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Liu Yanming, Newhouse Mark A: Large effective area waveguide fiber. Corning, July 31, 1996: EP0724171-A2 (65 worldwide citation)

A single mode optical waveguide fiber having a segmented core designed to provide a large effective area for light transmission. The large effective area reduces waveguide fiber non-linearities. The inventive waveguide is thus suited for transmission of high power signals over long distances. Embodi ...


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Stern Roger A, Sullivan Vincent N, Richman Roxanne L, Roy Loren L, Marion Robert L, Striegler Thomas D: Bipolar/monopolar endometrial ablation device and method. Vesta Medical, July 31, 1996: EP0723467-A1 (53 worldwide citation)

This invention is an endometrial ablation device and a method of manufacturing and using the device. An RF current is passed through an endometrium (22) to heat it. An electro-conductive expandable member such as a balloon (10) is used as the medium for passing the current and causing the heating of ...


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Slepian Marvin, Massia Stephen P: Local polymeric gel cellular therapy. Slepian Marvin J, Massia Stephen P, July 31, 1996: EP0723462-A1 (46 worldwide citation)

A method for providing a synthetic barrier made of biocompatible polymeric materials in vivo which involves application of a material to a tissue or cellular surface such as the interior surface of a blood vessel, tissue lumen or other hollow space, is disclosed herein. The material may also be appl ...


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Takahashi Toyofumi, Tanaka Toshio, Terakawa Hideaki: Coprocessor system and auxiliary arithmetic function-carrying external memory. Creative Des, Nintendo, July 31, 1996: EP0724220-A1 (45 worldwide citation)

A coprocessor system includes S-CPU (18) in a game machine body (12) and C-CPU (34) in a cartridge (14), and these two CPU's are formed by the same CPU cores and have the same memory mapping functions. The access time of M-ROM (22) in the cartridge (14) is shorter than the cycle time of the C-CPU (3 ...


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Fong Wing Chiu Francis, Wilson Raymond Frederick: Gasification process combined with steam methane performing to produce syngas suitable for methanol production. Texaco Development, July 31, 1996: EP0723930-A2 (42 worldwide citation)

Improved method for the prodn of methanol, comprises (a) partially oxidising a gaseous feedstock contg substantial amts of methane in a gasifier to produce a hot gasifier synthesis gas stream contg hydrogen and carbon monoxide; (b) passing the synthesis gas stream through a steam reforming catalytic ...


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Tacke Thomas Dr, Mueller Herbert Dr, Ohlrogge Uwe Dr, Daly Francis P Dr, Lansink Rotgerink Hans Dr, Krause Helmfried: Catalyst, his preparation process and use thereof to produce vinyl acetate monomer. Degussa, July 31, 1996: EP0723810-A1 (33 worldwide citation)

Catalyst (I) comprises a SiO2 aluminosilicate or Al203 as carrier, and Pd, Au and alkali acetate as catalytic component. The novelty is that the carrier additionally contains a gp. IA, IIA, IIIA, or IVB element. Prodn. of (I) is also claimed.