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, OH1227

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Andreas, Bernard H Redwood City, CA 79 6919
Deem, Mark E Mountain View, CA 180 9316
French, Ronald G Santa Clara, CA 29 2590
Gifford, Hanson S III Woodside, CA 116 4436
Sutton, Douglas S Pacifica, CA 79 5229

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8,066,719 Apparatus and methods for forming gastrointestinal tissue approximations 0 2004
 
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7,122,058 Anti-obesity devices 90 2003
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7,815,589 Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract 32 2004
7,476,256 Intestinal sleeve 64 2004
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7,347,875 Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve 96 2004
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7,267,694 Bariatric sleeve 74 2004
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7,608,114 Bariatric sleeve 48 2005
7,682,330 Intestinal sleeve 36 2006
7,766,861 Anti-obesity devices 32 2006
8,486,153 Anti-obesity devices 9 2006
7,935,073 Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve 20 2007
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8,801,647 Use of a gastrointestinal sleeve to treat bariatric surgery fistulas and leaks 0 2008
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8,628,583 Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract 6 2012
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BARRX MEDICAL LLC (2)
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COVIDIEN LP (27)
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8,888,811 Device and method for attaching an implant to biological tissue 0 2010
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7,615,004 Endoscopic ancillary attachment devices 1 2006
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COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (10)
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