Shinn Philip C: System and method of biometric smart card user authentication. Citicorp Dev Center, November 17, 1999: EP0956818-A1 (96 worldwide citation)

A system and method for authenticating a smart card user (54) at a reader device (64) makes use of an application (58) on a smart card microprocessor (60) on which information fields (56) relating to biometric information for the user and a table of predefined probability of occurrence values for us ...

Doenig Rainer, Schulz Wolfgang: Cassette for the delivery of fluids, especially dialysis fluids. Fresenius Medical Care de, November 17, 1999: EP0956876-A1 (73 worldwide citation)

The cassette (10) to provide fluids, and especially dialysis fluids, has at least one zone (100,100') for the channels (50,50') for a medium which is heated to a nominal temperature by an external heater. The cassette (10) has a basic body (12) with a covering film (60) at least partially over one o ...

Hidehisa Matsumoto, Hiroyuki Ishinaga, Jun Hinami: Ink jet recording apparatus. Canon, November 17, 1999: EP0956958-A2 (65 worldwide citation)

A liquid supply system comprises a liquid supply container (50) provided with a liquid accomodating portion (53) being deformable by storing liquid in the closed space to be able to generate negative pressure, a liquid supply unit (52) detachably mountable on the liquid supply container to contain t ...

Farin Guenter, Grund Karl Ernst Prof Dr Med: Electrosurgical apparatus. Erbe Elektromedizin, November 17, 1999: EP0956827-A1 (64 worldwide citation)

The exit opening (10) for the plasma is a slot, from which a flat or fan-shaped jet of plasma (11) exits with a laminar flow at its edges (12,12'), so that the plasma reaches the tissue with substantially no mixing with the surrounding air. The instrument (31) includes a gas source (1) for deliverin ...

Nagata Kenichi, Nishiuchi Kenichi, Yamada Noboru, Akahira Nobuo: Optical information recording medium, recording and reproducing method therefor and optical information recording and reproduction apparatus. Matsushita Electric, November 17, 1999: EP0957477-A2 (63 worldwide citation)

A multi-layer optical information recording medium has a first information layer (7) located at the incident side for a laser beam and another information layer (17) at the back thereof. Thus, it has a large capacity. A relationship that R1a R2c holds for the reflectances R1a and R1c of the informat ...

Fujita Takeshi, Miyasaka Shuji, Sueyoshi Masahiro, Kawamura Akihisa, Matsumoto Masaharu, Katayama Takashi, Ishito Tsukuru, Nakamura Tsuyoshi, Otomura Eiji: Digital audio signal decoding apparatus, decoding method and a recording medium storing the decoding steps. Matsushita Electric, November 17, 1999: EP0957639-A2 (55 worldwide citation)

A decoding apparatus according to the present invention comprises a stream input section (1) for separating an input bit stream into auxiliary information and encoded data, an auxiliary information analyzing section (2) for obtaining at least full channel configuration information by analyzing the a ...

Marggi Rolf: Subcutaneous drug delivery device. Disetronic Licensing, November 17, 1999: EP0956879-A1 (50 worldwide citation)

A needle holder (3) forms a guide casing (7) axially surrounding a needle (4) making connection. This needle is guided during introduction, sliding into the opening of a cylindrical projection (6) of the cannula casing (2), to form a connection into the channel (18, 19).

Kirchhofer Fritz, Steck Juerg, Hostettler Peter, Jost Stephan: Automatic injection device. Disetronic Licensing, November 17, 1999: EP0956873-A2 (49 worldwide citation)

Automatic injection unit has a drive section (10) which is decoupled from the piston (K) up to the point of reaching the front position of the housing (B). To advance the piston in the housing, it is coupled with the piston.

Ueda Michihito, Ohtsuka Takashi: Semiconductor memory device and method for fabricating the same. Matsushita Electric, November 17, 1999: EP0957522-A2 (48 worldwide citation)

A low-leakage-current layer, made of BST in which the content of Ti deviates from its stoichiometric composition, is interposed between a high-dielectric-constant layer, made of BST with the stoichiometric composition, and an upper electrode. And a charge-storable dielectric film is made up of the h ...

Manohar Nelson R, Willebeek Lemair Marc Hubert, Yu Philip Shi Lung: Dynamic customized web tours. Ibm, November 17, 1999: EP0957437-A2 (46 worldwide citation)

An interactive and dynamically customizable guided tour of some portion of the World Wide Web monitors and dynamically adapts in response to like-minded users as well as provides recommendations during the traversal. The invention includes features for: electronic commerce; side trips; true visiting ...