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Boudreaux Chad P, Schall Christopher J: Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with side mounted retraction member. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 1, 2008: EP1974678-A2 (122 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument (10) particularly suited to endoscopic procedures incorporates a handle (20) that produces separate closing and firing motions to actuate an end effector (12). In particular, the handle produces multiple firing strokes in order to reduce the required amoun ...


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Zhao Chunliang, Mao Aihua, Lei Guangyun: Ultrasonic treatment clamp. Chongqing Haifu Hifu Technolog, October 1, 2008: EP1974771-A1 (117 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an ultrasound treatment clamp. The ultrasound treatment clamp comprises ultrasound therapy applicators and handles connected to the ultrasound therapy applicators. The handles are clamp-shaped. The two ultrasound therapy applicators with their central axes overlappin ...


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Ternite Ruediger, Balkau Werner, Meyer Ruhstrat Hartwig, Lantz Ingo: System with a drinks dispensing machine and with portion capsules. Tchibo, October 1, 2008: EP1974638-A1 (45 worldwide citation)

Portion-capsules or cartridges (1) have different types of coffee. A beverage machine is designed to brew hot coffee using the cartridges. The machine has a pressurized-water pump, a cartridge holder (B) which is designed to receive a cartridge, and an electronic controller. The cartridges have resp ...


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Klapproth Holger, Lehmann Mirko: Label free sequencing on a solid surface using a field effect transistor. Micronas Holding, October 1, 2008: EP1975246-A1 (38 worldwide citation)

Method for label-free sequencing of nucleic acid-single strand comprises (a) incubating solid phase immobilized DNA-probes with single stranded nucleic acid analytes for forming a hybridizing complex; (b) adding one of the four nucleoside; (c) inducing the nucleoside triphosphate to release pyrophos ...


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Haskell Barin G, Singer David W, Dumitras Adriana, Puri Atul: Method and apparatus for variable accuracy inter-picture timing specification for digital video encoding. Apple Computer, October 1, 2008: EP1976299-A2 (36 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for variable accuracy inter-picture timing specification for digital video encoding is disclosed. Specifically the present invention discloses a system that allows the relative timing of nearby video pictures to be encoded in a very efficient manner. In one embodiment, the dis ...


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Otsuka Naoki: Image forming device which creates multiple preview images each with different scanner settings applied. Brother, October 1, 2008: EP1976259-A1 (33 worldwide citation)

An image forming device (40) may be provided with a setting data storage device (60), a preview image creation device (48,54), and an output device (54,64). The setting data storage device (60) may be capable of storing a plurality of combinations of setting data (108,118,128). The preview image cre ...