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 2 311

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7,670,279 Percutaneous gastroplasty 149 2005
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9,345,604 Percutaneous intragastric balloon device and method 0 2005
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8,021,384 Extending intrabody capsule 3 2007
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7,931,580 Methods and devices for percutaneously modifying organs to treat patients 6 2007
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* 2007/0233,170 Extragastric Balloon 86 2007
8,313,423 Hydraulic anal incontinence treatment 14 2007
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* 2008/0306,506 SELF-INFLATING AND DEFLATING INTRAGASTRIC BALLOON IMPLANT DEVICE 18 2007
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* 2010/0234,682 CLOSED LOOP GASTRIC RESTRICTION DEVICES AND METHODS 25 2010
* 2010/0298,631 SATIATION DEVICES AND METHODS 5 2010
* 2010/0312,147 Obesity Treatment Systems 25 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 3 2011
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9,370,656 System, an apparatus, and a method for treating a sexual dysfunctional female patient 0 2014
 
WILSON-COOK MEDICAL INC. (1)
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DISTRICLASS MEDICAL SA (2)
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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (89)
7,033,373 Method and device for use in minimally invasive placement of space-occupying intragastric devices 199 2001
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6,746,460 Intra-gastric fastening devices 295 2002
7,033,384 Stented anchoring of gastric space-occupying devices 155 2002
6,981,978 Methods and devices for maintaining a space occupying device in a relatively fixed location within a stomach 369 2002
* 2004/0044,357 Stented anchoring of gastric space-occupying devices 64 2002
* 2004/0044,353 Methods and devices for maintaining a space occupying device in a relatively fixed location within a stomach 35 2002
7,229,428 Method and device for use in endoscopic organ procedures 90 2002
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7,288,099 Obesity treatment tools and methods 63 2002
* 2003/0120,265 Obesity treatment tools and methods 43 2002
7,288,101 Obesity treatment tools and methods 86 2003
* 2003/0109,892 Obesity treatment tools and methods 85 2003
7,220,237 Method and device for use in endoscopic organ procedures 168 2003
* 2004/0092,974 Method and device for use in endoscopic organ procedures 88 2003
7,214,233 Methods and devices for maintaining a space occupying device in a relatively fixed location within a stomach 106 2003
6,994,715 Intra-gastric fastening devices 143 2003
* 2004/0093,091 Intra-gastric fastening devices 39 2003
7,503,922 Obesity treatment tools and methods 50 2003
7,175,638 Method and devices for modifying the function of a body organ 81 2003
* 2004/0210,243 Method and devices for modifying the function of a body organ 63 2003
7,211,094 Magnetic anchoring devices 54 2003
* 2004/0088,008 Magnetic anchoring devices 33 2003
8,613,749 Obesity treatment tools and methods 1 2003
7,510,559 Obesity treatment tools and methods 38 2003
* 2004/0122,453 Obesity treatment tools and methods 144 2003
* 2004/0122,452 Obesity treatment tools and methods 161 2003
* 2005/0177,176 Single-fold system for tissue approximation and fixation 191 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 110 2004
* 2005/0240,155 Surgically implantable injection port having a centered catheter connection tube 90 2004
* 2005/0101,977 Method and device for use in endoscopic organ procedures 27 2004
* 2006/0106,288 Remote tissue retraction device 89 2004
8,828,025 Methods and devices for reducing hollow organ volume 0 2005
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7,708,684 Methods and devices for reducing hollow organ volume 10 2005
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7,753,870 Systems and methods for treating obesity 50 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 92 2005
7,914,543 Single fold device for tissue fixation 220 2005
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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 20 2005
* 2006/0151,568 Devices and methods for placement of partitions within a hollow body organ 166 2005
7,306,614 Overtube apparatus for insertion into a body 150 2006
* 2006/0142,787 Overtube apparatus for insertion into a body 29 2006
8,092,482 Stented anchoring of gastric space-occupying devices 2 2006
8,007,505 System for tissue approximation and fixation 29 2006
* 2006/0271,076 System for tissue approximation and fixation 54 2006
7,757,924 Single fold system for tissue approximation and fixation 29 2006
* 2007/0112,364 Single fold system for tissue approximation and fixation 29 2006
7,909,838 Obesity treatment tools and methods 13 2007
7,862,574 Obesity treatment tools and methods 17 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 17 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 9 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 5 2007
* 2007/0167,962 Methods and devices for maintaining a space occupying device in a relatively fixed location within a stomach 4 2007
8,257,365 Methods and devices for reducing hollow organ volume 9 2007
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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
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* 2007/0213,740 Obesity treatment tools and methods 19 2007
* 2007/0213,748 Obesity treatment tools and methods 19 2007
8,123,765 Obesity treatment tools and methods 9 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 9 2007
* 2008/0091,078 REMOTE TISSUE RETRACTION DEVICE 13 2007
8,057,384 Methods and devices for reducing hollow organ volume 2 2008
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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
 
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8,226,602 Intragastric balloon system and therapeutic processes and products 18 2007
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8,142,469 Gastric space filler device, delivery system, and related methods 2 2007
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8,845,672 Balloon system and methods for treating obesity 0 2009
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9,174,031 Device and method for deflation and removal of implantable and inflatable devices 0 2010
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8,840,952 Intragastric space fillers and methods of manufacturing including in vitro testing 2 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 7 2010
9,358,143 Retrieval mechanisms for implantable medical devices 0 2010
9,050,174 Deflation and removal of implantable medical devices 2 2010
8,894,568 Normalization and stabilization of balloon surfaces for deflation 2 2010
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9,149,611 Materials and methods for improved intragastric balloon devices 2 2011
9,283,102 Gastric space filler device, delivery system, and related methods 0 2011
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RESHAPE MEDICAL CORPORATION (4)
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8,449,560 Devices and methods for placement of partitions within a hollow body organ 10 2006
 
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* 2008/0294,179 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR STOMACH PARTITIONING 123 2008
* 2009/0024,143 ENDOSCOPIC IMPLANT SYSTEM AND METHOD 44 2008
* 2009/0125,040 TISSUE ACQUISITION DEVICES AND METHODS 41 2008
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* 2010/0276,469 PLICATION TAGGING DEVICE AND METHOD 4 2009
 
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8,821,521 Gastro-intestinal device and method for treating addiction 0 2007
* 2007/0178,160 Gastro-intestinal device and method for treating addiction 26 2007
8,888,797 Device for intermittently obstructing a gastric opening and method of use 0 2008
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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
* 2009/0182,358 DEVICE FOR INTERMITTENTLY OBSTRUCTING A GASTRIC OPENING AND METHOD OF USE 7 2009
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8,070,768 Devices and methods for treatment of obesity 21 2006
8,398,668 Devices and methods for treatment of obesity 0 2007
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8,360,069 Devices and methods for treatment of obesity 0 2008
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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
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8,460,321 Devices, tools and methods for performing minimally invasive abdominal surgical procedures 0 2011
* 2011/0152,890 Devices, Tools and Methods for Performing Minimally Invasive Abdominal Surgical Procedures 2 2011
8,382,775 Methods, instruments and devices for extragastric reduction of stomach volume 13 2012
9,314,362 Methods, instruments and devices for extragastric reduction of stomach volume 0 2012
9,155,528 Methods, instruments and devices for extragastic reduction of stomach volume 0 2013
 
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* 6,454,699 Food intake restriction with controlled wireless energy supply 193 2000
* 6,450,946 Food intake restriction with wireless energy transfer 256 2000
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7,931,582 Controlled impotence treatment 19 2001
7,666,132 Anal incontinence disease treatment with controlled wireless energy supply 33 2002
7,235,044 Hydraulic anal incontinence treatment 37 2002
* 2003/0092,962 Anal incontinence disease treatment with controlled wireless energy supply 73 2002
* 2003/0045,775 Hydraulic anal incontinence treatment 27 2002
8,096,938 Controlled anal incontinence disease treatment 18 2002
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8,678,997 Male impotence prosthesis apparatus with wireless energy supply 3 2006
* 2007/0015,959 Male impotence prosthesis apparatus with wireless energy supply 26 2006
8,126,558 Controlled penile prosthesis 21 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 14 2008
8,764,627 Penile prosthesis 1 2008
8,096,939 Urinary incontinence treatment with wireless energy supply 18 2009
8,556,796 Controlled urinary incontinence treatment 0 2010
* 2010/0145,139 CONTROLLED URINARY INCONTINENCE TREATMENT 27 2010
8,545,384 Anal incontinence disease treatment with controlled wireless energy supply 0 2010
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8,290,594 Impotence treatment apparatus with energy transforming means 14 2010
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POLYMORFIX, INC. (1)
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8,961,448 Implantable drainage device 1 2009
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9,060,771 Method and instrument for treating obesity 0 2009
8,636,809 Device for treating obesity 0 2009
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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 2 2009
9,072,907 Heart help device, system, and method 0 2009
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6,976,950 Implantable valved pressure attenuation device 42 2003
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6,976,951 High vapor pressure attenuation device 18 2003
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7,374,532 High vapor pressure attenuation device 16 2005
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8,298,132 Method of treating benign hypertrophy of the prostate 4 2008
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8,016,740 Pressure attenuation device 18 2009
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8,574,146 Implant with high vapor pressure medium 3 2009
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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
 
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7,815,589 Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract 44 2004
7,476,256 Intestinal sleeve 71 2004
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7,267,694 Bariatric sleeve 82 2004
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7,815,591 Atraumatic gastrointestinal anchor 13 2005
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7,771,382 Resistive anti-obesity devices 29 2006
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7,682,330 Intestinal sleeve 42 2006
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8,920,358 Resistive anti-obesity devices 0 2010
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8,870,806 Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve 3 2011
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8,702,642 External anchoring configurations for modular gastrointestinal prostheses 3 2012
9,173,760 Delivery devices and methods for gastrointestinal implants 0 2012
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7,066,945 Intragastric device for treating obesity 69 2002
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8,216,268 Intragastric bag for treating obesity 1 2006
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8,292,911 Intragastric device 9 2011
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8,992,457 Gastrointestinal implants 1 2011
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9,248,038 Methods for retaining a gastro-esophageal implant 0 2014
9,180,036 Methods for implanting medical devices 0 2014
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