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Cherveny Kevin, Crane Aaron, Kaplan Lawrence M, Jasper John, Shields Russel T: System and method for updating, enhancing or refining a geographic database using feedback. Navigation Tech, June 9, 1999: EP0921509-A2 (95 worldwide citation)

A system for updating, enhancing and/or refining a geographic database. A geographic database includes data representing physical features in the geographic region, and, optionally, attributes of such features. The system includes a plurality of data collecting sensors. Each of the data collecting s ...


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Macheras James Timothy, Ford Cheryl Ann, Nelson Joyce Katz: Multicomponent hollow fiber membrane tubesheets. Praxair Technology, June 9, 1999: EP0920904-A2 (66 worldwide citation)

Multicomponent hollow fiber membrane tubesheets are disclosed that provide for improved membrane performance, particularly at high operating pressures. The multicomponent tubesheets are characterized by variable composition and physical properties in an axial direction. A method to produce multicomp ...


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Yamasaki Motoo, Suzawa Toshiyuki, Kobayashi Ken, Konishi Noboru, Akinaga Shiro, Maruyama Kumiko: Chemically modified polypeptides. Kyowa Hakko Kogyo, June 9, 1999: EP0921131-A1 (65 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a chemically modified polypeptide in which at least one of hydroxyl groups in the polypeptide molecule is modified with a polyalkylene glycol derivative; a method for producing the modified polypeptide; a method of treatment using the modified polypeptide; use of the ...


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Hatakeyama Takahisa: Routing method using a genetic algorithm. Fujitsu, June 9, 1999: EP0921661-A2 (62 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a system, which relates to request and response processes between a transmission source node and a transmission destination node, for autonomously selecting an optimum path by obtaining an actual response time per unit data length and estimating a response time for eac ...


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Simons Tad Decatur, Greenstein Michael, Freeman Dominique, Leondard Leslie Anne, King David A, Lum Paul: System and method for sampling blood. Hewlett Packard Co, June 9, 1999: GB2331936-A (60 worldwide citation)

A blood sampling apparatus for sampling blood from the skin of a patient for analysis includes a cartridge (100) and a housing (166) with a driver (500A). The cartridge has a cartridge case (104), lancet (106), and a compartment (126) associated with the cartridge case for receiving blood. The lance ...


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Kamada Kazuo, Koyama Shoichi, Asahi Nobuyuki, Suzuki Toshiyuki, Shiohama Eiji, Sugimoto Masaru, Yamamoto Shohei, Hashizume Jiro, Akiniwa Taishi, Tanaka Takashi: Led luminaire. Matsushita Electric Works, June 9, 1999: EP0921568-A2 (57 worldwide citation)

An LED luminaire is formed such that a plurality of LED chips are disposed three-dimensionally on an MID (molded interconnection device) substrate in a rectangular plate shape, by mounting three LED chips on bottom face of respective dents provided lengthwise and crosswise in one surface of the MID ...


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Forman Michael R: Balloon dilatation-drug delivery catheter and stent deployment-drug delivery catheter in rapid exchange configuration. Schneider, June 9, 1999: EP0920882-A2 (57 worldwide citation)

Catheters for stent deployment and drug delivery are provided with a guide wire lumen terminating within the catheter shaft and having an opening (417) through the catheter shaft (401) to enable a guide wire (418) to exit the catheter shaft (401) substantially distal to the proximal end of the cathe ...


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Ishikawa Norihiro, Suguri Toshihiko, Yoshimoto Masuo: Method and system for billing on the internet. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone, M P Technology, June 9, 1999: EP0921487-A2 (55 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses an Internet billing method which can reject invalid orders with reliability, and which can be used without a credit card. In the present invention, a terminal makes a request of a content server for a chargeable service by using a prepaid information medium which has ...


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Arai Yuko, Nagao Takeshi, Fujita Kenichi, Shinohara Hiroki, Suzuki Takayuki, Nakagawa Aki, Goto Yoshimasa, Nishi Hiroyuki, Nakamura Yasuhiro: Method and apparatus for producing program information and receiving apparatus for processing the information in a broadcast system. Matsushita Electric, June 9, 1999: EP0921682-A2 (51 worldwide citation)

A program information producing apparatus (13) broadcasts program information of a next program belonging to the same program group as a subjective program in addition to the program information of the subjective program. A broadcast receiving apparatus (20) displays the program information of the n ...


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Kruchinin Boris Petrovich, Karpenko Vladimir Leonidovich: Micro-surgery fixation device, variants and manipulation push-bar for mounting the same. Kruchinin Boris Petrovich, Karpenko Vladimir Leonidovich, June 9, 1999: EP0920842-A1 (48 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to medicine, more specifically to microsurgery and can find application both for dilating stenosed portions of tubular organs and blood vessels and for fixing the edges of holes in tissues or holding prostheses, e.g., when positioning occluding, valve, or filtering pros ...