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 6 Rollingwood Dr., New City, NY 10956 2 262

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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (52)
7,033,373 Method and device for use in minimally invasive placement of space-occupying intragastric devices 156 2001
6,746,460 Intra-gastric fastening devices 238 2002
7,033,384 Stented anchoring of gastric space-occupying devices 115 2002
6,981,978 Methods and devices for maintaining a space occupying device in a relatively fixed location within a stomach 222 2002
7,229,428 Method and device for use in endoscopic organ procedures 61 2002
7,288,099 Obesity treatment tools and methods 47 2002
7,288,101 Obesity treatment tools and methods 59 2003
7,220,237 Method and device for use in endoscopic organ procedures 117 2003
7,214,233 Methods and devices for maintaining a space occupying device in a relatively fixed location within a stomach 59 2003
6,994,715 Intra-gastric fastening devices 109 2003
7,503,922 Obesity treatment tools and methods 26 2003
7,175,638 Method and devices for modifying the function of a body organ 56 2003
7,211,094 Magnetic anchoring devices 32 2003
8,613,749 Obesity treatment tools and methods 0 2003
7,510,559 Obesity treatment tools and methods 22 2003
8,628,547 Devices and methods for placement of partitions within a hollow body organ 0 2004
8,828,025 Methods and devices for reducing hollow organ volume 0 2005
7,708,684 Methods and devices for reducing hollow organ volume 6 2005
7,753,870 Systems and methods for treating obesity 24 2005
7,753,928 Method and device for use in minimally invasive placement of intragastric devices 5 2005
7,914,543 Single fold device for tissue fixation 95 2005
8,062,207 Intra-gastric fastening devices 0 2005
8,252,009 Devices and methods for placement of partitions within a hollow body organ 5 2005
7,306,614 Overtube apparatus for insertion into a body 95 2006
8,092,482 Stented anchoring of gastric space-occupying devices 0 2006
8,007,505 System for tissue approximation and fixation 8 2006
7,757,924 Single fold system for tissue approximation and fixation 8 2006
7,909,838 Obesity treatment tools and methods 10 2007
7,862,574 Obesity treatment tools and methods 11 2007
8,083,756 Methods and devices for maintaining a space occupying device in a relatively fixed location within a stomach 0 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 0 2007
7,789,848 Method and device for use in endoscopic organ procedures 13 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 1 2007
8,075,577 Obesity treatment tools and methods 1 2007
7,947,055 Methods and devices for maintaining a space occupying device in a relatively fixed location within a stomach 2 2007
8,257,365 Methods and devices for reducing hollow organ volume 2 2007
8,137,366 Obesity treatment tools and methods 2 2007
8,137,367 Obesity treatment tools and methods 1 2007
8,080,022 Obesity treatment tools and methods 2 2007
8,080,025 Obesity treatment tools and methods 2 2007
8,123,765 Obesity treatment tools and methods 4 2007
8,784,306 Remote tissue retraction device 0 2007
8,403,838 Remote tissue retraction device 2 2007
8,403,839 Remote tissue retraction device 3 2007
8,092,378 Remote tissue retraction device 1 2007
8,057,384 Methods and devices for reducing hollow organ volume 2 2008
8,795,166 Remote tissue retraction device 0 2010
8,419,755 Obesity treatment tools and methods 2 2011
8,801,650 Method and device for use in endoscopic organ procedures 0 2012
8,794,243 Obesity treatment tools and methods 0 2013
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (31)
6,845,776 Satiation devices and methods 165 2002
7,146,984 Method and apparatus for modifying the exit orifice of a satiation pouch 125 2003
7,111,627 Satiation devices and methods 52 2003
7,981,162 Satiation devices and methods 3 2004
7,121,283 Satiation devices and methods 96 2004
7,354,454 Satiation devices and methods 94 2004
8,784,500 Devices and methods for retaining a gastro-esophageal implant 0 2004
7,717,843 Restrictive and/or obstructive implant for inducing weight loss 11 2005
7,628,821 Obesity treatment method 19 2005
8,206,456 Restrictive and/or obstructive implant system for inducing weight loss 0 2006
7,892,292 Positioning tools and methods for implanting medical devices 19 2006
8,109,895 Intestinal sleeves and associated deployment systems and methods 2 2007
8,020,741 Endoscopic stapling devices and methods 4 2008
7,922,062 Endoscopic stapling devices and methods 4 2008
7,913,892 Endoscopic stapling devices and methods 4 2008
7,909,219 Endoscopic stapling devices and methods 4 2008
7,909,222 Endoscopic stapling devices and methods 4 2008
7,909,223 Endoscopic stapling devices and methods 6 2008
7,721,932 Endoscopic stapling devices and methods 10 2008
7,708,181 Endoscopic stapling devices and methods 14 2008
7,833,280 Satiation devices and methods 8 2008
7,934,631 Multi-fire stapling systems and methods for delivering arrays of staples 31 2008
8,029,455 Satiation pouches and methods of use 9 2009
8,568,488 Satiation devices and methods 1 2009
8,337,566 Method and apparatus for modifying the exit orifice of a satiation pouch 0 2009
8,241,202 Restrictive and/or obstructive implant for inducing weight loss 0 2010
8,469,977 Endoscopic plication device and method 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
8,845,753 Satiation devices and methods 0 2013
 
GI Dynamics, Inc. (27)
7,815,589 Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract 12 2004
7,476,256 Intestinal sleeve 43 2004
7,267,694 Bariatric sleeve 60 2004
7,766,973 Eversion resistant sleeves 7 2005
7,815,591 Atraumatic gastrointestinal anchor 5 2005
7,608,114 Bariatric sleeve 29 2005
7,771,382 Resistive anti-obesity devices 10 2006
7,682,330 Intestinal sleeve 18 2006
7,766,861 Anti-obesity devices 21 2006
8,486,153 Anti-obesity devices 4 2006
7,819,836 Resistive anti-obesity devices 18 2007
7,935,073 Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve 7 2007
7,758,535 Bariatric sleeve delivery devices 11 2007
8,057,420 Gastrointestinal implant with drawstring 3 2007
8,801,647 Use of a gastrointestinal sleeve to treat bariatric surgery fistulas and leaks 0 2008
8,162,871 Bariatric sleeve 4 2009
8,137,301 Bariatric sleeve 4 2009
7,981,163 Intestinal sleeve 10 2010
8,096,966 Eversion resistant sleeves 1 2010
8,303,669 Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract 5 2010
8,870,806 Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve 0 2011
8,425,451 Gastrointestinal anchor compliance 0 2011
8,834,405 Intestinal sleeve 0 2011
8,771,219 Gastrointestinal implant with drawstring 0 2011
8,882,698 Anti-obesity devices 0 2012
8,668,662 Anti-obesity devices 0 2012
8,628,583 Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract 2 2012
 
OBTECH MEDICAL AG (20)
* 6,454,701 Heartburn and reflux disease treatment apparatus with energy transfer device 84 2000
* 6,463,935 Controlled heartburn and reflux disease treatment 90 2000
* 6,461,293 Controlled food intake restriction 127 2000
* 6,454,699 Food intake restriction with controlled wireless energy supply 153 2000
* 6,450,946 Food intake restriction with wireless energy transfer 189 2000
* 6,482,145 Hydraulic anal incontinence treatment 70 2000
7,931,582 Controlled impotence treatment 13 2001
7,666,132 Anal incontinence disease treatment with controlled wireless energy supply 26 2002
7,235,044 Hydraulic anal incontinence treatment 28 2002
8,096,938 Controlled anal incontinence disease treatment 13 2002
8,678,997 Male impotence prosthesis apparatus with wireless energy supply 0 2006
8,126,558 Controlled penile prosthesis 14 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 11 2008
8,764,627 Penile prosthesis 0 2008
8,096,939 Urinary incontinence treatment with wireless energy supply 13 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 11 2010
 
ATTENUEX TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (16)
6,682,473 Devices and methods for attenuation of pressure waves in the body 41 2000
7,470,228 Method of treating benign hypertrophy of the prostate 19 2003
7,074,178 Treatment of patients with a compressible attenuation device 20 2003
6,988,983 Implantable self-inflating attenuation device 32 2003
6,976,950 Implantable valved pressure attenuation device 26 2003
6,976,951 High vapor pressure attenuation device 13 2003
7,374,532 High vapor pressure attenuation device 12 2005
7,540,876 Pressure attenuation device 12 2006
8,298,132 Method of treating benign hypertrophy of the prostate 1 2008
8,016,740 Pressure attenuation device 10 2009
8,574,146 Implant with high vapor pressure medium 0 2009
8,858,460 Method and system for measuring leak point pressure in a bladder 0 2012
8,894,563 Methods and systems for performing a medical procedure 0 2013
8,721,520 Inflatable implant delivery system and method 2 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
 
VIBRYNT, INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION (11)
8,070,768 Devices and methods for treatment of obesity 12 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
8,356,605 Devices and methods for treatment of obesity 0 2008
8,353,925 Devices and methods for treatment of obesity 0 2008
8,001,974 Devices and methods for treatment of obesity 4 2008
8,360,069 Devices and methods for treatment of obesity 0 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 2 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 2 2012
 
AXEL BLOMBERG (9)
* 6,454,700 Heartburn and reflux disease treatment apparatus with wireless energy supply 93 2000
* 6,503,189 Controlled anal incontinence disease treatment 66 2000
* 6,470,892 Mechanical heartburn and reflux treatment 161 2000
* 6,471,635 Anal incontinence disease treatment with controlled wireless energy supply 73 2000
* 6,461,292 Anal incontinence treatment with wireless energy supply 104 2000
* 6,454,698 Anal incontinence treatment with energy transfer device 72 2000
* 6,450,173 Heartburn and reflux disease treatment with controlled wireless energy supply 94 2000
* 6,464,628 Mechanical anal incontinence 103 2000
* 6,453,907 Food intake restriction with energy transfer device 133 2000
 
BARONOVA, INC. (7)
8,048,169 Pyloric valve obstructing devices and methods 7 2004
8,821,521 Gastro-intestinal device and method for treating addiction 0 2007
8,888,797 Device for intermittently obstructing a gastric opening and method of use 0 2008
8,663,338 Pyloric valve obstructing devices and methods 0 2009
8,657,885 Pyloric valve obstructing devices and methods 0 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
 
FORSELL, PETER (7)
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
8,636,809 Device for treating obesity 0 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 0 2009
8,696,745 Heart help device, system, and method 0 2009
8,509,894 Heart help device, system, and method 1 2009
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (6)
7,066,945 Intragastric device for treating obesity 45 2002
7,967,818 Cautery catheter 0 2006
8,216,268 Intragastric bag for treating obesity 0 2006
8,007,507 Intragastric bag apparatus and method of delivery for treating obesity 0 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
 
RESHAPE MEDICAL, INC. (6)
8,142,469 Gastric space filler device, delivery system, and related methods 0 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
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
8,894,568 Normalization and stabilization of balloon surfaces for deflation 0 2010
 
OBALON THERAPEUTICS, INC. (5)
8,162,969 Intragastric device 6 2009
8,740,927 Intragastric device 0 2011
8,647,358 Intragastric device 0 2011
8,292,911 Intragastric device 3 2011
8,845,674 Intragastric device 0 2012
 
TULIP MEDICAL LTD. (5)
7,699,863 Bioerodible self-deployable intragastric implants 20 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 3 2010
 
MetaModix, Inc. (4)
8,211,186 Modular gastrointestinal prostheses 4 2010
8,282,598 External anchoring configurations for modular gastrointestinal prostheses 4 2010
8,702,641 Gastrointestinal prostheses having partial bypass configurations 0 2011
8,702,642 External anchoring configurations for modular gastrointestinal prostheses 0 2012
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (3)
8,388,632 Tissue capturing and suturing device and method 0 2008
8,152,821 Endoscopic tissue apposition device with multiple suction ports 6 2008
8,551,120 Tissue capturing and suturing device and method 0 2012
 
GERTNER, MICHAEL (3)
7,946,976 Methods and devices for the surgical creation of satiety and biofeedback pathways 2 2005
* 8,070,673 Devices and methods to treat a patient 0 2006
7,963,907 Closed loop gastric restriction devices and methods 1 2010
 
CASCADE OPHTHALMICS, INC. (2)
8,025,064 Methods for attenuating pressure waves in a patient's eye 7 2007
7,691,051 Attenuation device for treating glaucoma 9 2007
 
FULFILLIUM, INC. (2)
8,066,780 Methods for gastric volume control 2 2005
8,070,807 Wireless breach detection 0 2005
 
Akron City Hospital (1)
* 5,234,454 Percutaneous intragastric balloon catheter and method for controlling body weight therewith 282 1991
 
APOLLO ENDOSURGERY, INC. (1)
6,503,264 Endoscopic device for removing an intragastric balloon 46 2000
 
AXEI BLOMBERG (1)
* 6,475,136 Hydraulic heartburn and reflux treatment 176 2000
 
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE (1)
8,192,455 Compressive device for percutaneous treatment of obesity 0 2004
 
DAVOL, INC. (1)
8,172,857 Endoscopic tissue apposition device and method of use 3 2005
 
DISTRICLASS MEDICAL SA (1)
7,172,613 Intragastric device for treating morbid obesity 28 2001
 
ETHICON, INC. (1)
8,449,560 Devices and methods for placement of partitions within a hollow body organ 0 2006
 
GIDYNAMICS, INC. (1)
7,976,488 Gastrointestinal anchor compliance 5 2005
 
MENTOR CORPORATION (1)
* 4,592,339 Gastric banding device 358 1985
 
PHAGIA TECHNOLOGY (1)
6,981,980 Self-inflating intragastric volume-occupying device 49 2003
 
Q MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL AG (1)
8,523,884 Closing means for hollow organs 0 2006
 
RADI MEDICAL SYSTEMS AB (1)
* 5,542,427 Device for sterile packaging of medical equipment 12 1994
 
RESHAPE MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
8,226,602 Intragastric balloon system and therapeutic processes and products 2 2007
 
ROCKEY, ELAINE D., INDIVIDUALLY (1)
* 4,501,264 Medical sleeve 216 1980
 
Sharp Corporation (1)
8,454,503 Remote tissue retraction device 2 2005
 
Vibsynt, Inc. (1)
8,187,297 Devices and methods for treatment of obesity 6 2007
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (17)
* 4,416,267 Method and apparatus for treating obesity 277 1981
* 4,458,681 Stomach clamp for and method of proximal gastric partitioning 87 1982
* 4,899,747 Method and appartus for treating obesity 229 1983
* 4,803,985 Gastroplasty method 96 1986
* 5,259,399 Device and method of causing weight loss using removable variable volume intragastric bladder 215 1992
* 5,993,473 Expandable body device for the gastric cavity and method 184 1997
6,454,785 Percutaneous intragastric balloon catheter for the treatment of obesity 193 2001
7,255,675 Devices and methods to treat a patient 123 2004
7,670,279 Percutaneous gastroplasty 74 2005
7,490,602 Stomach belt for weight loss 7 2005
* 7,988,617 Extragastric minimally invasive methods and devices to treat obesity 11 2006
8,021,384 Extending intrabody capsule 0 2007
7,931,580 Methods and devices for percutaneously modifying organs to treat patients 1 2007
8,313,423 Hydraulic anal incontinence treatment 11 2007
* 7,841,978 Methods and devices for to treatment of obesity 28 2007
* 7,938,769 Compressive device for percutaneous treatment of obesity 1 2008
8,357,174 Single fold device for tissue fixation 0 2011
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