Patents by Inventor Ken Michlitsch

Ken Michlitsch has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20100211086
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for forming a gastrointestinal tissue fold by engaging tissue at a first tissue contact point and moving the first tissue contact point from a position initially distal to, or in line with, a second tissue contact point to a position proximal of the second contact point, thereby forming the tissue fold, and extending an anchor assembly through the tissue fold from a vicinity of the second tissue contact point. Adjustable anchor assemblies; as well as anchor delivery systems, shape-lockable guides and methods for endoluminally performing medical procedures, such as gastric reduction, treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, resection of lesions, and treatment of bleeding sites; are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: USGI Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Rich Ewers, Vahid C. Saadat, Ken Michlitsch, Chris Rothe, Rodney Brenneman, Cang Lam, Eugene Chen
  • Publication number: 20050245945
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for forming a gastrointestinal tissue fold by engaging tissue at a first tissue contact point and moving the first tissue contact point from a position initially distal to, or in line with, a second tissue contact point to a position proximal of the second contact point, thereby forming the tissue fold, and extending an anchor assembly through the tissue fold from a vicinity of the second tissue contact point. Adjustable anchor assemblies; as well as anchor delivery systems, shape-lockable guides and methods for endoluminally performing medical procedures, such as gastric reduction, treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, resection of lesions, and treatment of bleeding sites; are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2004
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Applicant: USGI Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Rich Ewers, Vahid Saadat, Ken Michlitsch, Chris Rothe, Rodney Brenneman, Cang Lam, Eugene Chen
  • Publication number: 20040225305
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for forming a gastrointestinal tissue fold by engaging tissue at a first tissue contact point and moving the first tissue contact point from a position initially distal to, or in line with, a second tissue contact point to a position proximal of the second contact point, thereby forming the tissue fold, and extending an anchor assembly through the tissue fold from a vicinity of the second tissue contact point. Adjustable anchor assemblies; as well as anchor delivery systems, shape-lockable guides and methods for endoluminally performing medical procedures, such as gastric reduction, treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, resection of lesions, and treatment of bleeding sites; are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Applicant: USGI MEDICAL
    Inventors: Rich Ewers, Vahid C. Saadat, Ken Michlitsch, Chris Rothe, Rodney Brenneman, Cang Lam, Eugene Chen
  • Publication number: 20040225183
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for forming a gastrointestinal tissue fold by engaging tissue at a first tissue contact point and moving the first tissue contact point from a position initially distal to, or in line with, a second tissue contact point to a position proximal of the second contact point, thereby forming the tissue fold, and extending an anchor assembly through the tissue fold from a vicinity of the second tissue contact point. Adjustable anchor assemblies; as well as anchor delivery systems, shape-lockable guides and methods for endoluminally performing medical procedures, such as gastric reduction, treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, resection of lesions, and treatment of bleeding sites; are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Applicant: USGI MEDICAL
    Inventors: Ken Michlitsch, Vahid C. Saadat, Rich Ewers, Chris Rothe, Rodney Brenneman, Cang Lam, Eugene Chen