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Levinson Melvin E, Golik Georg I, Palmer Mattew A: Vascular filter for embolic material. Scion Cardio Vascular A Fl, August 29, 2001: EP1127556-A2 (171 worldwide citation)

The filter device, which captures embolic material, runs on a guide wire. The guide wire (12), in one embodiment, has a proximal end, a distal end (14) and a stop (16) near its distal end. The filter device includes an expandable frame (20) of frame struts (21, 23, 25, 27) having a closed, radially ...


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Deboynton William L, Ranalli Eliseo R: High reliability fiber coupled optical switch. Corning, August 29, 2001: EP1127283-A1 (142 worldwide citation)

An optical switch (10) includes fused coupler (19) having first and second ends and a coupling region therebetween. There are first and fourth optical ports at the first end of the coupler and second and third optical ports at the second end of the coupler (19). A clamping element (20) rigidly clamp ...


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Ray Lawrence A, Nicponski Henry: Face detecting method. Eastman Kodak Co, August 29, 2001: EP1128316-A1 (118 worldwide citation)

A method for determining the presence of a face from image data includes a face detection algorithm having two separate algorithmic steps: a first step of prescreening image data with a first component of the algorithm to find one or more face candidate regions of the image based on a comparison bet ...


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Yamazaki Shunpei, Koyama Jun: Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same. Semiconductor Energy Lab, August 29, 2001: EP1128430-A2 (75 worldwide citation)

The present invention improves the aperture ratio of a pixel of a reflection-type display device or a reflection type display device without increasing the number of masks and without using a blackmask. A pixel electrode (167) is arranged so as to partially overlap a source wiring (137) for shieldin ...


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Aoki Daigo, Okabe Masato, Kobayashi Hironori, Yamamoto Manabu, Miyoshi Tatsuya, Arai Koji, Kishimoto Hiroshi: Electroluminescent device and process for producing the same. Dainippon Printing, August 29, 2001: EP1128438-A1 (50 worldwide citation)

An EL device comprising a first electrode, an EL layer formed on the first electrode, and a second electrode formed on the EL layer, wherein at least one layer of a material whose wettability changes when light is applied thereto is formed. The invention provides EL devices that can be simply produc ...


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Annamaa Petteri, Mikkola Jyrki: Planar antenna structure. Filtronic Lk Oy, August 29, 2001: EP1128466-A2 (49 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to planar antennas the structural components of which include a parasitic element. The antenna structure comprises a PIFA-type structure (230, 210, 202) to be placed inside the covers of a mobile station. The PIFA is fed parasitically e.g. through a conductive strip (240) place ...


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Yamazaki Shunpei, Koyama Jun, Inukai Kazutaka: Active matrix display device. Semiconductor Energy Lab, August 29, 2001: EP1128439-A2 (42 worldwide citation)

There is provided an electronic device in which the deterioration of the device is prevented and an aperture ratio is improved without using a black mask and without increasing the number of masks. In the electronic device, a first electrode (113) is disposed on another layer different from the laye ...


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Michihiko Iida, Akimori Toshihiro, Kagami Nobutake: Recording medium, recording apparatus, and reading apparatus. Sony, August 29, 2001: EP1128383-A2 (40 worldwide citation)

On a recording medium, physical characteristic information of the recording medium, and more specifically, material information representing the material of the disc, is recorded. Accordingly, a recording apparatus and a reading apparatus easily and accurately determine the physical characteristics ...


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De Vries Govert, Oosterholt Ronaldus Hermanus T, Sinke Johannes Govert: Method of generating an audio program on a portable device. In2sports, August 29, 2001: EP1128358-A1 (38 worldwide citation)

The invention pertains to a method of generating an electronic audio program tailored to the preferences and/or the environment of a particular user. The method involves electronically obtaining two or more parameters from or concerning the user and/or the environment of the user, selecting two or m ...


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Abeta Sadayuki, Atarashi Hiroyuki, Sawahashi Mamoru: Multi-carrier cdma and channel estimation. NTT Docomo, August 29, 2001: EP1128592-A2 (37 worldwide citation)

A multi-carrier CDMA radio transmitting method replicates each information symbol and disposes thus-obtained information symbols along a frequency axis, multiplies the thus-obtained information symbols with a spreading code along the frequency axis, spreads the information symbols into components of ...