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Rydell Mark A: Surgical scissors with bipolar coagulation feature.. Everest Medical, December 1, 1993: EP0572131-A1 (354 worldwide citation)

A surgical scissors (10) for use in endoscopic surgery allows both mechanical cutting and RF coagulation. The scissors blades (60, 62) are mounted on the distal end of an elongated rigid tube (12) dimensioned to fit through a working lumen of an endoscope or a trocar. The blades (60, 62) are a compo ...


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Bonsor Nigel, Thornton John, Spillman Brian W: Method and system for interacting with floating objects. Octec, Vosper Thornycroft, December 1, 1993: GB2267360-A (94 worldwide citation)

A ship's quarters are provided with orthogonal arrays of four light sources 10 to permit a CCD camera (22, figure 2) on a crane to monitor the motion of the ship in six degrees of freedom in real time. As shown in figure 2, data is passed to an image analyser (30) which first acquires and then track ...


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Liao Frank H: Variable length code decoder for video decompression operations.. C Cube Microsystems, December 1, 1993: EP0572263-A2 (84 worldwide citation)

A decoder for compressed video signals comprises a central processing unit (CPU), a dynamic random access memory (DRAM) controller, a variable length code (VLC) decoder, a pixel filter and a video output unit. The microcoded CPU performs dequantization and inverse cosine transform using a pipelined ...


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Bateman Andrew, Chan Kam Yuen: Modulators,demodulators or amplifiers. Univ Bristol, December 1, 1993: GB2267402-A (72 worldwide citation)

A highly efficient linear amplifier and/or modulator and demodulator comprising first and second feedback loops is provided. Each loop processes a component of the input signal and the component signals are recombined at, for example, a summing junction (18). The feedback signals for each loop are d ...


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Muehlberger Karl H: Automatic vending machine.. Keyosk, December 1, 1993: EP0572119-A2 (56 worldwide citation)

The automatic vending machine (10) comprises a plurality of removable storage and dispensing trays (46) disposed one above the other in an enclosure (16) having a rear vertical chute curving gradually in a horizontal direction under the trays and communicating with a vend opening (27) at the bottom ...


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Strubbe Hugo J: System and method for automatically correlating user preferences with a tv program information database.. Koninkl Philips Electronics, December 1, 1993: EP0572090-A2 (54 worldwide citation)

A system comprising a user interface which can access downloaded TV program information, which can be continually updated and provided either "over the air", over cable or satellite transmission paths or other "fast data" paths, and automatically correlate this information with the preferences of th ...


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Kamauchi Masahiro C O Mitsubis, Soejima Hiroshi C O Mitsubishi, Kubota Shuji C O Mitsubishi Ca, Sasaki Kouzou C O Mitsubishi C: Lithium secondary battery.. Mitsubishi Cable, December 1, 1993: EP0571858-A1 (54 worldwide citation)

A lithium secondary battery comprising a positive electrode composed of a positive electrode active material comprising at least one member selected from the group consisting of lithium phosphate, lithium-cobalt phosphate, cobalt oxide, and lithium-cobalt oxide, such that the molar ratio of cobalt:p ...


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Galbi David E, Purcell Stephen C, Chai Eric Chi Wang: Decoder for compressed video signals.. C Cube Microsystems, December 1, 1993: EP0572262-A2 (52 worldwide citation)

A decoder for compressed video signals comprises a central processing unit (CPU), a dynamic random access memory (DRAM) controller, a variable length code (VLC) decoder, a pixel filter and a video output unit. The microcoded CPU performs dequantization and inverse cosine transform using a pipelined ...


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Herrmann Hans Friedrich, Boehm Ludwig, Voigt Hartmut, Spaleck Walter, Hohner Gerd: Process for the preparation of polyolefin waxes.. Hoechst, December 1, 1993: EP0571882-A2 (52 worldwide citation)

Polymerisation of olefins in a low-boiling suspension medium, in particular propane, in the presence of a metallocene catalyst gives polyolefin waxes which can be used without further work-up steps.


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Ishii Yutaka, Yamamoto Yoshitaka: Display unit with integral optical input apparatus.. Sharp, December 1, 1993: EP0572182-A1 (51 worldwide citation)

A display unit of an integral input type is provided with a display panel (60) having a liquid crystal (32) as a display medium. In the display unit, an optical waveguide (36,73) is integrally formed in the shape of a matrix and substantially guides light having a predetermined wavelength in paralle ...