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9011365 Adjustable gastrointestinal bifurcation (AGB) for reduced absorption of unhealthy food  
This invention is a device and method for adjustably and reversibly reducing nutrient absorption from food passing through a person's gastrointestinal tract using an Adjustable Gastrointestinal...
9011477 Intragastric device  
Devices and methods for treating obesity are provided. More particularly, intragastric devices and methods of fabricating, deploying, inflating, monitoring, and retrieving the same are provided.
8999002 Devices and methods for altering eating behaviour  
A device for modifying an eating behavior of a subject is provided. The device includes a device body which is attachable to GI tract tissue of a subject and functions in altering an eating...
8992457 Gastrointestinal implants  
A device for inducing weight loss in a patient includes a tubular prosthesis positionable at the gastro-esophageal junction region, preferably below the z-line. In a method for inducing weight...
8992561 Intragastric device  
Devices and methods for treating obesity are provided. More particularly, intragastric devices and methods of fabricating, deploying, inflating, monitoring, and retrieving the same are provided.
8992629 Methods and instruments for treating GERD and hiatal hernia  
The invention relates to an intraluminar method of treating a reflux disease in a patient by implanting a device comprising an movement restriction device that, when implanted in a patient, fills...
8974483 Methods and devices for deploying and releasing a temporary implant within the body  
Methods, devices and systems for delivering a device assembly into a gastric or other space within the body, allowing the device to expand to occupy volume within the gastric space and, after an...
8968191 Expandable access assembly including an internal thread mechanism  
An access assembly is provided. The access assembly includes a tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end, the tubular member including a threading extending at least a portion of an...
8968177 Method for treating morbid obesity  
A method for treating morbid obesity in a body of a mammal having a gastrointestinal tract extending through a stomach and a pyloric sphincter and a wall forming the stomach and pyloric sphincter....
8961616 Medical implant  
A medical implant is disclosed, said implant having a flexible hollow body (1) which can be implanted inside the stomach (8) of a patient and which has a first tube-like end section (2) and a...
8956419 Open lumen stent  
A stent according to an embodiment of the invention includes an elongate body having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The elongate body defines a lumen and an opening in...
8951302 Biomimetic vascular network and devices using the same  
The invention provides method of fabricating a scaffold comprising a fluidic network, including the steps of: (a) generating an initial vascular layer for enclosing the chamber and providing fluid...
8926592 Wound cleansing apparatus with heat  
An apparatus for cleansing and promoting tissue growth in wounds, in which irrigant fluid optionally containing cell nutrients and/or other physiologically active material from a reservoir...
8920514 Systems and methods for introducing and applying a bandage structure within a body lumen or hollow body organ  
Systems and methods provide intraluminal delivery of a bandage structure within a body lumen or hollow body organ, e.g., for treating an injured gastrointestinal tract or an esophageal hemorrhage...
8911393 Obesity treatment and device  
A method and apparatus are disclosed for treating obesity includes an artificial fistula created between gastrointestinal organs such as between the stomach and the colon. The method includes...
8882698 Anti-obesity devices  
Method and apparatus for limiting absorption of food products in specific parts of the digestive system is presented. A gastrointestinal implant device is anchored in the pyloric portion of the...
8870806 Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve  
Method and apparatus for limiting absorption of food products in specific parts of the digestive system is presented. A gastrointestinal implant device is anchored in the stomach and extends...
8870907 Methods and devices for deploying and releasing a temporary implant within the body  
Methods, devices and systems for delivering a device assembly into a gastric or other space within the body, allowing the device to expand to occupy volume within the gastric space and, after an...
8870808 Pyloric valve devices and methods  
A pyloric valve is provided for inhibiting the flow of chyme through the pyloric region of the gastrointestinal tract. The pyloric valve includes a blocking portion having at least one...
8864840 Intragastric implants with collapsible frames  
Transoral obesity treatment devices and related methods for operation thereof are described which occupy space within a stomach and/or stimulate the stomach wall. The transoral obesity treatment...
8852170 Auxiliary powered negative pressure wound therapy apparatuses and methods  
A negative pressure wound therapy apparatus that can include a wound dressing, a fluid collection device, a vacuum pump comprising a pump motor, and tubing can be powered by auxiliary power...
8845753 Satiation devices and methods  
A satiation device is described which includes a sheath or liner extending from the proximal or middle stomach to the distal antrum. Food ingested by the patient passes through the sheath or...
8840678 Drug-eluting bioabsorbable renal artery stent for renal cancer and inflammatory disorders  
Methods of treating renal cancers and other kidney-related inflammatory disorders with a bioabsorbable polymer scaffold (such as a stent) are described. The treatments are provided as alternative...
8828090 Liner for tubular body portion and apparatus and methods for application thereof  
A tubular body portion lining assembly adapted for insertion into a tubular body portion of a patient including a flexible tubular liner, liner placing functionality adapted to place at least a...
8827983 Sensor with electrical contact protection for use in fluid collection canister and negative pressure wound therapy systems including same  
A sensor for use in a canister for fluid collection, the canister having a canister top and defining a fluid collection chamber. The sensor includes a first electrode and a second electrode. The...
8821584 Device for intermittently obstructing a gastric opening and method of use  
The present invention relates to a device for intermittently obstructing a bodily opening, such as a gastric opening, and includes a proximal member connected to a distal member by a tether. The...
8821521 Gastro-intestinal device and method for treating addiction  
A device and a method for treating a medical condition include a reversible member disposed in a patient's gastro-intestinal tract, and a dispensing member coupled to the reversible member that...
8821429 Intragastric implant devices  
An intragastric implant comprises an anchor and a therapeutic device or a diagnostic device. The anchor is adapted to extend between the fundus and the pyloric valve of a stomach, to be retained...
8814898 Methods and devices for deploying and releasing a temporary implant within the body  
Methods, devices and systems for delivering a device assembly into a gastric or other space within the body, allowing the device to expand to occupy volume within the gastric space and, after an...
8801650 Method and device for use in endoscopic organ procedures  
Methods and devices for use in tissue approximation and fixation are described herein. The present invention provides, in part, methods and devices for acquiring tissue folds in a circumferential...
8790290 Gastric restrictor assembly and method of use  
A gastric restrictor assembly is provided. The assembly includes a housing defining a throughbore and having a base portion, a waist portion and head portion. The assembly also includes a pin...
8784500 Devices and methods for retaining a gastro-esophageal implant  
Various methods and devices are described for retaining a medical implant within a body cavity. According to one aspect, at least a portion (16) of a medical implant is positioned within a body...
8784354 Positioning tools and methods for implanting medical devices  
Described herein is a positioning tool having an elongate portion for carrying a medical implant. Also described is a method of positioning a medical implant using an elongate positioning tool....
8771219 Gastrointestinal implant with drawstring  
A gastrointestinal implant device includes a flexible, floppy sleeve, open at both ends, that extends into the duodenum. The device further includes a collapsible anchor coupled to the proximal...
8758447 Device and method for repair of urological structures  
A tissue engineering construct made from a nonwoven fabric. The fabric is made from first and second staple fibers. The first staple fibers are made from a first biocompatible, bioabsorbable...
8753407 Temporary protective gastrointestinal device  
Disclosed is an intraluminal gastrointestinal (GI) device that is placed at the time of surgery to protect a freshly constructed GI anastomosis, GI staple-line, or the like. For the esophagus and...
8740988 Bariatric balloon apparatus  
A bariatric balloon having a gas-filled antral chamber of a flexible sheet material, the antral chamber having an elastic superior wall joined peripherally with a less-elastic annular wall, the...
8740921 Lung volume reduction devices, methods, and systems  
The invention provides improved medical devices, therapeutic treatment systems, and treatment methods for treatment of the lung. A lung volume reduction system includes an implantable device...
8728169 Medical apparatuses for delivery of urologically beneficial agents  
The present invention provides implantable or insertable medical apparatuses that deliver one or more urologically beneficial agents to the urinary tract. In one aspect, the medical apparatuses...
8728093 Compression, banding and percutaneous airway ligation of emphysematous lung tissue  
A lung volume reduction system includes a percutaneously, laparoscopically or thorocospically insertable delivery element comprising a control end which remains outside the body and an insertion...
8725249 Stimulation of the urinary system  
Apparatus and methods are described including identifying a subject as suffering from an impaired body system, the body system being selected from the group consisting of: a cardiovascular system...
8721734 Cross-sectional modification during deployment of an elongate lung volume reduction device  
Elongate implant structures can be introduced into an airway system to a target airway axial region, often to apply lateral bending and/or compression forces against the lung tissue from within...
8709093 Tracheal stent with longitudinal ribs to minimize stent movement, coughing and halitosis  
A tracheal stent is an expandable tubular member having a proximal end, a distal end, an inner surface, and an outer surface. Circumferentially adjacent surface protrusions extend outwardly from...
8702804 Variable prosthesis  
The present teachings are directed to a shoulder prosthesis having an adjustable radial offset and/or angular inclination provided by relative rotation of an adapter interdisposed between a stem...
8696760 Scaffolds for organ reconstruction and augmentation  
Biocompatible synthetic or natural scaffolds are provided for the reconstruction, repair, augmentation or replacement of organs or tissue structures in a patient in need of such treatment. The...
8696761 Artificial stomach  
An artificial stomach for replacing the normal stomach of a patient comprises a food reservoir adapted to collect food, an inlet connected to a first opening of the food reservoir and further...
8690817 Systems and method for bypassing an anastomosis site  
A system for bypassing an anastomosis site in a hollow organ is provided. The system includes a sleeve configured for spanning the anastomosis site at an internal surface of the hollow organ and a...
8690861 Devices for clearing blockages in in-situ artificial lumens  
A device for the in situ clearing of blockages in a tube includes a controller and a clearing member. The controller can have a housing and an actuator for generating repetitive motion. The...
8685001 Surgical hair evacuation device (SHED) and method of use  
A device and method for the removal and disposal of transected hair from the body of a patient in an operating room or other sterile location. The hand-held device is single-use, latex-free,...
8657884 Convertible nephroureteral catheter  
A nephroureteral catheter is provided that comprises a detachable portion such that when the detachable portion is removed, the catheter converts into an internal stent. Catheter 100 allows...

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