Butler John, Young Derek William, Gill Aoibheann, Reid Alan, Bonadio Frank: Surgical retractor. Atropos, August 22, 2001: EP1125552-A1 (69 worldwide citation)

A retractor 1 for retracting the margins 2 of a wound opening 3 comprises an inner O-ring 5 attached to a sleeve 6 at a distal end and a reinforcing ring 9 mounted to the proximal end of the sleeve 6. The sleeve 6 is led between an inner annular ring 10 and a corresponding recess 16 in an outer ring ...

Ben Haim Shlomo, Porath Joshua, Herman Frederick L: Catheter for generating an electrical map of a chamber of the heart. Biosense, August 22, 2001: EP1125549-A2 (53 worldwide citation)

A novel apparatus and method for rapidly generating an electrical map of a chamber of a heart utilizes a catheter including a body having a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end has a distal tip and an array of non-contact electrodes having a proximal end and a distal end and at least one lo ...

Ito Masanori, Shimotashiro Masafumi, Mitsuda Makoto, Nakamura Tadashi, Hino Yasumori: Av data recording device and method, disk recorded by the av data recording device and method, av data reproducing device and method therefor. Matsushita Electric, August 22, 2001: EP1126454-A1 (53 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an AV data recording apparatus and method that facilitate various processes concerning a recorded video, including continuous reproduction, digital transmission, file operation, partial deletion, and post-recording. The AV data recording apparatus divides an audio sign ...

Suzuki Kousuke: Method of adjusting optical projection system. Nippon Kogaku, August 22, 2001: EP1126510-A1 (52 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an adjustment method for a projection optical system which allows measuring the relationship (dependency) of the fluctuation amount of the image formation characteristics of the projection optical system with respect to the change of the installation environment (e.g. barome ...


Haar Hans Peter, List Hans, Meacham George Bevan Kirby: Hypodermic needleless injection system. Roche Diagnostics, August 22, 2001: EP1125593-A1 (50 worldwide citation)

A hypodermic needleless injection system for injecting a liquid medication, which system comprises: (a) a medication unit configured and dimensioned to store a volume of liquid to be injected, the medication unit having a first region and a second region that are in liquid communication with each ot ...

Thomas Steven M, Cymbal William D, Devers Richard A: Variable road feedback device for steer-by-wire systems. Delphi Tech, August 22, 2001: EP1125825-A2 (44 worldwide citation)

A variable road feedback device (20) for a steer-by-wire system (50) comprises a housing (31) that contains a magnetorheological fluid (32), a magnetic field generator (34) for generating a variable magnetic field within the housing (31) in order to vary the viscous resistance of the magnetorheologi ...

Doane Mark William, Thomas Jim: Method of making a mask. Smiths Group, August 22, 2001: EP1125595-A1 (43 worldwide citation)

A mask 2, 50 such as a laryngeal mask or face mask, has a soft annular cuff 21, 52 on a more rigid mount 20, 51 of funnel shape. The cuff 21 and mount 20 are moulded together by rotational moulding or the mount 51 is preformed and the cuff 52 is moulded onto the mount in a rotational mould 60.

Uenaka Hiroyuki, Takeda Hidetoshi, Yanagawa Yoshifumi, Abe Tetsuji, Tada Chikako: Epg information display method, epg information display device, video recording/reproducing device, and program. Matsushita Electric, August 22, 2001: EP1126701-A1 (42 worldwide citation)

An EPG information display method wherein all or some of EPG information of a predetermined channel and time frame is displayed, in response to a predetermined zoom command, EPG information of channels or time frames larger or smaller in number than channels or time frames displayed immediately befo ...

Belotserkovsky Maxim B, Litwin Louis Robert Jr: Frequency offset correction in a muliticarrier receiver. Thomson Licensing, August 22, 2001: EP1126673-A2 (40 worldwide citation)

An Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) receiver (10) that detects and corrects a carrier frequency offset of a received signal is provided. The OFDM receiver (10) samples an incoming signal in the time domain and correlates (68) the samples with a stored version of a training or refere ...