Patents Examined by Jennifer I Harle
  • Patent number: 7482429
    Abstract: A process is provided for preparing kahalalide F and which leads to other kahalalide mimic compounds having useful biological activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Pharma Mar, S.A.
    Inventors: Fernando Albericio, Ernest Giralt, Jose Carlos Jimenez, Angel Lopez, Ignacio Manzanares, Ignacio Rodrigues, Miriam Royo
  • Patent number: 7429463
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for diagnosing a transmissible spongiform subacute encephalopathy (TSSE) caused by an unconventional transmissible agent (UTA) or prion. The method involves treating a sample suspected of containing a prion with proteinase K for a time and under conditions that completely degrade normal prion protein (Prp-sen), but which only partially digest abnormal prion protein (PrP-res) so that all or some of the octapeptide motif repeats comprising P(H/Q)GGG(-/T)WGQ (SEQ ID NO: 1) in the abnormal prion protein (Prp-res) are retained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Commissariat A l'Energie Atomique
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Deslys, Emmanuel Comoy, Jacques Grassi
  • Patent number: 7405199
    Abstract: This invention provides cross-linked glycopeptide-cephalosporin compounds and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof which are useful as antibiotics. This invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds; methods for treating bacterial infections in a mammal using such compounds; and processes and intermediates useful for preparing such compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Theravance, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Marquess, Martin S. Linsell, Paul Fatheree, Michael R. Leadbetter
  • Patent number: 7396812
    Abstract: A method for modulating Nod1 activity wherein said method comprises the steps of providing cells expressing a functional Nod1; and bringing said cells into contact with a molecule related to compositions comprising a molecule related to MTP and use of a molecule related to MTP for modulating inflammation and/or apoptosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignees: Institut Pasteur, Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale
    Inventors: Philippe Sansonetti, Stephen Girardin, Dana Philpott, Ivo Boneca
  • Patent number: 7375078
    Abstract: The present invention provides heterocyclic linker compounds useful for linking drug moieties to ligands. The compounds also include drug-ligand conjugates comprising a ligand capable of targeting a selected cell population, and a drug connected to the ligand by a heterocyclic linker moiety. The linker moiety comprises a peptide sequence that is a substrate for an intracellular enzyme, for example a cathepsin, that cleaves the peptide at an amide bond. The peptide further contains a self-immolating moiety which connects the drug and the protein peptide sequence. Upon cleavage of the peptide sequence by an intracellular enzyme the self-immolating moiety cleaves itself from the drug moiety such that the drug moiety is in an underivatized and active form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventor: Bainian Feng
  • Patent number: 7341989
    Abstract: The invention provides a new use for LH, and analogues having LH-activity for aiding folliculogenesis in controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH), in which the LH or an analogue thereof is administered during a priming period lasting from day 1 to about day 4 of the stimulatory phase in COH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Laboratories Seronosa
    Inventors: Stephen G. Hillier, Colin Michael Howles
  • Patent number: 7319089
    Abstract: Maurocalcine, a novel toxin isolated from the venom of the Tunisian chactidae scorpion Scorpio maurus palmatus, has the amino acid sequence GDCLPHLKLCKENKDCCSKKCKRRGTNIEKRCR (SEQ. ID. No. 1). It potently and reversibly modifies channel gating behaviour of type 1 ryanodine receptor (RyR1) by inducing prominent subconductance behavior. Maurocalcine and its bioactive structural analogues—preferably those containing the KKCKRR motif corresponding to part of the II-III loop of the alpha1S subunit of the voltage-dependent skeletal muscle calcium channel dihydropyridine receptor—appear to possess a therapeutic potential, notably as candidate immuno-suppressive drugs, and for the treatment of pathologies in humans that may involve a dysfunction of calcium channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Cellpep Pharma Inc.
    Inventors: Riad Kharrat, Kamel Mabrouk, Mohammed El-Ayeb, Hervé Rochat, Jean-Marc Sabatier
  • Patent number: 7105487
    Abstract: A method for inducing the onset of the reproductive cycle of female breeding animals is provided. To this end, the animals are injected with an agent that contains synthetically produced FSH releasing hormones as the active substance which comprise known sequences, consisting of 10 amino acids (decapeptide). The active substances are administered to the animals in the form of solution 0 to 96 hours after termination of the preceding anestrus or inhibition or a biotechnical treatment. The agents used promote an onset of the reproductive cycle after the young animals have been weaned from the mature animals and a synchronization of heat in animals that are to be inseminated for the first time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Veyx-Pharma GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Zaremba, Uwe Hühn, Armin Hess
  • Patent number: 7094761
    Abstract: A GPCR-like protein is described, as well as inhibitory/antagonistic compounds and compositions comprising such inhibitors/antagonists of the protein. Such compounds may be used for treating elevated intraocular pressure and conditions associated with elevated intraocular pressure, such as glaucoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Theratechnologies Inc.
    Inventors: Krishna G. Peri, Serge Moffett, Daniel Abran
  • Patent number: 6853982
    Abstract: Various methods are disclosed for monitoring user browsing activities, and for using such information to provide session-specific item recommendations to users. In one embodiment, a monitoring component of a merchant's Web site maintains a record of products viewed by each user during a current browsing session—preferably based on visits to product detail pages. A recommendations component uses the resulting history of viewed products to identify additional products to recommend, preferably using a pre-existing table that maps products to related products. In one embodiment, this table is generated by periodically analyzing user browsing histories to identify correlations between purchases, viewing events, and/or other actions performed with respect to particular products. The recommended items may be displayed together with an option to individually deselect the recently viewed items on which the recommendations are based.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee:, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent R. Smith, Gregory D. Linden, Nida K. Zada
  • Patent number: 6741969
    Abstract: A system and method for reducing excess capacity for restaurants and other industries during off-peak hours is provided. Customers or potential customers may bid on gift certificates redeemable at restaurants during a predetermined time. Users may register with the system and provide identification and demographic information which may be used by restaurants for targeted marketing strategies, promotions, and special offers. The system may include a registration module, an auction module, a restaurant guide module, a restaurant manager module, rewards and referral center module, restaurant reservation module, and advertisement displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Inventors: Dazhi Chen, Elayna Berean
  • Patent number: 6658390
    Abstract: A seller, having previously sold a product to an original purchaser subject to a buyout-provision condition, determines if the buyout-provision condition is satisfied. If the buy-out provision condition is satisfied, the seller retakes the product from the original purchaser and resells the product to a subsequent purchaser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Walker Digital, LLC
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Daniel E. Tedesco
  • Patent number: 6574607
    Abstract: A method of performing computer-based on-line commerce in which a client computer issues a group of interrelated commercial requests and each one of a plurality of server computers is available to service at least one of said requests, said method, performed by an intelligent agent, comprising steps of: receiving the group of interrelated commercial requests from said client computer; and finding servers which will satisfy said group of requests using client preference levels indicating for each request at least one preferred value which the client would like the agent to use in finding a server to satisfy that request; characterized in that said finding step also uses a client significance level indicating for a corresponding request the relative significance of this request in comparison to the other requests in the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Mervyn Carter, Edmund James Whittaker West
  • Patent number: 6567789
    Abstract: A communication link is established between a first processor and a receiving processor located at a central data repository. Tax return information in electronic form are then downloaded to the central data repository. The electronic tax information is then converted into a new standard electronic document having a standard format. The new standard electronic document is then sent into a first database where it is sorted and stored with the other standard electronic documents. A first copy of the standard electronic document is then sent through a filtering process in which all the data fields containing identifiable data such as names, social security codes, identification numbers, and street address are removed creating an electronic data mining document. The electronic data mining document is then sent to a second database where the data mining document is sorted and stored with other electronic data mining documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Inventor: Samuel R. Baker
  • Patent number: 6363364
    Abstract: There is disclosed and claimed a system for and a method of performing interactive data exchange, for example as part of a financial transaction, between a user base and a remote network. The system includes a request data input device 20. A telephone network 22 is connected to the device for transmitting the request data to the network 28. At the user base there is also provided a receiver for receiving response signals from the network and which signals include encoded response data. A signal decoder 14 is provided at the user base to decode the response data. A display 12 displays the response data interactively with the request data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Inventor: Pierre H. Nel
  • Patent number: 6345260
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for scheduling appointments at any time with a professional, such as a doctor, dentist, veterinarian, or the like, or a professional service, such as a medical testing facility and the like, even when the office of the professional or professional service is closed. The system and method relate to an asynchronous Internet, intranet, and extranet-compatible 24-hour appointment scheduling interface for making such appointments. As such, they support open-standards architecture, provide an interface for proprietary system architecture, permit off-line review and posting, permit access controls and virus protection, allow central scheduling without loss of distributed control, support encrypted messaging to ensure privacy, and include context-sensitive help.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignee: Allcare Health Management System, Inc.
    Inventors: Desmond D. Cummings, Jr., Robert H. Shelton
  • Patent number: 6230142
    Abstract: Systems useful for analyzing data related to clinical pathways and performing actions based upon the analyses. A self-analyzing system for suggesting default clinical pathways for various procedures. A self-analyzing system for suggesting deviation from a current clinical pathway and entry into an alternative clinical pathway based upon historical information about the results of actions. Statistical analysis systems based on clinical pathways. A rating system for care providers or proposed pathways based on historical information. Systems for gathering clinical pathway information. Systems for tracking clinical pathway outcomes based on data collected post-treatment. A system for prequalification for appropriate discharge and post-discharge handling of and communication with a new class of patient, those requiring stable acute care. A questionnaire computer language and subsystem are used in various stages of the systems of the invention. Corresponding methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: Homeopt, LLC
    Inventors: Benedict B. Benigno, Gerald A. Feuer, Matthew O. Burrell, William E. Sadler, Leland A. Withers