Watanabe Shinichi, Ohsawa Takashi, Sunouchi Kazumasa, Takegawa Yoichi, Kajima Takeshi: Semiconductor device. Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co, October 30, 2002: EP1253634-A2 (119 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor device is disclosed, which comprises a semiconductor substrate (10; 60), drain and source regions (11; 12) of a MOS transistor formed in a surface of the semiconductor substrate (10), a gate electrode (15) formed on a surface of a channel region (14) of the MOS transistor between the ...

Vijverberg Helena Geralda Mari: A device for determining the position of a teat of an animal. Lely Entpr, October 30, 2002: EP1253440-A1 (96 worldwide citation)

A device for determining the spatial position of a teat 21 of an animal. Said device is provided with a first transmitter element 13 for emitting a first ray or beam of rays 27 in a first sub-area A of the space, and with a second transmitter element 14 differing from the first transmitter element 1 ...

Snyders Robert V: Artificial heart valve. Snyders Robert V, October 30, 2002: EP1251803-A1 (59 worldwide citation)

An artificial valve for repairing a damaged heart valve having a plurality of cusps separating an upstream region from a downstream region. The artificial valve includes a flexibly resilient frame sized and shaped for insertion in a position between the upstream region and the downstream region. The ...

Myers Keith, Nguyen Christine, Quijano R C, Cali Douglas: Prosthetic heart valve. 3f Therapeutics, October 30, 2002: EP1251804-A1 (49 worldwide citation)

A tubular prosthetic semilunar or atrioventricular heart valve is formed by cutting flat, flexible leaflets according to a pattern. The valve is constructed by aligning the side edges of adjacent leaflets so that the leaflet inner faces engage each other, and then suturing the leaflets together with ...

Pavcnik Dusan, Keller Frederick S, Rosch Josef, Osborne Thomas A, Bates Brian L, Deford John A, Dixon Christopher G, Hoffa Andrew K, Leonard Raymond B Ii, Obermiller Joseph F: Implantable vascular device. Cook, Cook Biotech, October 30, 2002: EP1251805-A2 (48 worldwide citation)

A multiple-sided medical device (10) comprises a frame (11) comprising wire or other resilient material and having a series of bends (12) and interconnecting sides. The device is pushed from a delivery catheter into the lumen of a duct or vessel and may include one or more barbs (16) for anchoring p ...

White Terence Albert, Waller Stephen John: Hopper outlet valve. White Terence Albert, Waller Stephen John, October 30, 2002: GB2374864-A (42 worldwide citation)

A hopper outlet valve comprises a series of slots in a seat or seats 1 and a series of slots in a closure member or members 2 with the closure(s) reciprocated relative to the seat(s) by a drive 3. The valve can be of V-shaped cross-section as shown or of U-shape, (Fig 3).

Hayes Michael Andrew, Hester David Andrew James, Shaw Jon William, Colston Martin Eric, Furneaux Geoffrey, Charman Elizabeth Clare, Harrison Glenn, Cooke John Charles: Foamed drinks made using a capsule with a foamable ingredient. Mars, October 30, 2002: GB2374816-A (41 worldwide citation)

The preparation of a foamed drink such as cappuccino coffee or frothy hot chocolate by providing a capsule or sachet containing a foamable ingredient such as powdered milk 6 and having an outlet for allowing fluid to escape from the capsule and providing a receptacle 17 positioned to collect fluid e ...

Hester David Andrew James, Wright Michael, Hay David, Colston Martin Eric, Cooke John Charles: Multi-ingredient beverage making apparatus and method. Mars, October 30, 2002: GB2374795-A (38 worldwide citation)

A beverage making apparatus comprising a holder which holds a capsule 2 containing a beverage brewing ingredient 6, a source of hot liquid, an injector for injecting the hot liquid into the capsule 2 through a nozzle 7, whilst the capsule is held by the holder, to brew a beverage ingredient 6 within ...

Hayes Michael Andrew, Hester David Andrew James, Shaw Jon William, Colston Martin Eric, Furneaux Geoffrey, Charman Elizabeth Clare, Harrison Glenn, Cooke John Charles: Production of edible foams. Mars, October 30, 2002: GB2374856-A (38 worldwide citation)

A capsule for the preparation of an edible foam comprising: side walls 2,3 defining an enclosed region containing a foamable ingredients 6; an inlet 7 for injecting a liquid into the said region; and an outlet 5 for allowing liquid to escape from the said region, wherein at least one of the said inl ...

Ladetto Quentin, Gabaglio Vincent, Van Seeters Josephus: Pedestrian navigation method and apparatus operative in a dead reckoning mode. Ladetto Quentin, Gabaglio Vincent, Van Seeters Josephus, October 30, 2002: EP1253404-A2 (36 worldwide citation)

A displacement of a pedestrian is determined from his or her accelerations by detecting accelerations which are substantially non vertical, determining a characteristic feature in the detected accelerations correlated with a step frequency, determining the displacement on the basis of said determine ...