Patent Number: 7,951,067

Title: Implantable band having improved attachment mechanism

Abstract: An implantable band for placement around an anatomical passageway, such as the stomach or other lumen, includes a first end portion with an opening configured to receive part of a second end portion, with a retaining part included as part of the first or second end portion.

Inventors: Byrum; Randal T. (Milford, OH), Jambor; Kristin L. (Cincinnati, OH), Albrecht; Thomas E. (Cincinnati, OH)

Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.

International Classification: A61F 2/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-05-31 0:00:00