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Andy H Levine, David A Melanson, John C Meade: Anti-obesity devices. GI Dynamics, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, July 16, 2013: US08486153 (21 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for limiting absorption of food products in specific parts of the digestive system is presented. A gastrointestinal implant device is anchored in the pyloric portion of the gastrointestinal system and extends beyond the ligament of Treitz. All food exiting the stomach is funnele ...


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John C Meade, Andy H Levine, David A Melanson, Ronald B Lamport, John F Cvinar: Gastrointestinal implant with drawstring. GI Dynamics, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, November 15, 2011: US08057420 (19 worldwide citation)

A gastrointestinal implant device includes a flexible, floppy sleeve, open at both ends, that extends into the duodenum. The device further includes a collapsible anchor coupled to the proximal portion of the sleeve. The device further includes a drawstring that is threaded through a proximal end of ...


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John C Meade, Jerry R Griffiths, Francis J DiFrancesco, Richard Clark: Apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing. ENDOEVOLUTION, Brian R Pollack, Day Pitney, October 25, 2016: US09474523 (19 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing is disclosed. A suturing device for minimally invasive suturing includes proximal section having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis therebetween; a suture head assembly extending from the distal end of the proximal section; a ...


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John C Meade, Andy H Levine, David A Melanson, John F Cvinar: Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract. GI Dynamics, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, January 14, 2014: US08628583 (17 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an anchor configured for minimally-invasive implantation and sized to remain securely positioned within at least a portion of the gastrointestinal tract of an animal. The anchor includes a radial spring formed from an elongated resilient member shaped into an annular ...


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Gerald I Brecher, John C Meade, Niall Deloughery, James H Bleck: Needle for suturing instrument. ENDOEVOLUTION, Brian R Pollack, Day Pitney, September 20, 2016: US09445807 (16 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and a method for surgical suturing with thread management is provided. An apparatus for tissue suturing includes a cartridge with a suturing needle that includes a pointed end and a blunt end, the suturing needle capable of rotating about an axis; a pusher assembly including a cartridge ...


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John C Meade, Jerry R Griffiths, Francis J DiFrancesco, Richard Clark: Apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing. ENDOEVOLUTION, Brian R Pollack, Day Pitney, September 27, 2016: US09451948 (16 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing is disclosed. A suturing device for minimally invasive suturing includes proximal section having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis therebetween; a suture head assembly extending from the distal end of the proximal section; a ...


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David J Sugarbaker, Andy H Levine, Philip R Lichtman, John C Meade: Expanding polygonal surgical compressor. Brigham & Women s Hospital, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, April 6, 1999: US05891162 (14 worldwide citation)

An expanding polygonal surgical compressor has a first planar frame with at least three articulated frame members extendable from a compressed configuration to an extended configuration forming a polygon. A second planar frame has frame members corresponding to the frame members of the first frame. ...


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John C Meade: Golf club swing training method. Allen Dyer Doppelt Franjola & Milbrath, September 20, 1994: US05348304 (12 worldwide citation)

A method of improving a golf club swing by providing a planar reflecting surface having a proximal edge, a forward and back side edge, a distal edge that describes a convex arc, the perpendicular distance to which from the center of the proximal edge is dimensioned to fit between the feet of the gol ...


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John C Meade, Andy H Levine, David A Melanson, John F Cvinar: Intestinal sleeve. GI Dynamics, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, September 16, 2014: US08834405 (8 worldwide citation)

A gastrointestinal implant device is anchored in the duodenum and extends beyond the ligament of Treitz. All food exiting the stomach is funneled through the device. The gastrointestinal device includes an anchor for attaching the device to the duodenum and an unsupported flexible sleeve. The anchor ...


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John C Meade, Andy H Levine, David A Melanson, John F Cvinar: Intestinal sleeve. GI Dynamics, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, January 19, 2016: US09237944 (3 worldwide citation)

A gastrointestinal implant device is anchored in the duodenum and extends beyond the ligament of Treitz. All food exiting the stomach is funneled through the device. The gastrointestinal device includes an anchor for attaching the device to the duodenum and an unsupported flexible sleeve. The anchor ...