Robert A Vaughan, Cang C Lam, Richard C Ewers, Vahid Saadat: Tissue manipulation and securement system. USGI Medical, Levine Bagade Han, Charles C Fowler, June 15, 2010: US07736374 (296 worldwide citation)

Tissue manipulation and securement systems are described herein. A tissue manipulation assembly is pivotably coupled to the distal end of a tubular member and has a lower jaw member and an upper jaw member pivotably coupled to the lower jaw member. A reconfigurable launch tube is also pivotably coup ...

Hendrik S Westra, Cang C Lam, Richard C Ewers, Vahid Saadat: Methods for grasping and cinching tissue anchors. USGI Medical, Levine Bagade Han, Charles C Fowler, June 24, 2008: US07390329 (264 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for controlled grasping and cinching or locking of a tissue anchor are provided. In one variation, a tube is provided having a lumen and a resilient member that obstructs the lumen. A grasper may be advanced coaxially through the lumen, such that it reversibly displaces the res ...

Vahid Saadat: Implantable artificial partition and methods of use. USGI Medical, Levine Bagade Han, January 9, 2007: US07160312 (234 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided for partitioning a gastro-intestinal lumen by intraluminally reducing a local cross-sectional area thereof. The apparatus comprises a plurality of anchors adapted for intraluminal penetration into a wall of the gastro-intestinal lumen to prevent migration or dislod ...

Cang Lam, Rich Ewers, Alexander Khairkhahan, Vahid C Saadat: Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds. USGI Medical, Levine Bagade Han, Charles C Fowler Esq, August 26, 2008: US07416554 (233 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided for forming a gastrointestinal tissue fold by engaging tissue at a first tissue contact point, moving the first tissue contact point from a position initially distal to a second tissue contact point to a position proximal of the second contact point to form a tissu ...

Mir A Imran, Olivier K Colliou, Ted W Layman, Sharon L Lake, Harm TenHoff, Timothy J Hughes: Capsule and method for treating or diagnosing the intestinal tract. Entrack, Levine Bagade Han, January 9, 2007: US07160258 (227 worldwide citation)

A device and method for mapping, diagnosing and treating the intestinal tract is provided using a capsule passing through the intestinal tract. Further, a capsule tracking system is provided for tracking a capsule's location along the length of an intestinal tract as various treatment and/or sensing ...

Christopher James Danek, Bryan Loomas, Michael Biggs, Keith M Burger, Dave Haugaard, Thomas Keast, John Arthur Ross, Michael D Laufer: Devices for modification of airways by transfer of energy. Asthmatx, Levine Bagade Han, September 16, 2008: US07425212 (177 worldwide citation)

This relates to a device for treating lung disease, and more particularly, relates to a device for exchanging energy with airway tissue such as that found in the airways of human lungs. The exchange of energy with this airway tissue in the airways reduces the ability of the airways to constrict and/ ...

James G Whayne, Sidney D Fleischman, Christopher W Sicvol: Dissecting cannula and methods of use thereof. nContact Surgical, Levine Bagade Han, September 18, 2012: US08267951 (166 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices described herein facilitate improved access of locations within the body by providing a variety of dissection modes on a single access device.

Tim R Dalbec, Gary S Kaplan, Christopher J Danek, William J Wizeman: Energy delivery devices and methods. Asthmatx, Levine Bagade Han, April 3, 2007: US07200445 (162 worldwide citation)

This relates to methods and devices for achieving contact between the wall of a cavity or passageway and a medical device when used in tortuous anatomy.

Vahid Saadat: Apparatus and methods for treating tissue. Levine Bagade Han, March 6, 2007: US07186262 (159 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided for thermally and/or mechanically treating tissue, such as valvular structures, to reconfigure or shrink the tissue in a controlled manner. Mechanical clips are implanted over the leaflets of a valve, e.g., in the heart, either alone or after thermal treatment to c ...

E Skott Greenhalgh, John Paul Romano: Expandable support device and method of use. Stout Medical Group, Levine Bagade Han, February 26, 2013: US08382842 (138 worldwide citation)

An expandable support device for tissue repair is disclosed. The device can be used to repair hard or soft tissue, such as bone or vertebral discs. A method of repairing tissue is also disclosed. The device and method can be used to treat compression fractures. The compression fractures can be in th ...