Watanabe Toshiya, Hayakawa Makoto, Machida Mitsuyoshi: Antifouling member and antifouling coating composition. Toto, March 24, 1999: EP0903389-A1 (43 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a member having an antifouling surface on which the so-called "stains," such as deposits and contaminants, are less likely to be deposited. The surface of the member has both a hydrophobic portion, and a hydrophilic portion induced by a photocatalyst, the hydrophobic portion and the hyd ...

Tornier Alain: Humeral prosthesis with indexed sphere. Tornier, March 24, 1999: EP0903128-A1 (42 worldwide citation)

The prosthesis has indicator marks (18,20) on its coupling sphere (3), shank (1) and dome (2) to enable them to be set in a given number of positions and fixed with a screw (4). The prosthesis comprises a shank (1) for anchoring in the Humeral canal, connected by a spherical coupling to a dome (2) w ...

Colleran Dennis P: Cushioned joint prosthesis. Johnson & Johnson Professional, March 24, 1999: EP0903125-A1 (41 worldwide citation)

A joint prosthesis includes a first prosthesis member having an inferior bone contacting surface, a second prosthesis having a superior bearing surface and a cushion member disposed between the two prosthesis members. The joint prosthesis is particularly useful for replacing bi-condylar joints and e ...

Forber Simon J, Venbrux Anthony C: Introducer for an expandable vascular occlusion device. Braun Medical, March 24, 1999: EP0903110-A1 (37 worldwide citation)

An introducer for introducing an expandable implantable device into a catheter includes an outer tube and an inner core which slides in the outer tube. A first end of the core has a tubular configuration with a slit which allows it to expand radially to grip an end of the device. The first end of th ...

Ejzak Richard P: System and method for adaptive modification of modulated and coded schemes in a communication system. Lucent Technologies, March 24, 1999: EP0903883-A2 (37 worldwide citation)

A system and method is provided having an adaptive channel coder and modulator, a channel decoder and demodulator connected to the adaptive channel coder and modulator, and a radio link protocol frame and channel decision unit connected to the adaptive channel coder and modulator.

Kidorf Howard David, Walker Kenneth Lee: Optical fiber communication system with a distributed raman amplifier and a remotely pumped er-doped fiber amplifier. Lucent Technologies, Tyco Submarine Systems, March 24, 1999: EP0903876-A1 (37 worldwide citation)

The disclosed optical fiber communication system (10) comprises a remotely pumped erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA 24). The pump radiation is de-tuned with respect to wavelength, the wavelength being selected longer than both the optimal wavelengths for pumping the EDFA and for producing Raman gai ...

Dettmar Peter William, Gibson Stewart Alexander Willi: Cholesterol-lowering agents. Reckitt & Colmann Prod, March 24, 1999: GB2329334-A (37 worldwide citation)

A composition comprising a) a HMG CoA reductase inhibitor, and b) a bile complexing agent. for the reduction of cholesterol in plasma. The inhibitor is preferably a station or fibrate. The complexing agent is preferably fibrous and selected from biopolymers and starches. Exemplifield are composition ...

Hansen Per Bang, Jacobovitz Veselka Gloria Regi: Optical fiber dispersion compensation. Lucent Technologies, March 24, 1999: EP0903877-A2 (36 worldwide citation)

A module, for upgrading optical fiber systems, includes an appropriate length of Dispersion Compensating Fiber (DCF) for nulling chromatic dispersion, together with a pump (5), which uses Stimulated Raman Scattering for amplifying signal in the DCF, thereby compensating for power loss associated wit ...

Wallace Kenneth J, Hmelar Susan M, Contaxis William Iii: Liquid containment and dispensing device. Owens Illinois Closure, Hewlett Packard Co, March 24, 1999: EP0903236-A2 (35 worldwide citation)

An ink containment and dispensing device (10) for an ink-jet printer is provided with a main reservoir in the form of a flexible pouch (14), which is typically maintained at ambient pressure. The main reservoir is coupled to a variable volume chamber via a one-way valve which allows the flow of ink ...

Homme Takuya, Takabayashi Toshio, Sato Hiroto: Radiation detection device and method of producing the same. Hamamatsu Photonics, March 24, 1999: EP0903590-A1 (34 worldwide citation)

Light-receiving devices 2 are two-dimensionally arranged on a substrate 1, bonding pads 4 electrically connected to the light-receiving devices 2 in the respective rows or columns via signal lines 3 are arranged on the outer periphery of the substrate 1, and a protective passivation film 5 is dispos ...

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