07020531 is referenced by 255 patents and cites 55 patents.

A device, system and method for diagnosing and treating a patient is provided where a functional device is attached to a stomach wall. The device in one embodiment provides electrical stimulation of the stomach wall. The device may also have other functional aspects such as a sensor for sensing various parameters of the stomach or stomach environment, or a substance delivery device. The implant may be programmed to respond to sensed information or signals. The device may be modular with a portion of the device accessible for removal and replacement. In one embodiment, an endoscopic delivery system delivers the functional device through the esophagus and into the stomach where it is attached the stomach wall with the assistance of a suction used to stabilize the tissue of the stomach wall. The device includes a chamber for receiving tissue of the stomach wall for attachment where a vacuum pressure is applied through the chamber to draw the tissue into the chamber.

Title
Gastric device and suction assisted method for implanting a device on a stomach wall
Application Number
10/116481
Publication Number
7020531 (B1)
Application Date
April 2, 2002
Publication Date
March 28, 2006
Inventor
Ted Layman
Park City
UT, US
Mir A Imran
Los Altos Hills
CA, US
Harm TenHoff
Mountain View
CA, US
Kevin Nason
Menlo Park
CA, US
Olivier Colliou
Los Gatos
CA, US
Agent
Peters Verny Jones Schmitt & Aston
Susan M Schmitt
Assignee
Intrapace
CA, US
IPC
A61K 9/22
A61N 1/05
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