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Tachibana Tohru, Minoura Tadaaki: Identifying and closing running application programs easily. Ibm, December 13, 2000: GB2350991-A (64 worldwide citation)

Provided are a method and system in which the icons of running application programs can be easily identified, and even beginners can easily understand how to close application programs. The icons of application programs which are not running are displayed by still pictures as is known, but the icons ...


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Cosman Eric R, Rittman William J Iii: Ablation treatment of bone metastases. Sherwood Serv, December 13, 2000: EP1059067-A1 (45 worldwide citation)

Ablative treatment of metastatic bone tumors and relief of pain associated with metastatic bone tumors is achieved by penetrating the bone wall with a suitable probe and by applying heat ablation of the bone tumor or tissue near the bone tumor by the ablation probe. In one form the probe is an elect ...


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Ohashi Naoto: Disposable diaper having a function of preventing back leakage of feces. Uni Charm, December 13, 2000: EP1059072-A2 (32 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a disposable diaper having a front part for fitting a belly, an intermediate part for fitting a crotch and a back part for fitting a back of a wearer in order along a lengthwise direction of the diaper. The diaper includes a liquid pervious top sheet for facing a wearer, a back sh ...


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Knudson Edward B, Ellis Michael D, Knee Robert A, Carpenter Kenneth F Jr: Program guide system with targeted advertising. United Video Properties, December 13, 2000: EP1058999-A1 (30 worldwide citation)

An interactive television program guide system is provided in which targeted advertisements may be presented to a user and targeted actions taken in the program guide based on the user's interests. The program guide monitors the user's interactions with the program guide to determine the user's inte ...


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Murakami Azuma, Fukuzaki Yasuhiro, Ogawa Yasuji: Optical unit for detecting object and coordinate input apparatus using the same. Newcom, December 13, 2000: EP1059605-A2 (27 worldwide citation)

An object detecting optical unit (1; 30) for detecting a direction or a position of an object (33) placed on a detecting plane surface (31) is disclosed. The optical unit detects existence or non existence of a retroreflective light reflected by a retroreflective member (32). The optical unit includ ...


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Baldacci Lapo: Hand-actuated tooth brush. Dbd, December 13, 2000: EP1059049-A1 (26 worldwide citation)

Actuated toothbrush including a head (1) which is movable with respect to the handle (3) of said toothbrush, and one or more groups (2 202, 203, 204) of bristles connected to elements (8, 102, 103, 20) of the head (1), said elements being provided with a translating, sussultory, oscillating, rotatin ...


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Omura Yasuhiro: Reflection refraction image-forming optical system and projection exposure apparatus comprising the optical system. Nippon Kogaku, December 13, 2000: EP1059550-A1 (25 worldwide citation)

The object of the present invention is to provide a catadioptric imaging system, or the like, which is capable of obtaining a desired image-side NA and an image circle without increasing the size of a reflecting mirror with a smaller number of lenses. This catadioptric imaging system comprises a fir ...


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Prehm Peter Prof Dr: Antigens from rheumatoid autoimmune diseases. Prehm Peter Prof Dr, December 13, 2000: EP1059087-A1 (24 worldwide citation)

The use of reaction products of proteins and/or peptides with substances that react with functional groups of the proteins and/or peptides under physiological conditions to form covalent bonds (where the reaction products are recognized by antibodies of patients with rheumatic autoimmune diseases), ...


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Baloga Thomas Charles, Burleigh David William: Child safety seat. Britax Child Safety, December 13, 2000: EP1059194-A1 (22 worldwide citation)

A child safety seat has a seat body (24) with first and second side zones (30), a first abutment zone extending between the side zones (30) and adapted to abut against a seat cushion (12) of a vehicle seat (10) and a second abutment zone extending between the side zones and adapted to abut against a ...