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Stéphane De Lombaert
De, Lombaert Stéphane, Firooznia Fariborz, Hoyer Denton Wade: Derivatives of alpha-mercaptoacetamide. Novartis, Novartis Erfindungen Verwaltungsgesellschaft Mbh, de, Lombaert Stéphane, Firooznia Fariborz, Hoyer Denton Wade, BECKER Konrad, October 18, 2001: WO/2001/077095

Novel thiol derivatives of formula (I) wherein variables R¿1?, R¿2?, R¿3?, R¿4?, A, X, and Y have the meanings as defined hereinbefore; disulfide derivatives derived from said compounds wherein R¿1? is hydrogen; and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof; said compounds being useful as endothelin ...


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Pollock David T, Johansson Peter: Hook for attaching to a corporeal lumen and method of manufacturing. Endovascular Technologies, HANLEY John V, October 18, 2001: WO/2001/076509 (7 worldwide citation)

An improved hook (20) provides for the attaching of endoluminal prosthesis (28) within corporeal lumens. The hook is integrally formed with framing structure (22) and is preset into an outward bend, but is resiliently flexible so as to form a substantially straight profile when compressed. The hook ...


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Lasheras Juan C, Yon Steven A, Magers Michael: Method and apparatus for regulating patient temperature by irrigating the bladder with a fluid. Innercool Therapies, WIECZOREK Mark D, October 18, 2001: WO/2001/076655 (6 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is provided for heating or cooling at least a selected portion of a patient's body. The method begins by inserting a catheter (100) through the urethra and into the bladder (11) of the patient. A heated or chilled fluid is conducted through a supply lumen (106) of the catheter ...


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Ivo Raaijmakers, Yong Bae Kim, Marko Tuominen, Suvi P Haukka: Method of forming ultrathin oxide layer. Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 18, 2001: US20010031562-A1 (6 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for forming an ultrathin oxide layer of uniform thickness. The method is particularly advantageous for producing uniformly thin interfacial oxides beneath materials of high dielectric permittivity, or uniformly thin passivation oxides. Hydrofluoric (HF) etching of a silicon sur ...


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Lanzo Vittorio F, Nguyen Van Cong: Piezoelectric biological sounds monitor. Andromed, Lanzo Vittorio F, Nguyen Van Cong, DUBUC J H, October 18, 2001: WO/2001/078059 (5 worldwide citation)

The biological sounds monitor (100) comprises a piezoelectric membrane (105) and a mechanical assembly. The latter mechanical assembly includes a membrane support (101) on which the piezoelectric membrane is mounted, and a wave-propagating mechanism (108) disposed on one side of the piezoelectric me ...


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Schreck Stefan: Minimally-invasive heart valves and methods of use. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, sJAMES John Christopher, October 18, 2001: WO/2001/076510 (5 worldwide citation)

Expandable heart valves for minimally invasive valve replacement surgeries are disclosed. In a first embodiment, an expandable pre-assembled heart valve includes a plastically-expandable annular base having plurality of upstanding commissure posts. A tubular flexible member including a prosthetic se ...


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Miller Kathy L, Presta Leonard G: Multivalent antibodies and uses therefor. Genentech, sLEE Wendy M, October 18, 2001: WO/2001/077342 (5 worldwide citation)

The present application describes engineered antibodies, with three or more functional antigen binding sites, and uses, such as therapeutic applications, for such engineered antibodies.


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Kuehnle Andreas U: Vehicle rain sensor. Iteris, HENTY David L, October 18, 2001: WO/2001/077763 (4 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and a method for detecting moisture, such as rain on a vehicle (12), wherein a sensor (20) acquires an optical image from a region of interest and produces the data to a microprocessor (22), the microprocessor processes the acquired optical image and selects an algorithm to evaluate the ...


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Himmelsbach Frank, Langkopf Elke, Jung Birgit, Blech Stefan, Solca Flavio: Heterocycles bicycliques, compositions pharmaceutiques contenant ces composes, leur utilisation et leur procede de preparation, Bicyclic heterocycles, pharmaceutical compositions containing these compounds, their use and processes for preparing them. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma Kg, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma & Co Kg, FETHERSTONHAUGH & CO, October 18, 2001: CA2403152 (4 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to bicyclic heterocycles of the general formula (I), wherein R a to R d, A to C and X are defined as in claims 1 to 5. The invention further relates to the tautomers, stereoisomers and salts thereof, especially the physiologically salts with inorganic or organic acids or bases ...


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Hiramatsu Kazumasa, Iyechika Yasushi, Maeda Takayoshi, Miyake Hideto: Iii-iv group compound semiconductor and fabricating method thereof. Sumitomo Chemical, October 18, 2001: KR1020010015251 (4 worldwide citation)

PURPOSE: A III-IV group compound semiconductor is provided to fabricate a compound semiconductor of a low electric potential density without increasing the thickness of a re-growth layer, by making a penetrating potential in the re-growth layer terminated by a void formed on a pattern. CONSTITUTION: ...