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Grant Richard L, Zeiner Mark S, Hueil Geoff, Wales Kenneth, Garner Dean L: Device for attachment of buttress material to a surgical fastening device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 13, 2002: EP1256317-A2 (544 worldwide citation)

An assembly for releasably attaching a buttress material (60,61,100) onto a tissue clamping member (35) of a surgical stapling device (20) is disclosed. The assembly has a substantially rigid frame for connecting to a top surface of a tissue clamping member of a surgical stapling device (20) when th ...


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Grant Richard L, Dalessandro David: Adhesive for attaching buttress material to a surgical fastening device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 13, 2002: EP1256318-A1 (500 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument for clamping and stapling tissue. The instrument has a handle and first and a second opposed tissue clamping members connected to the handle. The members are movable between an open position for receiving tissue therebetween and a closed position for stapling tissue th ...


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Obermiller Joseph F, Osse Francisco Jose, Thorpe Patricia E: Stent valves. Cook Biotech, November 13, 2002: EP1255510-A1 (182 worldwide citation)

The invention includes a medical device and more specifically relates to a valve found generally within a frame. In a preferred device, the frame preferably comprises a self-expanding stent frame, and the valve has at least one expandable and contractible pocket member within the stent frame for res ...


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Kim Jong Myung, Jung Jae Ik: Apparatus and method for performing a mirror function in a portable terminal. Samsung Electronics, November 13, 2002: EP1256833-A2 (98 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an apparatus and method for embodying mirror function in a portable terminal by which a user can use an LCD of the portable terminal as a mirror, with a rear polarizer of the LCD constructed to allow the LCD to reflect incident light and to perform as a mirror when powered off, and to p ...


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Miyazaki Shoji, Tokunaga Hiroyuki, Tokuno Yoshinobu, Matsumoto Kazuhiro, Sawada Yasuhiko: Biosensor, measuring instrument for biosensor, and method of quantifying substrate. Matsushita Electric, November 13, 2002: EP1256798-A1 (64 worldwide citation)

A method of measuring a quantity of a substrate contained in sample liquid is provided. This method can reduce measurement errors caused by a biosensor. The biosensor includes at least a pair of electrodes on an insulating board and is inserted into a measuring device which includes a supporting sec ...


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Hawkins Samuel P, Mosing Donald E, Sipos David L, Lutgring Keith T, Latoilas Burney J Jr: Fill-up and circulation tool with torque assembly. Frank S Inr, November 13, 2002: EP1256691-A2 (63 worldwide citation)

A multi-functional apparatus and method for drilling fluid and cementing operations to set casing in a wellbore for use on either top drive or rotary type rigs. The apparatus and method includes a fill-up and circulating tool, a cementing head assembly, and a wiper plug assembly. The fill-up and cir ...


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Rankin Vi Alexander: Adjustable spring-driven pusher device for a merchandise dispenser. Vulcan Spring & Mfg Co, November 13, 2002: EP1256296-A2 (61 worldwide citation)

A spring-driven pusher device (10) for a forward, side, top, or up feeding merchandise dispenser having an adjustment mechanism for setting a desired pushing force. The adjustment mechanism is utilized to increase and/or reduce the tension of the windings of the coiled end of a spring or strip (20) ...


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Busseuil Dominique, Le Gall Eric, Bourdin Jean Philippe, Bieber Serge, Lutz Jean Philippe: Reinforcing element for hollow structural member. L & L Products, November 13, 2002: GB2375328-A (56 worldwide citation)

A structural reinforcing member 2 for reinforcing a hollow structural member 4, such as a frame member of a vehicle, comprises a reinforcing member having on the surface thereof an expandable adhesive material 3 located against one or more extensions 1 of the reinforcing element so that upon expansi ...


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Gopalakrishnan Nandu, Kadaba Srinivas R, Rudrapatna Ashok N, Sundaram Ganapathy Subramanian: Method to control uplink transmissions in a wireless communication system. Lucent Technologies, November 13, 2002: EP1257140-A1 (55 worldwide citation)

Efficient data communication in wireless communication system is provided by using centralized control of data communications, such as packet switched services, over the uplink channel (mobile station (MS) to base station (BS)). A multiple access protocol is used where packet data mobile stations ma ...


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Hu Junping: Non-volatile memory with improved coupling rate and its making method. Huabang Electronic, wang huaqiang, November 13, 2002: CN01110317 (53 worldwide citation)

By increasing the overlapping area of control grid and floating gate, a storage device attains the increase of the coupling ratio of control grid to floating gate by enlarging the capacity area. An unvolatile storage device for increasing the coupling ratio consists of a substrate with a complex num ...