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Akai Koji: Monitoring physical condition of a patient by telemetry. Akai Koji, December 2, 1998: EP0880936-A2 (463 worldwide citation)

A system is provided for remotely monitoring the current location and physical condition/parameters of a specific person on a real time basis. The monitored physical parameters include the blood glucose level. In accordance with the invention, the detection of a blood glucose level can be effected i ...


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Bacich Steven R, Greelis John P, Nguyen Hien, Nguyen Tuoc: Surgical access device. Imagyn Medical, December 2, 1998: EP0880338-A1 (337 worldwide citation)

A surgical access device comprises an introducer (100) with a main endoscopic channel and an auxiliary or secondary instrument channel. The introducer exhibits an extremely narrow cross-sectional profile in order to minimize the size of the portal or other entry point necessary to gain access into t ...


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Vercaemer Claude J, Darling Brian W E: Method and apparatus for cementing a well. Sofitech, Schlumberger Cie Dowell, December 2, 1998: EP0881354-A2 (185 worldwide citation)

A method of cementing a well permitting a reduction in the degree of diameter reduction of casing or liners required, and not requiring excessively large initial conductor casing, is described. The method is characterized by provision of an enlarged wellbore and a novel liner structure which is adap ...


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Mcaleer Jerome F, Scott David, Hall Geoff, Alvarez Icaza Manuel, Plotkin Elliot V: Disposable test strips for determination of blood analytes, and methods for making same. Selfcare, December 2, 1998: EP0880692-A1 (127 worldwide citation)

An improved disposable glucose test strip for use in a test meter of the type which receives a disposable test strip and a sample of blood from a patient and performs an electrochemical analysis is made using a working formulation containing a filler, an enzyme effective to oxidize glucose, e.g., gl ...


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Castro Salvatore, Mcdonnell Christopher: Instrumentation for implant insertion. United States Surgical, December 2, 1998: EP0880938-A1 (120 worldwide citation)

A surgical retractor instrument includes at least two elongate members disposed in side by side relation. Each elongate member has proximal and distal end portions and defines a longitudinal passageway for reception of surgical instrumentation. The distal end portion of each elongated member is conf ...


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Breig Uwe Dipl Ing Fh, Uhrig Thomas Dipl Ing: Method and arrangement for constructing a tunnel by using a driving shield. Herrenknecht, December 2, 1998: EP0881359-A1 (109 worldwide citation)

To drill a tunnel, a drilling drive machine (1) has a leading shield (3) and a shield tail which is advanced by pushing a pipe section (11) out of the shield tail. An expandable pipe section (11") is pushed through the prepared pipe length into the shield tail, and expanded. After locking the expans ...


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Fleischmann Wilhelm Dr Med: Device for the application of active agents to a wound surface. Fleischmann Wilhelm Dr Med, December 2, 1998: EP0880953-A2 (88 worldwide citation)

The connection has at least one T-bore stopcock (10) with one connection (18) for a drainage hose, a second connection (20) for an additive supply and a third (22) for a suction discharge. The cock connects or closes the first connection either with the second or with the third connection. A holder ...


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Ashley Leon, Dalal Hormazdyar M, Nguyen Du Binh, Rathore Hazara S, Smith Richard G, Swinton Alexander J, Wachnik Richard A: Copper interconnections with improved electromigration resistance and reduced defect sensitivity. Ibm, December 2, 1998: EP0881673-A2 (85 worldwide citation)

A method of providing sub-half-micron copper interconnections with improved electromigration and corrosion resistance. The method includes double damascene using electroplated copper, where the seed layer is deposited by chemical vapor deposition, or by physical vapor deposition in a layer less than ...


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Van Der Lely Cornelis: An implement for milking animals. Maasland, December 2, 1998: EP0880889-A2 (84 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an implement for milking animals, such as cows, which implement comprises at least one milking parlour (1) provided with a milking robot (7) including a robot arm (8) for connecting teat cups (9) to the teats of an animal (6) to be milked. The milking robot (7) is arranged i ...


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Pecen Jiri, Chadda Saket, Jairaith Rahul, Krusell Wilbur C: Method and apparatus for in-situ monitoring of thickness during chemical-mechanical polishing. Lam Res, December 2, 1998: EP0881484-A2 (75 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for in-situ monitoring of thickness during chemical-mechanical polishing (CMP) of a substrate using a polishing tool and a film thickness monitor. The tool has an opening placed in it. The opening contains a monitoring window secured in it to create a monitoring channel. A fi ...