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Thomas Fred C Iii, Dixon Glenn B, Shelton Todd R, Graves Todd L, Bracken Allen T: Latent illuminance discrimination marker and system for data storage cartridges. Iomega, July 12, 2000: EP1018090-A1

An object (20) or an article, such as a data storage cartridge, for a detector or reader, such as a data storage disk drive, has a latent illuminance marker. A light source (34) illuminates the marker and the marker emits illuminance as phosphorescence. A photosensor (36) detects the emitted illumin ...


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Zahuranec Terry L, Salo Robert A: Vacuum cleaner housing. Royal Appliance Mfg, July 12, 2000: EP1018315-A1 (80 worldwide citation)

A carpet extractor includes a base assembly (A) with a two part base housing (10). Upper (22) and lower portions (24,528) of the base housing define a socket (100), for receiving a cleaning fluid recovery tank (120,552), and a chamber (50), rearward of the socket, for receiving a suction fan (82,540 ...


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Isohaetaelae Anne, Kivelae Sauli, Mikkola Jyrki, Tarvas Suvi: Planar dual-frequency antenna and radio apparatus employing a planar antenna. Lk Products Oy, July 12, 2000: EP1018779-A2 (78 worldwide citation)

A PIFA structure has a first operating frequency and a second operating frequency. It comprises a planar radiating element (801, 1002, 1101, 1203) which is a conductive area confined by a substantially continuous border line divided by a non-conductive slot (802). The slot has a first end on said su ...


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Lepert Arnaud Yves, Thomas Danielle A, Do Bento Vieira Antonio: Apparatus and method for contacting a conductive layer. St Microelectronics, July 12, 2000: EP1018697-A2 (59 worldwide citation)

A structure and method for creating a contact between a conductive layer and a pad for dissipating electrostatic charges comprising the steps of, forming a pad and a composite insulating layer between and over conductive plates on a substrate, wherein the insulating layer isolates and protects the c ...


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Akasaka Youichi, Emori Yoshihiro, Namiki Shu: Raman amplifier, optical repeater, and raman amplification method. Furukawa Electric, July 12, 2000: EP1018666-A1 (51 worldwide citation)

A Raman amplifier comprises a pumping light producing means (1) for producing pumping lights. The pumping lights are multiplexed with a signal light propagated through an optical fiber (2) so as to give the signal light a Raman gain. The means (1) is constituted of a semiconductor laser of Fabri-Per ...


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Geeraert Francis: Dual band antenna for a hand portable telephone and a corresponding hand portable telephone. Nokia Mobile Phones, July 12, 2000: EP1018777-A2 (47 worldwide citation)

An antenna device (40) has a first metallic layer (41) acting as resonator plane and defining at least two radiating elements (48,49) separated by a first slit (46), and a second metallic layer (24) arranged substantially in parallel with the first metallic layer (41) and acting as ground plane for ...


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Murphy Paul Anthony: Touch screen overlay apparatus. Vtech Communications, July 12, 2000: EP1018680-A2 (44 worldwide citation)

A touch screen overlay apparatus for use in association with a touch screen having a rigid contact surface. The touch screen overlay apparatus comprises a flexible membrane that covers at least a portion of the rigid contact surface. This flexible membrane is removably maintained in a predetermined ...


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Hively Lee M, Ng Esmond G: Integrated method for chaotic time series analysis. Lockheed Martin Energy Res, July 12, 2000: EP1017313-A1 (27 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for automatically detecting differences between similar but different states in a nonlinear process monitor nonlinear data. Steps include: acquiring the data; digitizing the data; obtaining nonlinear measures of the data via chaotic time series analysis; obtaining time serial t ...


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Ebele Marten, Kuip Anton: Method for the biometric identification of animals. Nedap, July 12, 2000: EP1018297-A1 (26 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a method for identifying an animal. By means of at least one image recording apparatus (2), first visual information about at least one of the eyes (18) of the animal as well as second visual information of the animal (14) are obtained. The obtained first and second visual i ...


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Carter Malcolm Clive, Cockerill George Stuart, Guntrip Stephen Barry, Lackey Karen Elizabeth, Smith Kathryn Jane: Heteroaromatic protein tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Glaxo Group, July 12, 2000: GB2345486-A (26 worldwide citation)

Substituted heteroaromatic compounds of formula (I) wherein X is N or CH; Y is CR1 and V is N; or Y is N and V is CR1; or Y is CR1 and V is CR2; or Y is CR2 and V is CR1; R1 represents a group Q-(CH2)q-Ar, wherein Q is a group of formula wherein m is 1 or 2; p is 1 or 2; q is 1, 2, 3 or 4; ; and Ar ...



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