08591532 is referenced by 1 patents and cites 1761 patents.

Devices and methods for forming a restriction in a patient are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, a restriction system is provided including an implantable restriction device, an implantable port in fluid communication with the implantable restriction device, and an implantable pump in fluid communication with the restriction device. In general, the implantable restriction device is adjustable and configured to form a restriction in a patient, and the implantable port is configured to receive fluid from a fluid source external to the patient. The implantable pump has a plurality of actuators configured to change shape upon the application of energy thereto such that sequential activation of the plurality of actuators is effective to create pumping action to move fluid through the pump.

Title
Automatically adjusting band system
Application Number
12/29806
Publication Number
8591532 (B2)
Application Date
February 12, 2008
Publication Date
November 26, 2013
Inventor
Mark S Zeiner
Mason
OH, US
Jason L Harris
Mason
OH, US
David C Yates
West Chester
OH, US
David N Plescia
Cincinnati
OH, US
Daniel F Dlugos Jr
Middletown
OH, US
Mark S Ortiz
Milford
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Sugery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/08
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