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Tarran Jones
Gregory J LaRosa, Christopher Horvath, Walter Newman, S Tarran Jones, Siobhan H O Brien, Theresa O Keefe: Humanized anti-CCR2 antibodies and methods of use therefor. Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Lowrie Lando & Anastasi, January 6, 2009: US07473421 (4 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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Bela Kiss
János Galambos, Katalin Nógrádi, Éva Ágainé Csongor, György Miklós Keserü, István Vágó, György Domány, Béla Kiss, István Gyertyán, István Laszlovszky, Judit Laszy: Sulfonamide derivatives as D3-receptor ligands. Richter Gedeon Vegyeszeti Gyar Rt, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C, January 6, 2009: US07473692

The present invention relates to new D3 dopamine receptor subtype selectice ligands of formula (I) to pharmacological compositions containing the same and to their use in therapy and/or prevention of psychoses (e.g. schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorders, etc), drug (e.g. alcohol, cocaine and nic ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jeffrey S Swayze, Leslie M Fugikawa, Eugene L Timperman: Surgical stapling instruments with collapsible features for controlling staple height. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 6, 2009: US07472815 (508 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for being endoscopically or laparoscopically inserted into a surgical site for simultaneous stapling and severing of tissue includes force adjusted spacing between an upper jaw (anvil) and a lower jaw (staple cartridge engaged to an elongate staple channel) so that the height o ...


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Sean T Dycus, Steven Paul Buysse, Dax D Brown: Vessel sealer and divider with non-conductive stop members. Covidien, January 6, 2009: US07473253 (388 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic bipolar forceps for sealing and dividing tissue includes an elongated shaft having opposing jaw members at a distal end thereof. The jaw members are movable relative to one another from a first position wherein the jaw members are disposed in spaced relation relative to one another to ...


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Dominick L Mastri, Frank J Viola, Thomas W Alesi Jr, Robert J Geiste, Jon Wilson: Surgical stapler. United States Surgical Corporation, January 6, 2009: US07472814 (324 worldwide citation)

A surgical device is described herein that can be used to fire different types and sizes of disposable loading units. In a preferred embodiment, the device applies parallel rows of surgical fasteners to body tissue and concomitantly forms an incision between the rows of staples during an endoscopic ...


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Constance Elaine Johnston, Phillip Andrew Ryan, Carrie Deanne Mills, Perry Robin Mykleby, Andrew Christopher Burroughs, Benjamin Leo Rush, Tasos George Karahalios, Jacob Shieffelin Brauer, Rodney Hal Monson, Eric Christopher Sugalski, Dickon Isaacs, James Gerard Tappel, Thomas Franz Enders, Benjamin Mark Chow, Energy Cruse II, Scott Andrew Brenneman: Powered surgical apparatus, method of manufacturing powered surgical apparatus, and method of using powered surgical apparatus. Gyrus Ent L L C, Oliff & Berridge, January 6, 2009: US07473263 (221 worldwide citation)

A powered surgical apparatus can be used with a source of irrigation fluid and a source of suction. The powered surgical apparatus can include a cutting blade assembly and a handle. The handle can include an upper portion defining a distal section connectable to the cutting blade assembly and a lowe ...


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Henry E Holsten, Frank J Viola, Clifford L Emmons, John W Beardsley, Russell Heinrich, Nicola Cullinan: Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes. Tyco Healthcare Group, January 6, 2009: US07472816 (205 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus includes a staple cartridge and an anvil member. The staple cartridge includes a plurality of surgical fasteners disposed in rows of retention slots. The staple cartridge may have an annular or linear configuration of retention slots. The tissue contacting surface of th ...


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Kerry Dennis Brown: Payment card with internally generated virtual account numbers for its magnetic stripe encoder and user display. Qsecure, Richard B Main, January 6, 2009: US07472829 (185 worldwide citation)

A payment card comprises an internal virtual account number generator and a user display for online transactions. Offline transactions with merchant card readers are enabled by a magnetic array positioned behind the card's magnetic stripe on the back. The internal virtual account number generator is ...



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