Patents Assigned to Satiety, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20110166585
    Abstract: 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 a tissue fixation member. The stapler assembly approximates tissue from within the hollow body organ with the acquisition member and then affixes the approximated tissue with the fixation member. In one method, the system can be used as a secondary procedure to reduce the size of a stoma within the hollow body organ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: SATIETY, INC.
    Inventors: Alex T. Roth, Andrew H. Hancock, Gary Weller, Gilbert Mata, JR., Craig Gerbi, James Gannoe, Christopher Julian
  • Publication number: 20110152899
    Abstract: 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 creating a smaller gastric pouch within the stomach directly from the interior of the stomach itself. The smaller pouches may be made through the use of individual anchoring devices, rotating probes, or volume reduction devices. A pyloroplasty procedure may also be performed to render the pyloric sphincter incompetent. A gastric bypass procedure may additionally be performed using atraumatic magnetic anastomoses devices so that sugars and fats are passed directly to the bowel while bypassing the stomach. Many of these procedures may be done in a variety of combinations. Treatment may create enforced behavioral modifications by discouraging the ingestion of high-caloric foods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: SATIETY, INC.
    Inventors: Mark E. Deem, Douglas S. Sutton, Hanson S. Gifford, III, Bernard H. Andreas, Ronald G. French
  • Publication number: 20110092777
    Abstract: A medical device for managing tissue in an organ, such as the stomach, for retracting or positioning tissue and related organs to allow certain regions of the stomach to be acquired for a gastroplasty procedure. The medical device includes an elongated body having a proximal end and a distal end, and a tissue treatment device attached to the distal end of the elongated body. The tissue treatment device includes a first jaw opposite a second jaw, and each jaw is adapted to acquire tissue. A retractor is disposed along the tissue treatment device and adapted to be moveable from a delivery position to a retraction position to move or manage the tissue of the stomach. The medical device also includes a collapsible barrier disposed between the first and second jaws of the tissue treatment device to direct tissue into the first and second jaws separately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: SATIETY, INC.
    Inventors: Alex T. Roth, Craig Gerbi, Andrew H. Hancock, Gary Weller, Christopher Julian, James Gannoe
  • Patent number: 7914543
    Abstract: 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 a tissue fixation member. The stapler assembly approximates tissue from within the hollow body organ with the acquisition member and then affixes the approximated tissue with the fixation member. In one method, the system can be used as a secondary procedure to reduce the size of a stoma within the hollow body organ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Satiety, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex T. Roth, Andrew H. Hancock, Gary Weller, Gilbert Mata, Jr., Craig Gerbi, James Gannoe, Christopher Julian
  • Patent number: 7909838
    Abstract: 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 creating a smaller gastric pouch within the stomach directly from the interior of the stomach itself. The smaller pouches may be made through the use of individual anchoring devices, rotating probes, or volume reduction devices. A pyloroplasty procedure may also be performed to render the pyloric sphincter incompetent. A gastric bypass procedure may additionally be performed using atraumatic magnetic anastomoses devices so that sugars and fats are passed directly to the bowel while bypassing the stomach. Many of these procedures may be done in a variety of combinations. Treatment may create enforced behavioral modifications by discouraging the ingestion of high-caloric foods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Satiety, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Deem, Douglas S. Sutton, Hanson S. Gifford, III, Bernard H. Andreas, Ronald G. French
  • Patent number: 7862574
    Abstract: 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 creating a smaller gastric pouch within the stomach directly from the interior of the stomach itself. The smaller pouches may be made through the use of individual anchoring devices, rotating probes, or volume reduction devices. A pyloroplasty procedure may also be performed to render the pyloric sphincter incompetent. A gastric bypass procedure may additionally be performed using atraumatic magnetic anastomoses devices so that sugars and fats are passed directly to the bowel while bypassing the stomach. Many of these procedures may be done in a variety of combinations. Treatment may create enforced behavioral modifications by discouraging the ingestion of high-caloric foods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Satiety, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Deem, Douglas S. Sutton, Hanson S. Gifford, III, Bernard H. Andreas, Ronald G. French
  • Patent number: 7789848
    Abstract: 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 within a fixation zone of the stomach, preferably to create a pouch or partition below the esophagus, and fastening the tissue folds such that a tissue ring, or stomas, forms excluding the pouch from the greater stomach cavity. The present invention further provides for a liner or bypass conduit which is affixed at a proximal end either to the tissue ring or through some other fastening mechanism. The distal end of the conduit is left either unanchored or anchored within the intestinal tract. This bypass conduit also includes a fluid bypass conduit which allows the stomach and a portion of the intestinal tract to communicate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Satiety, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamy Gannoe, Craig Gerbi, Gary Weller, Matthew J. Collier
  • Patent number: 7757924
    Abstract: A single fold 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 at least one fold within a hollow body organ. The system comprises a tissue acquisition and folding device and a tissue stapling or fixation device, each of which is used together as a system. The acquisition device is used to approximate a single fold of tissue from within the hollow body organ and the stapling device is advanced through a main lumen defined through the acquisition device and is used to affix the tissue. The stapling device is keyed to maintain its rotational orientation relative to the acquisition device and to provide the user positional information of the stapling device. The acquisition device is also configured to provide lateral stability to the stapling device prior to the stapling device being clamped onto tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Satiety, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Gerbi, Gary Weller, Jamy Gannoe, Douglas S. Sutton, Andrew H. Hancock, Gilbert Mata, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7753928
    Abstract: 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's stomach. The device can be deployed and/or removed through transesophageal approaches and/or through a combination of transesophageal and transabdominal approaches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Satiety, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger de la Torre, J. Stephen Scott, Thomas A. Howell, George D. Hermann, David Shields, Robert T. Chang, Neil Holmgren, David Willis
  • Patent number: 7753870
    Abstract: Methods and devices for simulating a gastric bypass and reducing the volume of the stomach involve placing a tubular liner along the lesser curve of the stomach cavity. Also, methods and devices for slowing gastric emptying involve placing valves within the stomach cavity near the gastro-intestinal junction and/or the pylorus. These methods and devices may prevent a patient from drinking and eating large volumes at one time and from eating slowly all day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Satiety, Inc.
    Inventors: Denise Marie Demarais, Thomas J. Fogarty, James Gannoe
  • Patent number: 7708684
    Abstract: Methods and devices for providing a minimally-invasive placement of a mechanical structure for reducing the volume of a hollow body organ. Intragastric bands may be secured within the hollow body organ and then reduced in diameter to form a stricture within the hollow body organ. The strictures may be placed anywhere within the hollow body organ, and more than one stricture may be formed within the hollow body organ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Satiety, Inc.
    Inventors: Denise Marie Demarais, James Gannoe
  • Patent number: 7510559
    Abstract: 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 creating a smaller gastric pouch within the stomach directly from the interior of the stomach itself. The smaller pouches may be made through the use of individual anchoring devices, rotating probes, or volume reduction devices. A pyloroplasty procedure may also be performed to render the pyloric sphincter incompetent. A gastric bypass procedure may additionally be performed using atraumatic magnetic anastomoses devices so that sugars and fats are passed directly to the bowel while bypassing the stomach. Many of these procedures may be done in a variety of combinations. Treatment may create enforced behavioral modifications by discouraging the ingestion of high-caloric foods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Satiety, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Deem, Douglas S. Sutton, Hanson S. Gifford, III, Bernard H. Andreas, Ronald G. French
  • Patent number: 7503922
    Abstract: 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 creating a smaller gastric pouch within the stomach directly from the interior of the stomach itself. The smaller pouches may be made through the use of individual anchoring devices, rotating probes, or volume reduction devices. A pyloroplasty procedure may also be performed to render the pyloric sphincter incompetent. A gastric bypass procedure may additionally be performed using a traumatic magnetic anastomoses devices so that sugars and fats are passed directly to the bowel while bypassing the stomach. Many of these procedures may be done in a variety of combinations. Treatment may create enforced behavioral modifications by discouraging the ingestion of high-caloric foods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Satiety, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Deem, Douglas S. Sutton, Hanson S. Gifford, III, Bernard H. Andreas, Ronald G. French
  • Publication number: 20080132925
    Abstract: Methods and devices for providing a minimally-invasive placement of a mechanical structure for reducing the volume of a hollow body organ. Intragastric bands may be secured within the hollow body organ and then reduced in diameter to form a stricture within the hollow body organ. The strictures may be placed anywhere within the hollow body organ, and more than one stricture may be formed within the hollow body organ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: SATIETY, INC.
    Inventor: Denise Marie Demarais
  • Publication number: 20080091079
    Abstract: A medical device for managing tissue in an organ, such as the stomach, for retracting or positioning tissue and related organs to allow certain regions of the stomach to be acquired for a gastroplasty procedure. The medical device includes an elongated body having a proximal end and a distal end, and a tissue treatment device attached to the distal end of the elongated body. The tissue treatment device includes a first jaw opposite a second jaw, and each jaw is adapted to acquire tissue. A retractor is disposed along the tissue treatment device and adapted to be moveable from a delivery position to a retraction position to move or manage the tissue of the stomach. The medical device also includes a collapsible barrier disposed between the first and second jaws of the tissue treatment device to direct tissue into the first and second jaws separately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Applicant: SATIETY, INC.
    Inventors: ALEX ROTH, CRAIG GERBI, ANDREW HANCOCK, GARY WELLER, CHRISTOPHER JULIAN, JAMES GANNOE
  • Publication number: 20080091077
    Abstract: A medical device for managing tissue in an organ, such as the stomach, for retracting or positioning tissue and related organs to allow certain regions of the stomach to be acquired for a gastroplasty procedure. The medical device includes an elongated body having a proximal end and a distal end, and a tissue treatment device attached to the distal end of the elongated body. The tissue treatment device includes a first jaw opposite a second jaw, and each jaw is adapted to acquire tissue. A retractor is disposed along the tissue treatment device and adapted to be moveable from a delivery position to a retraction position to move or manage the tissue of the stomach. The medical device also includes a collapsible barrier disposed between the first and second jaws of the tissue treatment device to direct tissue into the first and second jaws separately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Applicant: SATIETY, INC.
    Inventors: ALEX ROTH, CRAIG GERBI, ANDREW HANCOCK, GARY WELLER, CHRISTOPHER JULIAN, JAMES GANNOE
  • Publication number: 20080091076
    Abstract: A medical device for managing tissue in an organ, such as the stomach, for retracting or positioning tissue and related organs to allow certain regions of the stomach to be acquired for a gastroplasty procedure. The medical device includes an elongated body having a proximal end and a distal end, and a tissue treatment device attached to the distal end of the elongated body. The tissue treatment device includes a first jaw opposite a second jaw, and each jaw is adapted to acquire tissue. A retractor is disposed along the tissue treatment device and adapted to be moveable from a delivery position to a retraction position to move or manage the tissue of the stomach. The medical device also includes a collapsible barrier disposed between the first and second jaws of the tissue treatment device to direct tissue into the first and second jaws separately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Applicant: SATIETY, INC.
    Inventors: ALEX ROTH, CRAIG GERBI, ANDREW HANCOCK, GARY WELLER, CHRISTOPHER JULIAN, JAMES GANNOE
  • Publication number: 20080091078
    Abstract: A medical device for managing tissue in an organ, such as the stomach, for retracting or positioning tissue and related organs to allow certain regions of the stomach to be acquired for a gastroplasty procedure. The medical device includes an elongated body having a proximal end and a distal end, and a tissue treatment device attached to the distal end of the elongated body. The tissue treatment device includes a first jaw opposite a second jaw, and each jaw is adapted to acquire tissue. A retractor is disposed along the tissue treatment device and adapted to be moveable from a delivery position to a retraction position to move or manage the tissue of the stomach. The medical device also includes a collapsible barrier disposed between the first and second jaws of the tissue treatment device to direct tissue into the first and second jaws separately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Applicant: SATIETY, INC.
    Inventors: ALEX ROTH, CRAIG GERBI, ANDREW HANCOCK, GARY WELLER, CHRISTOPHER JULIAN, JAMES GANNOE
  • Patent number: 7306614
    Abstract: 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, is inserted and is freely adjustable within the overtube. A spiral or helical fastener, which is temporarily attached to the drive tube distal end, is positioned within the overtube lumen. Endoscopic devices can be inserted within the drive tube lumen and advanced past the distal ends of both the drive tube and overtube. A pump provides the vacuum to draw apposed regions of tissue from within a hollow body organ into the windows of the overtube. Once the tissue has been invaginated, the drive tube is rotated to advance the fastener into the tissue to fasten them together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Satiety, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Weller, Craig Gerbi, James Gannoe, Mark E. Deem, Douglas S. Sutton, Hanson S. Gifford, III, Bernard H. Andreas, Ronald G. French
  • Patent number: 7288099
    Abstract: 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 creating a smaller gastric pouch within the stomach directly from the interior of the stomach itself. The smaller pouches may be made through the use of individual anchoring devices, rotating probes, or volume reduction devices. A pyloroplasty procedure may also be performed to render the pyloric sphincter incompetent. A gastric bypass procedure may additionally be performed using a traumatic magnetic anastomoses devices so that sugars and fats are passed directly to the bowel while bypassing the stomach. Many of these procedures may be done in a variety of combinations. Treatment may create enforced behavioral modifications by discouraging the ingestion of high-caloric foods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Satiety, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Deem, Douglas S. Sutton, Hanson S. Gifford, III, Bernard H. Andreas, Ronald G French