Global Patent Index - EP 2026713 A2

EP 2026713 A2 2009-02-25 - IMPROVEMENTS IN METHODS AND DEVICES TO CURB APPETITE AND/OR REDUCE FOOD INTAKE

Title (en)

IMPROVEMENTS IN METHODS AND DEVICES TO CURB APPETITE AND/OR REDUCE FOOD INTAKE

Title (de)

VERBESSERUNGEN VON VERFAHREN UND GERÄTEN ZUR APPETITZÜGELUNG UND/ODER REDUZIERUNG DER NAHRUNGSAUFNAHME

Title (fr)

PERFECTIONNEMENTS APPORTÉS À DES PROCÉDÉS ET DES DISPOSITIFS DESTINÉS À REFRÉNER L'APPÉTIT ET/OU RÉDUIRE L'INGESTION ALIMENTAIRE

Publication

EP 2026713 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 07795330 A

Priority

  • US 2007012462 W
  • US 80882006 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2007139920A2] The present invention relates to devices and methods of operating the devices that contribute to curbing appetite and/or reducing food intake. In some embodiments, the methods and devices of the present invention include as intestinal/duodenal insert comprising an elongated member with at least one flow reduction element that can cause the stimulation of one or more biological signals of satiety. Some embodiments of the inserted device are anchored at the duodenal site by an anchoring member residing in the stomach, other embodiments of the device are stabilized at a targeted site by appropriate dimensions of length as well as one or more angled portions of the device that correspond to angled portions of the targeted site in the dodenum. Embodiments of the device exert effects by virtue of physical presence, as well as by more active forms of intervention, including release of bioactive materials and electrical stimulation of neurons.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61F 2/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61M 25/1011 (2013.01); A61F 5/0079 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30062 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

Designated extension state (EPC)

AL BA HR MK RS

DOCDB simple family

WO 2007139920 A2 20071206; WO 2007139920 A3 20080814; BR PI0712468 A2 20120731; CA 2652419 A1 20071206; CA 2652419 C 20170905; EP 2026713 A2 20090225; EP 2026713 A4 20170726; JP 2009538218 A 20091105; JP 2013048905 A 20130314; MX 2008014939 A 20081210