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Measamer John P, Chow Hector, Reber Frederick J Ii, Hamblin Steven W, Chambers James H: Variable position handle locking mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 29, 1997: EP0813843-A1 (425 worldwide citation)

A surgical handheld instrument which is used in a minimally invasive surgical procedure such as a laparoscopic surgical procedure comprises a handle body and an elongated shaft connected to the handle body at a proximal end of the shaft. An end effector such as a pair of movable jaws are located at ...


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Yanagisawa Wasuke, Horie Ryo, Kawahara Takao, Oshiyama Tadashi: Antenna and radio apparatus using same. Yokowo Seisakusho, December 29, 1997: EP0814536-A2 (101 worldwide citation)

The antenna element (1) of a long conductor is formed with at least one returned portion (1a) arranged substantially in parallel to a longitudinal direction of the antenna element. In practice, a physical length of the antenna element in the longitudinal direction is determined to such a length as t ...


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Villar John, Baret Jean Francois, Michaux Michel, Dargaud Bernard: Cementing compositions and application of such compositions to cementing oil (or similar) wells. Sofitech, December 29, 1997: EP0814067-A1 (85 worldwide citation)

The present invention concerns a cementing composition for an oil (or similar) well, based on an aluminous hydraulic cement, fine particles, hollow microspheres, water in a quantity such that the porosity is in the range 25% to 50%, a dispersing agent, a setting accelerator for the aluminous cement ...


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Harwood Jonathan P, Kimmeth Thomas, Nusbaum Kurt: System and method for automated network reconfiguration. At & T, December 29, 1997: EP0814589-A2 (68 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for providing an enhanced level of security for sensitive or proprietary information associated with information transactions in a public network, such as the Internet. In carrying out that method, an on-line information transaction is bifurcated between a generalized informati ...


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Eriksson Anders, Parasnis Amalendu: Control and supervision of electrical components. Telia, December 29, 1997: EP0814393-A1 (65 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a system and a method at an information network which offers the user possibility to control and supervise electrical components by means of utilization of a public information network and the existing electrical power network. The invention utilizes a number of system compo ...


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Thompson David L, King Gary W, Hrdlicka Gregory A: System for cardiac stimulus steering. Medtronic, December 29, 1997: EP0813889-A2 (62 worldwide citation)

There is provided a system of steering stimulus pulses to one or more selected cardiac sites, for improved capture and for easy adjustment of the stimulus pulse when threshold level has changed, without the need to simply increase stimulus power or to replace an implanted lead. The invention utilize ...


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Yada Koji: Method of and device for executing a software and medium for distribution. Knowledge Information Research, December 29, 1997: EP0814419-A2 (61 worldwide citation)

By linking a software distribution medium with information located in a network, an access to advertisement information substantially without being limited in its variety and capacity is realized together with good operability. A software distribution medium 40 to be loaded onto a computer stores an ...


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Adachi Fumiyuki: Cdma communication method and group spreading modulator. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone, December 29, 1997: EP0814581-A2 (52 worldwide citation)

A CDMA communication method capable of providing a multi-rate user with high quality transmission using a spreading sequence selected from sequences which consist of multilayer sequences arranged in a hierarchical tree structure. A higher level sequence C16(1) and its inverted sequence C16(1) are in ...


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Desautels John E, Hickey John S, Pratt Richard L, Reichard David G, Somerville Charles M, Kochanowsky Eugene W, Brooks Minton L, Alexander Mark A, Hern Brian F, Brunson Eric M, Tobin Warwick A, Shin Young A: Method for creating complex layouts with variable data for high speed printing systems. Scitex Digital Printing, December 29, 1997: EP0814425-A2 (38 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for creating complex document layouts with variable data. The document layouts are placed on a web template associated with a high speed printing system. A merged data stream is generated, containing fixed and variable data as input job data, and is output on the high speed prin ...


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Shan Hongching, Lee Evans Yip, Welch Michael D, Wu Robert W, Pu Bryan, Luscher Paul Ernest, Carducci James David, Blume Richard: Adjusting DC bias voltage in plasma chamber. Applied Materials, December 29, 1997: EP0814495-A2 (36 worldwide citation)

A method of adjusting the cathode DC bias in a plasma chamber for fabricating semiconductor devices. A dielectric shield (10) is positioned between the plasma and a selected portion of the electrically grounded components of the chamber, such as the electrically grounded chamber wall (20). The catho ...