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Demar Lawrence E, Frohm Erica: Gaming machine with bonus mode. Wms Gaming, October 28, 1998: EP0874337-A1 (606 worldwide citation)

A gaming machine is operated by a programmed micro-processor in which the first mode of operation, a basic gambling game, is implemented such as video poker or reel-type slot machine play. If bonus symbols are selected in the basic mode, a bonus mode is triggered. In the bonus mode the same or a dif ...


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Goble Nigel Mark, Goble Colin Charles Owen: An underwater electrosurgical instrument. Gyrus Medical, October 28, 1998: EP0873089-A1 (354 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument, which is used for the treatment of tissue in the presence of an electrically-conductive fluid medium, comprises an instrument shaft (10), and an electrode assembly (12) at one end of the shaft. The electrode assembly (12) comprises a tissue treatment electrode (14) and ...


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Hirst Mark B, Christensen Trent K, Binder Andrew J: Image forming and office automation device consumable with memory. Hewlett Packard Co, October 28, 1998: EP0873873-A2 (81 worldwide citation)

A consumable (18) having a nonvolatile memory device (19) therein for storing information such as usage information to be used by a the original manufacturer or re-manufacturer. Memory device (19) can also be used to provided software updates or patches for the microcomputers (30) within an image fo ...


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Young Patrick: A system for unattended recording of television programs. Starsight Telecast, October 28, 1998: EP0874524-A1 (81 worldwide citation)

A system (10) for unattended recording of television programs on a video recorder (14) arranged to receive television signals from a decoder (14). The system (10) includes means (34) for receiving a user input indicative of a selected television program on a television channel to be recorded at an a ...


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Ishiguro Ryuji, Osawa Yoshitomo, Osakabe Yoshio, Sato Makoto: Information transmission, reception and recording. Sony, October 28, 1998: EP0874300-A2 (63 worldwide citation)

An information processing apparatus and an information processing method are capable of preventing information from being copied illegally. A hash function and a service key are stored in advance in an EEPROM of a DVD player serving as a source. In an EEPROM of a personal computer (PC) serving as a ...


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Fujita Terunori, Tohi Yasushi, Mitani Makoto, Matsui Shigekazu, Saito Junji, Nitabaru Masatoshi, Sugi Kiyoaki, Makio Haruyuki, Tsutsui Toshiyuki: Olefin polymerization catalysts, transition metal compounds, processes for olefin polymerization, and alpha-olefin/conjugated diene copolymers. Mitsui Chemicals, October 28, 1998: EP0874005-A1 (62 worldwide citation)

The invention provides olefin polymerization catalyst exhibiting excellent polymerization activities, a process for olefin polymerization using the catalyst, a novel transition metal compound useful for the catalyst, and an alpha -olefin/conjugated diene copolymer having specific properties. The ole ...


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Gunderson Richard C: Controllable stent delivery system. Medtronic, October 28, 1998: EP0873733-A1 (57 worldwide citation)

Systems are disclosed for delivering a radially expandable stent 70 for implantation within a body vessel, that provide for the controlled radial expansion of the stent simultaneous with controlled axial movement of the ends of the stent, whereby controlled delivery of the stent can be accomplished. ...


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Mori Takashi, Takahashi Tetsuo, Nakamura Hiroshi, Kudo Yuji: Optical exposure apparatus and photo-cleaning method. Nippon Kogaku, October 28, 1998: EP0874283-A2 (57 worldwide citation)

Optical exposure apparatus (5) and methods of using same, for patterning a workpiece and photo-cleaning the optical components in the apparatus, which can be contaminated by moisture and organic compounds in the atmosphere. The apparatus comprises an illumination optical system (10-19) having a ligh ...


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Griffin Nigel Dennis, Fuller John Michael, Newton Alex, Taylor Malcolm Roy, Murdock Andrew, Taylor Steven: Rotary drill bit having movable formation-engaging members. Camco Int, October 28, 1998: EP0874128-A2 (57 worldwide citation)

In a rotary drag-type drill bit for drilling subsurface formations, at least one formation-engaging member is movably mounted on the bit body so as to be movable in and out, relative to fixed cutting elements, in response to engagement with the formation being drilled. In one arrangement the formati ...