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Stewart Michael E, Linsky Stuart T: Communications satellite router-formatter. TRW, September 24, 1997: EP0797319-A2 (140 worldwide citation)

A local telecommunications network is provided for satellite based telecommunications. The network 10 includes multiple handsets 18-22, 50 and 54 which communicate directly with ground stations 14 and 16. The ground stations communicate with an overhead satellite 12 through a satellite telecommunica ...


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Winslow Charles J, Mitchell Steven T, Jayne Kirk: Instrumentation for surgical implant insertion. Surgical Dynamics, September 24, 1997: EP0796593-A2 (120 worldwide citation)

A surgical retractor including a sleeve member having two opposed retractor arms (20) at its distal end portion. By inserting the retractor arms of the retractor within a space defined between adjacent bony structures, first and second supporting surfaces (20a, 20b) of each retractor arm respectivel ...


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Tozaki Akihiro, Sawabe Takao, Yoshimura Ryuichiro, Moriyama Yoshiaki, Yamamoto Kaoru, Nakamura Hiroshi, Yoshio Junichi: Information record medium, apparatus for recording the same and apparatus for reproducing the same. Pioneer Electronic, September 24, 1997: EP0797204-A2 (108 worldwide citation)

The record information (42, 43, 44) and the access information (51: DSI) are recorded on a record track (1a) of an information record medium (1: DVD) such that the record information and the access information are divided into a plurality of first data groups (30: VOBU), each of which is a unit able ...


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Nakaya Yuichiro: Method of image coding and decoding. Hitachi, September 24, 1997: EP0797357-A2 (104 worldwide citation)

A method of simplifying the arithmetic operation in a global motion compensation process approximates the motion vector field of the whole image without using many parameters. Motion vectors in the global motion compensation are found by the interpolation and/or extrapolation of the motion vectors o ...


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Lawrence Simon Richard Hamilto: Novelty cycle safety lights. Lawrence Simon Richard Hamilto, September 24, 1997: GB2311401-A (80 worldwide citation)

A light emitting device designed to be mounted in/on a cycle wheel. The device consists of a number of lights mounted in a row with an electronic circuit that will turn the lights on and off in a predetermined or random sequence. When the device is mounted on/in the moving part of a wheel and the wh ...


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Aota Kinya, Takenaka Tsuyoshi, Ishimaru Yasuo: Panel structure, a friction welding method, and a panel. Hitachi, September 24, 1997: EP0797043-A2 (72 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a configuration of a joint that allows a satisfactory welded joint to be formed with reduced deformation of the joint region when two-face structures (panels) are friction-welded end to ends The panels 31, 32 each have two substantially parallel plates 33, 34 and a third memb ...


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Mihara Yoshikazu, Awano Kiyoshi, Yuasa Masatoshi: Digital broadcast receiver. Sanyo Electric Co, September 24, 1997: EP0797355-A2 (51 worldwide citation)

A digital broadcast receiver for realizing functions approximately corresponding to those of a VCR by utilizing a time shifting service broadcasting the same program on a plurality of channels which are time-shifted from one another in broadcasting the program by varying periods of delay time. For e ...


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Mikami Yoshiro, Minemura Tetsuro, Tsumura Makoto, Kuwabara Kazuhiro, Komura Shinichi, Ohkubo Tatsuya, Sato Hideo, Hirota Shoichi, Adachi Masaya, Masuda Kazuhito: Active matrix lcd with data holding circuit in each pixel. Hitachi, September 24, 1997: EP0797182-A1 (48 worldwide citation)

An improved liquid crystal display apparatus for low power consumption is disclosed. The display apparatus is provided with the following within each of the regions surrounded by a plurality of scanning electrodes (3) and a plurality of signal electrodes (4): a display data holding circuit (5) conne ...


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Katayama Yasutaka, Kimura Kazuaki, Sasagawa Jun, Koshikawa Kazushige: Surveying system. Topcon, September 24, 1997: EP0797076-A2 (46 worldwide citation)

A surveying system comprises a surveying machine (11) which is disposed at a reference point (A) and a reflecting mirror (5) which is disposed on the side of a target point (B). In this surveying system, a signal-light projecting device (16) for projecting a beam of signal light (P8) onto the survey ...


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Tayanaka Hiroshi: Method for making thin film semiconductor, solar cell, and light emitting diode. Sony, September 24, 1997: EP0797258-A2 (41 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides new and improved methods for making crystalline semiconductor thin films which may be bonded to different kinds of substrates. The thin films may be flexible. In accordance with preferred methods, a multi-layer porous structure including two or more porous layers havin ...