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Goble Nigel Mark, Goble Colin Charles Owen: Underwater treatments. Gyrus Medical, December 1, 1999: EP0959786-A1 (351 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument, for the treatment of tissue in the presence of an electrically-conductive fluid medium, comprises an instrument shaft 10, and an electrode assembly 12 at one end of the shaft. The electrode assembly 12 comprises a tissue treatment electrode 14 and a return electrode 18 ...


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Goble Nigel Mark, Goble Colin Charles Owen: An electrosurgical instrument. Gyrus Medical, December 1, 1999: EP0959784-A1 (347 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument is disclosed for the treatment of tissue in the presence of an electrically-conductive fluid. The instrument comprises an instrument shaft, and a tissue treatment electrode at one end of the shaft, the tissue treatment electrode being constructed to define a plurality o ...


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Laczko Sr Frank L: Secure computing device. Texas Instruments, December 1, 1999: EP0961193-A2 (136 worldwide citation)

A secure computing system (100) stores a program, preferably the real time operating system (210), that is encrypted with a private key. A boot ROM (135) on the same integrated circuit as the data processor and inaccessible from outside includes an initialization program and a public key correspondi ...


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Drummond Jay Paul, Blackson Dale, Cichon Bob A, Moales Mark A, Smith Mark D, Ess Joseph C, Weis David W, Church James: Method of delivering different documents for producing displays at different machines (multilingual, special features, advertising, etc.). Diebold, December 1, 1999: EP0961250-A2 (103 worldwide citation)

An automated banking machine (12) is operative to conduct transactions in response to HTML documents and TCP/IP messages exchanged with a local computer system (14) through an intranet (16), as well as in response to messages exchanged with foreign servers (20, 22, 24, 26, 28,) in a wide area networ ...


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Williams Evelyn L, Besaw Lawrence M, Raymond Robert, Anspach Mark S, Webb Jayson M: A user interface mechanism for manipulating context in computer management applications. Hewlett Packard Co, December 1, 1999: EP0961197-A1 (89 worldwide citation)

Contextual information that is presented to the user of a windows-based computer environment through the user interface of a single open window of the environment may be readily filtered and changed by appropriate manipulation by the user of a context control feature (12) of the user interface. Mani ...


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Sakaguchi Kiyofumi, Yonehara Takao, Sato Nobuhiko: Soi substrate formed by bonding. Canon, December 1, 1999: EP0961312-A2 (78 worldwide citation)

A process for manufacturing a semiconductor substrate, comprising the step of preparing a first substrate which has a surface layer portion subjected to hydrogen annealing, the separation-layer formation step of implanting ions of hydrogen or the like into the first substrate from the side of the su ...


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Yudasaka Ichio: Active matrix display. Seiko Epson, December 1, 1999: EP0961525-A1 (74 worldwide citation)

In an active matrix display device 1 in accordance with the present invention, each pixel 7 is provided with a pixel electrode 41, an organic semiconductor film 43 deposited on the upper layer side of the pixel electrode 41, and a thin film luminescent element 40 provided with an opposed electrode o ...


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Gano John C, Freeman Tommie A, Longbottom Jim R, Bowling John S: Expandable wellbore junction. Halliburton Energy Serv, December 1, 1999: EP0961007-A2 (58 worldwide citation)

A method of interconnecting first and second wellbores. The method comprises the steps of: forming a radially enlarged cavity (20) in the first wellbore (12) below casing (14) lining the first wellbore (12); positioning a wellbore connector (22) within the cavity (20), the wellbore connector (22) be ...


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Schultink Bas, Schultink Jan: Vacuum cleaner bag or filter, and method of filtering a gas. Airflo Europ, December 1, 1999: EP0960645-A2 (56 worldwide citation)

A disposable vacuum filter bag is constructed of layers which include a high-air-permeability first layer (10) positioned upstream in the direction of air flow of a second filtration layer (11). The second filtration layer (11) can be a meltblown fleece, a wet-laid filter paper, a dry-laid filter pa ...


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Nolting John E: Endoluminal support assembly with capped ends. Medtronic Ave, December 1, 1999: EP0960607-A1 (53 worldwide citation)

An endovascular support assembly, or stent assembly, and a covered endovascular support assembly, or stent-graft assembly, with caps on either or both ends for improved and uniform deployment of the assembly. Additionally, the caps serve to capture the graft material between the caps and the endovas ...