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8876762 Nasogastric and orogastric feeding devices, system comprising them, methods and uses thereof  
The present invention relates to the field of medical devices. Specifically, the invention relates to an enteral feeding device comprising expandable means which prevents or significantly reduces...
8702642 External anchoring configurations for modular gastrointestinal prostheses  
Components may be used separately or in combination to create anchoring systems for intra-luminal implants for the treatment of metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes. Various systems...
8597224 Intragastric implant devices  
An intragastric anchor implant device is provided with a substantially rigid member having proximal and distal ends and atraumatic tips or features disposed near the proximal and distal ends. The...
8517915 Remotely adjustable gastric banding system  
An implantable system comprises a housing that includes a flexible reservoir. The flexible reservoir is coupled to an inflatable portion of a gastric band via a fluid inlet/outlet. The flexible...
8485964 Gastric band with supply tube check valve  
A balloon-type gastric band includes a balloon shaped and dimensioned to circumscribe the stomach at a predetermined location. The balloon includes a longitudinally extending body. A supply tube...
8425401 Gastric inflation band with integrated infusion catheter  
An inflatable gastric band incorporates a fluid channel within an outer surface of the band and an inflatable bladder on a stomach-facing side of the band. The gastric band attaches to a double...
8357080 Tissue contrasting gastric band  
A balloon-type gastric band that includes a balloon and a belt secured to the balloon. The balloon includes a mechanism for contrasting the balloon from surrounding tissue when placed within a...
8317676 Gastric band with contrasting supply tube  
A balloon-type gastric band includes a balloon shaped and dimensioned to circumscribe a stomach at a predetermined location. A supply tube is secured to the balloon for fluid communication with an...
8303483 Adaptive device and adaptive method for automatically adapting the stomach opening of a patient  
In an adaptive device and an adaptive method for adapting the stomach opening of a patient, a gastric band having a non-elastic back part on the exterior and a first expandable chamber on the...
8298133 Gastric band composed of different hardness materials  
A gastric band has a balloon shaped and dimensioned to circumscribe the stomach at a predetermined location and a belt extending about the balloon. Further, a linking layer is positioned between...
8182459 Devices and methods for endolumenal gastrointestinal bypass  
The present invention provides devices and methods for attachment of an endolumenal gastrointestinal device, such as an artificial stoma device, a gastrointestinal bypass sleeve or other...
8114010 Gastric restrictor assembly and method of use  
A gastric restrictor assembly for positioning within the digestive tract, e.g., stomach, of a patient to treat obesity is disclosed. The gastric restrictor assembly includes an attachment...
7963907 Closed loop gastric restriction devices and methods  
In some embodiments, methods to sense parameters associated with restriction procedures and/or devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, the parameters are sensed directly from the region of the...
7945323 Treatment of obesity and/or type II diabetes by stimulation of the pituitary gland  
Methods of treating obesity and/or type II diabetes include applying at least one stimulus to the pituitary gland of a patient with an implanted stimulator in accordance with one or more...
7909754 Non-invasive measurement of fluid pressure in an adjustable gastric band  
A food intake restriction device for forming a restriction in a patient's gastro-intestinal tract and non-invasively communicating pressure data regarding the restriction to an external monitor....
7883525 Intragastric catheter  
An intragastric catheter provides satiety due to its presence in the stomach cavity. Efficacy is improved by the tactile sensation provided by a plurality of fingers that extend from the device....
7824422 Adjustable gastroplastry ring comprising a grip tab  
The invention relates to a gastroplasty ring formed by a flexible band (2) which comprises a first end part (5) and a second end part (6) and which is intended to be closed around the stomach...
7775966 Non-invasive pressure measurement in a fluid adjustable restrictive device  
An implantable restriction device is configured to provide a restriction in a patient as a function of the pressure of fluid. The implantable restriction device includes one or more pressure...
7775967 Closed loop gastric restriction devices and methods  
In some embodiments, methods to sense parameters associated with restriction procedures and/or devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, the parameters are sensed directly from the region of the...
7457668 Method and device for remote and nonconnected implementation of an implant and implant implemented by said device  
A method for remote and nonconnected interaction between an implant having an electrical motor and a transmitter/receiver inverter having an induction source having/connected to a power source for...
7326207 Surgical weight control device  
This invention provides a method and system for the curative treatment of obesity. A first aspect of this invention is that it enables identification of the nerves responsible for the relaxation...
7291160 Intragastric catheter  
An intragastric catheter provides satiety due to its presence in the stomach cavity. Efficacy is improved by the tactile sensation provided by a plurality of fingers that extend from the device....
7223277 Method of inducing satiety  
An intragastric catheter provides a method of inducing satiety due to its presence in the stomach cavity. Efficacy is improved by the tactile sensation provided by a plurality of fingers that...
7144400 Gastric band introduction device  
A surgical tool for safely introducing a gastric band into a patient's abdomen is provided. The instrument includes an inner rod slidably and coaxially disposed within a support tube. The inner...
7121283 Satiation devices and methods  
A device for inducing weight loss in a patient includes a tubular prosthesis self-expandable from a collapsed position in which the prosthesis has a first diameter to an expanded position in which...
6916326 Gastroplasty ring that can be loosened  
A gastroplasty ring having a single control is provided and includes a flexible strip with two ends for being closed around the stomach by a closure system so as to reduce the diameter of the...
6763837 Arrangement for mounting a counter-pressure plate for a shaft-like surgical suturing device  
In arrangement for supporting a counter pressure plate of a shaft-like surgical clamp suturing instrument for establishing a circular seam, a shaft-like clamp suturing instrument having at its...
5938669 Adjustable gastric banding device for contracting a patient's stomach  
An adjustable gastric banding device is used for contracting a patient's stomach in order to fight obesity. A gastric band (1) of a known type, implanted around the stomach and including a cavity...
5868141 Endoscopic stomach insert for treating obesity and method for use  
An endoscopic stomach insert for treating obesity in humans by reducing the desire for eating, comprising a base-sized for passing through a human mouth and esophagus; a plurality of flexible...
5449368 Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding device and method for implantation and removal thereof  
An adjustable gastric banding device for regulating the size of a stoma opening in the stomach of a patient includes an elongate band portion that encircles the stomach so as to limit the food...
5306300 Tubular digestive screen  
A tubular digestive screen for use in controlling the caloric intake of persons having morbid obesity is disclosed. The screen is made up of a thin-walled membrane-like tube, which has a firm ring...
5299356 Diet eating utensil  
The invention relates to an eating utensil for counting the number of bites the user consumes in accordance with a specific diet plan regulating the fat intake by the user. The eating utensil has...
5259399 Device and method of causing weight loss using removable variable volume intragastric bladder  
A method and apparatus for causing weight loss in obese humans by occupying a segment of the stomach volume using a variable volume bladder filled with fluid. The bladder is inserted into the...
5246456 Fenestrated gastric pouch  
A human stomach-shaped pouch is provided including a closed fundus and an open antrum as well as major and minor curvatures extending between the fundus and the antrum. The minor curvature...
5234454 Percutaneous intragastric balloon catheter and method for controlling body weight therewith  
A method for controlling the body weight of a patient employs a percutaneous intragastric balloon catheter (10). The method comprises the first steps of inserting a percutaneous intragastric...
5160338 Device for removing implantable articles  
A device facilitating remote removal of an article implanted beneath the skin. In one embodiment, the implantable article comprises a band which is operatively placed to encircle an organ such as...
5152770 Implantable device for occluding a duct in the body of a living being  
An implantable device for occluding a body duct, especially a blood vessel. The device includes a flexible, elongate plate to be fixed around the duct, a plurality of communicating bulbs which are...
5129915 Intragastric balloon  
A balloon intended to be swallowed and to occupy a given volume of the stomach in the presence of other balloons of the same type in order to permit a weight reduction of an individual is made up...
5084061 Intragastric balloon with improved valve locating means  
An intragastric balloon has an ellipsoid or like configuration so that the balloon implanted in the stomach tends to rotate or rock only about one axis when a surgeon attempts to manipulate the...
5074868 Reversible stoma-adjustable gastric band  
A reversible gastric banding device for creating a stoma opening in the stomach for restricting food intake into the lower digestive portion of the stomach. The band is operatively placed to...
5052410 Device for controlling eating and smoking habits  
Apparatus for reducing the craving for food and tobacco smoke including a flexible resilient member having a central portion with an intermediate portion inclined upwardly received between the...
4975682 Meal minder device  
The invention comprises a signalling device for reminding a person to follow certain eating habits. The device acts to sound an alarm at certain timed intervals in conjunction with the placement...
4930535 Folding leaf valve and method of making  
A leaf valve folds upon itself to provide positive sealing of a pressurized chamber under a variety of pressure conditions. In particular, the valve stem folds to effectively close the lumen and...
4914819 Eating utensil for indicating when food may be eaten therewith and a method for using the utensil  
A dietary control eating utensil is disclosed for indicating when food can be eaten therewith. The handle of the utensil includes a gravity-powered timing device. The device includes an elongated...
4908011 Method and device for performing a puncturing work on an inflated balloon-like object implanted in a patient  
An inflated balloon (5) implanted in a patient (3) is provided with a high-frequency receiver system (7) wherein an electric current is induced upon the generation of a high-frequency,...
4899747 Method and appartus for treating obesity  
A stomach insert for treating obesity in humans by reducing the stomach volume comprises a flexible, free floating and unattached, inflatable balloon, the balloon being inflatable to a volume...
4883072 Mouth appliance for assisting in weight control  
A disposable appliance for inhibiting the intake of food is disclosed. The appliance comprises first and second spaced pressure sensitive adhesive pads applied to the cheeks of a user at the...
4844068 Bariatric surgical instrument  
A surgical instrument useful for forming a buttonhole through the stomach walls in gastroplastic surgery has a forceps handle, a hinge, and two jaws. The jaws form an aperture proximal the hinge...
4825881 Appliance for assisting in weight control  
An appliance for inhibiting the intake of food is disclosed. The appliance comprises first and second spaced adhesive strips applied above and below the upper and lower lips of a user and...
4803985 Gastroplasty method  
In a procedure for control of obesity, a clamp is placed across the stomach in a manner to partition the stomach into proximal and distal chambers with a restricted flow passage therebetween. An...

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