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Gines David Lee: Electrosurgical generator with adaptive power control. Valleylab, October 14, 1998: EP0870473-A2 (418 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical generator has an output power control system (10) that causes the impedance of tissue (14) to rise and fall in a cyclic pattern until the tissue (14) is desiccated. The advantage of the power control system (10) is that thermal spread and charring are reduced. In addition, the pow ...


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Goble Nigel Mark, Goble Colin Charles Owen: An electrosurgical instrument and an electrosurgical electrode assembly. Gyrus Medical, October 14, 1998: EP0869742-A1 (364 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument primarily intended for so-called "underwater" electrosurgery has a radio frequency generator, a handpiece, and an electrode assembly detachably mounted to the handpiece. Different electrode assemblies may be selected according to the surgical procedure to be performed. ...


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Tanabe Kosuke: Lens antenna. Nippon Electric Co, October 14, 1998: EP0871241-A2 (146 worldwide citation)

A lens antenna having high antenna efficiency, low sidelobe levels, and that is easily assembled. The lens antenna includes a first horn made of a metallic conductor, a second horn made of a high-frequency absorbing plastic material, and a lens for controlling the power distribution at an aperature ...


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Ollikainen Jani, Vianikainen Pertti: Broadband antenna realized with shorted microstrips. Nokia Mobile Phones, October 14, 1998: EP0871238-A2 (75 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to antenna structures, particularly to substantially planar broadband antennas realised by microstrips. The antenna structure according to the invention has at least two superimposed strips (10, 20), which have a length of about a quarter-wave and which at one end are short cir ...


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Karten Stuart, Rocha Michael J, Blumenfeld Robert: Slidable locking system for disengageable panels. Abex Display Systems, October 14, 1998: EP0871156-A2 (62 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed for connecting a first panel to a second panel in a manner which aligns the first and second panels at the same vertical level with respect to each other. The first panel has a female connecting member provided along its vertical edge, and a channel disposed transverse to the v ...


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Yoshida Masaki: Method and medium for recording digital data. Sony, October 14, 1998: EP0871172-A2 (61 worldwide citation)

A digital data recording method is provided where the efficiency of use of the recording medium storage area for recording data in a sequence is increased and a desired data can be retrieved at a higher speed. When a record n in an entity is terminated at the trailing end of a group N, a record n+1 ...


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Fond Oliver, Yoakim Alfred, Lavanchy Gerard, Schaeffer Jacques, Pleisch Jean Pierre: Device for the extraction of sealed flexible bags. Nestle, October 14, 1998: EP0870457-A1 (60 worldwide citation)

The sachet (1) is made from two identical supple sheets which are joined round their periphery. It is held in a closed chamber. This has a lower part (2), that holds the sachet, to which an upper piece (8) is clipped. The method includes introducing a mixture of air and water, under pressure, into t ...


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Deen Keith Charles, Young Peter Ronald: Tumor necrosis factor related receptor, tr6. Smithkline Beecham, October 14, 1998: EP0870827-A2 (58 worldwide citation)

TR6 polypeptides and polynucleotides and methods for producing such polypeptides by recombinant techniques are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods for utilizing TR6 polypeptides and polynucleotides in the design of protocols for the treatment of chronic and acute inflammation, arthritis, septicemi ...


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Derndinger Eberhard, Ott Peter, Czarnetzki Norbert, Scheruebl Thomas Dr: Confocal microscope with movable scanning table. Zeiss Carl, Zeiss Stiftung, October 14, 1998: EP0871052-A1 (50 worldwide citation)

The microscope has a motorised scanning table (9), for moving an examined object (8) perpendicular to the optical axis of the microscope. A light source array provides simultaneous illumination of the object at a number of points. A light stop array (4) is positioned in the focal plane of the micros ...


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Harden William Guy, Peach Keith Richard: Improvements in downhole pumps. Weir Pumps, October 14, 1998: GB2324108-A (48 worldwide citation)

A method of improving production from a producing zone (22) in a hydrocarbon-producing well comprises the steps of pumping injection water into the well, utilising the injection water to drive a downhole pump (18), and utilising the pump (18) to increase the pressure of production fluid flowing from ...