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Goble Nigel Mark, Goble Colin Charles Owen: An electrosurgical instrument. Gyrus Medical, April 8, 1998: EP0833593-A1 (363 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument, which is used to treat tissue in the presence of an electrically-conductive fluid (e.g. "underwater surgery"), comprises an instrument shaft and an electrode assembly at one end of the shaft. The electrode assembly comprises a tissue treatment electrode (11) and a retu ...


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Bek Robin B: Exit spark control for an electrosurgical generator. Valleylab, April 8, 1998: EP0833592-A1 (340 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical generator (10) is disclosed that includes an exit spark control system. Exit sparking occurs when energy arcs to the patient (13) as the active electrode (12) is withdrawn from the patient (13). A basis for controlling the exit spark is to automatically change the frequency at whi ...


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Suwa Kyoichi: Focusing and tilting adjustment system for lithography aligner, manufacturing apparatus or inspection apparatus. Nippon Kogaku, April 8, 1998: EP0834773-A2 (288 worldwide citation)

Improvements in a focusing apparatus having an objective optical system for optically manufacturing a workpiece, forming a desired pattern on a surface of a workpiece or inspecting a pattern on a workpiece and used to adjust the state of focusing between the surface of the workpiece and the objectiv ...


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Stautner John P, Lawson Richard J, Belmont Brian V: Integrated content guide for interactive selection of content and services on personal computer systems. Compaq Computer, April 8, 1998: EP0834798-A2 (146 worldwide citation)

A integrated content guide for multiple sources is provided with hyper-text type links to allow for the selection of various programs. The hyper-text links are provided for a transmitted and then stored digital bit stream. This allows for the embedding within the content guide what could be addition ...


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Oberle Klaus Peter, Eckert Manfred: Microwave level measuring apparatus. Endress Hauser Co, April 8, 1998: EP0834722-A2 (129 worldwide citation)

The appts. to measure the level of filling in a vessel (3), using microwaves, has a housing (11) and a rod antenna (7) fitted in the housing (11). The antenna (7) is inserted into the vessel (3), and is of a dielectric material and especially polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) or polyphenylene sulphide. ...


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Yayon Avner, Nevo Zvi: Fgfr3 as a marker for mesenchymal skeletal progenitor cells. Yeda Res & Dev, Univ Ramot, April 8, 1998: EP0833620-A1 (111 worldwide citation)

The present invention concerns fibroblast growth factor 9 (FGF9) as a high affinity ligand for fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) which ligand is capable of binding and activating FGFR3 in a specific manner. The present invention is also directed to methods for detection of FGFR3 by utilizi ...


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Whitfield Kenneth H, Nohilly Martin J, Chelednik George M: Apparatus for applying surgical clips. United States Surgical, April 8, 1998: EP0834286-A1 (90 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applying instrument (10) is disclosed which includes a handle portion, a body (20) extending distally from the handle portion (12) and defining a longitudinal axis, and a plurality of surgical clips disposed within the body. A jaw assembly is mounted adjacent a distal end portion of ...


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Weaver Jim D, Stanford James R, Wilson Steven F, Nguyen Philip D, Bowles Bobby K: Treating subterranean formation to control particulate flowback. Halliburton Energy Serv, April 8, 1998: EP0834644-A2 (71 worldwide citation)

A subterranean formation is treated with a particulate laden fluid whereby particulate flowback is reduced or prevented. The method includes the steps of providing a fluid suspension including a mixture of a particulate and a tackifying compound, pumping the suspension into a subterranean formation ...


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Almeleh Raphael, Jansen Wilhelmus Adrianus Petr: Balloon catheter for placing a stent. Cordis Europ, April 8, 1998: EP0834293-A1 (64 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a catheter comprising a tube-like basic body with a proximal and a distal end, at least one balloon member arranged close to the distal end, which can be expanded from a deflated state in which the balloon member has a small diameter to an inflated state in which the balloo ...


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Bump Scott S, Campbell Gary P, Dille Joseph C: Thermal mass flowmeter and mass flow controller, flowmetering system and method. Emerson Electric Co, April 8, 1998: EP0834723-A1 (53 worldwide citation)

A flowmeter (100) or mass flow controller (101) used in a manufacturing process with toxic and reactive process fluids. A fluid flow sensor (114) senses fluid flow. A set point is established based upon predetermined temperature and pressure conditions at which the fluid will be utilized in the proc ...