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Whiting Douglas L, Dilatush Tom: System for backing up files from disk volumes on multiple nodes of a computer network. Stac Electronics, May 21, 1997: EP0774715-A1 (699 worldwide citation)

A system for backing up files from disk volumes on multiple nodes of a computer network to a common random-access backup storage means. As part of the backup process, duplicate files (or portions of files) may be identified across nodes, so that only a single copy of the contents of the duplicate fi ...


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Wehmeyer Keith Reynolds, Reavis Jeffrey Philip, Miller Robert Howard, Crosby Sheila Renee, Morrison Hugh Boyd, Brown Megan Louise: A scheduler apparatus for use in a television receiver. Thomson Consumer Electronics, May 21, 1997: EP0774866-A2 (153 worldwide citation)

In a television system in which at least program title information for programs which are to be transmitted in the future is transmitted in advance to form a channel guide listing, apparatus is provided for searching for specific television programs which satisfy certain criteria concerning a user's ...


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Hunt Kenneth William, Heaton Keith Patrick: Portable pump for draining fluid from a wound dressing. Kci Medical, May 21, 1997: GB2307180-A (152 worldwide citation)

Wound healing is stimulated by applying a porous dressing from which fluid is drawn into canister 100 via a catheter using portable suction pump 6 which is contained in housing 210 and is worn on a harness or belt. Overfilling of canister 100 is prevented by a filter contained in the canister and a ...


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Buck Jerrick C, Larnard Donald J: Guiding catheter with ultrasound imaging capability in combination with an electrophysiology catheter. Cordis, May 21, 1997: EP0774232-A1 (136 worldwide citation)

A steerable guiding catheter (10,11) having distal ultrasound imaging transducer (18) for use in guiding an electrophysiology catheter (15). The guiding catheter (10,11) includes a steering mechanism (21,70) in order to steer the tip of the catheter so that the electrophysiology catheter (15) may be ...


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Green David T, Scott E Manzo, Hinchliffe Peter W J: Apparatus and method for vascular hole closure. United States Surgical, May 21, 1997: EP0774237-A2 (121 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method are disclosed for applying a surgical clip to an exterior wall of a blood vessel to at least partially close a hole formed therein. The apparatus includes a handle portion, an elongated body extending distally from the handle portion and dimensioned to extend through a hole i ...


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Fawcet Phillip E: Method and system for graphically displaying and navigating through an interactive voice response menu. Microsoft, May 21, 1997: EP0774853-A2 (95 worldwide citation)

An interactive voice response menu for computer software support which typically presents voice queries to a user is graphically displayed on a user computer. The interactive voice response menu is graphically displayed using a hierarchical paradigm scheme which is created based on statistics gather ...


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Loboda Mark Jon: Method for depositing si-o containing coatings. Dow Corning, May 21, 1997: EP0774533-A1 (90 worldwide citation)

Coatings containing silicon and oxygen are formed by the chemical vapor deposition of a reactive gas mixture comprising an organosilicon material selected from dimethylsilane and trimethylsilane and an oxygen source. The process comprises introducing the reactive gas mixture into a deposition chambe ...


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Enoki Nobuyuki, Miyazaki Masaya: Virtual file management system. Matsushita Electric, May 21, 1997: EP0774723-A2 (87 worldwide citation)

A virtual file management system constructed with a plurality of servers and a plurality of terminals that share file services provided by said servers, is that a virtual file management apparatus operating in at least one of said plurality of servers is provided that has: a management table which m ...


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Landgrebe Susanne, Schilder Lothar: Ethicon, May 21, 1997: EP0774240-A1 (73 worldwide citation)

An implant for suspension of the urinary bladder in cases of incontinence of urine in women has a flat, flexible basic structure. Two first projections (5, 6) and two second projections (7, 8) start from a triangle-like to elongated oval base (1). The two first projections (5, 6) run on opposite sid ...


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Nishiyama Tousaku: Printing wiring board and assembly of the same. Matsushita Electric, May 21, 1997: EP0774888-A2 (66 worldwide citation)

A printed wiring board (PWB) and assembly are described which are suitable for high density mounting of an electronic component and which can provide a thin and light assembly. A recess (10) is formed in one part of a PWB (1) and components (4, 4') are received in this recess (10). The components (4 ...