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US7942898: Delivery systems and methods for gastric reduction

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Inventor(s) Richard C Ewers · Vahid Saadat · Eugene Chen ·
Assignee(s) USGI Medical, Inc. ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Charles C. Fowler · Levine Bagade Han LLP ·
Primary Examiner Melanie J Hand ·
Application Number US10612109
Filing date 07/01/2003
Issue date 05/17/2011
Prior Publication Data
Predicted expiration date 04/18/2025
Patent term adjustment 657
U.S. Classifications 606/222  · 606/232  · 606/223  ·
International Classifications A61B1704  · A61B1706  ·
Kind CodeB2
Related U.S. Application DataREFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
This application claims priority from U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 60/433,065, filed Dec. 11, 2002, which is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.
23 Claims, 10 Drawings


Abstract

A delivery catheter for a gastric reduction system includes an elongate torqueable tube, a needle translatably disposed within the torqueable tube, an anchor translatably disposed within the needle and a stabilization device for holding a distal tip of the torqueable tube against a tissue wall.

Independent Claims | See all claims (23)

  1. 1. A delivery catheter for a gastric reduction system, the delivery catheter comprising: an elongate torqueable and flexible tube having a back end and a front end; a needle translatably disposed within the tube, with the needle having a penetrating tip; at least one anchor translatably disposed within the needle, and moveable out of the penetrating tip of the needle; and a coil on a front end of a shall that is translatably disposed within a lumen in said tube, said coil being extendible out of the front end of the tube.
  2. 10. A catheter comprising: a flexible tube having a front end and a back end; a needle within the tube and having a tip extendible out of the front end of the tube; at least one anchor positioned within the flexible tube and moveable out of the flexible tube during a surgical procedure; a suture connected to one or more of the anchors, and with the suture extending within the tube towards the back end of the tube; and a coil on a front end of a shall that is translatably disposed within a lumen in said tube, said coil being extendible out of the front end of the tube.
  3. 19. A catheter comprising: a flexible and torqueable tube having a front end and a back end; a needle within the tube and having a piercing tip extendible out of the front end of the tube; one or more anchors stored within the tube and moveable out of the tube for placement during a surgical procedure; a suture connected to the anchor and leading out towards the back end of the tube; and a coil on a front end of a shaft that is translatably disposed within a lumen in said tube, said coil being extendible out of the front end of the tube.
  4. 22. A catheter comprising: a flexible and torqueable tube having a front end and a back end; a handle attached adjacent to the back end of the tube; a hollow needle within the tube and having a piercing tip extendible out of the front end of the tube; one or more anchors within the needle, with the anchor moveable out of the piercing tip of the needle; an anchor ejector within the needle; a suture connected to the anchor and leading out towards the handle; a needle control on the handle linked to the needle, for moving the needle within the tube; an anchor ejector control on the handle linked to the anchor ejector; and a coil on a front end of a shaft that is translatably disposed within a lumen in said tube, said coil being extendible out of the front end of the tube.
  5. 23. A catheter comprising: a flexible tube having a front end and a back end; a needle within the tube and having a tip extendible out of the front end of the tube; at least one anchor positioned within the needle and moveable out of the needle tip during a surgical procedure; a suture connected to one or more of the anchors, and with the suture extending within the tube towards the back end of the tube; and a coil on a front end of a shaft that is translatably disposed within a lumen in said tube, said coil being extendible out of the front end of the tube.

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