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Wiener Eitan T, Stulen Foster, Madan Asvani K, Kramer Kenneth: Output displacement control using phase margin in an ultrasonic surgical hand piece. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 24, 2002: EP1199044-A1 (111 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical hand piece is caused to be driven with an output displacement that is correlated with the phase margin, which is the difference of the resonant frequency and the anti-resonant frequency of the hand piece. A frequency sweep is conducted to find the resonant frequency and the an ...


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Miyazawa Hisashi, Shinada Satoshi, Sakai Yasuto: Ink-jet recording device and ink cartridge. Seiko Epson, April 24, 2002: EP1199179-A1 (80 worldwide citation)

A recessed portion is formed in an ink cartridge 1 to define a three-dimensional space. Each of axes in the three-dimensional space containing one side surface of the ink cartridge in which an ink supply port 14 is formed is divided into a plurality of sections to obtain a plurality of coordinate po ...


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Terranova Steven N: A method of, and retail transaction station for, associating a customer transaction account with a customer identifier. Marconi Commerce Sys, April 24, 2002: EP1199684-A2 (80 worldwide citation)

A retail transactions station (10) identifies a customer by a customer identifier associated with the customer, possibly by interrogation a radio frequency identity (RFID) tag (20) associated with the customer, this is then in turn associated with transaction account information which may be entered ...


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Friedman Allan L, Donofrio William T: Method for differentiating between burdened and cracked ultrasonically tuned blades. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 24, 2002: EP1199045-A1 (71 worldwide citation)

A method for differentiating between ultrasonically tuned blades which are broken or cracked, and blades which are gunked by evaluating measured impedance differences when a system is first excited with a low displacement signal and then with a high displacement signal. The method is performed irres ...


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Friedman Allan L, Stulen Foster B: Method for detecting a loose blade in a hand piece connected to an ultrasonic surgical system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 24, 2002: EP1199043-A2 (70 worldwide citation)

A method for detecting loose blades in a hand piece connected to an ultrasonic surgical system by performing frequency sweeps of a drive signal through a range which includes the resonance of a hand piece/blade system and the resonance of the hand piece without a blade attached. The frequencies of r ...


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Ikeuchi Hiroyuki, Harada Nobuyuki, Masuda Yoshihiko: Water-absorbing agent and process for producing the same. Nippon Catalytic Chem, April 24, 2002: EP1199327-A2 (65 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides: a process for producing a water-absorbing agent at low temperature in a short time, wherein the water-absorbing agent has excellent balance between the absorption capacity without load and the absorption capacity under a load, high fluidity under a hygroscopic atmosph ...


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Joshi Shridhar P: Method of transferring gaming data on a global computer network. Wms Gaming, April 24, 2002: EP1199690-A2 (60 worldwide citation)

A remote gaming method comprising a player accessing, via a remote terminal, a gaming site on a global computer network connected to the remote terminal. The player is able to provide via the remote terminal, personal identification information to the gaming site and select, via the remote terminal, ...


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Eschbach Reiner: Red-eye detection method. Xerox, April 24, 2002: EP1199672-A2 (53 worldwide citation)

A red-eye detection method includes receiving digital image data that defines an image. The digital image data are processed to identify all regions of the image that include a specular reflection. Image regions deemed to include a specular reflection are processed further, according to conventional ...


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Miyazawa Hisashi, Sakai Yasuto, Shinada Satoshi, Kobayashi Atsushi: Ink cartridge for ink jet recording device. Seiko Epson, April 24, 2002: EP1199178-A1 (45 worldwide citation)

An ink cartridge for an ink jet recording device, includes: a container having an ink supply port; at least two ink chambers partitioned in the container, one being located substantially in an upper section and the other being located substantially in a lower section; an ink suction passage connecti ...



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