08182459 is referenced by 19 patents and cites 325 patents.

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 therapeutic or diagnostic device, within a patient's digestive tract. In one application of the invention, an endolumenal bypass sleeve is removably attached in the vicinity of the gastroesophageal junction to treat obesity and/or its comorbidities, such as diabetes. The bypass sleeve may be at least partially deployed by eversion.

Title
Devices and methods for endolumenal gastrointestinal bypass
Application Number
11/548605
Publication Number
8182459 (B2)
Application Date
October 11, 2006
Publication Date
May 22, 2012
Inventor
James Wright
Carpinteria
CA, US
Gerard von Hoffmann
Trabuco Canyon
CA, US
Paul Swain
London
GB
Jonathan Kagan
Hopkins
MN, US
Lee Guterman
Amherst
NY, US
Greg Fluet
Jackson
WY, US
Joshua Butters
Chandler
AZ, US
Mitchell Dann
Wilson
WY, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
ValenTx
CA, US
IPC
A61M 25/00
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