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Dalessandro David A, Li Zhigang, Scopelianos Angelo G: Apparatus and method for attaching a surgical buttress to a stapling apparatus. Ethicon, April 6, 2005: EP1520525-A1 (570 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an apparatus for equipping a surgical stapling device with a surgical buttress (50) in order to provide reinforced surgical fastener suture lines and includes means for aligning (10) the apparatus with the surgical staple device, an elastomeric foam surgical buttress contain ...


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Shelton Frederick E, Setser Michael E: Surgical stapling instrument with multistroke firing incorporating an anti-backup mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 6, 2005: EP1520523-A1 (439 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic procedures incorporates a handle that produces separate closing and firing motions to actuate an end effector. In particular, the handle produces multiple firing strokes in order to reduce the required amount of force requ ...


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Swayze Jeffrey S, Shelton Iv Frederick E: Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a firing mechanism having a linked rack transmission. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 6, 2005: EP1520521-A1 (411 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic procedures incorporates a handle that produces separate closing and firing motions to actuate an end effector. In particular, the handle produces multiple firing strokes in order to reduce the required amount of force requ ...


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Swayze Jeffrey S, Shelton Iv Frederick E: Surgical stapling instrument having multistroke firing incorporating a traction-biased ratcheting mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 6, 2005: EP1520522-A1 (216 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic procedures incorporates a handle that produces separate closing and firing motions to actuate an end effector. In particular, the handle produces multiple firing strokes in order to reduce the required amount of force requ ...


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Umeda Yuichi, Saito Junichi: Capacitance detector circuit, capacitance detector method and fingerprint sensor using the same. Alps Electric, April 6, 2005: EP1521203-A2 (147 worldwide citation)

A capacitance detecting circuit (1) of a capacitive sensor having a plurality of column lines (2) and a row line (3) intersecting the column lines detects a change in capacitance at an intersection of a column line and a row line. The circuit includes a PN code generating unit for generating a code ...


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Kikuchi Akihiro, Sawada Junichi, Ishigaki Masato: Relaying apparatus and communication system. Sony, April 6, 2005: EP1521206-A2 (111 worldwide citation)

A relaying device for providing optimum communication between a non-contact information medium and an information read/ write device, and a communication system employing the relaying device, in which the adverse effect on communication, brought about by limitations on the mounting site of the infor ...


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Van Den Berg Karel, Snijders Cornelis Antonius Mar, Steen Geert Cornelis, Meijer Eduard Lodewijk: A device for and a method of milking a dairy animal. Lely Entpr, April 6, 2005: EP1520468-A1 (88 worldwide citation)

A device for milking a dairy animal. The device is provided with at any rate at least one position-measuring device (8) for determining a position of a teat prior to the milking of the dairy animal and for emitting a position signal corresponding to the teat position. With a dairy animal having a le ...


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Harbers Gerard, Collins Willilam D: Liquid crystal display backlight with a two-dimensional array of light emitting diodes. Lumileds Lighting, April 6, 2005: EP1521235-A2 (69 worldwide citation)

One embodiment of the invention provides a backlight (26) for an LCD panel (14). The backlight (26) uses a two-dimensional array of single color or white LEDs (24) and a cover plate (40), e.g. a diffuser (28) or a cover plate (40) coated with a phosphor layer (39). Various electrical connections of ...


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Eckl Wolfgang Franz Dr, Fischer Georg Dr, Friedel Bernd Georg: Amplifier assembly with an adjustable performance. Lucent Technologies Network Sy, April 6, 2005: EP1521359-A1 (64 worldwide citation)

An object of the present invention is to suggest an approach for providing an amplifier performance which is adjustable in particular with regard to a usable frequency range or frequency band of operation but also with regard to at least one further certain criterion, such as gain, bandwidth, effici ...