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Ethicon Endo-Surgery Assigned Patent for Tissue Managing Medical Device

August 28, 2014

By Targeted News Service

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati, has been assigned a patent (8,795,166) developed by six co-inventors for a medical device "for managing tissue in an organ, such as the stomach, for retracting or positioning tissue and related organs to allow certain regions of the stomach to be acquired for a gastroplasty procedure." The co-inventors are Andrew H. Hancock, Fremont, California, Gary Weller, Los Gatos, California, Christopher Julian, Los Gatos, California, Craig Gerbi, Mountain View, California, Alex T. Roth, Redwood City, California, and James Gannoe, West Milford, New Jersey.

The patent application was filed on Dec. 27, 2010 (12/979,242). The full-text of the patent can be found at

Written by Vessie Ann Abalos.


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