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)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1631

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Andreas, Bernard H Redwood City, CA 109 5326
Deem, Mark E Mountain View, CA 264 6547
French, Ronald G Santa Clara, CA 51 1930
Gifford, Hanson S III Woodside, CA 117 3209
Sutton, Douglas S Pacifica, CA 121 3583

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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 6 2003
7,744,613 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 29 2003
7,918,869 Methods and apparatus for performing endoluminal gastroplasty 43 2004
7,520,884 Methods for performing gastroplasty 27 2004
7,931,661 Apparatus and methods for performing transluminal gastrointestinal procedures 6 2004
7,703,459 Apparatus and methods for mapping out endoluminal gastrointestinal surgery 14 2004
7,361,180 Apparatus for manipulating and securing tissue 27 2004
7,347,863 Apparatus and methods for manipulating and securing tissue 30 2004
7,621,925 Needle assembly for tissue manipulation 29 2004
7,601,159 Interlocking tissue anchor apparatus and methods 17 2004
7,918,845 Endoluminal tool deployment system 8 2004
7,704,264 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 31 2004
8,257,394 Apparatus and methods for positioning and securing anchors 1 2005
7,571,729 Apparatus and methods for performing mucosectomy 9 2005
8,216,252 Tissue manipulation and securement system 2 2005
7,736,374 Tissue manipulation and securement system 62 2005
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8,298,291 Methods and apparatus for securing and deploying tissue anchors 0 2006
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8,216,260 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 0 2008
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GI Dynamics, Inc. (28)
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7,122,058 Anti-obesity devices 65 2003
7,815,589 Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract 10 2004
7,476,256 Intestinal sleeve 40 2004
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7,267,694 Bariatric sleeve 57 2004
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7,678,068 Atraumatic delivery devices 14 2005
7,608,114 Bariatric sleeve 26 2005
7,682,330 Intestinal sleeve 15 2006
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8,486,153 Anti-obesity devices 2 2006
7,935,073 Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve 6 2007
7,758,535 Bariatric sleeve delivery devices 8 2007
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8,137,301 Bariatric sleeve 3 2009
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8,834,405 Intestinal sleeve 0 2011
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8,668,662 Anti-obesity devices 0 2012
8,628,583 Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract 1 2012
 
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7,896,890 Method and apparatus for endoscopically performing gastric reduction surgery in a single step 3 2005
7,798,992 Lumen traversing device 3 2005
7,651,017 Surgical stapler with a bendable end effector 57 2005
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8,211,142 Method for hybrid gastro-jejunostomy 0 2006
7,615,004 Endoscopic ancillary attachment devices 1 2006
7,862,582 Suture management 3 2006
7,635,373 Absorbable gastric restriction devices and methods 68 2006
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MetaModix, Inc. (4)
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ALLERGAN, INC. (1)
7,794,386 Methods for facilitating weight loss 17 2006
 
ALTA PARTNERS II INC (1)
8,066,719 Apparatus and methods for forming gastrointestinal tissue approximations 0 2004
 
BARRX MEDICAL LLC (1)
8,192,426 Devices and methods for treatment of luminal tissue 0 2007
 
BARRX MEDICAL, INC. (1)
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GIDYNAMICS, INC. (1)
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