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Jamy Gannoe, Gary Weller, Craig Gerbi, Douglas S Sutton, Gilbert Mata Jr, J Stephen Scott: Method and device for use in tissue approximation and fixation. Satiety, Morrison & Foerster, August 10, 2004: US06773440 (379 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for use in tissue approximation and fixation are described herein. The present invention provides, in part, methods and devices for acquiring tissue folds from the anterior and posterior portions of a hollow body organ, e.g., a stomach, positioning the tissue folds for affixing w ...


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William C Nowlin, Gary S Guthart, Robert G Younge, Thomas G Cooper, Craig Gerbi, Steven J Blumenkranz, Dean F Hoornaert: Grip strength with tactile feedback for robotic surgery. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 15, 2003: US06594552 (370 worldwide citation)

Surgical robots and other telepresence systems have enhanced grip actuation for manipulating tissues and objects with small sizes. A master/slave system is used in which an error signal or gain is artificially altered when grip members are near a closed configuration.


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Jamy Gannoe, Gary Weller, Craig Gerbi, Douglas S Sutton: Intra-gastric fastening devices. Satiety, Morrison & Foerster, June 8, 2004: US06746460 (348 worldwide citation)

Intra-gastric fastening devices are disclosed herein. Expandable devices that are inserted into the stomach of the patient are maintained within by anchoring or otherwise fixing the expandable devices to the stomach walls. Such expandable devices, like inflatable balloons, have tethering regions for ...


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Gary Weller, Jamy Gannoe, Craig Gerbi, Douglas S Sutton, Andrew H Hancock, Gilbert Mata Jr: System for tissue approximation and fixation. Satiety, Fulwider Patton, August 29, 2006: US07097650 (326 worldwide citation)

A system for tissue approximation and fixation is described herein. The devices are advanced in a minimally invasive manner within a patient's body to create one or several divisions or plications within a hollow body organ. The system comprises a tissue acquisition and folding device and a tissue s ...


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Jamy Gannoe, Craig Gerbi: Magnetic anchoring devices. Satiety, Morrison & Foerster, December 2, 2003: US06656194 (325 worldwide citation)

Magnetic anchoring devices are disclosed herein. Expandable devices that are inserted into the stomach of a patient are attached to its interior wall by magnetically coupling. Such expandable devices, like inflatable balloons, comprise at least one magnetic device, which may be a magnet, a magnetiza ...


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Alex T Roth, Andrew H Hancock, Gary Weller, Gilbert Mata Jr, Craig Gerbi, James Gannoe, Christopher Julian: Single fold device for tissue fixation. Satiety, Fulwider Patton, March 29, 2011: US07914543 (320 worldwide citation)

A system for tissue approximation and fixation is described herein. A device is advanced in a minimally invasive manner within a patient's body to create one or several divisions or plications within a hollow body organ. The system comprises a stapler assembly having a tissue acquisition member and ...


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Jamy Gannoe, Craig Gerbi, Gary Weller, Matthew J Collier: Method and device for use in endoscopic organ procedures. Satiety, Fulwider Patton, May 22, 2007: US07220237 (209 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for use in tissue approximation and fixation are described herein. The present invention provides, in part, methods and devices for acquiring tissue folds in a circumferential configuration within a hollow body organ, e.g., a stomach, positioning the tissue folds for affixing wit ...


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Gary Weller, Craig Gerbi, James Gannoe, Mark E Deem, Douglas S Sutton, Hanson S Gifford III, Bernard H Andreas, Ronald G French: Overtube apparatus for insertion into a body. Satiety, Fulwilder Patton, August 1, 2006: US07083629 (205 worldwide citation)

An overtube apparatus for insertion into a body is described herein. The assembly includes an overtube having a lumen defined throughout. The distal end of the overtube member has two or more windows in apposition configured to draw in tissue via a vacuum. A drive tube, which also defines a lumen, i ...


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William C Nowlin, Gary S Guthart, Robert G Younge, Thomas G Cooper, Craig Gerbi, Steven J Blumenkranz, Dean F Hoornaert: Grip strength with tactile feedback for robotic surgery. Intuitive Surgical, Towsend and Townsend and Crew, April 12, 2005: US06879880 (205 worldwide citation)

Surgical robots and other telepresence systems have enhanced grip actuation for manipulating tissues and objects with small sizes. A master/slave system is used in which an error signal or gain is artificially altered when grip members are near a closed configuration.


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Gary Weller, Craig Gerbi, James Gannoe, Mark E Deem, Douglas S Sutton, Hanson S Gifford III, Bernard H Andreas, Ronald G French: Overtube apparatus for insertion into a body. Satiety, Fulwider Patton, December 11, 2007: US07306614 (170 worldwide citation)

An overtube apparatus for insertion into a body is described herein. The assembly includes an overtube having a lumen defined throughout. The distal end of the overtube member has two or more windows in apposition configured to draw in tissue via a vacuum. A drive tube, which also defines a lumen, i ...