US Patent No: 6,981,978

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Methods and devices for maintaining a space occupying device in a relatively fixed location within a stomach

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Methods and devices for maintaining a space-occupying device in a fixed relationship relative to a patient's stomach by manipulation of the stomach. In one variation, two or more regions of the stomach wall are brought into appromixation with one another and secured together in a manner that secures a space-occupying device within the stomach of the patient. In another variation, two or more regions of the stomach wall are wrapped around a space-occupying device to maintain the position of the space-occupying device relative to the stomach wall. In another variation, a system having a space-occupying member and a locking member capable holding the space-occupying member against the inner wall of the stomach are provided. In a further variation, a pouch is created within the stomach that receives and retains a space-occupying device.

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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1783

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Gannoe, James Redwood City, CA 29 1113

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