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Van Wyk Robert A, Rolnick Michael A, Warden Matthew P, Simeonov Borislav S, Baron Fred: Apparatus and kit for thermal suture cutting. Van Wyk Robert A, Rolnick Michael A, Warden Matthew P, Simeonov Borislav S, Baron Fred, November 15, 2006: EP1721576-A1 (364 worldwide citation)

The suture removal instrument comprises an elongated body (12) having a proximal handle portion and insulated distal portion, a first conductive member (72,74) extending from the insulated distal portion of the elongated body, terminating in a wedge-shaped tip, a resistive heating element (76) exten ...


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Tsuji Kiyoshi, Hagihara M: Endoscope. Olympus, November 15, 2006: EP1721568-A1 (332 worldwide citation)

An endoscope includes a slender insertion section of which the distal portion incorporates an image capturing device, and the back end of this insertion section is provided with an operating section to be gripped. A cable section is provided wherein a light guide cable for transmitting illumination ...


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Daniel Simon Richard, Wright Christopher: Wearable modular interface strap. Daniel Simon Richard, Wright Christopher, November 15, 2006: EP1721237-A1 (128 worldwide citation)

A wearable modular interface strap device for supporting multiple module units comprising a flexible strap with a plurality of electrically connected nodes acting as docking points to serial bus interface and mechanically connect removable modules, with the strap being 10 mechanically lockable in a ...


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Stefanchik David, Applegate Rick D: Improved track for medical devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 15, 2006: EP1721561-A1 (65 worldwide citation)

A medical apparatus and method useful for positioning one or more members within the gastro-intestinal tract is disclosed. The medical apparatus can include a track supported on a sheath sized to receive an endoscope, and a carrier slidable with respect to the track. A feeding tube accessory adapted ...


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Cronrath Christoph, Andreu Fernando, Val Vicente Alberto: Medical software download to mobile phone. Roche Diagnostics, November 15, 2006: EP1722310-A1 (59 worldwide citation)

Within the framework of a mobile health care system, an exchange of medical data between a portable medical device (114) and a health care server (150) is required. Therefore, a method for monitoring medical data is disclosed, the method being applicable to a system (110) comprising a portable medic ...


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Gehman Stacy Earl, Lyster Thomas Dean, Russell James Knox, Fay Lauria Cheryl A: Wearable wireless device for monitoring, analyzing and communicating physiological status. Koninkl Philips Electronics, November 15, 2006: EP1720446-A1 (54 worldwide citation)

A wearable compact, lightweight, noninvasive, wearable "unified" device or system (10), that does not compromise a user's motion and flexibility, detects, processes, analyzes and reports predetermined physical states of a human body. The system includes at least one pair of sense electrodes (14) and ...


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Partanen Jouni P, Zheng Ning, Bishop Raymond J: Gas curtain for the window of a process chamber of a laser sintering system. 3d Systems, November 15, 2006: EP1721725-A1 (42 worldwide citation)

An inert gas dispenser for mounting to a process equipment functional window is provided to dispense an inert gas in a laminar flow at an effective velocity across the exposed surface to form a curtain of inert gas across the exposed surface to prevent a build-up of chemical by-product from the powd ...


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Aardenburg Kees: Infusion assembly for beverage preparing machine. Perfect Steam Appliances, November 15, 2006: EP1721553-A1 (40 worldwide citation)

An infusion assembly for a machine for preparing beverages and subsequently dispensing them, comprising a first shoulder (2) and a second shoulder (3), which face each other and are suitable to contain a cylinder (4) for supporting a capsule (5) which contains a preparation for beverages, a piston ( ...


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Yokota Tetsuya: Roulette and method for controlling the same. Aruze, November 15, 2006: EP1721642-A1 (33 worldwide citation)

A roulette board includes: a roulette wheel (12) on which a plurality of symbols are arranged in a circumferential direction of the roulette wheel; a plurality of ball reception portions (23) that are provided in a one-to-one correspondence with the symbols, the ball reception portions being configu ...