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Minamio Masanori, Takemura Kunikazu, Yamada Yuichiro, Ito Fumito, Matsuo Takahiro: Resin-moulded semiconductor device, method for manufacturing the same, and leadframe. Matsushita Electronics, August 30, 2000: EP1032037-A2 (135 worldwide citation)

A resin-molded semiconductor device includes: signal leads; a die pad with a central portion elevated above a peripheral portion thereof; support leads, each including a raised portion higher in level than the other portions; and DB paste for use in die bonding. All of these members are encapsulated ...


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Blevins Terrence L, Nixon Mark J, Schleiss Trevor D, Brase T B, Ganesamoorthi S S: Diagnostic expert in a process control system. Fisher Rosemount Systems, August 30, 2000: GB2347234-A (79 worldwide citation)

A diagnostic system for use in a process control system collects and stores in a database information pertaining to the operation of the process control system, and that uses an expert engine to apply rules for analysis to the information in the database to determine solutions to problems. The datab ...


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Morocutti Giorgio: Bifurcated stent delivery balloon catheter. Ams Italia S R L, August 30, 2000: EP1031328-A1 (67 worldwide citation)

Catheter for delivering a bifurcated stent with a two chambered balloon, a stent with a lateral opening and two guidewires to place the stent. One guidewire passes through the lateral opening in the stent to track the side branch of the stent.


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Hojeibane Hikmat: Balloon catheter. Cordis, August 30, 2000: EP1031330-A2 (65 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a method of stent placement which comprises first guiding a guidewire through the vasculature. Second, a balloon catheter which contains two guidewire lumens is strung along the guidewire into position at the bifurcation. The distal opening of the second guidewire lumen abuts the ...


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Johnson Michael H, Turick Daniel J, Donovan Joseph F: Method of refining a hydrocarbon in a branch wellbore. Baker Hughes, August 30, 2000: GB2347157-A (52 worldwide citation)

A branch wellbore 106 houses equipment 222 which may be utilised for processing hydrocarbons downhole. Such equipment may utilise stored materials 223, eg. chemicals and/or biological masses (enzymes). The production fluid may first be treated to remove any water and solids therefrom. The hydrocarbo ...


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Hojeibane Hikmat: Bifurcated axially flexible stent. Cordis, August 30, 2000: EP1031329-A2 (49 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a method of stent placement which comprises first guiding a guidewire through the vasculature. Second, a balloon catheter which contains two guidewire lumens is strung along the guidewire into position at the bifurcation. The distal opening of the second guidewire lumen abuts the ...


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Schleiss Trevor D, Wojsznis Wilhelm K, Blevins Terrence L: Diagnostic tool for process control system. Fisher Rosemount Systems, August 30, 2000: GB2347232-A (47 worldwide citation)

A diagnostic tool 52 for use in a process control system with a multiplicity of function blocks, devices or loops 36, 40. The tool automatically communicates regularly with each block, device or loop, and collects 48 and stores data indicative of a variability parameter, a mode parameter, a status p ...


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Yamazaki Shunpei, Murakami Satoshi, Koyama Jun, Tanaka Yukio, Kitakado Hidehito, Ohnuma Hideto: Semiconductor device and fabrication method thereof. Semiconductor Energy Lab, August 30, 2000: EP1031873-A2 (46 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a semiconductor device having high operation performance and high reliability. An LDD region 707 overlapping with a gate wiring is arranged in an n-channel TFT 802 forming a driving circuit, and a TFT structure highly resistant to hot carrier injection is achieved. LDD region ...


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Zucherman James F, Hsu Ken Y, Winslow Charles J, Klyce Henry A: Spine distraction implant. Saint Francis Medical Technolo, August 30, 2000: EP1030615-A1 (42 worldwide citation)

A spine distraction implant (1000) alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis, facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal, and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a spinal extension stop (1016) while allowing freedom of spinal flexion.


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Larner Joel B, O& 039, Brien Michael J: Use of erasable non-volatile memory for storage of changing information. Hewlett Packard Co, August 30, 2000: EP1031929-A2 (41 worldwide citation)

Non-volatile write-once memory (106, 108, 110) is used for storage of variable data. In an example embodiment, segmented flash memory is used, in which individual segments can be erased. At least two segments are used. When a segment is nearly full (222), or when the segment is corrupted (224), the ...