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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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1242

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Andreas, Bernard H Redwood City, CA 80 7490
Deem, Mark E Mountain View, CA 181 10280
French, Ronald G Santa Clara, CA 29 2820
Gifford, Hanson S III Woodside, CA 116 4816
Sutton, Douglas S Pacifica, CA 79 5645

Cited Art Landscape

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TEMPLE UNIVERSITY - OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION (2)
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THD S.P.A. (1)
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DR BIAGIO RAVO (2)
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Bistech, Inc. (1)
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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON, A BRITISH COMPANY (1)
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C. R. Bard, Inc. (1)
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Microaccess Medical Systems, Inc. (1)
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United States Surgical Corporation (2)
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USGI MEDICAL, INC. (2)
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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 1 2004
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 2004/0241,768 Fluorescent polymer-QTL approach to biosensing 33 2004
9,398,969 Upper stomach gastric implants 0 2012
9,398,944 Lock bar spring and clip for implant deployment device 0 2012
 
GI Dynamics, Inc. (37)
7,025,791 Bariatric sleeve 250 2003
7,122,058 Anti-obesity devices 100 2003
* 2005/0085,923 Anti-obesity devices 54 2003
7,815,589 Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract 43 2004
7,476,256 Intestinal sleeve 70 2004
* 2005/0125,075 Intestinal sleeve 99 2004
7,347,875 Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve 105 2004
7,329,285 Bariatric sleeve delivery devices 67 2004
7,267,694 Bariatric sleeve 82 2004
7,837,643 Methods and devices for placing a gastrointestinal sleeve 42 2005
7,815,591 Atraumatic gastrointestinal anchor 12 2005
7,695,446 Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve 53 2005
7,678,068 Atraumatic delivery devices 31 2005
7,608,114 Bariatric sleeve 64 2005
7,682,330 Intestinal sleeve 40 2006
7,766,861 Anti-obesity devices 36 2006
8,486,153 Anti-obesity devices 12 2006
7,935,073 Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve 21 2007
7,758,535 Bariatric sleeve delivery devices 20 2007
8,057,420 Gastrointestinal implant with drawstring 9 2007
8,801,647 Use of a gastrointestinal sleeve to treat bariatric surgery fistulas and leaks 0 2008
8,162,871 Bariatric sleeve 14 2009
8,137,301 Bariatric sleeve 14 2009
7,981,163 Intestinal sleeve 22 2010
8,303,669 Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract 17 2010
8,870,806 Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve 3 2011
8,425,451 Gastrointestinal anchor compliance 4 2011
8,834,405 Intestinal sleeve 3 2011
8,771,219 Gastrointestinal implant with drawstring 1 2011
9,155,609 Bariatric sleeve 0 2012
8,882,698 Anti-obesity devices 3 2012
8,668,662 Anti-obesity devices 0 2012
8,628,583 Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract 9 2012
9,084,669 Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract 1 2013
9,095,416 Removal and repositioning devices 0 2014
9,237,944 Intestinal sleeve 0 2014
9,278,020 Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve 0 2014
 
GIDYNAMICS, INC. (1)
7,976,488 Gastrointestinal anchor compliance 12 2005
 
WILSON-COOK MEDICAL INC. (2)
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* 2007/0198,039 Intragastric device for treating obesity 5 2007
 
ENDOPRO SOLUTIONS L.L.C. (1)
* 2009/0275,960 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GASTRIC REDUCTION 9 2009
 
BARRX MEDICAL LLC (2)
8,192,426 Devices and methods for treatment of luminal tissue 4 2007
* 2008/0097,427 Devices and Methods for Treatment of Luminal Tissue 26 2007
 
COVIDIEN LP (34)
7,997,278 Precision ablating method 20 2005
7,959,627 Precision ablating device 47 2005
8,702,694 Auto-aligning ablating device and method of use 2 2005
7,993,336 Methods and systems for determining physiologic characteristics for treatment of the esophagus 26 2006
* 2007/0100,333 Methods and systems for determining physiologic characteristics for treatment of the esophagus 27 2006
8,646,460 Cleaning device and methods 4 2007
8,273,012 Cleaning device and methods 6 2007
* 2009/0036,733 CLEANING DEVICE AND METHODS 8 2007
* 2009/0036,886 CLEANING DEVICE AND METHODS 7 2007
8,641,711 Method and apparatus for gastrointestinal tract ablation for treatment of obesity 3 2008
8,439,908 Ablation in the gastrointestinal tract to achieve hemostasis and eradicate lesions with a propensity for bleeding 2 2008
8,251,992 Method and apparatus for gastrointestinal tract ablation to achieve loss of persistent and/or recurrent excess body weight following a weight-loss operation 18 2008
8,702,695 Auto-aligning ablating device and method of use 1 2009
8,012,149 Methods and systems for determining physiologic characteristics for treatment of the esophagus 28 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
8,753,359 Device and method for deploying and attaching an implant to a biological tissue 4 2010
8,317,808 Device and method for rolling and inserting a prosthetic patch into a body cavity 4 2010
8,808,314 Device and method for deploying and attaching an implant to a biological tissue 1 2010
8,758,373 Means and method for reversibly connecting a patch to a patch deployment device 3 2010
9,179,970 Precision ablating method 0 2011
9,039,699 Methods and systems for treatment of tissue in a body lumen 0 2011
8,377,055 Methods and systems for determining physiologic characteristics for treatment of the esophagus 20 2011
9,393,069 Devices and methods for treatment of luminal tissue 0 2012
9,364,283 Method and apparatus for gastrointestinal tract ablation to achieve loss of persistent and/or recurrent excess body weight following a weight loss operation 0 2012
8,734,473 Device and method for rolling and inserting a prosthetic patch into a body cavity 2 2012
8,876,818 Methods and systems for determining physiologic characteristics for treatment of the esophagus 0 2013
9,393,002 Clip for implant deployment device 0 2013
9,393,093 Clip for implant deployment device 0 2013
9,301,826 Lock bar spring and clip for implant deployment device 0 2013
9,044,235 Magnetic clip for implant deployment device 0 2013
9,034,002 Lock bar spring and clip for implant deployment device 0 2013
9,107,726 Device and method for deploying and attaching an implant to a biological tissue 0 2014
9,198,713 Electrical means to normalize ablational energy transmission to a luminal tissue surface of varying size 0 2014
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (42)
7,452,363 Applier for fastener for single lumen access anastomosis 18 2003
* 2005/0070,926 Applier for fastener for single lumen access anastomosis 1 2003
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7,798,992 Lumen traversing device 9 2005
* 2007/0106,302 Lumen traversing device 6 2005
7,651,017 Surgical stapler with a bendable end effector 186 2005
* 2007/0114,261 Surgical stapler with a bendable end effector 296 2005
* 2007/0123,917 ANASTOMOTIC DEVICE PROMOTING TISSUE NECROSIS 9 2005
8,221,438 Lumen reduction methods and devices 0 2006
8,211,142 Method for hybrid gastro-jejunostomy 0 2006
* 2007/0225,556 DISPOSABLE ENDOSCOPE DEVICES 34 2006
7,615,004 Endoscopic ancillary attachment devices 1 2006
* 2007/0239,179 Compliant Gastroplasty: Devices And Methods 1 2006
7,862,582 Suture management 11 2006
* 2008/0097,483 SUTURE MANAGEMENT 59 2006
7,635,373 Absorbable gastric restriction devices and methods 109 2006
* 2007/0276,409 ENDOSCOPIC GASTRIC RESTRICTION METHODS AND DEVICES 97 2006
7,749,235 Stomach invagination method and apparatus 1 2006
* 2008/0147,112 STOMACH INVAGINATION METHOD AND APPARATUS 15 2006
8,075,577 Obesity treatment tools and methods 4 2007
* 2007/0167,963 Obesity treatment tools and methods 66 2007
7,951,159 Method for plicating and fastening gastric tissue 17 2007
7,815,653 Method for plicating and fastening gastric tissue 6 2007
7,803,165 Device for plicating and fastening gastric tissue 5 2007
7,803,166 Method for plicating and fastening gastric tissue 5 2007
7,799,040 Device for plicating and fastening gastric tissue 7 2007
7,722,628 Device for plicating and fastening gastric tissue 15 2007
* 2008/0249,561 METHOD FOR PLICATING AND FASTENING GASTRIC TISSUE 16 2007
* 2008/0249,542 DEVICE FOR PLICATING AND FASTENING GASTRIC TISSUE 2 2007
* 2008/0249,540 METHOD FOR PLICATING AND FASTENING GASTRIC TISSUE 0 2007
* 2008/0249,560 METHOD FOR PLICATING AND FASTENING GASTRIC TISSUE 1 2007
8,137,366 Obesity treatment tools and methods 4 2007
8,137,367 Obesity treatment tools and methods 3 2007
8,080,022 Obesity treatment tools and methods 4 2007
8,080,025 Obesity treatment tools and methods 5 2007
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8,123,765 Obesity treatment tools and methods 9 2007
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8,435,262 Suture management 0 2010
8,419,755 Obesity treatment tools and methods 2 2011
8,794,243 Obesity treatment tools and methods 0 2013
 
MetaModix, Inc. (7)
8,211,186 Modular gastrointestinal prostheses 14 2010
8,282,598 External anchoring configurations for modular gastrointestinal prostheses 18 2010
8,702,641 Gastrointestinal prostheses having partial bypass configurations 7 2011
9,278,019 Anchors and methods for intestinal bypass sleeves 0 2012
8,702,642 External anchoring configurations for modular gastrointestinal prostheses 3 2012
9,173,760 Delivery devices and methods for gastrointestinal implants 0 2012
9,044,300 Gastrointestinal prostheses 0 2014
 
Onclomed, Inc. (1)
8,911,346 Gastric restriction devices with fillable chambers and ablation means for treating obesity 0 2009
 
EASYNOTES LTD. (1)
9,125,660 Inflation and deflation of obstruction device 0 2013
 
ALLERGAN, INC. (1)
7,794,386 Methods for facilitating weight loss 32 2006
 
APOLLO ENDOSURGERY, INC. (9)
9,072,579 Bariatric device and method for weight loss 0 2010
9,155,650 Bariatric device and method for weight loss 0 2011
9,233,016 Elevating stomach stimulation device 0 2011
8,920,447 Articulated gastric implant clip 0 2011
8,864,840 Intragastric implants with collapsible frames 0 2011
9,198,790 Upper stomach gastric implants 0 2011
9,095,405 Space-filling intragastric implants with fluid flow 0 2011
8,956,380 Reactive intragastric implant devices 0 2011
8,870,966 Intragastric balloon for treating obesity 0 2012
 
WEINBERG MEDICAL PHYSICS LLC (1)
* 2010/0256,672 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WOUND WEAVING AND HEALING 2 2010
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (10)
7,066,945 Intragastric device for treating obesity 68 2002
* 2003/0078,611 Intragastric device for treating obesity 14 2002
7,967,818 Cautery catheter 0 2006
8,216,268 Intragastric bag for treating obesity 1 2006
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8,007,507 Intragastric bag apparatus and method of delivery for treating obesity 1 2007
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7,883,524 Method of delivering an intragastric device for treating obesity 2 2007
8,016,851 Delivery system and method of delivery for treating obesity 0 2007
* 2009/0171,382 DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DELIVERY FOR TREATING OBESITY 2 2007
 
XYLON LLC (1)
8,726,909 Methods and apparatus for revision of obesity procedures 0 2006
 
ONCIOMED, INC. (7)
8,357,081 Method and apparatus for gastric restriction of the stomach to treat obesity 0 2008
8,100,932 Method and apparatus for treating obesity and controlling weight gain using self-expanding intragastric devices 4 2009
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* 2010/0145,324 GASTRIC RESTRICTION DEVICES WITH FILLABLE CHAMBERS AND ABLATION MEANS FOR TREATING OBESITY 6 2009
* 2011/0118,650 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TREATING OBESITY AND CONTROLLING WEIGHT GAIN AND ABSORPTION OF GLUCOSE IN MAMMALS 0 2009
9,055,994 Method and apparatus for treating obesity and controlling weight gain using self-expanding intragastric devices 0 2012
 
POLYTOCH MEDICAL LTD. (1)
9,005,241 Means and method for reversibly connecting a patch to a patch deployment device 1 2014
 
BARRX MEDICAL, INC. (2)
8,784,338 Electrical means to normalize ablational energy transmission to a luminal tissue surface of varying size 2 2008
9,314,289 Cleaning device and methods 0 2012
 
USGI MEDICAL, INC. (36)
7,942,884 Methods for reduction of a gastric lumen 12 2003
7,942,898 Delivery systems and methods for gastric reduction 5 2003
* 2004/0122,473 Delivery systems and methods for gastric reduction 196 2003
7,618,426 Apparatus and methods for forming gastrointestinal tissue approximations 44 2003
7,416,554 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 195 2003
8,574,243 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 2 2003
7,955,340 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 12 2003
7,744,613 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 47 2003
7,918,869 Methods and apparatus for performing endoluminal gastroplasty 62 2004
7,520,884 Methods for performing gastroplasty 47 2004
* 2005/0251,158 Methods and apparatus for performing endoluminal gastroplasty 66 2004
* 2005/0250,980 Methods for performing gastroplasty 87 2004
7,931,661 Apparatus and methods for performing transluminal gastrointestinal procedures 13 2004
7,703,459 Apparatus and methods for mapping out endoluminal gastrointestinal surgery 39 2004
7,361,180 Apparatus for manipulating and securing tissue 48 2004
7,347,863 Apparatus and methods for manipulating and securing tissue 61 2004
7,621,925 Needle assembly for tissue manipulation 39 2004
7,601,159 Interlocking tissue anchor apparatus and methods 39 2004
7,918,845 Endoluminal tool deployment system 15 2004
7,704,264 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 45 2004
8,257,394 Apparatus and methods for positioning and securing anchors 4 2005
7,571,729 Apparatus and methods for performing mucosectomy 21 2005
8,216,252 Tissue manipulation and securement system 5 2005
7,736,374 Tissue manipulation and securement system 186 2005
8,444,657 Apparatus and methods for rapid deployment of tissue anchors 5 2005
8,298,291 Methods and apparatus for securing and deploying tissue anchors 9 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 1 2007
8,216,253 Apparatus for manipulating and securing tissue 3 2008
8,216,260 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 10 2008
* 2009/0209,984 METHODS FOR PERFORMING GASTROPLASTY 1 2009
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 1 2010
8,828,027 Tissue manipulation and securement system 0 2010
8,573,226 Apparatus and methods for performing transluminal gastrointestinal procedures 0 2011
 
Medibotics LLC (2)
9,067,070 Dysgeusia-inducing neurostimulation for modifying consumption of a selected nutrient type 0 2013
9,011,365 Adjustable gastrointestinal bifurcation (AGB) for reduced absorption of unhealthy food 0 2013
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