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Frederick G McMullen, Dillon G McMullen, Roger B McMullen: Pyrolytic conversion of organic feedstock and waste. Leigh P Gregory, December 31, 1996: US05589599 (56 worldwide citation)

A self-sustaining system and process for converting organic waste feedstreams into usable solid and gas end products includes a plurality of interconnected retorts, an apparatus for flash pyrolyzing the feedstream to form intermediate gas and solid products, a means for introducing a water spray to ...


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Frank E Sullivan: Proces for refining fatty oils. Sullivan Systems, Owen Wickersham & Erickson, May 16, 1978: US04089880 (56 worldwide citation)

A continuous process for steam-refining crude fatty oils or crude degummed fatty oils to remove free fatty acids, odoriferous material, and color bodies and thereby to produce a fully deodorized, high stability, bland, finished oil. Following degumming, if needed, the crude fatty oil is pretreated w ...


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Keith E Arthurs: Network search engine and navigation tool and method of determining search results in accordance with search criteria and/or associated sites. Zerx, July 8, 2003: US06591261 (56 worldwide citation)

The search engine of the present invention combines the rated index of the content of a web site with the correlation of links to other sites to provide a logical grouping of related sites and enhanced search engine ranking capability. Further, the search engine enhances the results by indicating th ...


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Gerald E Kunkle, Wright M Welton, Ronald L Schwenninger: Melting and vacuum refining of glass or the like and composition of sheet. PPG, Dennis G Millman, April 19, 1988: US04738938 (55 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus are provided for refining glassy material or the like by vacuum. The material is first melted and then introduced into a vacuum chamber, preferably into space above liquid held in the chamber. Other aspects involve a two-step melting process preparatory to the vacuum refining, i ...


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Robert R Rough Sr: Method for rapidly melting and refining glass. Owens Illinois, D T Innis, E J Holler, April 20, 1976: US03951635 (55 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the method and apparatus of this invention, glass-forming materials are subjected to heat and agitation sufficient to form a molten glass having mostly dissolved glass-forming materials, mostly completed chemical reactions between the glass-forming materials and containing a high ...


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John F Pelton: Strengthened graphite-metal threaded connection. Union Carbide Corporation, A H Fritschler, August 11, 1987: US04685822 (55 worldwide citation)

The threaded connection between a graphite shaft and a metal shaft, such as is used to drive a rotating nozzle in the refining of aluminum, is strengthened by coating the graphite surface that contact the flange portion of the metal shaft prior to the fastening of said shafts together. The coating o ...


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Edward T Wall: Method and apparatus for recovering carbon products from oil shale. Ralph F Crandell, March 8, 1983: US04376034 (55 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for recovering and simultaneously partially refining hydrocarbon products such as liquid oil, oil vapor and combustible and noncombustible gases from oil shale, by subjecting the oil shale ore, in fragments between 5 and 10 cm, or larger, to microwave energy at frequencies bet ...


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Jonathan J Feinstein, Richard B Mazzarella, Lanier Stambaugh: Method of decarburizing molten metal in the refining of steel using neural networks. Praxair Technology, Cornelius F O Brien, July 5, 1994: US05327357 (55 worldwide citation)

A method of decarburizing molten metal in the refining of steel using neural networks with a first neural network trained to analyze data representative of many process periods of one or more decarburization operations for providing an oxygen count for a preselected gas ratio of oxygen to diluent ga ...


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Mark G Benz, Thomas F Sawyer: Direct processing of electroslag refined metal. General Electric Company, Paul E Rochford, James E Magee Jr, November 3, 1992: US05160532 (55 worldwide citation)

A method for the electroslag refining of metal is provided. The method involves providing a refining vessel to contain an electroslag refining layer floating on a layer of molten refined metal. An ingot of unrefined metal is lowered into the vessel into contact with the molten electroslag layer. A r ...


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Jerome H Lemelson: High temperature reaction apparatus. Niro Scavone Haller & Niro, September 3, 1996: US05552675 (54 worldwide citation)

A high temperature reaction apparatus for reacting on solid, liquid and gaseous materials to change their state and/or chemical compositions. High temperatures are generated within a reaction chamber by means of electrical energy applied to electrodes or other means for generating radiant energy. Th ...