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Nagahara Junichi, Nashida Tatsushi, Nakano Hiroaki, Niijima Makoto, Sonoda Yumie, Kumagai Yoshiaki: Charging system in interactive on-line service. Sony, August 7, 1996: EP0725376-A2 (184 worldwide citation)

A charging method in interactive on-line service where a server and terminals of users are mutually connected by means of a transmission medium, and a predetermined service is provided from the server to the terminals via the transmission medium, and the fee for such service is collected from each u ...


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Niijima Makoto, Nakano Hiroaki, Sonoda Yumie, Kumagai Yoshiaki, Nagahara Junichi, Nashida Tatsushi, Tamori Hirofumi, Hanaya Hiroyuki: Electrical program guide system and method. Sony, August 7, 1996: EP0725539-A2 (154 worldwide citation)

The invention provides an electrical program guide system and method by which a desired program can be selected rapidly with certainty, intuitively and directly from among a large number of programs. A program selection screen as a multi-screen is formed from nine reduced screens reduced to one thir ...


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Takashima Daisaburo, Oowaki Yukihito: Semiconductor memory device. Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co, August 7, 1996: EP0725402-A2 (126 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor memory device comprises a plurality of word lines (WL), a plurality of bit lines (BL) intersecting the word lines, and memory cells (M) selectively arranged at intersections of the word lines and the bit lines, and each consisting of a transistor and a capacitor (C), the transistor h ...


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Munetsugu Toshihiko, Nakagawa Masamichi, Kado Yoshiyasu, Maehara Fumio: Image processing apparatus. Matsushita Electric, August 7, 1996: EP0725364-A2 (93 worldwide citation)

An image processing apparatus has a hair region selecting part 11 for selecting hair and shade of the hair in a front face image 13, as a removal region 15, on the basis of each pixel value of the front face image 13 which is a front image of a face, and a face surface model 14 showing structural in ...


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Matsuzaki Eiichi, Hasegawa Taketo, Nobutani Toshiyuki, Tanahashi Junichi, Ono Kenichiro, Morimoto Hajime, Mori Hiroshi, Nakajima Tatsuya, Sanbe Hideo, Yamaguchi Yoshinori: Display control method for display apparatus having maintainability of display-status function and display control system. Canon, August 7, 1996: EP0725380-A1 (82 worldwide citation)

A display control method for a display apparatus having display-status maintainability which enables partial-rewrite control function in a video capture system, and a display system having the display device. An area where image information from a CPU is updated, and an area where video information ...


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Hartwig Robert W: Self-aligning photoplethysmograph sensor. Spacelabs Medical, August 7, 1996: EP0724860-A1 (81 worldwide citation)

A self-aligning photoplethysmograph sensor (30) includes a flexible, resilient web loop (32) having a circumference smaller than the circumference of a body part on which the photoplethysmograph sensor is to be used. The loop (32) is formed by an inner loop of a resilient material covered by an oute ...


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Minami Michitoshi, Kojima Yutaka, Hayeiwa Kazuhisa, Naka Hisashi: Amplitude modulation circuit and method. Japan Radio, Japan Broadcasting, August 7, 1996: EP0725478-A1 (77 worldwide citation)

A predetermined number of (e.g., 6) drivers (28-1, 28-2, ... 28-6) and differentially switched power amplifiers (34-1, 34-2, ... 34-6) are provided in pairs. A program sound signal which has been quantized into a predetermined number of bits (e.g., 12 bits) is divided through a ROM into a plurality ...


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Sarbach Pierre: Device for measurement, processing and transmission of individual physiologic data. Baumann & Haldi, August 7, 1996: EP0724859-A1 (73 worldwide citation)

A belt (3) attached to the body by a buckle or velcro has sensors (1) (2) which may be electrical contacts of conducting rubber to detect an ECG signal. The signals are sent directly to a processing unit (5) also mounted on the belt (3). The processing unit (5) includes a battery (6), switch (7) and ...


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Eckhouse Shimon Of: Apparatus for therapeutic electromagnetic treatment. Esc Medical Systems, August 7, 1996: EP0724894-A2 (66 worldwide citation)

A therapeutic treatment device for treating a treatment region comprising an incoherent, pulsed, light source operable to provide a light output for treatment, a power supply connected to the light source, a housing including a reflector and having an opening, wherein the light source is disposed wi ...


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Schulze Dale, Fox William D: Surgical instrument with expandable cutting element. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 7, 1996: EP0724863-A2 (66 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided for clamping and cutting during surgical procedures, particularly for use with tissues of varying thicknesses. The instrument in a preferred embodiment compresses tissue between electrodes associated with jaws of the clamping device and applies electrosurgical energ ...