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Szekely Andrew Geza: Apparatus for refining molten aluminum. Union Carbide Corporation, July 3, 1973: US3743263 (102 worldwide citation)

The apparatus of the invention is capable of injecting gas in the form of small discrete bubbles into a mass of molten metal. The apparatus comprises a rotatable shaft coupled to drive means at its upper end and a vaned rotor at its lower end. Gas under sufficient pressure to be injected into the me ...


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Atsushi Sato, Keiji Endo, Shigenobu Kawakami, Hitoshi Yanagishita, Shozo Hayashi: Electrical insulating oil and oil-filled electrical appliances. Nippon Petrochemicals Company, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, October 21, 1986: US04618914 (100 worldwide citation)

An improved electrical insulating oil which is stable in refining treatment and good electrical properties are maintained under high temperature conditions, and oil-filled electrical appliances impregnated therewith. The electrical insulating oil comprises 1,1,-diarylalkenes which are represented by ...


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James Warnick, Ahmet M Ferman, Bilge Gunsel, Milind R Naphade, Rajiv Mehrotra: Method for content-based temporal segmentation of video. Eastman Kodak Company, Peyton C Watkins, Stephen H Shaw, February 27, 2001: US06195458 (99 worldwide citation)

A method for performing content-based temporal segmentation of video sequences, the method comprises the steps of transmitting the video sequence to a processor, identifying within the video sequence a plurality of type-specific individual temporal segments using a plurality of type-specific detecto ...


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Ari Kangras, Sven Fischer: Calibration of positioning systems. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, October 18, 2005: US06957072 (98 worldwide citation)

Mobile station positioning methods are calibrated using an error bias estimation for refining the determination of the mobile station location which does not require any added hardware to the telecommunications system. The position of the mobile station is calculated assuming no bias errors and a fi ...


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Jean Manuel Van Thong, Pedro Moreno: Method for refining time alignments of closed captions. Compaq Information Technologies Group, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, August 27, 2002: US06442518 (96 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided for refining time alignments of closed captions. The method automatically aligns closed caption data with associated audio data such that the closed caption data can be more precisely indexed to a requested keyword by a search engine. Further, with such a structur ...


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Steven Michael Morrison: System and method for automatically determining a set of variables for use in creating a process model. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Marshall O Toole Gerstein Murray & Borun, March 10, 1998: US05727128 (95 worldwide citation)

A process modeling system and method develop a set of process model inputs for a process model, such as a neural network, from values for a number of process input variables and at least one process output variable. The system and method first determine a correlation measurement between each of the ...


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Alan Perkins: Process for improving search engine efficiency using feedback. Triogo, David Fink, July 4, 2006: US07072888 (94 worldwide citation)

A process for refining the results of a query to an internet search engine database by the use of user feedback is disclosed. It is a method to allow a user to rate the relevancy of URLs returned for a specific query. The relevancy ratings for a specific query are combined by the internet search eng ...


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Sylvie Jeannin: Method and device for estimating motion between images, system for encoding segmented images. U S Philips Corporation, Laurie E Gathman, July 27, 1999: US05929940 (94 worldwide citation)

Method and device for estimating motion between segmented images, or partitions, composed of a number I regions R.sub.i. For performing the method, this device comprises a stage (41) for initializing parameters which describe the motion of each region R.sub.i, in which one of different motion hypoth ...


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Cherveny Kevin, Crane Aaron, Kaplan Lawrence M, Jasper John, Shields Russel T: System and method for updating, enhancing or refining a geographic database using feedback. Navigation Tech, June 9, 1999: EP0921509-A2 (94 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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James L Gaddy: Clostridium stain which produces acetic acid from waste gases. Daniel R Head Johnson & Kachigian Alexander, January 14, 1997: US05593886 (91 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for converting waste gases from industrial processes such as oil refining, carbon black, coke, ammonia, and methanol production, into useful products. The method includes introducing the waste gases into a bioreactor where they are fermented to various organic acids or alcohol ...



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