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Hirukawa Shigeru, Suwa Kyoichi, Murakami Seiro, Nei Masahiro: Projection exposure method and projection aligner. Nippon Kogaku, September 27, 2000: EP1039511-A1 (320 worldwide citation)

A projection alignment apparatus in which a rectangular illumination region (21R) on a reticle (R) is illuminated with exposure light from an exposure light source (1), and while a pattern in the illuminated region (21R) is projected through a projection optical system (PL) onto a rectangular exposu ...


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Cook Robert Lance, Brisco David Paul, Stewart R Bruce, Ring Lev, Haut Richard Carl, Mack Robert D, Duell Alan B: Forming a casing while simultaneously drilling a wellbore. Shell Int Research, September 27, 2000: GB2348223-A (190 worldwide citation)

An apparatus 3500 is positioned within a preexisting section of wellbore 3575 having casing 3590. A new section of wellbore is drilled by a bit 3535 which is driven by a mud motor 3530 actuated by fluid pumped via passages 3540,3545, pressure chamber 3550 and passage 3555. At some point during the o ...


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Patton David Lynn, Mcintyre Dale Frederick: Digital camera including printer for printing on an authenticated receiver. Eastman Kodak Co, September 27, 2000: EP1039351-A2 (77 worldwide citation)

A digital camera including a printer for printing images onto a receiver having preformed authenticating information, includes a structure for capturing and digitizing an image of a scene; and for storing the captured digitized scene image. The printer includes a print station adapted to print the c ...


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North John Herbert: Washing and drying machines and dry-cleaning machines. North John Herbert, September 27, 2000: GB2348213-A (49 worldwide citation)

A machine for washing and/or cleaning articles comprises a sealable enclosure for containing the articles to which cleaning liquid is to be supplied. The cleaning liquid is heated to a high temperature and forced into the enclosure under high pressure as finely dispersed or diffused droplets forming ...


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Acar Burak Dr, Batchvarov Velislav Nikolaev D, Malik Marek Prof: Methods of characterising ventricular operation and applications thereof. St George S Enterprises, September 27, 2000: EP1038498-A2 (48 worldwide citation)

New methods of characterising ventricular operations by measuring propagation characterisics of the repolarisation wavefront (the T wave) are disclosed. the methods use new descriptions of T wave Morphology Dispersion (TMD), Total Cosin R_ to _T (TCRT) and T wave energy residium to quantify the wave ...


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Basteres Laurent, Mhani Ahmed, Valentin Francois, Karam Jean Michel: Monolithic integrated circuit comprising an inductor and a method of fabricating the same. Memscap, Planhead Silmag Phs, September 27, 2000: EP1039544-A1 (44 worldwide citation)

An IC (1), with a thick copper induction winding (20) located above a passivation layer (6) and having depending ends (12) connected to contact pads (5), is new. A new monolithic IC (1) has metallic contact pads (5), extending from flush with the upper surface (6) of a passivation layer (4) to an un ...


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Burroughes Jeremy Henley, Devine Peter: Organic opto-electronic device. Cambridge Display Tech, September 27, 2000: GB2348316-A (44 worldwide citation)

An opto-electronic device comprising, a anode 10, a light transmissive cathode 11 and an opto-electronically active region 12 of organic material located between the electrodes; the light-transmissive cathode including an electrically conducting layer 11b and a spacing layer 11a comprising an electr ...


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Sakakibara Kazuyuki: Battery charger and battery charging method. Makita, September 27, 2000: EP1039612-A2 (42 worldwide citation)

A temperature rise pattern is retrieved from charging time based on the difference between a battery temperature at the beginning of battery charge and a target temperature value which a battery is intended to reach (in S116). The battery is charged while adjusting a current value so that a temperat ...


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Kogen Mark, Munoz Ramiro M: System and method for point of use reward determination. Citicorp Dev Center, September 27, 2000: EP1039403-A2 (33 worldwide citation)

A system and method that allows a group of organizations, e.g. a group of transit agencies, to provide their users with a stored value smart card payment method that rewards them for actual use. The system and method include a card interface device and a smart card for storing respective reward appl ...



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