Tarran Jones
Gregory J LaRosa, Christopher Horvath, Walter Newman, S Tarran Jones, Siobhan H O&apos Brien, Theresa O&apos Keefe: Humanized anti-CCR2 antibodies and methods of use therefor. Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, February 24, 2004: US06696550 (39 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a humanized antibody or functional fragment thereof which binds to a mammalian (e.g., human) CC-chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2) or a portion of the receptor and blocks binding of a ligand to the receptor. The invention further relates to a method of inhibiting the intera ...

St├ęphane De Lombaert
Raymond F Horvath, Jennifer N Tran, St├ęphane De Lombaert, Kevin J Hodgetts, Philip A Carpino, David A Griffith: Certain alkylene diamine-substituted heterocycles. Neurogen Corporation, Pfizer, Ladas & Parry, February 24, 2004: US06696445 (3 worldwide citation)

The present invention also provides a general method to whereby mono-, bi-, or tricyclic heterocycles may be modified to obtain potent antagonists at the NPY

Daniel J Zigmond, Phillip Y Goldman: Techniques for intelligent video ad insertion. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger, February 24, 2004: US06698020 (966 worldwide citation)

A system and method for selecting and inserting advertisements into a video programming feed at the household level. An advertisement insertion device in a home entertainment system receives a plurality of advertisements from an advertisement source. The advertisement insertion device selects one of ...

Michel K Bowman Amuah: Relationship management in an E-commerce application framework. Accenture, W Glenn Edwards, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, February 24, 2004: US06697824 (601 worldwide citation)

A system and method are provided for interacting with a user over a network for personalizing a website. A user is identified and information about the user is collected. A profile of the user is built based on the collected information and a plurality of different contents are managed. The profile ...

Ammar Al Ali: Low power pulse oximeter. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 24, 2004: US06697658 (577 worldwide citation)

A pulse oximeter adaptively samples an input signal from a sensor in order to reduce power consumption in the absence of overriding conditions. Various sampling mechanisms may be used individually or in combination, including reducing the duty cycle of a drive current to a sensor emitter, intermitte ...

Michael P Whitman: Fluid delivery mechanism for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments. Power Medical Interventions, Kenyon & Kenyon, February 24, 2004: US06695199 (533 worldwide citation)

A medicine delivery mechanism or fibrin injection mechanism for use in combination with an anastomosing and stapling attachment for an electromechanical device driver comprises a dispensing chamber with an elongated cylindrical cross section (although other shapes can be used) which is formed in the ...

W Kenneth Ward, Lawrence B Jansen: Transcutaneous sensor insertion device. iSense, Timothy E Siegel, Law Office of Timothy E Siegel, February 24, 2004: US06695860 (527 worldwide citation)

An insertion device that includes an insertable portion adapted to be inserted into and retained in an animal body and an ex vivo portion that is adapted to be worn while the insertable portion remains inserted. The device further includes a trocar that is adapted to insert the insertable portion in ...

Thomas C Jones, Billy Brackenridge: Digital content distribution, transmission and protection system and method, and portable device for use therewith. Microsoft Corporation, Leydig Voit & Mayer, February 24, 2004: US06697944 (519 worldwide citation)

A digital content file distribution, transmission, and protection system comprises a digital content provider having stored therein a digital content file such as an audio file, video file, literature, program file, etc. The digital content provider includes an authentication interface and a USB por ...

Ammar Al Ali: Pulse oximetry sensor compatible with multiple pulse oximetry systems. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 24, 2004: US06697656 (492 worldwide citation)

An oximeter sensor can be used with multiple oximeter systems. The oximeter sensor includes a first light-emitting diode, a second light-emitting diode and a photodetector. Electrical connections to the anode and the cathode of each light-emitting diode and electrical connections to the terminals of ...

James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Charles J Winslow, Henry A Klyce, John Flynn: Interspinous process distraction system and method with positionable wing and method. St Francis Medical Technologies, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, February 24, 2004: US06695842 (358 worldwide citation)

An implant that is implanted between adjacent spinous processes for the relief of pain associated with the spine. The device has a spacer to distract apart the adjacent spinous processes. To minimize trauma to the patient, the device has a tapered tissue expander to distract a previously created ope ...