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Charles Sperry
Sperry Charles R, Sperry Laurence B, Robert Craig E, Seckler Michael J, Farison Brian Kent, Reichental Abraham N: Compact packaging device for forming foam-filled cushions and related method.. Sealed Air, September 1, 1993: EP0557956-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A packaging device is disclosed for forming packaging cushions of the type that include a plastic bag filled with a solid foam, and wherein the cushions are initially formed of a plastic bag filled with a foamable material that reacts and then hardens to form solid foam. The device comprises means f ...


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Lacroix Paul: Method of simultaneous measuring of electrical resistivety and thermal conductivity.. Pechiney Recherche, September 1, 1993: EP0558429-A1 (292 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a device and a method for simultaneously measuring electrical resistivity and thermal conductivity of refractory products, in particular ones containing carbon. The method consists in heating a cylindrical test piece by passing through it an electric current which increases ...


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Tovey H Jonathan: Resilient arm mesh deployer.. United States Surgical, September 1, 1993: EP0557963-A1 (105 worldwide citation)

An apparatus 30 is disclosed for positioning surgical implants adjacent to body tissue. The apparatus includes a delivery device 10 having a plurality of delivery arms 11 positioned at the distal end of an elongate rod 13, and a surgical implant 17 releasably secured to the delivery arms by a securi ...


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Tovey H Jonathan, Matula Paul A: Articulating mesh deployment apparatus.. United States Surgical, September 1, 1993: EP0557964-A1 (97 worldwide citation)

An apparatus 10 is disclosed for positioning surgical implants 20 adjacent to body tissue. The apparatus includes a delivery device 13 having a support member 14 positioned at the distal end of an elongate rod 19, and a surgical implant 20 releasably secured to the support member. The support member ...


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Engebretson Maynard A, O& 039, Connell Michael P: Adaptive noise reduction circuit for a sound reproduction system.. Central Inst Deaf, September 1, 1993: EP0558312-A1 (95 worldwide citation)

A noise reduction circuit for a hearing aid having an adaptive filter for producing a signal which estimates the noise components present in an input signal. The circuit includes a second filter for receiving the noise-estimating signal and modifying it as a function of a user's preference or as a f ...


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Yamakda Takaaki, Yanagihara Naofumi, Okada Hiroshi: Method and apparatus for encoding an image signal using a multi-stage quantizing number determiner.. Sony, September 1, 1993: EP0558016-A2 (85 worldwide citation)

A quantizing number is determined using multiple stages of code amount estimating circuits. Thus, an optimum quantizing number may be selected from among a number of quantizing numbers which is not limited to the number of code amount estimating circuits (53-3, 53-7, 53-11, 54, 56k, 56k+1, 56k+2, 55 ...


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Stein Philip D, Hunt John T, Murugesan Natesan: Sulfonamide endothelin antagonists.. Squibb & Sons, September 1, 1993: EP0558258-A1 (81 worldwide citation)

Compounds of the formula inhibit endothelin, wherein: one of X and Y is N and the other is O; R is naphthyl or naphthyl substituted with R, R and R; R, R and R are each independently hydrogen; alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxy, cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, cycloalkenyl, cycloalkenylalkyl, aryl, or ara ...


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Goble Nigel Mark, Goble Colin Charles Owen: An inductive loop power transmission system.. G2 Design, September 1, 1993: EP0558316-A1 (79 worldwide citation)

An inductive loop power transmission system intended primarily for wireless electrosurgical use has a transmitter including a radio frequency power oscillator with a resonant output circuit coupled to a loop antenna, and a receiver with a receiving antenna (L1a) and a power output (L1b) for an elect ...


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Thomas Arthur Edward: Gaming or amusement machine.. Arthur Edward Thomas, September 1, 1993: EP0558307-A2 (76 worldwide citation)

A gaming machine has a set of electro-mechanical reels and a set of simulated reels on a video screen. The simulated reels have symbols which correspond to those on the mechanical reels, but non-winning combinations of symbols on the win line associated with the electro-mechanical reels are duplicat ...


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Hara Shinji: Heated balloon catheter.. Japan Crescent, September 1, 1993: EP0558297-A2 (71 worldwide citation)

A heated balloon catheter for treatment of constricted zones of body fluid passages by applying heat and pressure to the constricted zone where the heat is generated by transmitting to an antenna (40) within a balloon (16) carried by the catheter radio frequency energy of about 13.56 MHz, measuring ...