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Taylor Jean, Deneuvillers Guy, Bardel Frederic: Device for the fixation of an interspinous wedge on the sacrum. Cousin Biotech S, Taylor Jean, October 4, 2001: EP1138268-A1 (234 worldwide citation)

The fixing system, especially for an intervertebral wedge (10) in the sacral region, consists of two pedicular screws (1) linked by a bar (3) with a central thrust plate (5) which presses against the sacrum and supports the wedge. The bar and thrust plate are made from a lightweight biocompatible ma ...


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Tamai Seiichiro: An apparatus for identity verification, a system for identity verification, a card for identity verification and a method for identity verification based on identification by biometrics. Matsushita Electric, October 4, 2001: EP1139301-A2 (88 worldwide citation)

An identity verification system is used to identify persons with high accuracy, while avoiding direct contact with the device to prevent any negative psychological reaction from a user. The system includes: a camera unit and an image processing unit for obtaining object images of body parts (such as ...


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Darnis Olivier, Fontalbat Thierry: Centrifugal fan. Technofan, October 4, 2001: EP1138954-A1 (82 worldwide citation)

The volute (17) defines, on its periphery, a gas flow guide channel (100) which has is sensibly symmetrical in section with respect to an output plane (P) of its fins on its gas flow drive wheel (14). On either side of the wheel fins are annular walls, both these walls and the fins define disjoint g ...


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Tabiti Karim Dr, Sagner Gregor Dr, Soong Richie Dr, Gutekunst Martin Dr: Method for determining the efficiency of nucleic acid amplifications. Roche Diagnostics, October 4, 2001: EP1138784-A2 (77 worldwide citation)

The present invention concerns a method for determining the efficiency of the amplification of a target nucleic acid comprising the following steps: (i) preparation of a dilution series of the target nucleic acid, (ii) amplifying the target nucleic acid under defined reaction conditions, the amplifi ...


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Jaeschke Andres, Hausch Felix: Multiplex sequence variation analysis of dna samples by mass spectrometry. Bruker Saxonia Analytik, October 4, 2001: EP1138782-A2 (71 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to the simultaneous analysis of variations in distinct nucleic acid sequences within a complex nucleic acid mixture. The invention consists in the use of chips with spatially separated fields of photocleavable oligonucleotide probes which are commonly processed together with th ...


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Velten Ulf Dr, Sulser Ueli, Widmer Juerg Dr, Schober Irene Dr, Buerge Theodor A: Polymers for cement dispersing admixtures. Sika, October 4, 2001: EP1138697-A1 (71 worldwide citation)

Polymers for cement dispersing admixtures, which show different performing properties in concrete are described. All polymers are based on a composition of reactants, namely a) a poly(acrylic acid), b) a polyalkyleneglycol-monoalkylether and, optionally c) a alpha -amino-polyalkyleneglycol- omega -a ...


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Millet Hank E, Rajendran Natarajan, Mccroskey William W: Compressor with control and protection system. Copeland, October 4, 2001: EP1138949-A2 (54 worldwide citation)

A compressor protection and control subsystem for a rotary compressor provides temperature pressure, mis-wiring and vibrational protection for the scroll machine. The vibrational protection comprises a vibration sensor which is integrated on the circuit board of the protection and control subsystem. ...


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Whitehurst Colin: Therapeutic light source. Photo Therapeutics, October 4, 2001: EP1138349-A2 (49 worldwide citation)

A therapeutic light source, for example for photodynamic therapy (PDT), comprises an air-cooled array of LED's (Lx,y), the air being vented in the vicinity of the array. The array may be mounted at the distal end of a hand piece suitable for invasive therapy. The LED's may be coupled to a light guid ...


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Mccabe John A, Nehrlich Richard J, Dahmer Bradley M: Couche de type culotte et procede, Pants-type diaper and method. Curt G Joa, Curt G Joa, GOUDREAU GAGE DUBUC, October 4, 2001: CA2404154 (49 worldwide citation)

A pants-type diaper (50), is provided which is equipped with leg-hole elastics (25, 26) which effectively encircle the leg-holes without traversing the crotch region. Also provided are methods for producing such diapers. Typical products of this type are provided with an outer laminate, formed of an ...


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