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Tarran Jones
Gregory J LaRosa, Christopher Horvath, Walter Newman, S Tarran Jones, Siobhan H O&apos Brien, Theresa O&apos Keefe: Recombinant anti-CCR2 antibodies and methods of use therefor. Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, April 27, 2004: US06727349 (28 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 ...


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David Sherrer
David W Sherrer, Dan A Steinberg, Mindaugas F Dautartas: 2-Dimensional optical fiber array made from etched sticks having notches. Shipley┬▒Company L L C, Niels Haun, Jonathan D Baskin, April 27, 2004: US06726372 (3 worldwide citation)

A 2-dimensional optical fiber array having stacked sticks with fibers disposed between the sticks. The sticks are made by directional dry etching. The shape of the sticks is defined by a lithographic mask. Each stick has notches for holding the optical fibers. Since the sticks are defined by a litho ...


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Masashi Kawasaki, Hideo Ohno: Transistor and semiconductor device. Japan Science and Technology Corporation, Neifeld IP Law P C, April 27, 2004: US06727522 (1844 worldwide citation)

A transistor is provided, which is entirely and partially transparent by the use of a transparent channel layer made of zinc oxide or the like. A channel layer


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Pavitra Subramaniam, Jason Zoss, Jian Jung Ying, Marc Caltabiano, Matthew S Malden: System and method to implement an integrated search center supporting a full-text search and query on a database. Siebel Systems, James W Soong, Siebel Systems, April 27, 2004: US06728702 (571 worldwide citation)

According to one aspect of the present invention, a method includes displaying a search tool bar including a search icon. The method also includes displaying a search center pane after a user selects the search icon, wherein the search center pane includes a search frame. The method further includes ...


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Jeffrey Loomans: Techniques for managing multiple threads in a browser environment. Siebel Systems, James W Soong, Siebel Systems, April 27, 2004: US06728960 (568 worldwide citation)

Techniques for managing multiple threads in an asynchronous environment, such as a browser, are described. As a method, instantiating an event thread in response to a user event by a shell event handler block that provides shell functions for a user event. Once the event thread as been instantiated, ...


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Nikiforos Kollias, Wei Dong Tian, Jenny E Freeman: Non-invasive tissue glucose level monitoring. The General Hospital Corporation, Kristofer E Elbing, April 27, 2004: US06728560 (401 worldwide citation)

Instruments and methods for performing non-invasive measurements of analyte concentrations and for monitoring, analyzing and regulating tissue status, such as tissue glucose levels.


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Gary A Demos: Moving image compression quality enhancement using displacement filters with negative lobes. Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, April 27, 2004: US06728317 (368 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for image compression using temporal and resolution layering of compressed image frames. In particular, layered compression allows a form of modularized decomposition of an image that supports flexible application of a variety of image enhancement techniques. Further, the inve ...


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Anthony J Baerlocher, Peter Gerrard: Gaming device having a selectively accessible bonus scheme. IGT, Bell Boyd Lloyd, April 27, 2004: US06726563 (300 worldwide citation)

The apparatus and method of the present invention provides a gaming device having a bonus scheme, wherein the player may choose when to play a bonus scheme, so long as the player is qualified to do so. The method of qualifying the player to enter the bonus round connects or links the base game opera ...


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David A Nicholas, Robert C Smith, Scott E Manzo: Anastomosis instrument and method. United States Surgical Corporation, April 27, 2004: US06726697 (298 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for performing an anastomosis includes a housing having proximal and distal ends and a shaft extending from the distal end of the housing. The instrument also includes an actuator attached to the housing and a disposable loading unit configured for selective attachment to the s ...


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Jeffrey S Lee, Parvathy Bhaskaran, Scott Geranen, William S Hede, David T Knappenberger, Merlin Smith, Brian S Gratch: Method and apparatus for remotely configuring a wireless communication device. Motorola, Thomas V Miller, Brian M Mancini, April 27, 2004: US06728531 (256 worldwide citation)

An internet radio for portable applications and uses such as in an automobile enables remotely configuring a wireless communication device comprising the steps of remotely configuring a format for providing content on said wireless communication device for a first user; remotely configuring a second ...



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