A Pump That Sucks Food Out Of Your Stomach After Meals

Here’s the patent for this dieting wonder gadget as told by stock photography. From Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway, a device that empties your stomach 20 minutes after meals.

Here’s a diagram of what the pump looks like:

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1. From the patent report: “The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for treating obesity.”

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“A tube is positioned that passes through a patient’s abdominal wall into the upper digestive system of the patient.”

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2. “The patient is allowed to carry out his/her everyday affairs including ingesting food.”

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“After the patient has ingested food, the food is extracted by pumping it out of the upper digestive system through the tube.”

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3. “The present invention is less invasive than current surgical procedures for reducing weight…”

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4. “…and allows patients to live a normal and active lifestyle without experiencing adverse side effects.”

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“Preliminary trials in human patients have been successful… one female patient, middle aged and weighing 220 pounds, had a tube installed in her stomach for 59 weeks and successfully lost 85 pounds without experiencing any serious adverse side effe

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Via appft.uspto.gov

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