NON-INFLATABLE GASTRIC IMPLANTS AND SYSTEMS

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20120095497A1
SERIAL NO

13276904

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A variety of passive intragastric implant devices for obesity treatment are disclosed. Such passive devices do not autonomously change shape, but instead react within the stomach to induce satiety. The devices may take up volume within the stomach, thus reducing the intake capacity. Additionally, the devices may contact areas within the stomach, such as the cardia surrounding the esophageal sphincter, or the greater and lesser curvatures in the middle of the stomach, to stimulate satiety-inducing nerves. Some devices may combine two or more of these satiety-inducing features. Methods of implant are disclosed including compressing the devices within a delivery tube and transorally advancing the devices through the esophagus to be deployed within the stomach. Removal of the devices occurs in the reverse.

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APOLLO ENDOSURGERY INC1120 S CAPITAL OF TEXAS HWY BUILDING 1 SUITE 300 AUSTIN TX 78746

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Babkes, Mitchell H Santa Clarita, US 69 655
Dominguez, Zachary Santa Barbara, US 43 203
Hoover, Jason Goleta, US 34 40
Schwab, Justin Santa Barbara, US 25 95

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