Tims Jerry L, Ditterline Andrew F: Irrigation system for endoscopic surgery. Tyco Healthcare, March 28, 2001: EP1086713-A2 (435 worldwide citation)

An irrigation system for use during endoscopic or minimally invasive surgery is shown. Both vacuum and a pressurized irrigation fluid are continually provided to a trumpet valve for immediate use during surgery. A pump that provides the pressurized irrigation fluid has a reusable motor, but a dispos ...

Doepker Roy Joseph, Bass Mark, Fogt James Franklin, Huddleston Jeffrey Andrew: Scroll compressor capacity control. Copeland, March 28, 2001: EP1087142-A2 (58 worldwide citation)

A scroll compressor includes a capacity modulation system. The capacity modulation system has a piston that is connected to the non-orbiting scroll that disengages the non-orbiting scroll from the orbiting scroll when a pressure chamber is placed in communication with the suction chamber of the comp ...

Schulz Paul David, Sinclair Matthew Frazer, Larsen Kenneth Bo: A wireless system for interacting with a virtual space. Nokia, March 28, 2001: EP1087323-A1 (51 worldwide citation)

A wireless communication system for interacting with a virtual space. The wireless system may include some or all of the following: a mobile station, a server supporting the virtual space, a gateway, a game center, and a game service. The virtual space may be an interactive fiction game where the us ...

Liang Ying Chang, Chin Francois Po Shin: Downlink beamforming method. Univ Singapore, March 28, 2001: EP1087545-A1 (48 worldwide citation)

A method for downlink capacity enhancement in a wireless communications system comprising a base station with antenna array and terminals that are physically remote from said base station, the method comprising steps of: receiving at said base station antenna array combinations of arriving signals f ...

Bloomfield Mark Edward: Creation, transmission and retrieval of information. Ncr Int, March 28, 2001: EP1087305-A2 (43 worldwide citation)

A hand-held control device (10) for controlling a terminal (30) connectable by a communications network to an addressed resource. The device (10) comprises address input means for scanning and recognising a text address (26) of the resource, such as a URL, e-mail address or telephone number, and com ...

Wijeratne Lalith Hiran, Greenan Trevor, Lostetter Timothy Wade: Apparatus for delivering an endoluminal prosthesis. World Medical Mfg, March 28, 2001: EP1086664-A2 (42 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an apparatus for deploying and endoluminal prosthesis. The apparatus includes a flexible compressible push rod that allows the catheter to be easily maneuvered through tortuous vessels while providing sufficient deployment force.

Rosenberg Zeil B: Apparatus for the transdermal administration of a substance. Becton Dickinson Co, March 28, 2001: EP1086718-A1 (42 worldwide citation)

A transdermal delivery device includes a plurality of microneedles for injecting a substance such as a pharmaceutical agent into or below the stratum corneum of the skin. The device has housing formed from a top and bottom wall to define a chamber for containing a pharmaceutical agent. An inlet port ...

Schulz Paul David, Sinclair Matthew Frazer, Larsen Kenneth Bo: System for profiling mobile station activity in a predictive command wireless game system. Nokia, March 28, 2001: EP1086732-A1 (37 worldwide citation)

A system and a method for providing an optimized text interface to and for the customization of an interactive game based on mobile station activity. The interactive game of the presently preferred embodiment is played in a wireless environment using a mobile station as a user interface. The game is ...

Toyoshima Yasuo, Kusagawa Tetsuya, Kondo Miyuki, Hamajima Mitsugu, Nakanishi Minoru: An absorbent article with grooves. Kao, March 28, 2001: GB2354449-A (35 worldwide citation)

An absorbent article with a pair of longitudinal front grooves and a continuously or non-continuously formed rear groove in the width wise direction of the article wherein the rear groove has a two-stage depth of concaved small groove parts and shallowly concaved areas, the distance between the rear ...

Kai Akihiro, Itagaki Masaya: Air conditioner. Mitsubishi Electric, March 28, 2001: EP1087184-A2 (33 worldwide citation)

A refrigerant circulation circuit circulates a refrigerant discharged from a compressor (1) through a condenser (3) to an evaporator (5). A current sensor (15) detects an operating current for the compressor (1). A microcomputer (7) judges an operating condition of the compressor (1) based on a resu ...