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    $$ In further alternative embodiments, the capacitor that forms part of the resonant circuit in the float may be replaced with an AC power source. / また、これに代わる実施形態においては、フロート内の共振回路の一部を構成するキャパシタを、交流電源に置き換えることもできる。(USP6561022)

    $$ As an alternative to a promoter of oestrogenic activity, it is possible in accordance with the first embodiment of the invention, to use promoters of androgenic activity. / エストロゲン活性のプロモーターに代わる物として、本発明の第1の具体例において、アンドロゲン活性のプロモーターを使用することが可能である。(USP6696433)

    $$ The present invention in one of its broadest aspects resides in the appreciation that there is a viable alternative to the underpass solution. / 本発明の最も広い側面の1つは、地下立体交差による解決法に代わる実施可能な代案が存在するという認識にある。(USP7090586)

    $$ It has particular relevance to the retail trades where it offers an alternative to the known optical filters used in conventional anticounterfeiting techniques. / 本発明は、従来の偽造防止技術に用いられる公知の光フィルタに代わる手段を提供するので小売り業者に特に適している。(USP6631033)

    $$ In insertion step (2805), the test signal replaces the programme signal. / 挿入ステップ(2805)において、テスト信号はプログラム信号に取って代わる。(USP7577260)

    $$ The third type of change is likely to be performed manually, as replacement of a new tariff will in general require an element of design requiring human input. / 第3のタイプの変更は手操作で実行される可能性が高く、新しい料金に代わるものとして、一般的に人間による入力を要求する設計要素を要求する。(USP7319673)

    $$ The embodiments as described hereinafter are designed for use with the magnetic field measurement system 10 described hereinbefore as an interchangeable replacement for the flatbed scanner robot assembly 12. / 以下で述べる実施例は、平盤スキャナロボットアセンブリ12に代わるものとして以下で述べる磁界測定システム10とともに用いるように設計されたものである。(USP6611142)

    $$ For example, a bar code could replace the cross bar in a capital "A", and similar modifications for the other letters of the alphabet. / 例えば、バーコードは、大文字の「A」内の横棒に取って代わることができ、アルファベットの他の文字に対しても同様の改変が可能である。(USP6058304)

    $$ The two polarisers 15a,15b take the place of the two reflective surfaces 10a,10b in FIG. 5. / 2つの偏光子15a,15bは図5における2つの反射表面10a,10bに代わるものである。(USP6587246)


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