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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 ...


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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 ...


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Chris Rothe, Richard C Ewers, Cang C Lam, Vahid Saadat, Kenneth J Michlitsch: Apparatus and methods for manipulating and securing tissue. USGI Medical, Levine Bagade Han, Charles C Fowler, March 25, 2008: US07347863 (84 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for manipulating and securing tissue are described herein. In creating tissue folds within the body of a patient, a tissue manipulation assembly may generally have an elongate tubular member, an engagement member slidably disposed through the tubular member and a distal end ada ...


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Richard C Ewers, Vahid Saadat, Kenneth J Michlitsch, Chris A Rothe, Rodney A Brenneman, Cang C Lam, Eugene G Chen: Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds. USGI Medical, Levine Bagade Han, Charles C Fowler, June 29, 2010: US07744613 (61 worldwide citation)

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


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Vahid Saadat, Richard C Ewers, Cang C Lam, Robert A Vaughan, Chris Rothe, Kenneth J Michlitsch: Apparatus for manipulating and securing tissue. USGI Medical, Levine Bagade Han, Charles C Fowler, April 22, 2008: US07361180 (60 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for manipulating and securing tissue are described herein. In creating tissue folds within the body of a patient, a tissue manipulation assembly may generally have an elongate tubular member, an engagement member slidably disposed through the tubular member and a distal end adapted to enga ...


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Tracy D Maahs, Richard C Ewers, Jesus Flores, Alexander Khairkhahan, Ruey Feng Peh, Vahid Saadat, Cang C Lam: Apparatus and methods for positioning and securing anchors. USGI Medical, Levine Bagade Han, Charles C Fowler, June 15, 2010: US07736378 (58 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for positioning and securing anchors are disclosed herein. The anchors are adapted to be delivered and implanted into or upon tissue, particularly tissue within the gastrointestinal system of a patient. The anchor is adapted to slide uni-directionally over suture such that a ti ...


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Richard C Ewers, Vahid C Saadat, Kenneth J Michlitsch, Chris Rothe, Rodney Brenneman, Cang C Lam, Eugene C Chen: Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds. USGI Medical, Levine Bagade Han, April 27, 2010: US07704264 (55 worldwide citation)

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


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Richard C Ewers, Tracy D Maahs, Cang C Lam, Vahid Saadat, Chris Rothe: Interlocking tissue anchor apparatus and methods. USGI Medical, Levine Bagade Han, Charles C Fowler, October 13, 2009: US07601159 (53 worldwide citation)

Interlocking tissue anchor apparatus and methods are described herein. In creating tissue folds within the body of a patient, a tissue manipulation assembly may generally have an elongate tubular member, an engagement member slidably disposed through the tubular member and a distal end adapted to en ...


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Richard C Ewers, Cang C Lam: Methods and apparatus for securing and deploying tissue anchors. USGI Medical, Kenneth H Ohriner, Perkins Coie, October 30, 2012: US08298291 (26 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for securing and deploying tissue anchors are described herein. A tissue manipulation assembly is pivotably coupled to the distal end of a tubular member. A reconfigurable launch tube is also pivotably coupled to the tissue manipulation assembly, which may be advanced through a ...


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Kenneth J Michlitsch, Vahid C Saadat, Richard C Ewers, Chris Rothe, Rodney Brenneman, Cang C Lam, Eugene C Chen: Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds. USGI Medical, Charles C Fowler, USGI Medical, June 7, 2011: US07955340 (24 worldwide citation)

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