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Roger de la Torre, J Stephen Scott, Thomas A Howell, George D Hermann, David Shields, Robert T Chang, Neil Holmgren, David Willis: Method and device for use in minimally invasive placement of space-occupying intragastric devices. Satiety, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, April 25, 2006: US07033373 (226 worldwide citation)

A space occupying device for deployment within a patient's stomach and methods of deploying and removing the device. The device includes an expandable member and fasteners, such as sutures, that extend to least partially through the patient's stomach wall, and that anchor the device with the patient ...


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Roger de la Torre: Surgical instrument for tying a knot in a length of suture at a remote location. General Surgical Innovations, Rogers Howell & Heferkamp, February 21, 1995: US05391176 (184 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument and its method of use facilitate tying of a knot in a length of suture material at a remote surgical location. The instrument is comprised of a rod having a slot at one end and a length of suture wrapped over the rod and slot in a particular pattern. A needle is secured to a fr ...


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Roger de la Torre, J Stephen Scott, Thomas A Howell, George D Hermann, David Shields, Robert T Chang, Neil Holmgren, David Willis: Method and device for use in minimally invasive placement of intragastric devices. Satiety, Fulwider Patton, July 13, 2010: US07753928 (18 worldwide citation)

A space occupying device for deployment within a patient's stomach and methods of deploying and removing the device. The device includes an expandable member and fasteners, such as sutures, that extend to least partially through the patient's stomach wall, and that anchor the device with the patient ...


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George D Hermann, Jose de la Pena, Roger de la Torre, Thomas Howell, Roger Khouri, David Willis, Michael Drews: Method and device for use in minimally invasive approximation of muscle and other tissue. Thomas J Fogarty, Morrison & Foerster, March 16, 2004: US06706048 (6 worldwide citation)

Tissue approximation devices for the minimally invasive approximation of muscle or fascia, such as approximation of the rectus muscles in the abdomen (abdominoplasty), or hernia repair and other such applications using minimally invasive methods to access and perform the procedures thereby reducing ...


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Roger de la Torre, J Stephen Scott, Thomas A Howell, George D Hermann, David Shields, Robert T Chang, Neil Holmgren, David Willis: Method and device for use in minimally invasive placement of intragastric devices. Cameron A King, Morrison & Foerster, May 9, 2002: US20020055757-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A space occupying device for deployment within a patient's stomach and methods of deploying and removing the device. The device includes an expandable member and fasteners, such as sutures, that extend to least partially through the patient's stomach wall, and that anchor the device with the patient ...


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George D Hermann, Jose de la Pena, Roger de la Torre, Thomas Howell, Roger Khouri, David Willis, Michael Drews: Method and device for use in minimally invasive approximation of muscle and other tissue. Thomas J Fogarty MD, Morrison & Foerster, September 9, 2004: US20040176785-A1

Tissue approximation devices for the minimally invasive approximation of muscle or fascia, such as approximation of the rectus muscles in the abdomen (abdominoplasty), or hernia repair and other such applications using minimally invasive methods to access and perform the procedures thereby reducing ...


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George D Hermann, Jose de la Pena, Roger de la Torre, Thomas Howell, Roger Khouri, David Willis, Michael Drews: Method and device for use in minimally invasive approximation of muscle and other tissue. Cameron A King, Morrison & Foerster, May 30, 2002: US20020065534-A1

Tissue approximation devices for the minimally invasive approximation of muscle or fascia, such as approximation of the rectus muscles in the abdomen (abdominoplasty), or hernia repair and other such applications using minimally invasive methods to access and perform the procedures thereby reducing ...


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Roger de la Torre, J Stephen Scott, Thomas A Howell, George D Hermann, David Shields, Robert T Chang, Neil Holmgren, David Willis: Method and device for use in minimally invasive placement of intragastric devices. Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, Howard Hughes Center, September 1, 2005: US20050192615-A1

A space occupying device for deployment within a patient's stomach and methods of deploying and removing the device. The device includes an expandable member and fasteners, such as sutures, that extend to least partially through the patient's stomach wall, and that anchor the device with the patient ...