Obesity therapy and heart rate variability (US 8,696,616) was granted at the USPTO on April 15, 2014. The abstract is as follows:
"Methods and devices are provided for delivering obesity therapy to a patient. In general, the methods and devices allow for the onset of a patient eating solid food, e.g., the patient beginning a meal, to trigger delivery of an obesity therapy to a patient. The obesity therapy can be delivered to the patient for a limited period of time such that the patient stops receiving the obesity therapy prior to a second onset of the patient eating solid food, e.g., the patient beginning a second meal which can trigger a second delivery of the obesity therapy to the patient for a limited period of time."