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Yoshinori Shimada, Tetsuro Koyama, Hirohiko Nishiki, Yoshiharu Kataoka: Liquid crystal display device and method for producing the same. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, December 22, 1998: US05852485 (90 worldwide citation)

A liquid crystal display device includes an active-matrix substrate; a counter substrate; and a liquid crystal layer interposed between the active-matrix substrate and the counter substrate. The active-matrix substrate includes a plate; gate lines provided on the plate; a gate insulation layer provi ...


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James L Gaddy: Biological production of acetic acid from waste gases with Clostridium ljungdahlii. Bioengineering Resources, Howson and Howson, September 15, 1998: US05807722 (88 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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Neelakantan Sundaresan, Jeonghee Yi: System and method of automatic discovery of terms in a document that are relevant to a given target topic. International Business Machines Corporation, Samuel A Kassatly, November 18, 2003: US06651058 (87 worldwide citation)

A computer program product is provided as an automatic mining system to discover terms that are relevant to a given target topic from a large databases of unstructured information such as the World Wide Web. The operation of the automatic mining system is performed in three stages: The first stage i ...


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Achintya Kumar Sen Gupta: Process for refining crude glyceride oils by membrane filtration. Lever Brothers Company, Melvin H Kurtz, December 13, 1977: US04062882 (85 worldwide citation)

Crude glyceride oils are refined by membrane filtration under pressure in solutions in organic solvents, particularly to separate phosphatides, which may also be refined according to the invention. The solvents are non-acidic, non-hydroxy solvents, e.g., esters, hydrocarbons and halogenated hydrocar ...


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John S Robotham, Michael T French, Curt A Rawley: Iterative three-dimensional process for creating finished media content. SynaPix, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, December 12, 2000: US06160907 (84 worldwide citation)

An integrated media production technique for refining a finish quality media content. The technique permits a media production to be defined as a computerized choreography model of a virtual stage containing data objects representing live/recorded image elements as well as synthetic-abstract element ...


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Brett D Brewer, Oliver Hurst Hiller: Incremental query refinement. Microsoft Corporation, L Alan Collins, Collins & Collins Incorporated, February 15, 2011: US07890526 (83 worldwide citation)

A method of incrementally refining queries and updating query result lists without requiring a user to provide an explicit indicator of query submission. In the method, one or more query related character patterns are defined. Entry of query defining characters by a user is monitored to detect entry ...


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Itamar C Kleinberger, John J Hayman, Steven L DeArmoun, Roland J Bilodeau: Mist-refining humidification system having a multi-direction, mist migration path. R Stevan Coursey, June 9, 1998: US05762661 (82 worldwide citation)

A mist-refining humidification system for humidifying a controlled environment which incorporates a mist generation means totally immersed within a flowing air stream and a multi-direction, mist migration path to deliver a very fine mist to a humidity controlled environment. In accordance with the m ...


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Grigory M Gitman: Variable heat generating method and apparatus. American Combustion, Sumner C Rosenberg, William H Needle, November 11, 1986: US04622007 (82 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for high temperature heating, melting, refining and superheating of materials, such as steel scrap, metals, ceramics or glass. The invention provides an economizing method of hydrocarbon fluid fuel combustion in an ongoing flame in a liquid cooled combustion chamber by separatel ...


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Stephan E Mangold, Rolf C Rising: Auditory prosthesis with datalogging capability. Diphon Development, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, November 20, 1990: US04972487 (81 worldwide citation)

An auditory prosthesis is provided with datalogging capability whereby the use of a plurality of settings as selected by the user is maintained. The recorded datalog can be periodically read and used for revising a prosthetic prescription by altering the settings and used as a means of refining init ...


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Mark Holtzapple, Richard R Davison, Earnest D Stuart: Biomass refining process. Afex Corporation, Arnold White & Durkee, December 15, 1992: US05171592 (81 worldwide citation)

An improved biomass refining process is disclosed which is considerably more efficient and cost effective than conventional refining processes. The apparatus and method of the present invention employs superheated steam to dry the solid components and uses the excess steam generated in the drying st ...



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