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Stephan Eberhard Ewen, Holger Kache, Volker Gerhard Markl, Vijayshankar Raman: Progressive refinement of a federated query plan during query execution. International Business Machines Corporation, Yee & Associates P C, Doug H Lefeve, January 25, 2011: US07877381 (57 worldwide citation)

A way for progressively refining a query execution plan during query execution in a federated data system is provided. Re-optimization constraints are placed in the query execution plan during query compilation. When a re-optimization constraint is violated during query execution, a model of the que ...


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Yih Wan Tsai, John E Sensi: Heating and agitating method for multi-stage melting and refining of glass. PPG, Dennis G Millman, March 28, 1989: US04816056 (57 worldwide citation)

In a method of making glass or the like, wherein the batch materials are liquefied in a distinct zone from the refiner, the liquefied material is heated in an intermediate stage before being fed to the refiner. The heating entails intensified flames that impinge the surface to provide homogenization ...


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Takuji Itoh, Satoshi Sakurada, Shohei Okano, Takashi Obayashi: Process of hydro-refining hydrocarbon oils. Toa Nenryo Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Reuben Miller, February 15, 1977: US04008149 (57 worldwide citation)

A hydro-refining catalyst comprising at least one hydrogenation metal component supported on an alumina or alumina-containing carrier containing from about 5 to about 25 wt. % silica, said catalyst having a specific surface area in the range of from about 250 to about 300 m.sup.2 /g and a pore volum ...


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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 (57 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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Karl G Masreliez, Nils Ingvar Andermo, Kim W Atherton: Multi-scale induced current absolute position transducer. Mitutoyo Corporation, Oliff & Berridge, March 23, 1999: US05886519 (56 worldwide citation)

An inductive absolute position transducer system, usable in high accuracy applications such as linear encoders, has two members movable relative to each other and includes three inductive position transducers. Each inductive position transducer includes at least one transmitter winding for generatin ...


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Frederick G McMullen, Dillon G McMullen, Roger B McMullen: Pyrolytic conversion of organic feedstock and waste. Leigh P Gregory, March 21, 2000: US06039774 (56 worldwide citation)

A self-sustaining system 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 source for introducing a water spray to refine and ...


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Thomas D Holt, Larry S Burke: Systems and methods for using lexically-related query elements within a dynamic object for semantic search refinement and navigation. Surfwax, Workman Nydegger, November 23, 2010: US07840589 (56 worldwide citation)

A method and system for dynamically refining and navigating between alternative search query elements are disclosed. The method and system are applicable to searching an information system such as the Internet, an intranet, or any database, lexicon, or collection of documents, disk drive, images or ...


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Daniel Eylon, Francis H Froes: Method for refining microstructures of cast titanium articles. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Air Force, Donald J Singer, Charles E Bricker, November 13, 1984: US04482398 (56 worldwide citation)

The microstructure of titanium alloy castings is improved by a process which comprises beta-solution heat treating the cast article at or near the beta-transus temperature of the alloy, cooling the article to room temperature at a rate in excess of air cooling and aging the article at a temperature ...


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Robert N Rose: Process of smelting with submerged burner. Robert C LeMay, Earl G Mills, Chester S Stackpole, Harold Massey, Leonard L Kalish, May 20, 1980: US04203761 (56 worldwide citation)

A furnace for melting, refining or processing metals and for the reduction of ores, having a refractory or graphitic bottom and side-walls and having a roof, and having a feed-entrance for introducing the unmelted metal feed-material into the furance from above the level of the molten metal, and sai ...


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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 ...