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Sato Kazuyoshi: Semiconductor laser unit having a function of stabilizing an optical output and a wavelength. Nippon Electric Co, January 14, 1998: EP0818857-A1 (37 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor laser unit includes a semiconductor laser device (1), a first temperature detector (9) that detects a temperature in the vicinity of the semiconductor laser device, and an electronic cooler (7) that heats or cools the semiconductor laser device. The semiconductor laser unit also incl ...


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Ishikawa Katsuya: Connecting synchronous communication devices to a network system such as the internet. Ibm, January 14, 1998: EP0818908-A2 (36 worldwide citation)

According to the present invention, provided is a manner of connecting two parties to an synchronous communication session, such as an Internet videophone session, wherein the parties do not have to plan to hold the session in advance. When, for example, Internet user A desires to talk with user B a ...


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Hazra Amitava, Wilkes Joseph E: Universal authentication device for use over telephone lines. At & T, January 14, 1998: EP0818757-A2 (33 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for securely transmitting information from a telephone to a calling party over a telephone network. In accordance with the method, encrypted audio signals are received from the telephone over a communication path to an authentication mechanism that may be located in the telephon ...


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Civanlar Mehmet Reha: Improved client-server architecture using internet and guaranteed quality of service networks for accessing distributed media sources. At & T, January 14, 1998: EP0818907-A2 (32 worldwide citation)

An improved client-server architecture of the present invention utilizes the advantages of known QOS networks to provide guaranteed quality of service, security, and a charge mechanism for handling requests initiated over a packet network, such as the Internet, for access to distributed media source ...


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Pritchard Jeffrey O, Allen Timothy P, Gillespie David W, Leroy Lieven P: Object position detector with noise suppression feature. Synaptics, January 14, 1998: EP0818751-A1 (32 worldwide citation)

A method for suppressing noise in a touchpad cursor control device which operates by scanning at one of a plurality of scanning frequencies a number of inputs associated with a touchpad, comprises the steps of measuring the noise level at each one of said plurality of scanning frequencies and settin ...


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Miura Toshiro, Hayashi Tadao: Aqueous polytetrafluoroethylene dispersion composition and use thereof. Daikin, January 14, 1998: EP0818506-A1 (32 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an aqueous polytetrafluoroethylene dispersion composition characterized in that the composition comprises 30 to 65 wt. % of polytetrafluoroethylene and a polyoxyethylene alkyl ether in an amount of 2 to 10 wt. % based on the polytetrafluoroethylene, the polyoxyethylene ...


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Nishikawa Shigeo, Yorita Kaoru, Ichikawa Kouzo, Inoue Haruo, Eriguchi Michio, Sueda Takanori, Amemiya Hideo: Process for preparing expanded product of thermoplastic resin. Mitsui Toatsu Chemicals, January 14, 1998: EP0818292-A2 (30 worldwide citation)

A process for preparing an expanded product of a thermoplastic resin is herein disclosed which comprises a gas dissolving step of adding supercritical carbon dioxide and/or nitrogen as an blowing agent to a thermoplastic resin, and melting it in the thermoplastic resin, a cooling step of cooling the ...


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Ellis Donald Russell, Allen Brent E, Martin David Wright, Sokolowski Edward Ryszard, Mceachern Patrick M: Self-healing line switched ring for atm traffic. Northern Telecom, January 14, 1998: EP0818940-A2 (28 worldwide citation)

The invention provides for a method for transporting a SONET/SDH formatted asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) signal and/or a synchronous transfer mode (STM) signal on a line switched ring over a unidirectional path. The SONET formatted ATM signal comprises cells mapped into a STS-Mc or mxSTS-1s while ...


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Potter Timothy, Fried Marcus W, Schanergerger Ellsworth: Using a coated fuel injector and method of making. Ford Global Tech, January 14, 1998: EP0818622-A1 (27 worldwide citation)

A method of using an amorphous carbon-based coating to extend the operating life of a fuel injector having a needle operating within a valve body, the valve body, the valve and body having steel surfaces subject to repeated impact and sliding friction contact over the operating life of the injector. ...


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Young Stephen Clinton, Murray Christopher: Process for selecting candidate drug compounds. Proteus Molecular Design, January 14, 1998: EP0818744-A2 (27 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a process for drug candidate identification, said process comprising the steps of: (1) obtaining a computerised representation of the three-dimensional structure of a binding site on the surface of a biological macromolecule; (2) generating a computerised model of the functi ...