Food intake restriction with wireless energy transfer

  • US 6,450,946 B1
  • Filed: 02/11/2000
  • Issued: 09/17/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/11/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A food intake restriction apparatus for an obese patient, comprising:

  • an operable restriction device adapted to be implanted in the patient to engage the stomach or the esophagus to form a restricted stoma opening in the stomach or esophagus, an energy transmission device for wireless transmission of energy of a first form from outside the patient'"'"'s body, an energy transfer device adapted to be implanted in the patient for transferring energy of the first form transmitted by said energy transmission device into energy of a second form, different than the first form energy, and an operation device adapted to be implanted in the patient for operating said restriction device, wherein the second form energy is used for powering said operation device to operate said restriction device to vary the restricted stoma opening.

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