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Goble Nigel Mark, Goble Colin Charles Owen: An electrosurgical instrument. Gyrus Medical, September 17, 2003: EP1344498-A1 (346 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument is disclosed for the treatment of tissue in the presence of an electrically-conductive fluid. The instrument comprises an instrument shaft (32), and a tissue treatment electrode (31) at one end of the shaft, the tissue treatment electrode being constructed to have an ir ...


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Senegas Jacques, Pasquet Denis, Le Couedic Regis: Intervertebral implant with deformable wedge. Spine Next, September 17, 2003: EP1343424-A1 (93 worldwide citation)

The invention concerns an intervertebral implant comprising a wedge designed to be pressed between two spinous processes, said wedge having two opposite grooves each defined by two wings, the axes of said two grooves being substantially mutually parallel and said spinous processes being urged to be ...


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Keller Arnold, Mcafee Paul C M D: Intervertebral prosthesis especially for the cervical spine. Link Waldemar Co, September 17, 2003: EP1344508-A1 (80 worldwide citation)

The intervertebral prosthesis has a first cover plate (1) attached to one vertebra and a second cover plate (2) attached to the adjacent vertebra. The prosthesis has a core (10) with contoured surfaces to define a joint with one of the cover plates. The other cover plate to core joint allows directi ...


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Keller Arnold, Mcafee Paul: Intervertebral prosthesis for the cervical spine. Link Waldemar Co, September 17, 2003: EP1344506-A1 (67 worldwide citation)

The intervertebral prosthesis has cover plates (10,11) attached to respective vertebrae. the cover plates each have a ventral fixing flange (25,26) with openings (27) for fixing rods (5). The openings are formed as directionally limited guide slots having non-parallel directions. Locking plates (28, ...


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Keller Arnold, Mcafee Paul: Intervertebral prosthesis for the cervical spine. Link Waldemar Co, September 17, 2003: EP1344507-A1 (66 worldwide citation)

The intervertebral prosthesis has two cover plates (1,2) attached to adjacent vertebrae and a core (10). The core has limited lateral movement with respect to one cover and forms a joint with the other. The core has a joint face (25) to work with the second cover (2). The sliding joint face extends ...


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Schifferle Rene: Single portion cartridge for the preparation of a beverage. Schifferle Rene, September 17, 2003: EP1344722-A1 (44 worldwide citation)

A cartridge adapted to contain a single serving of a particulate substance, extractable by means of water for preparing a beverage, for example coffee. The cartridge comprises an essentially cup- or bucket-shaped main body portion (1) having a bottom portion and an open end opposite to the bottom po ...


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Burkhardt Helmut: Lcd module identification. Dialog Semiconductor, September 17, 2003: EP1345197-A1 (39 worldwide citation)

A circuit and a method for an effective way to customize the display driver software of any type of LCD-display (2) and any type of LCD-driver chip (3) used in an LCD display system is achieved. This is important in a multiple sourcing environment where LCD driver chips (3) and LCD displays (2) from ...


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Otto Jerome Arthur: Customer activity data system and method. Ncr Int, September 17, 2003: EP1345146-A2 (37 worldwide citation)

A customer activity data system and method which generate reports for manufacturers, sellers, and other suppliers. The system includes a computer for analyzing transaction data obtained from a transaction terminal and information characterizing customer activity at an information terminal specific t ...


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Sheiretov Todor K, Post Roger A, Roy Carl J, Cordera F Joseph: Constant force actuator. Schlumberger Services Petrol, Schlumberger Holdings, Schlumberger Technology, September 17, 2003: EP1344893-A2 (33 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a substantially constant force actuator that is applicable to centralizers, anchors and tractors for use in wells and is applicable to lifting devices such as jacks and load supporting devices. One or more sets of linkage arms are angularly movable by the force of one or more ...


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Lefkowitz Martin: Context block leasing for fast handoffs. Texas Instruments, September 17, 2003: EP1345370-A2 (30 worldwide citation)

The roaming of a wireless device 115 extends the effective range of a wireless network 100 by passing a device 115 between access points as the device leaves the coverage area of one and enters another. Roaming can be slow and problematic if an old link is disconnected prior to establishing a new li ...