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Pub. No.:    WO/2011/137032    International Application No.:    PCT/US2011/033479
Publication Date: 03.11.2011 International Filing Date: 21.04.2011
A61F 5/00 (2006.01)
Applicants: ALLERGAN, INC. [US/US]; 2525 Dupont Drive T2-7h Irvine, CA 92612 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
HONARYAR, Babak [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
BORRELL, Marcos [ES/US]; (US) (For US Only).
BRYER, Philip [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
HOYT, Jr., Robert E. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
RAVEN, Joseph, S. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: HONARYAR, Babak; (US).
BORRELL, Marcos; (US).
BRYER, Philip; (US).
HOYT, Jr., Robert E.; (US).
RAVEN, Joseph, S.; (US)
Agent: DONOVAN, Stephen; Allergan, Inc. 2525 Dupont Drive Irvine, CA 92612 (US)
Priority Data:
12/770,640 29.04.2010 US
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A self-adjusting gastric band (105) applies a substantially constant force to a patient's fundus in order to facilitate weight control. The self-adjusting gastric band is capable of automatically relaxing and contracting in response to changes in the patient's fundus or in response to a large bolus passing through the patient's fundus that is constricted by the gastric band. The self-adjusting gastric band is automatically adjustable without hydraulic fluid and without external physician intervention. The self-adjusting gastric band comprises a movable member (115) and a biasing mechanism (120) coupled to the movable member to facilitate applying the substantially constant force against the findus changes size, shape and/or position.
(FR)L'invention concerne un anneau gastrique à auto-ajustement (105) appliquant une force sensiblement constante à un estomac d'un patient afin de faciliter le contrôle du poids. L'anneau gastrique à auto-ajustement est capable de se relâcher et de se contracter automatiquement en réponse à des changements au niveau de l'estomac du patient ou en réponse au passage d'un large bolus à travers l'estomac du patient qui est contracté par l'anneau gastrique. L'anneau gastrique à auto-ajustement est ajustable automatiquement sans fluide hydraulique et sans intervention externe d'un médecin. L'anneau gastrique à auto-ajustement comprend un élément mobile (115) et un mécanisme de sollicitation (120) couplé à l'élément mobile pour faciliter l'application de la force sensiblement constante lorsque l'estomac change de taille, de forme et/ou de position.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TH, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)