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Yates David C, Voegele James W, Kuhns Jesse, Nalagatla Anil, Williamson Warren P, Powell Darrel M: Improved electrosurgical hemostatic device including an anvil. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 18, 1998: EP0878169-A1 (808 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedance, thickness and vascularity especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between one pole of a bipolar energy source located on one interfacing sur ...


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Charlton Steven C, Johnson Larry D, Musho Matthew K, Slomski Dennis: Electrochemical biosensor having a lid. Bayer, November 18, 1998: EP0878708-A1 (151 worldwide citation)

The present invention concerns an electrochemical sensor made up of an insulating base having an electrode layer on its surface and a lid of deformable material which comprises a concave area in the central portion thereof, so that when it is mated with the base, the lid and base form a capillary sp ...


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Artiere Alain: Multiple transistor dynamic random access memory array architecture with simultaneous refresh of multiple memory cells during a read operation. Sgs Thomson Microelectronics, November 18, 1998: EP0878804-A2 (121 worldwide citation)

A four transistor dynamic memory cell architecture and refresh technique which allows for cell refresh to occur during a read operation. The access and memory transistors of the individual memory cells are fabricated with a relative width-to-length ratio such that it is sufficient to merely activate ...


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Mcquarrie Andrew Duncan, Boman Lee Campbell: Method and apparatus for etching a workpiece. Surface Tech Sys, November 18, 1998: EP0878824-A2 (69 worldwide citation)

An XeF2 source 12 comprises a XeF2 source chamber 16, which includes a tray or ampoule 17 for XeF2 crystals 17a, a reservoir 18 via valve 19, a flow controller 13 fed by the reservoir 18 and a valve 20 between the reservoir 18 and the controller 13. Pressure sources 21 and 22 are provided respective ...


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Yokomizo Yoshikazu, Watanabe Yasuhiro, Matsumura Koichi: Method of and system for editing images. Canon, November 18, 1998: EP0878956-A1 (57 worldwide citation)

An image processing method employs a system having a remote image processing station and a server image processing station. The method has the following steps: a first storage step in which high-resolution information is stored in the remote image processing station; a first transferring step in whi ...


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Matsuda Yoshikazu, Yamaguchi Kazuya: Led display device and method for controlling the same. Matsushita Electric, November 18, 1998: EP0878969-A2 (51 worldwide citation)

An LED display device includes an LED display section including a plurality of light emitting blocks arranged in a matrix, each light emitting block including at least a red LED, a green LED, and a blue LED; a color control section including a red color control circuit, a green color control circuit ...


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Haase Juerg, Luther Helmut: Resorcinyl-triazines. Ciba-Geigy, November 18, 1998: EP0878469-A1 (49 worldwide citation)

2,4-Bisresorcinyl-1,3,5-triazines of formula (I) are new. R1, R2 = (CH2)m1COR3; R3 = e.g. OH (optionally mono- or poly-OH-substituted 1-5C alkyl), 1-5C alkoxy; NH2 (optionally substituted by 1-2 1-5C alkyl), M, O(CH2)m3NR'R''R''' or ONR'R''R'''; R'-R"' = optionally 1-14C alkyl (optionally substitute ...


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Klarlund Nils, Ramming James Christopher: Method and apparatus for voice interaction over a network using parameterized interaction definitions. At & T, November 18, 1998: EP0878948-A2 (49 worldwide citation)

An audio browsing adjunct (150) executes a voice markup language browser. The audio browsing adjunct (150) receives a voice interactive request. Based on the request, the network node obtains a document. The document includes a voice markup, and a parameterized interaction definition or at least one ...


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Yaguchi Osamu K K Riken Kumaga: Heating-type sensor. Riken, November 18, 1998: EP0878707-A1 (48 worldwide citation)

The sensing unit (3) of a heating-type sensor is kept at a constant high temperature by a main heater (30) and an auxiliary heater (32). A leakage current caused by the deterioration of an insulating board (2) is absorbed by a guard heater. The sensing unit which can be kept at a high temperature, f ...


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Huang Dijia, Tudor Brenda L, Yip Kin Fai: Method and apparatus for correcting ambient temperature effect in biosensors. Bayer, November 18, 1998: EP0878713-A2 (45 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided for correcting ambient temperature effect in biosensors. An ambient temperature value is measured. A sample is applied to the biosensors, then a current generated in the test sample is measured. An observed analyte concentration value is calculated from the curren ...