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Goble Nigel Mark, Goble Colin Charles Owen: Laparoscopic surgical instrument. Gyrus Medical, December 30, 1998: EP0887046-A2 (544 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic electro-surgical instrument has a pair of jaws (112A, 112B), at least one of which is pivotably mounted on a housing (114A, 114B) to allow pivotal opening and closing movements with respect to the other jaw in response to reciprocating movement of an elongate control member (118). The ...


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Harlin Ali, Alastalo Kauno, Korhonen Esa, Kivelae Jouni: Process and apparatus for preparing propylene homopolymers and copolymers. Borealis, December 30, 1998: EP0887379-A1 (194 worldwide citation)

Described herein is a process and an apparatus for preparing propylene homopolymers and copolymers, which comprises polymerizing propylene optionally with comonomers in the presence of a catalyst at elevated temperature and pressure in at least one slurry reactor and at least one gas phase reactor, ...


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Yoshino Eiko: Business management system. Toho Business Management Cente, December 30, 1998: EP0887753-A1 (107 worldwide citation)

A reading apparatus (10) comprising means for detecting pen point coordinate changes over time, for handwriting made by pen on writing media, and means for generating handwriting data indicating those coordinate changes for each writing medium, a character recognition apparatus (2) for performing ch ...


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Ciacelli Mark Louis, Urda John William, Lam Wai Man, Kouloheris Jack Lawrence, Fetkovich John Edward: Apparatus, method and computer program product for protecting copyright data within a computer system. Ibm, December 30, 1998: EP0887723-A2 (79 worldwide citation)

Apparatus, method and computer program product are provided for digitally processing an encrypted data stream scrambled, for example, according to content scrambling system (CSS) technology. This digital processing insures against communication of clear data within the computer system from a central ...


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Malkin Sergay: Moving display. Light Spin, December 30, 1998: EP0887783-A2 (75 worldwide citation)

A display of the type in which a mobile unit moves one or more arrays of light sources repeatedly through a sequence of positions in a display zone to create the illusion of a floating image. According to a first aspect of the invention, each array is provided with a mechanism for sensing when it ar ...


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Harlin Ali, Aaltonen Paeivi, Alastalo Kauno, Kivelae Jouni, Korhonen Esa: Process for preparing propylene copolymers. Borealis, December 30, 1998: EP0887380-A1 (72 worldwide citation)

Described herein is a process for preparing propylene copolymers. The process comprises the steps of polymerizing propylene with comonomers in at least one slurry reactor and at least one gas phase reactor, at least 10 % of the polymer product being produced in the gas phase reactor(s); recovering f ...


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Hahmann Uwe, Spengler Gerhard, Heilmann Klaus, Wiesen Gerhard, Schmitt Franz Jozef, Wunderlich Ingrid: System comprising a filtration device and a support device therefor. Fresenius Medical Care de, December 30, 1998: EP0887100-A1 (61 worldwide citation)

The filter has an elongated housing (1) with two flow chambers separated by a membrane. the flow chambers are formed preferably by hollow fibre bundles, in which the fibre hollows form one chamber and the surrounding space forms the other. Each flow chamber preferably has a single connector. The con ...


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Matzinger David, Harding Ian, O& 039, Neill Michael: Diagnostic test strip having on-strip calibration. Lifescan, December 30, 1998: EP0887421-A1 (50 worldwide citation)

A dry phase reagent test strip for measuring the concentration of an analyte in a biological fluid includes a colored indicator whose hue indicates a calibration of the strip. Preferably, the test strip measures the concentration of glucose in whole blood.


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Vigna Benedetto, Maggi Riccardo: Integrated inkjet print head and manufacturing process thereof. St Microelectronics, December 30, 1998: EP0887186-A1 (49 worldwide citation)

The inkjet print head comprises an ink drop emission mini-gun (30) and a drop emission sensor (4) integrated in a chip of semiconductor material. The mini-gun is formed by an ink chamber (21) and a nozzle (23) in communication with the ink chamber and the drop emission sensor includes a resistive el ...


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Harlin Ali, Alastalo Kauno, Kivelae Jouni, Korhonen Esa: Process for preparing propylene polymers and impact modified polymers. Borealis, December 30, 1998: EP0887381-A1 (46 worldwide citation)

Described herein is a process and an apparatus for preparing propylene polymers, in particular impact modified polymers containing mixtures of propylene and propyleneethylene copolymers. The process comprises the steps of polymerizing propylene optionally with comonomers in at least one slurry react ...