Plyley Alan K, Vidal Claude A, Redmond Russell J, Minck John L Jr, Solyntjes Alan J: Surgical stapler with offset staple rows. United States Surgical, January 21, 2004: EP1382303-A1 (426 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a surgical stapler with six rows of staples, wherein at least one of the six rows of staples is longitudinally offset from all of the other rows, such that the staples in all six rows are not ejected simultaneously.

Boland Michele B, Boyd Charles N, Kancherla Anantha R: Intermediate buffers in a graphics system. Microsoft, January 21, 2004: EP1383080-A1 (63 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for utilizing intermediate target(s) in connection with computer graphics in a computer system are provided. In various embodiments, intermediate memory buffers in video memory are provided and utilized to allow serialized programs from graphics APIs to support algorithms that ex ...

Sovio Sampo, Asokan Nadarajah, Nyberg Kaisa: Method for generating proxy signatures. Nokia, January 21, 2004: EP1383265-A1 (41 worldwide citation)

Method for sharing the authorization to use specific resources among multiple devices, which resources are accessible via messages on which a secret key operation was applied with a predetermined secret master key (d) available at a master device (11). In order to provide an optimized sharing of aut ...

Hansen Erling Lennart, Husemoen Thor, Nissen Povl: Formaldehyde-free aqueous binder composition for mineral fibers. Rockwool Int, January 21, 2004: EP1382642-A1 (41 worldwide citation)

A formaldehyde-free aqueous binder composition comprises a binder component (A) obtainable by reacting at least one alkanolamine with at least one carboxylic anhydride and, optionally, treating the reaction product with a base; and a binder component (B) which comprises at least one carbohydrate. Th ...

Van Oosterom Piet J A: Aqueous disinfecting compositions with rapid bactericidal effect. Tevan, January 21, 2004: EP1382666-A1 (39 worldwide citation)

An aqueous disinfecting composition based on hydrogen peroxide and a mixture of carboxylic and percarboxylic acids, wherein the weight ratio of the said mixture to hydrogen peroxide is from 0.002 to 0.08, and wherein the said composition further comprises an effective amount of a metal component as ...

Macgregor Lucy M, Rust Jennifer L, Sinha Martin C: Electromagnetic surveying for hydrocarbon reservoirs. Univ Southampton, January 21, 2004: GB2390904-A (36 worldwide citation)

Electromagnetic surveying of an area of seafloor (6) that potentially contains a subterranean hydrocarbon reservoir (12) comprises using a vertical em source signal to obtain a first survey data set, and using a horizontal em source signal to obtain a second survey data set. The vertical source is a ...

Yoshida Ichiro, Yoneda Naoki, Ohashi Yoshiaki, Suzuki Shuichi, Miyamoto Mitsuaki, Miyazaki Futoshi, Seshimo Hidenori, Kamata Junichi, Takase Yasutaka, Shirato Manabu, Shimokubo Daiya, Sakuma Yoshinori, Yokohama Hiromitsu: Nitrogenous fused-ring compound having pyrazolyl group as substituent and medicinal composition thereof. Eisai, January 21, 2004: EP1382603-A1 (31 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a compound having an excellent inhibitory action on activation of STAT6 and a pharmaceutical composition thereof. Inparticular, it provides a compound represented by the following formula (I), a salt thereof or a hydrate of them. In the formula, X represents a nitrogen ...

Shimaoka Keiichi, Sakata Jiro, Mizuno Takanori, Okuda Katsuharu, Matsui Masayuki, Suzuki Yasuhiko: Production device and production method for silicon-based structure. Toyoda Chuo Kenkyusho, January 21, 2004: EP1382565-A1 (30 worldwide citation)

A process for manufacturing a hollow silicon structure is simplified. A device for manufacturing the silicon structure is a device that manufactures the hollow silicon structure by processing a silicon structure, the silicon structure consisting of a silicon oxide layer formed on a silicon substrate ...

Vaage Svein Torleif: Firing sequence of multiple sources in a marine seismic survey. Pgs Americas, January 21, 2004: GB2390902-A (28 worldwide citation)

A vessel SEV tows first sources (or source arrays) SA1, SA2 and streamers 2a-2d. A second vessel SOV tows second sources (or source arrays) SB1, SB2 along or parallel to a the survey line 5 at a distance from the first sources. During data acquisition the first sources SA1, SA2 and the second source ...

Bonnette Michael John, Thor Eric Joel, Weisel Stephen Earl, Wong Amanda J: Rapid exchange fluid jet thrombectomy device. Possis Medical, January 21, 2004: EP1382366-A1 (26 worldwide citation)

A rapid exchange fluid jet thrombectomy device (14) for removal of thrombus or unwanted tissue debris from a vein, artery or the like. The device includes a semi-rigid intermediate tube (30) between a proximal (28) and a distal (32) exhaust tube which accommodates a guidewire tube (46) exit located ...