US Patent No: 7,729,771

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Nerve stimulation and blocking for treatment of gastrointestinal disorders

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At least one of a plurality of gastrointestinal disorders is treated by stimulating an enteric nervous system of a patient to enhance a functional tone of the enteric nervous system. A treatment includes electrically stimulating a vagus nerve of the patient at a stimulation site proximal to at least one site of vagal innervation of a gastrointestinal organ. The electrical stimulation includes applying a stimulation signal at the stimulation site. An optional proximal electrical blocking signal is applied to the vagus nerve at a proximal blocking site proximal to the stimulation site. The proximal blocking signal is selected to at least partially block nerve impulses at the proximal blocking site.

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ENTEROMEDICS INC.ST PAUL, MN35

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Conrad, Timothy R Eden Prairie, MN 156 3218
Knudson, Mark B Shoreview, MN 210 8491
Tweden, Katherine S Mahtomedi, MN 94 2575
Wilson, Richard R Seattle, WA 89 1560

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EnteroMedics Inc. (10)
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