Goble Colin Charles Owen: A surgical instrument. Gyrus Medical, April 14, 2004: EP1407719-A2 (351 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument for use in cutting and/or coagulating tissue includes a dielectric material (30), the dielectric material being positioned in the current pathway between the tissue-treatment regions of first and second electrodes (15,16). The dielectric coating acts to couple the RF si ...

Nathan Guy, Mastronardi Tony: Digital downloading jukebox system with central and local music servers. Touchtunes Music, April 14, 2004: EP1408427-A2 (109 worldwide citation)

A digital downloading jukebox system including a central server and a plurality of remote jukebox devices (16a-16f) each provided with a local server (22a-22f) that mirrors the central server and enables selected songs to be immediately downloaded to the jukebox device (16a-16f) for reproduction. Th ...


Liao Liang Sheng, Klubek Kevin P, Comfort Dustin L, Tang Ching W: Cascaded organic electroluminescent devices with improved voltage stability. Eastman Kodak Co, April 14, 2004: EP1408563-A2 (52 worldwide citation)

A cascaded organic electroluminescent device with connecting units having improved voltage stability is disclosed. The device comprises an anode, a cathode, a plurality of organic electroluminescent units disposed between the anode and the cathode, wherein the organic electroluminescent units compri ...

Spaziante Placido Maria, Kampanatsanyakorn Krisada, Zocchi Andrea: Trasformerless static voltage inverter for battery systems. Squirrel Holdings, April 14, 2004: EP1407534-A2 (42 worldwide citation)

A static inverter for a battery of elementary current sources or cells electrically in series and a number N of intermediate voltage taps along the chain of elementary DC current sources, wherein the number of elementary cells comprised between an intermediate tap and another intermediate tap adjace ...


Haffner Curt Dale, Mcdougald Darryl Lynn, Randhawa Amarjit Sab, Reister Steven Michael, Lenhard James Martin: Fluoropyrrolidines as dipeptidyl peptidase inhibitors. Smithkline Beecham, April 14, 2004: EP1406873-A2 (39 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to novel compounds, their use for inhibiting serine proteases, such as dipeptidyl peptidases, such as dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV) and to methods for their production and their therapeutic utility.

Lafrance Hugues, Bergeron Francois, Roberge Charles, Germain Lucie, Auger Francois: Tissue engineered heart valve. Edwards Lifesciences, Altertek Bio, April 14, 2004: EP1406561-A2 (35 worldwide citation)

The tissue-engineered heart valve of the present invention is comprised of elements, such as leaflets, formed from self-supporting human engineered tissue. Such self-supporting tissue is comprised of living biological cells and extracellular matrix without the presence of nonviable scaffolding struc ...

Mcelvaney Oliver: Shelf management systems. Kleerex Patents, April 14, 2004: EP1406527-A1 (35 worldwide citation)

A shelf management system comprises a product merchandising apparatus (400) for mounting on a shelf, rack or other support unit (405). It comprises a locating strip (430) engageable with the front edge (406) of the shelf. One or more dividers (410) divide the shelf into zones to accommodate product. ...