,918,845 Endoluminal tool deployment system 11 2004
7,704,264 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 40 2004
8,257,394 Apparatus and methods for positioning and securing anchors 3 2005
7,571,729 Apparatus and methods for performing mucosectomy 14 2005
8,216,252 Tissue manipulation and securement system 3 2005
7,736,374 Tissue manipulation and securement system 108 2005
8,444,657 Apparatus and methods for rapid deployment of tissue anchors 3 2005
8,726,909 Methods and apparatus for revision of obesity procedures 0 2006
8,298,291 Methods and apparatus for securing and deploying tissue anchors 4 2006
8,870,916 Low profile tissue anchors, tissue anchor systems, and methods for their delivery and use 0 2007
8,926,634 Apparatus and methods for manipulating and securing tissue 0 2007
8,216,253 Apparatus for manipulating and securing tissue 2 2008
8,216,260 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 3 2008
8,262,676 Apparatus and methods for forming gastrointestinal tissue approximations 3 2009
8,236,009 Needle assembly for tissue manipulation 2 2009
8,343,175 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 0 2010
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8,573,226 Apparatus and methods for performing transluminal gastrointestinal procedures 0 2011
 
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Medibotics LLC (2)
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