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Birang Manoocher, Johansson Nils, Gleason Allan, Pyatigorsky Grigory: Apparatus and method for in-situ endpoint detection and monitoring for chemical mechanical polishing operations. Applied Materials, October 23, 1996: EP0738561-A1 (119 worldwide citation)

The disclosure relates to an apparatus for chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) of a wafer, comprising: a rotatable polishing patent (16) with an overlying polishing pad (18) wetted with an abrasive slurry, the platen being rotatably mounted to a chassis; a rotatable polishing head (12) for holding t ...


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Matsuno Kiyotaka, Sato Yukio, Sadamasa Akihito, Shinozuka Minoru, Yanuma Yutaka: Endoscope operative instrument. Olympus Optical Co, October 23, 1996: EP0738501-A1 (106 worldwide citation)

An endoscope operative instrument according to the invention is adapted to be introduced into the interior of the body through the channel of an endoscope and permit a manipulating force of a remote manipulating section (4) to be transmitted to an operating section (2) on a distal end site, thereby ...


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Armour Michael Francis: Distance measuring apparatus. British Aerospace, October 23, 1996: GB2300082-A (88 worldwide citation)

Distance measuring apparatus for determining the height or range of an object from a viewing point, said apparatus comprising imaging means for forming an image of the scene viewed along an optical axis, and means for determining the size of the image of said object within the image of the viewed sc ...


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Stolle Andreas Dr, Haebich Dieter Dr, Bartel Stephan Dr, Riedl Bernd Dr, Ruppelt Martin Dr, Wild Hanno Dr, Endermann Rainer Dr, Bremm Klaus Dieter Dr, Kroll Hein Peter Dr, Labischinski Harald Prof Dr, Schaller Klaus Dr, Werling Hans Otto Dr: Heterobenzocyclopentane oxazolidinones having antibacterial activity. Bayer, October 23, 1996: EP0738726-A1 (63 worldwide citation)

2-Oxazolidinone derivs. of formula (I) and their tautomers, isomers and salts are new. R1 = N3, OH, OR2, OSO2R3 or NR4R5; R2 = 1-8C acyl or a protecting gp.; R3 = 1-4C alkyl or phenyl opt. substd. by 1-4C alkyl; R4 = H, 3-6C cycloalkyl, phenyl, 1-8C alkyl, 1-8C alkoxy or protecting gp.; R5 = as for ...


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Pastrick Todd W: Mirror assembly. Donnelly, October 23, 1996: EP0738627-A2 (48 worldwide citation)

A mirror assembly security system for a vehicle includes an exterior mirror assembly 26' and a light module 104 removably positioned within the exterior mirror housing. The light module is moisture impervious and includes an enclosure 116, a light-transmitting opening 122 in the enclosure facing gen ...


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Runkle Mark Andrew, Ardley Glenn Henry, Mclaren Donald Gordon, Larsen Einar Vaugh, Weeber Konrad: Asynchronous conversion method and apparatus for use with variable speed turbine hydroelectric generation. Gen Electric, October 23, 1996: EP0739087-A2 (48 worldwide citation)

A hydroelectric power generation system (20) generates electrical power for an electrical utilization system (72). A controller (42) obtains a requested output electrical power level from a hydro-turbine unit (70) by using a signal indicative of water head (hmeas) to control speed of an asynchrcnous ...


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Terao Toshihiko, Kanayama Naohiro: External preparation for skin protection. Mochida Pharm, October 23, 1996: EP0738516-A1 (48 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a dermatological agent for skin protection characterized by its inclusion of ulinastatin which is effective in preventing skin dryness, skin keratosis and skin aging, and in treating acne vulgaris and atopic dermatitis, and the like. The dermatological agent for skin ...


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Katayama Yoshitaka: Recording medium and reproducing system for playback data. Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co, October 23, 1996: EP0738999-A2 (46 worldwide citation)

Karaoke data to be reproduced is stored in an optical disk as a video title set (271) together with management information (101, 272) for managing karaoke data and a video object set (277). In the video object set (277), a plurality of program chains having data items of karaoke songs stored therein ...


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Matsumoto Noriya, Yoshihiko Ohya: Filter. Nippon Denso Co, October 23, 1996: EP0738528-A2 (43 worldwide citation)

A filter portion (10) includes a casing 12, a closing plate (14), a reinforcing plate (16), an element holding plate (17), a sensor holding plate (18) and an element (20). The element holding plate (17) is formed in a cylindrical shape with the bottom having the inside diameter being substantially e ...


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Kalmanek Charles Robert Jr, Safranek Robert James: Method and apparatus for matching compressed video signals to a communications channel. At & T, October 23, 1996: EP0739138-A2 (42 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for matching compressed video signals to a communications channel. The compressed bitstream is partially decompressed and the bitstream is regenerated with a reduced bit rate to match the channel capacity. Specifically, control information is decoded and entropy decoding is pe ...



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