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Mir A Imran, Olivier K Collion, Ted W Layman, Sharon L Lake: Gastric device and instrument system and method. Intrapace, Susan M Schmitt, Peters Verny Jones Schmitt & Aston, July 11, 2006: US07076305 (260 worldwide citation)

A device, system and method for diagnosing and treating gastric disorders is provided. A functional device resides within the patient's stomach and is secured to the stomach wall by an attachment device. The functional device may be a sensor for sensing various parameters of the stomach or stomach e ...


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Olivier Colliou, Kevin Nason, Harm TenHoff, Mir A Imran, Ted Layman: Gastric device and suction assisted method for implanting a device on a stomach wall. Intrapace, Susan M Schmitt, Peters Verny Jones Schmitt & Aston, March 28, 2006: US07020531 (255 worldwide citation)

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 vari ...


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Mir A Imran: Stomach prosthesis. Python, Susan M Schmitt, Peters Verny Jones Schmitt & Aston, May 2, 2006: US07037343 (139 worldwide citation)

An implantable stomach prosthesis is provided for surgically replacing or augmenting all or part of the antrum and/or pylorus of a stomach. The prosthesis controls the passage of food from the stomach to the small intestine. The prosthesis may be configured to churn ingested material and release it ...


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Leonid Selyutin, Jun Zhao: Self aligning lift mechanism. Applied Materials, Peters Verny Jones & Biksa, September 14, 1999: US05951776 (137 worldwide citation)

A particular configuration of a compact self-aligning lift mechanism is provided for lifting the stem of a pedestal in a processing chamber while minimizing process anomalies due to geometric misalignment and binding of moving pieces. The force associated with supporting a stem in a processing chamb ...


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Nader Pourmand, Arjang Hassibi: Transient electrical signal based methods and devices for characterizing molecular interaction and/or motion in a sample. The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Peters Verny, May 29, 2007: US07223540 (125 worldwide citation)

Devices for detecting a transient electrical signal in a sample are provided. Also provided are systems that include the subject devices. The subject devices and systems find use in a variety of applications, particularly in the characterization of a sample, and more particularly in the characteriza ...


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Mir A Imran: Gastrointestinal stimulation device. Intrapace, Susan M Schmitt, Peters Verny Jones Schmitt & Aston, May 30, 2006: US07054690 (124 worldwide citation)

A fixation device for holding stimulating electrodes in electrical contact with the wall of a portion of the gastrointestinal tract is provided. In one embodiment, the fixation device includes an expandable member that fixes the electrodes in electrical contact with the gastrointestinal tract wall. ...


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Hesaam Esfandyarpour, Mostafa Ronaghi: Heat and pH measurement for sequencing of DNA. The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, David J Aston, Peters Verny, April 26, 2011: US07932034 (117 worldwide citation)

The present method involves sequencing by synthesis in which a template strand having an attached primer is immobilized in a small volume reaction mixture. In one embodiment, the reaction mixture is in contact with a sensitive heat sensor, which detects the heat of reaction from incorporation of a c ...


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Mir A Imran, Olivier K Colliou, Ted W Layman, Deepak R Gandhi, Sharon L Lake: Method and device for securing a functional device to a stomach. Intrapace, Susan M Schmitt, Peters Verny Jones Schmitt & Aston, October 10, 2006: US07120498 (114 worldwide citation)

A device, system and method for diagnosing and treating gastric disorders is provided. A functional device resides within the patient's stomach and is secured to the stomach wall by an attachment device. The functional device may be a sensor for sensing various parameters of the stomach or stomach e ...


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Stephen Quake, Hei Mun Christina Fan: Non-invasive fetal genetic screening by digital analysis. The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, David J Aston, Peters Verny, February 15, 2011: US07888017 (99 worldwide citation)

The present methods are exemplified by a process in which maternal blood containing fetal DNA is diluted to a nominal value of approximately 0.5 genome equivalent of DNA per reaction sample. Digital PCR is then be used to detect aneuploidy, such as the trisomy that causes Down Syndrome. Since aneupl ...