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Benjamin Mattes
Baohua Qi, Benjamin R Mattes: Resistive heating using polyaniline fiber. Cochran Freund & Young, July 29, 2004: US20040144772-A1

The use of conductive polyaniline fibers for resistive heating applications is described. Unlike metal wires and conductive-polymer coated fibers, under certain conditions, electric voltages or currents used to generate heat in the fibers were found to produce irreversible changes to the polymer bac ...


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Erwin Meinders
Erwin Rinaldo Meinders, Hermanus Johannes Borg, Guo Fu Zhou, Johannes Cornelis Norbertus Rijpers: Multi-stack optical data storage medium and use of such a medium. Philips Electronics North America Corporation, Corporate Patent Counsel, July 29, 2004: US20040146683-A1

A description is given of multi-stack optical data storage medium (20) for rewritable recording by means of a focused laser-light beam (30), said medium (20) having a substrate (1) with deposited on a side thereof:—a first recording stack (2) comprising a phase-change type recording layer (6)—at lea ...


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Goble Colin Charles Owen: An electrosurgical generator. Gyrus Medical, BLATCHFORD William Michael, July 29, 2004: WO/2004/062516 (342 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical generator for supplying RF power to an electrosurgical instrument for cutting or vaporising tissue has an RF output stage (42) with an RF power bridge (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4), a pair of output lines (74) and a series-resonant output network (48). The output impedance of the output stage ...


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Stavenhagen Jeffrey, Vijh Sujata: Identification and engineering of antibodies with variant fc regions and methods of using same. Macrogenics, Stavenhagen Jeffrey, Vijh Sujata, INSOGNA Anthony M, July 29, 2004: WO/2004/063351 (118 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to molecules, particularly polypeptides, more particularly immunoglobulins (e.g., antibodies), comprising a variant Fc region, wherein said variant Fc region comprises at least one amino acid modification relative to a wild-type Fc region, which variant Fc region binds ...


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Saida Itaru, Takashima Kiyoshi, Kamata Kenji, Takano Hiroyuki, Ito Kengo, Mizuta Akinobu: Hair drier. Matsushita Electric Works, July 29, 2004: JP2004-208935 (104 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a hair drier by which a treatment effect by minus ions is improved.SOLUTION: The hair drier has a hot air channel 3 for blowing and discharging hot air to hair and a cold air channel 2 for blowing and discharging cold air to the hair, and has a mode for simultaneousl ...


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Kimura Koichi: Optical modulator and plane display element. Fuji Photo Film, July 29, 2004: JP2004-212638 (89 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To reduce electric charge at the movable part of an optical modulator which electromechanically operates with an electrostatic force, and to prevent the secular deterioration of driving characteristic.SOLUTION: In the electromechanical optical modulator 21 which modulates the l ...


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Endo Takanori, Hachiman Seiro: Rfid tag, reader/writer and rfid system with tag. Mitsubishi Materials, July 29, 2004: JP2004-213582 (88 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a tag capable of responding to a plurality of standards, a reader/writer communicating with the tag and an RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) system with the tag.SOLUTION: This RFID system is formed by disposing a plurality of antennas in a single tag 2 and connec ...


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Kimura Koichi, Mochizuki Fumihiko: Optical modulator array and method of manufacturing same. Fuji Photo Film, July 29, 2004: JP2004-212680 (86 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an optical modulator array in which the decrease in film and a residual stress of a movable transparent electrode due to a removing process of a sacrificial layer for making a gap are suppressed and the moving operation of the movable part is stably performed, and to ...


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Takeda Yutaka, Boiri Youssef Kamal: (p2p) Connection despite network address translator (nats) at both ends. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Takeda Yutaka, Boiri Youssef Kamal, MAEDA Hiroshi, July 29, 2004: WO/2004/063843 (76 worldwide citation)

Methods of operating a first endpoint device (ED) facilitate the making of a peer-to-peer (P2P) connection between the first ED and a second ED despite intervening network address translators (NATs) at both ends. The P2P connection extends across a system compliant with the internet protocol (IP) wh ...


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Adams John M, Wolf Scott J, Reuter David, Mathis Mark: Electrotherapy system, device, and method for treatment of cardiac valve dysfunction. Cardiac Dimensions, SHAY James R, July 29, 2004: WO/2004/062725 (70 worldwide citation)

A system for treating cardiac valve dysfunction includes a lead with electrodes in electrical communication with muscle tissue proximate to a cardiac valve to be treated. Electrical energy is delivered to the lead electrodes to stimulate contraction of the muscle tissue and thereby constrict the car ...