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Ueda Hiroshi, Ito Motoshi, Takauchi Kenji, Fukushima Yoshihisa, Sasaki Shinji: Information recording medium, information recording method and information reproducing method. Matsushita Electric, September 12, 2001: EP1132914-A2 (107 worldwide citation)

An information recording medium comprises a user area, and a spare area including a replacement area, wherein the replacement area may be used instead of a defective area in the user area. The user area and the spare area include a plurality of sectors. Each of the plurality of sectors includes a us ...


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Stalcup Gregory C, Lozier Antony J: Polymer filled spinal fusion cage. Squibb Bristol Myers Co, September 12, 2001: EP1132061-A2 (99 worldwide citation)

An orthopaedic implant for implanting between adjacent vertebrae (10) and a spine, includes a generally annular bag (44); and a hardened polymer with the bag. The method of fusing adjacent vertebrae (10) in a spine includes the steps of forming an access hole (30) in an annulus (26) of a disc (12) b ...


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De Scheerder Ivan, Sohier Jurgen, Van Der Leden Natasja: Intravascular prothesis. Advanced Laser Applic Holding, September 12, 2001: EP1132058-A1 (71 worldwide citation)

An intraluminal prothesis able to expand radially regarding to a central axis, inside of a body lumen, for example an artery, is presented. The prothesis consists of a series of filaments describing a cylindrical prothesis contour. Each filament consists of a series of curves, each curve having at l ...


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Nguyen Philip D, Weaver Jimmie D: Method of treating a subterranean formation. Halliburton Energy Serv, September 12, 2001: EP1132569-A2 (70 worldwide citation)

A subterranean formation is treated with a particulate-laden fluid and a treatment chemical, whereby particulate flowback is reduced or prevented while also providing a controlled release of the treatment chemical within the formation. A fluid suspension including a mixture of a particulate, a tacki ...


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Parrish Timothy C, Free Myron: Method and apparatus for applying tape tabs. Joa Curt G, September 12, 2001: EP1132325-A2 (65 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a method and apparatus for applying tape tabs (12) to a traveling web (10), for example, for placement of fastening tabs on a running web of disposable diapers. The invention provides a cutting roll (32) positioned to cut segments from a continuous infeeding web (16) of tape ...


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Takayama Hisashi, Matsuse Tetsuo, Kawaguchi Kyoko, Nakanishi Yoshiaki, Sasaki Osamu: Electronic wallet. Matsushita Electric, September 12, 2001: EP1132839-A1 (54 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an electronic wallet having a higher level of anonymity, security and convenience, which is capable of efficient electronizing of value information as well as which allows the user to efficiently manage the electronic value information. A presentation card 801 indicati ...


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Dusterhoft Ronald G, Hailey Travis T Jr: Method and apparatus for frac/gravel packs. Halliburton Energy Serv, September 12, 2001: EP1132571-A1 (47 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for fracturing a formation or for gravel packing a borehole includes a screen assembly (12) having a plurality of screens (18) mounted on an apertured base member (14). A flow-control service assembly (27) is disposed within the bore of the screen assembly and includes an outer tubular mem ...


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Weinblatt Lee S, Langer Thomas: Apparatus for identifying the members of an audience which are watching a television programme or are listening to a broadcast programme. Weinblatt Lee S, Langer Thomas, September 12, 2001: EP1133090-A2 (41 worldwide citation)

An audience surveying technique for identifying individual members of an audience listening to and/or watching a program performed from a programming signal source. A stationary apparatus is operatively arranged at a reception location with a plurality of portable devices designed to be worn by the ...


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Doane Mark William, Thomas Jim: Masks and their manufacture. Smiths, September 12, 2001: GB2359996-A (39 worldwide citation)

A mask 2, such as a laryngeal mask or face mask, has a soft annular cuff 21, on a more rigid mount 20 of funnel shape. The cuff 21 and mount 20 are moulded together preferably by rotational moulding (Figs 2, 3; not shown) or the mount 51 is preformed and the cuff 52 is moulded onto the mount in a ro ...


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Narushima Toshio: Digital broadcast reception and printing. Sony, September 12, 2001: EP1133170-A2 (35 worldwide citation)

A printing apparatus for printing the content information contained in the digital broadcast received by an STB, in which flexible printing is achieved efficiently at a low cost. The digital broadcast is received by an STB 30 and demonstrated on a display device (31) as the contents information comp ...