Methods, devices, and systems for obesity treatment

CAFC
  • US 9,445,930 B2
  • Filed: 12/16/2015
  • Issued: 09/20/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/19/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An obesity treatment device for deploying in a stomach of a patient, comprising:

  • a plurality of adjacent, spaced apart inflatable space-filling compartments, wherein each compartment of the plurality of inflatable space-filling compartments has a respective inflated state volume that is maintained during treatment of the patient; and

    a valve system for introducing a fluid into each compartment of the plurality of inflatable space-filling compartments and for retaining, upon inflation, fluid in the plurality of inflatable space-filling compartments, whereinthe valve system comprises a respective valve structure for introducing fluid into each inflatable space-filling compartment of the plurality of inflatable space-filling compartments, wherein each respective valve structure includes at least a first valve in series with a second valve;

    wherein the obesity treatment device is to form, upon at least partially filling the plurality of inflatable space-filling compartments, to a curved shape conforming to a natural three-dimensional kidney shape of the stomach such that an outer surface of the obesity treatment device aligns against greater and lesser curvatures of the stomach.

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