US Patent No: 4,246,893

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Inflatable gastric device for treating obesity

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Apparatus for treating extreme obesity comprising means for compressing the stomach and reducing its capacity and procedures employing said apparatus.

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Berson, Daniel 199 Kings Highway, Congers, NY 10920 2 298

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AXEL BLOMBERG (9)
* 6,454,700 Heartburn and reflux disease treatment apparatus with wireless energy supply 106 2000
* 6,503,189 Controlled anal incontinence disease treatment 72 2000
* 6,470,892 Mechanical heartburn and reflux treatment 206 2000
* 6,471,635 Anal incontinence disease treatment with controlled wireless energy supply 78 2000
* 6,461,292 Anal incontinence treatment with wireless energy supply 116 2000
* 6,454,698 Anal incontinence treatment with energy transfer device 78 2000
* 6,450,173 Heartburn and reflux disease treatment with controlled wireless energy supply 109 2000
* 6,464,628 Mechanical anal incontinence 129 2000
* 6,453,907 Food intake restriction with energy transfer device 157 2000
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (47)
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* 4,458,681 Stomach clamp for and method of proximal gastric partitioning 94 1982
* 4,899,747 Method and appartus for treating obesity 275 1983
* 4,803,985 Gastroplasty method 104 1986
* 5,259,399 Device and method of causing weight loss using removable variable volume intragastric bladder 267 1992
* 5,993,473 Expandable body device for the gastric cavity and method 211 1997
6,454,785 Percutaneous intragastric balloon catheter for the treatment of obesity 245 2001
7,255,675 Devices and methods to treat a patient 164 2004
* 2005/0216,040 Devices and methods to treat a patient 30 2004
7,670,279 Percutaneous gastroplasty 122 2005
* 2005/0216,042 Percutaneous gastroplasty 125 2005
* 2005/0228,415 Methods and devices for percutaneous, non-laparoscopic treatment of obesity 181 2005
* 2005/0267,533 Methods and devices for the surgical creation of satiety and biofeedback pathways 141 2005
7,490,602 Stomach belt for weight loss 8 2005
* 2006/0074,473 Methods and devices for combined gastric restriction and electrical stimulation 49 2005
* 2006/0142,790 Methods and devices to facilitate connections between body lumens 116 2006
* 2006/0217,757 Device and method of weight control via indirect abdominal cavity volume reduction 4 2006
* 2006/0195,139 Extragastric devices and methods for gastroplasty 112 2006
* 7,988,617 Extragastric minimally invasive methods and devices to treat obesity 14 2006
* 2006/0212,053 Extragastric minimally invasive methods and devices to treat obesity 58 2006
* 2008/0161,717 Obesity Treatment Systems 67 2006
* 2007/0027,548 Anti-obesity devices 80 2006
8,021,384 Extending intrabody capsule 3 2007
* 2007/0123,809 EXTENDING INTRABODY CAPSULE 28 2007
7,931,580 Methods and devices for percutaneously modifying organs to treat patients 4 2007
* 2007/0179,335 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR PERCUTANEOUSLY MODIFYING ORGANS TO TREAT PATIENTS 60 2007
* 2007/0173,888 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR PERCUTANEOUSLY MODIFYING ORGANS TO TREAT PATIENTS 96 2007
* 2007/0167,982 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR PERCUTANEOUSLY MODIFYING ORGANS TO TREAT PATIENTS 38 2007
8,313,423 Hydraulic anal incontinence treatment 13 2007
* 2007/0233,169 Device and Method of Weight Control Via Indirect Abdominal Cavity Volume Reduction 0 2007
* 2008/0306,506 SELF-INFLATING AND DEFLATING INTRAGASTRIC BALLOON IMPLANT DEVICE 16 2007
* 2008/0015,501 Abdominal Wall Balloon To Treat Obesity 73 2007
* 7,841,978 Methods and devices for to treatment of obesity 67 2007
* 2008/0051,824 Methods and Devices For to Treatment of Obesity 21 2007
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* 2008/0167,648 Compressive Device For Percutaneous Treatment of Obesity 37 2008
* 2009/0236,392 ENDOSCOPIC STAPLING DEVICES AND METHODS 41 2008
* 2011/0004,231 Percutaneous Gastroplasty 0 2009
* 2010/0145,378 Percutaneous Gastroplasty 24 2009
* 2010/0168,508 Obesity Systems Placed Between the Abdominal Wall and Stomach 23 2010
* 2010/0298,631 SATIATION DEVICES AND METHODS 4 2010
* 2010/0312,147 Obesity Treatment Systems 24 2010
* 2011/0009,895 Methods and Devices to Treat Obesity 2 2010
* 2011/0106,129 Methods and devices to treat obesity 2 2010
8,357,174 Single fold device for tissue fixation 2 2011
* 2011/0224,714 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR THE SURGICAL CREATION OF SATIETY AND BIOFEEDBACK PATHWAYS 2 2011
9,107,727 Satiation devices and methods 0 2014
 
AXEI BLOMBERG (1)
* 6,475,136 Hydraulic heartburn and reflux treatment 194 2000
 
GI DYNAMICS, INC. (48)
* 2004/0249,362 Enzyme sleeve 180 2004
* 2004/0220,682 Anti-obesity devices 179 2004
7,815,589 Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract 32 2004
7,476,256 Intestinal sleeve 64 2004
* 2005/0125,020 Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract 148 2004
7,267,694 Bariatric sleeve 74 2004
* 2005/0075,622 Bariatric sleeve 41 2004
7,766,973 Eversion resistant sleeves 16 2005
* 2006/0161,187 Eversion resistant sleeves 81 2005
7,815,591 Atraumatic gastrointestinal anchor 9 2005
7,608,114 Bariatric sleeve 48 2005
* 2006/0161,265 Bariatric sleeve 97 2005
7,771,382 Resistive anti-obesity devices 23 2006
* 2006/0161,139 Resistive anti-obesity devices 94 2006
7,682,330 Intestinal sleeve 36 2006
* 2007/0032,879 Anti-buckling sleeve 67 2006
7,766,861 Anti-obesity devices 32 2006
8,486,153 Anti-obesity devices 9 2006
* 2007/0083,271 Anti-obesity devices 68 2006
7,819,836 Resistive anti-obesity devices 30 2007
* 2008/0071,383 Resistive anti-obesity devices 41 2007
7,935,073 Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve 20 2007
7,758,535 Bariatric sleeve delivery devices 17 2007
* 2008/0097,466 Bariatric sleeve delivery devices 39 2007
8,057,420 Gastrointestinal implant with drawstring 8 2007
* 2008/0234,834 Gastrointestinal implant with drawstring 58 2007
8,801,647 Use of a gastrointestinal sleeve to treat bariatric surgery fistulas and leaks 0 2008
* 2008/0208,357 Use of a gastrointestinal sleeve to treat bariatric surgery fistulas and leaks 46 2008
8,162,871 Bariatric sleeve 12 2009
8,137,301 Bariatric sleeve 12 2009
* 2009/0248,171 Bariatric sleeve 17 2009
7,981,163 Intestinal sleeve 18 2010
* 2010/0114,130 INTESTINAL SLEEVE 8 2010
8,096,966 Eversion resistant sleeves 8 2010
8,920,358 Resistive anti-obesity devices 0 2010
8,303,669 Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract 15 2010
* 2011/0004,230 Atraumatic Gastrointestinal Anchor 0 2010
8,870,806 Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve 2 2011
8,425,451 Gastrointestinal anchor compliance 4 2011
8,834,405 Intestinal sleeve 2 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 6 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
 
GERTNER, MICHAEL (3)
7,946,976 Methods and devices for the surgical creation of satiety and biofeedback pathways 28 2005
* 8,070,673 Devices and methods to treat a patient 3 2006
7,963,907 Closed loop gastric restriction devices and methods 3 2010
 
WILSON-COOK MEDICAL INC. (1)
* 2007/0239,284 Coiled intragastric member for treating obesity 70 2006
 
DISTRICLASS MEDICAL SA (1)
7,172,613 Intragastric device for treating morbid obesity 36 2001
 
TULIP MEDICAL LTD. (8)
7,699,863 Bioerodible self-deployable intragastric implants 36 2006
* 2007/0156,248 Bioerodible self-deployable intragastric implants 77 2006
8,864,784 Bioerodible self-deployable intragastric implants 0 2010
8,858,496 Bioerodible self-deployable intragastric implants 0 2010
8,845,673 Bioerodible self-deployable intragastric implants and methods for use thereof 0 2010
8,267,888 Bioerodible self-deployable intragastric implants 9 2010
* 2011/0022,072 BIOERODIBLE SELF-DEPLOYABLE INTRAGASTRIC IMPLANTS 5 2010
* 2011/0015,665 BIOERODIBLE SELF-DEPLOYABLE INTRAGASTRIC IMPLANTS 6 2010
 
FULFILLIUM, INC. (5)
8,066,780 Methods for gastric volume control 8 2005
* 2005/0267,596 Devices and systems for gastric volume control 108 2005
8,070,807 Wireless breach detection 1 2005
* 2008/0109,027 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GASTRIC VOLUME CONTROL 20 2007
* 2009/0275,973 DEVICES AND SYSTEMS FOR GASTRIC VOLUME CONTROL 19 2009
 
CASCADE OPHTHALMICS, INC. (2)
8,025,064 Methods for attenuating pressure waves in a patient's eye 11 2007
7,691,051 Attenuation device for treating glaucoma 14 2007
 
GOAL ZERO LLC (1)
2011/0290,307 MODULAR SOLAR PANEL SYSTEM 3 2011
 
RADI MEDICAL SYSTEMS AB (1)
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MEDTRONIC, INC. (2)
* 2007/0255,336 Gastric constriction device with selectable electrode combinations 50 2006
* 2007/0255,335 Controller for gastric constriction device with selectable electrode configurations 31 2006
 
CARDIOSOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
* 2014/0371,846 MITRAL VALVE SPACER AND SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLANTING THE SAME 4 2014
 
MetaModix, Inc. (8)
8,211,186 Modular gastrointestinal prostheses 12 2010
* 2010/0256,775 MODULAR GASTROINTESTINAL PROSTHESES 31 2010
8,282,598 External anchoring configurations for modular gastrointestinal prostheses 15 2010
* 2011/0009,690 External Anchoring Configurations for Modular Gastrointestinal Prostheses 16 2010
8,702,641 Gastrointestinal prostheses having partial bypass configurations 6 2011
8,702,642 External anchoring configurations for modular gastrointestinal prostheses 2 2012
9,173,760 Delivery devices and methods for gastrointestinal implants 0 2012
9,044,300 Gastrointestinal prostheses 0 2014
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (83)
7,033,373 Method and device for use in minimally invasive placement of space-occupying intragastric devices 185 2001
* 2002/0055,757 Method and device for use in minimally invasive placement of intragastric devices 72 2001
6,746,460 Intra-gastric fastening devices 278 2002
7,033,384 Stented anchoring of gastric space-occupying devices 144 2002
6,981,978 Methods and devices for maintaining a space occupying device in a relatively fixed location within a stomach 308 2002
* 2004/0044,357 Stented anchoring of gastric space-occupying devices 56 2002
7,229,428 Method and device for use in endoscopic organ procedures 82 2002
* 2004/0082,963 Method and device for use in endoscopic organ procedures 73 2002
7,288,099 Obesity treatment tools and methods 62 2002
* 2003/0120,265 Obesity treatment tools and methods 37 2002
7,288,101 Obesity treatment tools and methods 80 2003
* 2003/0109,892 Obesity treatment tools and methods 75 2003
7,220,237 Method and device for use in endoscopic organ procedures 154 2003
* 2004/0092,974 Method and device for use in endoscopic organ procedures 80 2003
7,214,233 Methods and devices for maintaining a space occupying device in a relatively fixed location within a stomach 95 2003
6,994,715 Intra-gastric fastening devices 136 2003
* 2004/0093,091 Intra-gastric fastening devices 35 2003
7,503,922 Obesity treatment tools and methods 45 2003
7,175,638 Method and devices for modifying the function of a body organ 77 2003
* 2004/0210,243 Method and devices for modifying the function of a body organ 58 2003
7,211,094 Magnetic anchoring devices 46 2003
* 2004/0088,008 Magnetic anchoring devices 32 2003
8,613,749 Obesity treatment tools and methods 0 2003
7,510,559 Obesity treatment tools and methods 35 2003
* 2004/0122,453 Obesity treatment tools and methods 137 2003
* 2004/0122,452 Obesity treatment tools and methods 151 2003
* 2005/0177,176 Single-fold system for tissue approximation and fixation 176 2004
9,028,511 Devices and methods for placement of partitions within a hollow body organ 0 2004
8,628,547 Devices and methods for placement of partitions within a hollow body organ 0 2004
* 2004/0215,216 Method and device for use in tissue approximation and fixation 99 2004
* 2005/0240,155 Surgically implantable injection port having a centered catheter connection tube 88 2004
* 2005/0101,977 Method and device for use in endoscopic organ procedures 26 2004
* 2006/0106,288 Remote tissue retraction device 85 2004
8,828,025 Methods and devices for reducing hollow organ volume 0 2005
* 2005/0192,599 Methods for reducing hollow organ volume 139 2005
7,708,684 Methods and devices for reducing hollow organ volume 10 2005
7,753,870 Systems and methods for treating obesity 45 2005
7,753,928 Method and device for use in minimally invasive placement of intragastric devices 7 2005
* 2005/0192,615 Method and device for use in minimally invasive placement of intragastric devices 84 2005
7,914,543 Single fold device for tissue fixation 160 2005
* 2005/0256,533 Single fold device for tissue fixation 125 2005
8,062,207 Intra-gastric fastening devices 1 2005
* 2005/0222,592 Intra-gastric fastening devices 30 2005
8,252,009 Devices and methods for placement of partitions within a hollow body organ 11 2005
* 2006/0151,568 Devices and methods for placement of partitions within a hollow body organ 156 2005
7,306,614 Overtube apparatus for insertion into a body 131 2006
8,092,482 Stented anchoring of gastric space-occupying devices 2 2006
8,007,505 System for tissue approximation and fixation 22 2006
* 2006/0271,076 System for tissue approximation and fixation 51 2006
7,757,924 Single fold system for tissue approximation and fixation 21 2006
* 2007/0112,364 Single fold system for tissue approximation and fixation 28 2006
7,909,838 Obesity treatment tools and methods 13 2007
7,862,574 Obesity treatment tools and methods 16 2007
8,083,756 Methods and devices for maintaining a space occupying device in a relatively fixed location within a stomach 3 2007
8,231,641 Method and devices for modifying the function of a body organ 0 2007
8,147,441 Method and device for use in endoscopic organ procedures 2 2007
7,789,848 Method and device for use in endoscopic organ procedures 15 2007
8,590,761 Single fold system for tissue approximation and fixation 0 2007
8,083,757 Methods and devices for maintaining a space occupying device in a relatively fixed location within a stomach 7 2007
8,075,577 Obesity treatment tools and methods 4 2007
7,947,055 Methods and devices for maintaining a space occupying device in a relatively fixed location within a stomach 4 2007
* 2007/0167,962 Methods and devices for maintaining a space occupying device in a relatively fixed location within a stomach 3 2007
8,257,365 Methods and devices for reducing hollow organ volume 8 2007
* 2007/0208,360 Methods and devices for reducing hollow organ volume 43 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
* 2007/0213,740 Obesity treatment tools and methods 18 2007
8,123,765 Obesity treatment tools and methods 8 2007
8,784,306 Remote tissue retraction device 0 2007
8,403,838 Remote tissue retraction device 3 2007
8,403,839 Remote tissue retraction device 5 2007
8,092,378 Remote tissue retraction device 8 2007
* 2008/0091,078 REMOTE TISSUE RETRACTION DEVICE 13 2007
8,057,384 Methods and devices for reducing hollow organ volume 2 2008
8,795,166 Remote tissue retraction device 0 2010
* 2011/0092,777 REMOTE TISSUE RETRACTION DEVICE 6 2010
8,419,755 Obesity treatment tools and methods 2 2011
8,939,902 Remote tissue retraction device 0 2011
8,801,650 Method and device for use in endoscopic organ procedures 0 2012
9,186,268 Single fold device for tissue fixation 0 2012
8,794,243 Obesity treatment tools and methods 0 2013
 
Akron City Hospital (1)
* 5,234,454 Percutaneous intragastric balloon catheter and method for controlling body weight therewith 329 1991
 
MENTOR CORPORATION (1)
* 4,592,339 Gastric banding device 394 1985
 
RESHAPE MEDICAL, INC. (14)
8,226,602 Intragastric balloon system and therapeutic processes and products 16 2007
* 2008/0243,071 INTRAGASTRIC BALLOON SYSTEM AND THERAPEUTIC PROCESSES AND PRODUCTS 67 2007
8,142,469 Gastric space filler device, delivery system, and related methods 2 2007
* 8,556,925 Devices and methods for treatment of obesity 0 2007
8,845,672 Balloon system and methods for treating obesity 0 2009
9,174,031 Device and method for deflation and removal of implantable and inflatable devices 0 2010
8,840,952 Intragastric space fillers and methods of manufacturing including in vitro testing 0 2010
8,683,881 Intragastric space fillers and methods of manufacturing including in vitro testing 0 2010
* 2010/0251,837 INTRAGASTRIC SPACE FILLERS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING INCLUDING IN VITRO TESTING 5 2010
9,050,174 Deflation and removal of implantable medical devices 0 2010
8,894,568 Normalization and stabilization of balloon surfaces for deflation 0 2010
* 2011/0172,767 MINIMALLY INVASIVE, DIRECT DELIVERY METHODS FOR IMPLANTING OBESITY TREATMENT DEVICES 2 2011
9,149,611 Materials and methods for improved intragastric balloon devices 0 2011
* 2011/0178,544 GASTRIC SPACE FILLER DELIVERY SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS 10 2011
 
RESHAPE MEDICAL CORPORATION (4)
* 2007/0100,368 Intragastric space filler 39 2005
* 2007/0100,367 Intragastric space filler 40 2005
* 2007/0100,369 Intragastric space filler 35 2005
* 2007/0149,994 Intragastric space filler and methods of manufacture 74 2006
 
ETHICON, INC. (1)
8,449,560 Devices and methods for placement of partitions within a hollow body organ 8 2006
 
APOLLO ENDOSURGERY, INC. (1)
6,503,264 Endoscopic device for removing an intragastric balloon 65 2000
 
BAROSENSE, INC. (10)
* 2004/0143,342 Satiation pouches and methods of use 127 2003
* 2004/0117,031 Satiation devices and methods 161 2003
* 2003/0199,991 Satiation devices and methods 126 2003
* 2003/0199,990 Satiation devices and methods 120 2003
* 2008/0190,989 Endoscopic plication device and method 92 2007
* 2008/0294,179 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR STOMACH PARTITIONING 70 2008
* 2009/0024,143 ENDOSCOPIC IMPLANT SYSTEM AND METHOD 40 2008
* 2009/0125,040 TISSUE ACQUISITION DEVICES AND METHODS 38 2008
* 2009/0171,383 GASTRIC SPACE OCCUPIER SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF USE 16 2008
* 2010/0276,469 PLICATION TAGGING DEVICE AND METHOD 4 2009
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (10)
7,066,945 Intragastric device for treating obesity 63 2002
* 2003/0078,611 Intragastric device for treating obesity 13 2002
7,967,818 Cautery catheter 0 2006
8,216,268 Intragastric bag for treating obesity 1 2006
* 2007/0276,428 Intragastric bag for treating obesity 20 2006
8,007,507 Intragastric bag apparatus and method of delivery for treating obesity 1 2007
* 2008/0281,257 Intragastric bag apparatus and method of delivery for treating obesity 3 2007
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
 
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8,048,169 Pyloric valve obstructing devices and methods 11 2004
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8,821,521 Gastro-intestinal device and method for treating addiction 0 2007
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8,888,797 Device for intermittently obstructing a gastric opening and method of use 0 2008
* 2009/0198,210 DEVICE FOR INTERMITTENTLY OBSTRUCTING A GASTRIC OPENING AND METHOD OF USE 29 2008
8,663,338 Pyloric valve obstructing devices and methods 0 2009
8,657,885 Pyloric valve obstructing devices and methods 0 2009
* 2009/0187,200 GASTRIC RETAINING DEVICES AND METHODS 8 2009
* 2009/0187,201 GASTRIC RETAINING DEVICES AND METHODS 8 2009
* 2009/0118,757 PYLORIC VALVE OBSTRUCTING DEVICES AND METHODS 11 2009
8,821,584 Device for intermittently obstructing a gastric opening and method of use 0 2009
8,795,301 Device for intermittently obstructing a gastric opening and method of use 0 2009
 
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6,981,980 Self-inflating intragastric volume-occupying device 76 2003
* 2004/0186,502 Self-Inflating intragastric volume-occupying device 38 2003
* 2006/0058,829 Intragastric volume-occupying device 70 2005
 
Vibrynt, Inc. (21)
8,070,768 Devices and methods for treatment of obesity 18 2006
8,398,668 Devices and methods for treatment of obesity 0 2007
8,342,183 Devices and methods for treatment of obesity 0 2007
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* 2007/0250,102 Devices and methods for treatment of obesity 5 2007
* 2008/0051,823 Devices and methods for treatment of obesity 28 2007
8,356,605 Devices and methods for treatment of obesity 0 2008
* 2008/0262,523 Devices and methods for treatment of obesity 4 2008
8,353,925 Devices and methods for treatment of obesity 0 2008
8,001,974 Devices and methods for treatment of obesity 8 2008
* 2009/0012,554 Devices and methods for treatment of obesity 10 2008
8,360,069 Devices and methods for treatment of obesity 0 2008
* 2009/0036,910 Devices and Methods for Treatment of Obesity 3 2008
8,585,733 Devices, tools and methods for performing minimally invasive abdominal surgical procedures 0 2009
7,976,554 Devices, tools and methods for performing minimally invasive abdominal surgical procedures 3 2009
* 2009/0281,376 DEVICES, SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE ABDOMINAL SURGICAL PROCEDURES 4 2009
* 2009/0275,972 MINIMALLY-INVASIVE METHODS FOR IMPLANTING OBESITY TREATMENT DEVICES 4 2009
* 2009/0272,388 MINIMALLY-INVASIVE METHODS FOR IMPLANTING OBESITY TREATMENT DEVICES 4 2009
8,460,321 Devices, tools and methods for performing minimally invasive abdominal surgical procedures 0 2011
8,382,775 Methods, instruments and devices for extragastric reduction of stomach volume 5 2012
9,155,528 Methods, instruments and devices for extragastic reduction of stomach volume 0 2013
 
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7,976,488 Gastrointestinal anchor compliance 10 2005
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8,388,632 Tissue capturing and suturing device and method 0 2008
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8,551,120 Tissue capturing and suturing device and method 0 2012
 
SHARP CORPORATION (2)
8,454,503 Remote tissue retraction device 4 2005
* 2006/0122,462 Remote tissue retraction device 60 2005
 
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* 6,461,293 Controlled food intake restriction 151 2000
* 6,454,699 Food intake restriction with controlled wireless energy supply 184 2000
* 6,450,946 Food intake restriction with wireless energy transfer 238 2000
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7,931,582 Controlled impotence treatment 17 2001
7,666,132 Anal incontinence disease treatment with controlled wireless energy supply 30 2002
7,235,044 Hydraulic anal incontinence treatment 33 2002
* 2003/0092,962 Anal incontinence disease treatment with controlled wireless energy supply 70 2002
* 2003/0045,775 Hydraulic anal incontinence treatment 26 2002
8,096,938 Controlled anal incontinence disease treatment 16 2002
* 2003/0125,605 Controlled impotence treatment 49 2002
8,678,997 Male impotence prosthesis apparatus with wireless energy supply 1 2006
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8,126,558 Controlled penile prosthesis 19 2006
8,734,318 Mechanical anal incontinence 0 2006
8,602,966 Mechanical impotence treatment apparatus 0 2008
8,287,444 Mechanical impotence treatment apparatus 13 2008
8,764,627 Penile prosthesis 1 2008
8,096,939 Urinary incontinence treatment with wireless energy supply 16 2009
8,556,796 Controlled urinary incontinence treatment 0 2010
8,545,384 Anal incontinence disease treatment with controlled wireless energy supply 0 2010
8,290,594 Impotence treatment apparatus with energy transforming means 13 2010
 
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Polymorfix, Inc., c/o MedVenture Associates (1)
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Vibsynt, Inc. (1)
8,187,297 Devices and methods for treatment of obesity 14 2007
 
Potencia Medical AG (1)
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SYNECOR LLC (1)
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9,072,583 Intragastric volume-occupying device and method for fabricating same 0 2009
8,162,969 Intragastric device 16 2009
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8,740,927 Intragastric device 0 2011
8,647,358 Intragastric device 0 2011
8,292,911 Intragastric device 7 2011
8,845,674 Intragastric device 0 2012
8,992,561 Intragastric device 0 2012
9,011,477 Intragastric device 0 2014
 
FORSELL, PETER (14)
8,795,153 Method for treating female sexual dysfunction 0 2008
8,696,543 Method for controlling flow of intestinal contents in a patient's intestines 0 2008
8,961,448 Implantable drainage device 0 2009
* 2010/0312,164 IMPLANTABLE DRAINAGE DEVICE 20 2009
9,060,771 Method and instrument for treating obesity 0 2009
8,636,809 Device for treating obesity 0 2009
* 2010/0331,616 METHOD AND INSTRUMENT FOR TREATING OBESITY 26 2009
8,874,215 System, an apparatus, and a method for treating a sexual dysfunctional female patient 0 2009
8,600,510 Apparatus, system and operation method for the treatment of female sexual dysfunction 1 2009
9,072,907 Heart help device, system, and method 0 2009
8,696,745 Heart help device, system, and method 0 2009
8,509,894 Heart help device, system, and method 1 2009
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6,845,776 Satiation devices and methods 202 2002
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7,111,627 Satiation devices and methods 75 2003
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7,717,843 Restrictive and/or obstructive implant for inducing weight loss 21 2005
* 2005/0261,712 Restrictive and/or obstructive implant for inducing weight loss 104 2005
7,628,821 Obesity treatment method 31 2005
* 2005/0267,499 Method and apparatus for modifying the exit orifice of a satiation pouch 103 2005
8,206,456 Restrictive and/or obstructive implant system for inducing weight loss 7 2006
7,892,292 Positioning tools and methods for implanting medical devices 29 2006
* 2006/0287,734 Positioning tools and methods for implanting medical devices 88 2006
* 2007/0060,932 Devices and methods for retaining a gastro-esophageal implant 77 2006
9,055,942 Endoscopic plication devices and methods 0 2006
8,109,895 Intestinal sleeves and associated deployment systems and methods 9 2007
* 2008/0208,355 System and method for anchoring stomach implant 53 2007
8,020,741 Endoscopic stapling devices and methods 12 2008
* 2009/0236,400 ENDOSCOPIC STAPLING DEVICES AND METHODS 43 2008
7,922,062 Endoscopic stapling devices and methods 8 2008
7,913,892 Endoscopic stapling devices and methods 8 2008
7,909,219 Endoscopic stapling devices and methods 8 2008
7,909,222 Endoscopic stapling devices and methods 8 2008
7,909,223 Endoscopic stapling devices and methods 10 2008
7,721,932 Endoscopic stapling devices and methods 19 2008
7,708,181 Endoscopic stapling devices and methods 68 2008
* 2009/0236,396 ENDOSCOPIC STAPLING DEVICES AND METHODS 33 2008
* 2009/0236,390 ENDOSCOPIC STAPLING DEVICES AND METHODS 33 2008
7,833,280 Satiation devices and methods 17 2008
* 2008/0269,797 SATIATION DEVICES AND METHODS 46 2008
* 2009/0030,284 OVERTUBE INTRODUCER FOR USE IN ENDOSCOPIC BARIATRIC SURGERY 27 2008
7,934,631 Multi-fire stapling systems and methods for delivering arrays of staples 90 2008
* 2010/0116,867 MULTI-FIRE STAPLING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING ARRAYS OF STAPLES 25 2008
8,029,455 Satiation pouches and methods of use 26 2009
* 2009/0177,215 SATIATION POUCHES AND METHODS OF USE 46 2009
8,961,539 Endoscopic implant system and method 0 2009
8,568,488 Satiation devices and methods 4 2009
* 2010/0016,988 SATIATION DEVICES AND METHODS 24 2009
8,337,566 Method and apparatus for modifying the exit orifice of a satiation pouch 2 2009
8,241,202 Restrictive and/or obstructive implant for inducing weight loss 2 2010
* 2010/0204,719 RESTRICTIVE AND/OR OBSTRUCTIVE IMPLANT FOR INDUCING WEIGHT LOSS 10 2010
8,469,977 Endoscopic plication device and method 8 2010
9,180,035 Devices and methods for retaining a gastro-esophageal implant 0 2010
8,784,354 Positioning tools and methods for implanting medical devices 0 2011
8,864,008 Endoscopic stapling devices and methods 0 2011
8,747,421 Multi-fire stapling systems and methods for delivering arrays of staples 0 2011
8,992,457 Gastrointestinal implants 0 2011
8,945,167 Gastric space occupier systems and methods of use 0 2011
8,845,753 Satiation devices and methods 1 2013
9,248,038 Methods for retaining a gastro-esophageal implant 0 2014
9,180,036 Methods for implanting medical devices 0 2014
9,138,340 Gastro-esophageal implants 0 2014
 
Q MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL AG (2)
8,523,884 Closing means for hollow organs 0 2006
* 2009/0105,735 Closing Means for Hollow Organs 19 2006
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (2)
* 2008/0255,587 MEDICAL APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME 32 2007
* 2008/0255,678 Medical apparatus and method of making the same 38 2008
 
ATTENUEX TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (26)
6,682,473 Devices and methods for attenuation of pressure waves in the body 59 2000
7,470,228 Method of treating benign hypertrophy of the prostate 25 2003
7,074,178 Treatment of patients with a compressible attenuation device 32 2003
6,988,983 Implantable self-inflating attenuation device 43 2003
6,976,950 Implantable valved pressure attenuation device 38 2003
* 2005/0187,427 Method of treating benign hypertrophy of the prostate 3 2003
* 2003/0236,442 Implantable valved pressure attenuation device 10 2003
* 2003/0229,264 Implantable self-inflating attenuation device 3 2003
6,976,951 High vapor pressure attenuation device 18 2003
7,374,532 High vapor pressure attenuation device 16 2005
7,540,876 Pressure attenuation device 20 2006
* 2007/0156,167 Pressure attenuation device 19 2006
8,298,132 Method of treating benign hypertrophy of the prostate 4 2008
* 2009/0105,527 METHOD OF TREATING BENIGN HYPERTROPHY OF THE PROSTATE 9 2008
8,016,740 Pressure attenuation device 17 2009
* 2009/0240,277 PRESSURE ATTENUATION DEVICE 12 2009
8,574,146 Implant with high vapor pressure medium 3 2009
* 2010/0222,802 IMPLANT WITH HIGH VAPOR PRESSURE MEDIUM 17 2009
8,961,392 Delivery system for inflatable implant 0 2011
8,858,460 Method and system for measuring leak point pressure in a bladder 1 2012
8,894,563 Methods and systems for performing a medical procedure 0 2013
8,721,520 Inflatable implant delivery system and method 3 2013
8,864,649 Methods and systems for performing a medical procedure 0 2013
8,882,653 Methods and systems for performing a medical procedure 0 2013
9,044,209 Method of removing an inflated implant 0 2013
8,992,412 Removal device 0 2014
 
Sensurtec, Inc. (1)
8,963,708 Breach detection in solid structures 0 2012
 
STIMPLANT LTD. (1)
* 2008/0208,240 Implantable Device For Obesity Prevention 66 2006
 
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE (1)
8,192,455 Compressive device for percutaneous treatment of obesity 2 2004
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