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Lanzoni Maurice: Force magnifying apparatus for a cutting forceps. Eis Instr, December 18, 1996: EP0748614-A1 (192 worldwide citation)

The booster mechanism, designed to reduce the effort needed to close its cutting jaws (2,3), has one pair of levers (13,14) carrying the jaws, and a second pair (11,12) connecting the first pair to an actuating piston (7). The piston slides inside one of the handles (4) of the cutter, while the seco ...


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Reilly James P, Hassett Gregory P: Information and advertising distribution system and method. Pointcast, December 18, 1996: EP0749081-A1 (145 worldwide citation)

In summary, the present invention is an information and advertising distribution system. A data server stores and updates a database of information items and advertisements. The information items and advertisements are each categorized so that each has an associated information category. Workstation ...


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Sim Kwan Bo: Ink jet printer head gap controlling apparatus. LG Electronics, December 18, 1996: EP0748697-A1 (77 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an ink jet printer head gap controlling apparatus which is provided with the capability of regulating the gap between a print head (82) and a paper sheet (22) so that a variety of paper sheets can be automatically processed therethrough irrespective of the thicknesses of eac ...


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Kurano Yukio, Iketani Akira, Yamada Masazumi, Iitsuka Hiroyuki, Takeda Hidetoshi: Broadcast receiver, transmission control unit and recording/reproducing apparatus. Matsushita Electric, December 18, 1996: EP0749244-A2 (61 worldwide citation)

A method for receiving a broadcast includes the steps of receiving a digital signal obtained by multiplexing at least one program; selecting data corresponding to one program among the at least one program multiplexed in the digital signal, decoding the selected data; and selecting data correspondin ...


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Duncan James L: Implantable cardiac stimulating device. Pacesetter, December 18, 1996: EP0748638-A2 (56 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for applying atrial and ventricular therapies to the heart of a patient using an implanted cardiac stimulating device. Atrial and ventricular heart rates are monitored and analyzed to determine whether the patient is suffering from an atrial or ventricular arrhythmia and to determine what ...


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Bantle Gary W, Elworthy Todd R, Guzman Angel, Jaime Figueroa Saul, Lopez Tapia Francisco J, Morgans David J Jr, Perez Medrano Arturo, Pfister Juerg R, Sjogren Eric B, Talamas Francisco X: Pyrimidinedione, pyrimidinetrione, triazinedione, tetrahydroquinazolinedione derivatives as alpha-1-adrenergic receptor antagonists. Hoffmann La Roche, December 18, 1996: EP0748800-A2 (49 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to novel alpha 1-adrenoceptor antagonists of the formula I in which: R is acetylamino, amino, cyano, trifluoroacetylamino, halo, hydro, hydroxy, nitro, methylsulfonylamino, 2-propynyloxy, a group selected from (C1-6)alkyl, (C3-6)cycloalkyl, (C3-6)cycloalkyl(C1-4)alkyl, ...


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Agrelo Ferrer Tomas, Rodriguez Resco Jose Antonio: Safety system for vehicles. Segurmap, December 18, 1996: EP0748727-A1 (46 worldwide citation)

Safety system for vehicles, applicable to transmitting information from a vehicle confronted with emergency conditions to a control centre, in such a way that the latter is able to locate the position of the said vehicle and to take the appropriate decisions. The system makes use of a device which s ...


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Sanad Mohamed: Planar and non-planar double c-patch antennas having different aperture shapes. Nokia Mobile Phones, December 18, 1996: EP0749176-A1 (43 worldwide citation)

A shorted, dual C-patch antenna includes a truncated ground plane, a layer of dielectric material having a first surface overlying the ground plane and an opposing second surface, and an electrically conductive layer overlying the second opposing surface of the dielectric layer. The electrically con ...


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Coker Ian: Walking aid with control means. Coker Ian, December 18, 1996: GB2301776-A (40 worldwide citation)

Apparatus 2 for helping persons 4 to walk, an orthosis, comprises an exoskeleton 6 for wearing around a body part 8 and legs 10 and control means 12 for operating the device 6. The exoskeleton 6 comprises a body section 14 and first and second leg sections 16, 18, which in turn comprise thigh portio ...


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Kharas Gregory B, Nemphos Speros P: Polylactide blends. Camelot Technologies, December 18, 1996: EP0748846-A2 (40 worldwide citation)

Alloys comprising from about 60 to 98 weight % of a polymer lactic acid and from 40 to 2 weight % of one or more polymers selected from the group of polyalkylene oxides, polymers of alkylene ethers or vinyl alcohol, ethylene - propylene copolymers, optionally halogen substituted conjugated diene pol ...