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, MN38

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Conrad, Timothy R Eden Prairie, US 94 3982
Knudson, Mark B Shoreview, US 143 10112
Tweden, Katherine S Mahtomedi, US 65 3220
Wilson, Richard R Arden Hills, US 57 2228

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ENTEROMEDICS, INC. (14)
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* 2005/0038,484 Controlled vagal blockage therapy 160 2004
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