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Vertebral implant insertion process using shape memory material. Felman Daniel, April 26, 1996: FR2725892-A1 (134 worldwide citation)

The vertebral implant is formed with two portions, one of which is transformable in shape as a result of formation from a shape memory material. A main body portion of the implant is mechanically and dimensionally stable, and has one or more cooperating accessories of the shape memory material. The ...


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Albou Pierre: Night vision improvement method esp. for driver of motor vehicle. Valeo Vision, April 26, 1996: FR2726144-A1 (95 worldwide citation)

The method involves using a camera (20) with a matrix array of e.g. 256 x 256 CCD image sensors (21) which deliver an analogue video signal (23) contg. pixel grey levels for digitisation (24). A microcontroller (26) operates on the image stored in memory (54) using a data bus (55) for the grey level ...


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Camus Michel: Hollow needle guard to prevent accidental pricks. M2ct, April 26, 1996: FR2725902-A1 (57 worldwide citation)

Needle guard, esp. for a hollow needle used to inject substances or take samples, comprises a cover (4) which is articulated at the distal end (2B) of the needle (2) and can be pivoted between 2 extreme positions (P1 and P2). In the first position, the cover is completely disengaged from the needle ...


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Renaud Philippe, Falco Lucien, Kloeck Benjamin: Switching device. Suisse Electronique Microtech, April 26, 1996: FR2726135-A1 (47 worldwide citation)

The switching device includes a pendular screen (1) which oscillates between two extreme positions (A,B) by electrostatic actuation by respective electrodes (4,5) connected to a control circuit (8) and an excitation circuit (9). The screen is supported elastically by e.g. a flexible shaft (2) so tha ...


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Automated management system for interactive digital television. Cohen Solal Bernard Simon, April 26, 1996: FR2726146-A1 (9 worldwide citation)

The system (3) is connected to an interactive TV receiver (1) or microcomputer (19) incorporates a radio frequency transceiver (5,6), a telephone or data line transceiver (7,8), a codec and compandor (16), a keyboard (9) with adaptive keys, an infrared or RF remote control transceiver (14) and a pro ...


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Wagner Jorg, Bethke Norbert, Neuwirth Ernst, Brehler Henrik, Posster Rudolf, Wilhelm Sigurd: Driving torque absorber with freewheel coupling for piston engine. Schaeffler Waelzlager Kg, April 26, 1996: FR2726059-A1 (8 worldwide citation)

The freewheel coupling (5) consists of an inner or outer ring (8,9) chipless-formed from sheet metal and fitted with clamping ramps to work with clamp or clamping rollers (10). The ring extends beyond the ramped area to form a raceway for the roller bearing (6,7) designed as a caged needle bearing s ...


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Delage Sylvain, Floriot Didier, Blanck Herve, Roux Pascal: Thermally stabilised semiconductor bipolar transistor. Thomson-CSF, April 26, 1996: FR2726125-A1 (7 worldwide citation)

The semiconductor component comprises a bipolar transistor, having an emitter, base and collector. The base is in series with a resistor (RB) and capacitor (CB), in parallel. The semiconductor component may comprise numbers of bipolar transistors mounted in parallel on a substrate, the transistor ba ...


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Roller skate fixed to sole of walking boot. Husson Olivier, April 26, 1996: FR2725880-A1 (7 worldwide citation)

The sole of the boot (1) has a holes (3) in it, near the front and back. These have inserts (2) in them and in the thickness of the sole. The roller skate has a mobile part (7) which moves vertically and has corresponding hooks (4) which engage in the holes. The skate has a plate (5) to which the wh ...


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Favre Bernard: Cosmetic case with hinged cover. Lir France, April 26, 1996: FR2725958-A1 (6 worldwide citation)

The case has a bottom (2) and a cover hinged on an edge of the bottom with a contiguous fastener. At the level of the case hinge (4) the bottom has two supple tongues (8) of limited elasticity. The cover (3) has, opposite the tongues, two rigid protuberances (6) so that during fastening of the case ...


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Heikkinen Eero: Protection of sensor signal in taximeter used in taxi cab. Semel Oy, April 26, 1996: FR2726108-A1 (5 worldwide citation)

The process is for protecting a signal from a sensor (3) that is connected to a central unit which receives impulses proportional to the distance. The impulses are counted and distance covered and speed determined, from this data. The signals (1) from the sensor are transmitted to the taximeter (2), ...