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Goble Nigel Mark, Goble Colin Charles Owen, Syrop Alain Nigel: An electrosurgical instrument. Gyrus Medical, June 23, 1999: EP0923907-A1 (588 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument for the treatment of tissue comprises an instrument shaft and an electrode assembly at the distal end of the shaft. The electrode assembly comprises an active electrode (11, 21) having a tissue treatment portion, a return electrode (12, 22) and an insulating member (14, ...


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Ding Ni, Helmus Michael N: Drug coating with topcoat. Schneider Usa, June 23, 1999: EP0923953-A2 (245 worldwide citation)

A coating and method for a coating an implantable device or prostheses are disclosed. The coating includes an undercoat of polymeric material containing an amount of biologically active material, particularly heparin, dispersed therein. The coating further includes a topcoat which covers less than t ...


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Arai Yuko, Nagao Takeshi, Fujita Kenichi, Suzuki Takayuki: Receiving apparatus for processing the program information. Matsushita Electric, June 23, 1999: EP0924927-A2 (146 worldwide citation)

A program information storing section (2) stores program information including program name, program start time, and channel discriminating information. A program information search section (4) searches the program information stored in the program information storing section (2) according to design ...


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Hofmann Franz Dr, Roesner Wolfgang Dr, Schloesser Till Dr, Krautschneider Wolfgang, Risch Lothar Dr, Basse Paul Werner Von: Memory cell array and method of its manufacture. Siemens, June 23, 1999: EP0924766-A2 (123 worldwide citation)

The memory cell device has a semiconductor substrate incorporating a memory cell matrix, each memory cell having at least one selection transistor coupled to a memory element and controlled via a pair of intersecting word lines (214,218). Each group of memory cells may be arranged in a cell block as ...


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Martinez Dennis, Hengeveld Thomas, Axford Michael: Adaptive error correction for a communication link. Whitaker, June 23, 1999: EP0924890-A2 (104 worldwide citation)

A method of data transfer between a transmitter and a receiver over a communications link achieves maximum throughput by dynamically adapting a coding rate, and specifically an error correction encoder, as a function of a measured reverse channel signal parameter. The method comprises the steps of t ...


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Hsu Shi Ping, Ling James M, Messenger Arthur F, Evans Bruce W: Personal identification fob. TRW, June 23, 1999: EP0924656-A2 (97 worldwide citation)

Apparatus, and a method for its use, for automatically verifying the identity of a person seeking access to a protected property, such as a car, room, building or automatic teller machine. The apparatus, which is disclosed in the form of a handheld fob (14), includes a sensor (16) for reading biomet ...


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Carlsen Stephen E, Borg Lars U: Dehalftoning of digital images. Adobe Systems, June 23, 1999: EP0924647-A2 (88 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for blending graphics objects. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a first graphics object; rendering the first graphics object to produce a first pixel map having a first bit depth; increasing bit depth of a second pixel map associated with a second graphics object that ...


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Hess Joseph, Bo Hu, Weber Raphael, Ortega Isabel, Barraud Cedric, Van Der Schoot Bart, de Rooij Nico, de Heij Bas: Liquid droplet spray device for an inhaler suitable for respiratory therapies. Microflow Eng, June 23, 1999: EP0923957-A1 (68 worldwide citation)

The liquid droplet spray device (5) comprises a micromachined substrate (8, 18, 18a; 8a, 18, 18a), a space (9) within the substrate for containing a liquid substance (4), means for supplying (7) the liquid (4) to the space (9), and outlet means (13, 14, 15) for ejecting the liquid as a mono-dispersi ...


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Inoue Satoshi, Shimoda Tatsuya, Miyazawa Wakao: Method of transferring thin film devices. Seiko Epson, June 23, 1999: EP0924769-A1 (66 worldwide citation)

A thin film device fabrication method in which a thin film device formed on a substrate are transferred to a primary destination-of-transfer part and then the thin film device is transferred to a secondary destination-of-transfer part. A first separation layer (120) made of such a material as amorph ...


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Katto Jiro: Coding/decoding apparatus, coding/decoding system and multiplexed bit stream. Nippon Electric Co, June 23, 1999: EP0924934-A1 (56 worldwide citation)

A coding apparatus of the present invention comprises coding circuit 1 for audio signals, coding circuit 2 for video signals, interface circuit 3 on input of scene data, coding circuit 4 for scene data, composition circuit 5, multiplexing circuit 6, display circuit 7 and clock generating circuit 8. ...