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Marion Duane W: Ablation instrument using isolated electrode pairs to reduced unwanted nerve stimulation. Arthrocare, September 24, 2008: GB2447767-A (112 worldwide citation)

A first 86,88 and second 92,94 pair of electrodes are electrically isolated and produce two opposing currents which have are out-of-phase so that they effectively cancel one another such that a net current flow is inhibited from developing within surrounding tissue structures to mitigate or eliminat ...


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White Derrick, Seedhom Bahaa: Surgical bone cutting template. Univ Leeds, September 24, 2008: GB2447702-A (89 worldwide citation)

A surgical template system for use in working on a bone comprises: a tool guide block 2, 21, 22 comprising at least one guide aperture 201, 12 for receiving and guiding a tool to work on a bone; locating means 1, 60 comprising a plurality of locating members 6 each member having a respective end sur ...


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Yamano Hirotoshi: Weft knitting machine capable of inserting warp and knitting method by that weft knitting machine. Shima Seiki Mfg, September 24, 2008: EP1972706-A1 (80 worldwide citation)

The invention relates a warp insertable weft knitting machine in which a knitting yarn is fed only to knitting needles on one of the needle beds, and a fabric can be knitted also with knitting needles on the other of the needle beds, without using a special yarn guide apparatus or the like, using a ...


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Rosar George C, Haubrich Gregory J, Masoud Javaid, Farlow Charles S: System and method for synchronous wireless communication with a medical device. Medtronic, September 24, 2008: EP1971396-A1 (66 worldwide citation)

Constituents of a network of medical devices communicate according to a synchronous communication protocol. A constituent of the network is established as a conductor. Time slots are assigned to each constituent of the network other than the conductor. Information is communicated between the constit ...


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Evans Tom: Activity monitor. Cambridge Neurotechnology, September 24, 2008: GB2447647-A (58 worldwide citation)

A user-wearable device includes a number of sensors worn at different positions on a user's body. Each sensor houses an accelerometer 1 and a processor 4 to generate a set of numbers representing a frequency spectrum of the accelerometer output. The numbers are transferred to a computer system which ...


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Agbodoe Victor, Storz Olaf, Richardson Gary: Endoscopic instrument holder. Codman & Shurtleff, September 24, 2008: EP1972264-A1 (51 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic instrument holder includes an elongated bar having a proximal end and a distal end. A pivoting lever is disposed at the proximal end. A grasping mechanism and a handle are disposed at the distal end. A selectively flexible wire and ball joint assembly is disposed between the proximal e ...


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Yura Yukinobu, Kobayashi Nobuyuki, Nanataki Tsutomu: Crystallographically-oriented ceramic. NGK Insulators, September 24, 2008: EP1972606-A1 (28 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a crystallographically-oriented ceramic which contains Pb and in which piezoelectric/electrostrictive properties can be further enhanced. Using a raw material having Pb(Zr 1-x Ti x )O 3 as a main component, a ceramic sheet was formed with a thickness of 15 [mu]m or les ...


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Xin Chang, Ruediger Halfmann, Zhen Ping Hu, Jijun Luo: Method and apparatus for configuring mode timers. Nokia Siemens Networks, September 24, 2008: EP1973355-A1 (27 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a method for configuring mode timers which control a probability that a user equipment (UE) is in a power saving mode to adapt said user equipment (UE) to characteristics of a shared channel and packet service comprising the steps of determining a class of the user equipment ...


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Jen Yu Chih: Method and apparatus for handling random access procedure in a wireless communications system. Innovative Sonic, September 24, 2008: EP1973281-A2 (25 worldwide citation)

A method for handling a random access procedure in a user equipment, called UE hereinafter, of a wireless communications system includes sending a negative acknowledgement to a network or not sending an acknowledgement corresponding to a message 4 to request retransmission of message 4 when the mess ...