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Brian Goodall
Brian L Goodall, Alex M Aravanis, Graig A Behnke, Richard J Cranford, Daniel J Sajkowski: Methods of preparing oil compositions for fuel refining. Sapphire Energy, May 10, 2012: US20120116138-A1

Disclosed herein are methods and systems for upgrading (for example, removing heteroatoms, metals, or metalloids) an oil composition derived or extracted from a biomass. The upgraded oil composition can be used to make a desired product, for example, a fuel product.


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Dwayne E Bowman, Ruben E Ortega, Michael L Hamrick, Joel R Spiegel, Timothy R Kohn: Refining search queries by the suggestion of correlated terms from prior searches. Amazon Com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 21, 1999: US06006225 (710 worldwide citation)

A search engine is disclosed which suggests related terms to the user to allow the user to refine a search. The related terms are generated using query term correlation data which reflects the frequencies with which specific terms have previously appeared within the same query. The correlation data ...


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Dina Kravets, Liviu Chiriac, Jeffrey Esakov, Suz Hsi Wan: Search data processor. Sarnoff Corporation, William J Burke, March 26, 2002: US06363377 (340 worldwide citation)

A tool to be used with a search engine for a information management system includes methods for refining, filtering, and organizing search queries and search results. A query tuner in the tool allows a user to automatically reformulate a query in order to find a reasonable number of matching documen ...


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Dwayne E Bowman, Ruben E Ortega, Michael L Hamrick, Joel R Spiegel, Timothy R Kohn: System and method for refining search queries. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 2, 2001: US06169986 (327 worldwide citation)

A search engine is disclosed which suggests related terms to the user to allow the user to refine a search. The related terms are generated using query term correlation data which reflects the frequencies with which specific terms have previously appeared within the same query. The correlation data ...


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Krishna Bharat: Ranking search results by reranking the results based on local inter-connectivity. Google, Harrity & Snyder L, February 25, 2003: US06526440 (259 worldwide citation)

A search engine for searching a corpus improves the relevancy of the results by refining a standard relevancy score based on the interconnectivity of the initially returned set of documents. The search engine obtains an initial set of relevant documents by matching a user's search terms to an i ...


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Gregory T Grefenstette, James G Shanahan: System for automatically generating queries. Xerox Corporation, August 17, 2004: US06778979 (240 worldwide citation)

A system generates a query using an entity extractor, a categorizer, a query generator, and a short run aspect vector. The entity extractor identifies a set of entities in selected document content for searching information related thereto using an information retrieval system. The categorizer defin ...


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John H Duerksen: Method for in-situ heated annulus refining process. Chevron Research and Technology Company, Edward J Keeling, David J Power, September 8, 1992: US05145003 (238 worldwide citation)

Recovery of viscous petroleum such as from tar sands is assisted using a controlled flow of hot fluid and hydrogen-generating gas in a flow path within the formation; thus a solid-wall hollow tubular member in the formation is used for conducting hot fluid to promote hydrogenation in conjunction wit ...


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David S Hoover, Edwin N Givens: Process for coal liquefaction employing selective coal feed. International Coal Refining Company, Mark F Wachter, August 9, 1983: US04397732 (224 worldwide citation)

An improved coal liquefaction process is provided whereby coal conversion is improved and yields of pentane soluble liquefaction products are increased. In this process, selected feed coal is pulverized and slurried with a process derived solvent, passed through a preheater and one or more dissolver ...


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John H Duerksen: In-situ heated annulus refining process. Chevron Research and Technology Company, Edward J Keeling, Annette M McGarry, October 8, 1991: US05054551 (220 worldwide citation)

Recovery of viscous petroleum such as from tar sands is assisted using a controlled flow of hot fluid and hydrogen-containing gas in a flow path within the formation; thus a solid-wall hollow tubular member in the formation is used for conducting hot fluid to promote hydrogenation in conjunction wit ...


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Kevin Cherveny, Aaron Crane, Lawrence M Kaplan, John Jasper, Russell Shields: System and method for updating, enhancing or refining a geographic database using feedback. Navigation Technologies Corporation, Frank J Kozak, Lawrence M Kaplan, April 4, 2000: US06047234 (185 worldwide citation)

A system for updating, enhancing and/or refining a geographic database. A geographic database includes data representing physical features in the geographic region, and, optionally, attributes of such features. The system includes a plurality of data collecting sensors. Each of the data collecting s ...



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