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Mark E Deem, Douglas S Sutton, Hanson S Gifford III, Bernard H Andreas, Ronald G French: Obesity treatment tools and methods. Satiety, Morrison & Foerster, May 6, 2003: US06558400 (476 worldwide citation)

Various obesity treatment tools and methods are described herein, as well as treatments for other gastric-related diseases, e.g., GERD. Treatment includes reducing the size of the stomach pouch to limit the caloric intake as well as to provide an earlier feeling of satiety. This may be done by creat ...


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Charles F Milo, Matthew R Selmon, Richard E Hill, Fred H Co, Ronald G French: Methods and apparatus for crossing total occlusions in blood vessels. LuMend, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, May 15, 2001: US06231546 (222 worldwide citation)

Total occlusions are crossed by passing a guidewire or other penetrating wire from a point proximal to the occlusion into a subintimal space between the intimal layer and adventitial layer of the blood vessel wall. The wire is advanced to a point distal to the occlusion and thereafter deflected back ...


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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 (202 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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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 (168 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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Charles F Milo, Matthew R Selmon, Richard E Hill, Fred H Co, Ronald G French: Apparatus for crossing total occlusion in blood vessels. LuMend, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, May 22, 2001: US06235000 (165 worldwide citation)

Total occlusions are crossed by passing a guidewire or other penetrating wire from a point proximal to the occlusion into a subintimal space between the intimal layer and adventitial layer of the blood vessel wall. The wire is advanced to a point distal to the occlusion and thereafter deflected back ...


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Charles F Milo, Matthew R Selmon, Richard E Hill, Fred H Co, Ronald G French: Vascular re-entry catheter. LuMend, Shemwell Gregory & Courtney, January 28, 2003: US06511458 (147 worldwide citation)

Total occlusions are crossed by passing a guidewire or other penetrating wire from a point proximal to the occlusion into a subintimal space between the intimal layer and adventitial layer of the blood vessel wall. The wire is advanced to a point distal to the occlusion and thereafter deflected back ...


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Mark E Deem, Douglas S Sutton, Hanson S Gifford III, Bernard H Andreas, Ronald G French: Obesity treatment tools and methods. Satiety, Fulwider Patton, October 30, 2007: US07288101 (102 worldwide citation)

Various obesity treatment tools and methods are described herein, as well as treatments for other gastric-related diseases, e.g., GERD. Treatment includes reducing the size of the stomach pouch to limit the caloric intake as well as to provide an earlier feeling of satiety. This may be done by creat ...


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Charles F Milo, Matthew R Selmon, Richard E Hill, Fred H Co, Ronald G French: Re-entry catheter. LuMend, Shemwell Gregory & Courtney, April 13, 2004: US06719725 (97 worldwide citation)

Total occlusions are crossed by passing a guidewire or other penetrating wire from a point proximal to the occlusion into a subintimal space between the intimal layer and adventitial layer of the blood vessel wall. The wire is advanced to a point distal to the occlusion and thereafter deflected back ...


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Mark E Deem, Douglas S Sutton, Hanson S Gifford III, Bernard H Andreas, Ronald G French: Obesity treatment tools and methods. Satiety, Fulwider Patton, October 30, 2007: US07288099 (73 worldwide citation)

Various obesity treatment tools and methods are described herein, as well as treatments for other gastric-related diseases, e.g., GERD. Treatment includes reducing the size of the stomach pouch to limit the caloric intake as well as to provide an earlier feeling of satiety. This may be done by creat ...


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Ronald G French, Sunmi K Chew, Hanson S Gifford III, Bernard H Andreas: Passive ventricular support devices and methods of using them. The Foundry, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, February 24, 2004: US06695769 (72 worldwide citation)

This is a surgical device and a method of using it. In particular, the device is one for supporting or constraining at least some part of the epicardial surface of the heart during a portion of the heartbeat, in particular during diastoly. This device may be used to assist in the treatment of conges ...