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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 (73 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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Keith P Thompson, Yung S Liu, Seth R Banks, Raymond P Gailitis: Apparatus and process for application and adjustable reprofiling of synthetic lenticules for vision correction. March 23, 1993: US05196027 (72 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and process for applying a synthetic lenticule to the cornea of a human eye is disclosed, the process also contemplating selective reprofiling of the lenticule while it is in place over the cornea. The process involves securing the lenticule over the cornea with an adhesive, thus leavin ...


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David E Johnson, Lawrence J Mann, Scott M Mevissen, Richard M Pihl, David C Roeker: Molded abrasive brush. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, James J Trussell, October 21, 1997: US05679067 (71 worldwide citation)

A molded abrasive brush having a backing with a plurality of bristles extending therefrom. The backing and bristles are preferably integrally molded. The brush is molded from a moldable polymer such a thermoset polymer, thermoplastic polymer, or thermoplastic elastomer. The moldable polymer includes ...


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Vincent C Harradine, Clive H Gillard: Motion vector estimation in television images. Sony, Alvin Sinderbrand, September 5, 1989: US04864393 (71 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for motion vector estimation in a television image using a digitized signal representing the image, comprises a vector filter and a vector calculator for determining motion in the image at points spaced a predetermined number of pixels horizontally and a predetermined number of pixels vert ...


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Eric J Horvitz, Carl M Kadie: System and method for defining, refining, and personalizing communications policies in a notification platform. Microsoft Corporation, Amin & Turocy, June 1, 2004: US06745193 (71 worldwide citation)

A system and method is provided for personalizing and refining policies within a general notification platform. The system includes a profile definition and selection system that receives contextual information relating to a user state. The profile definition and selection system generates and/or re ...


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Mark Holtzapple, Richard R Davison, Earnest D Stuart: Biomass refining process. Afex Corporation, Arnold White & Durkee, December 15, 1992: US05171592 (70 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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Kevin Cherveny, Aaron Crane, Lawrence M Kaplan, John Jasper, Russel Shields: System and method for updating, enhancing, or refining a geographic database using feedback. Navteq North America, Jon D Shutter, Frank J Kozak, Lawrence M Kaplan, February 8, 2005: US06853913 (69 worldwide citation)

A system for updating, enhancing and/or refining a geographic database is disclosed. The system uses a plurality of data collecting sensors, each of which is installed in a separate one of a plurality of vehicles, each of which travels on roads in a geographic region. Each data-collecting sensor pro ...


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J Vincent Fitzgerald, Frank J Matusik, Donald W Nelson: National Metal and Refining Company, Arthur L Lessler, June 25, 1985: US04524610 (69 worldwide citation)

A rotational vibratory viscometer-densitometer for in-line process control and similar applications, having an elastic hollow metal tube extending between two clamps, and a relatively rigid transverse yoke secured to the tube at a point midway between the clamps. The yoke has magnetically permeable ...


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Thomas J Macke, Bill F Butler, James P O&apos Connell: System and method for searching and processing databases comprising named annotated text strings. Nanogen, Lyon & Lyon, June 19, 2001: US06249784 (69 worldwide citation)

A system and method for processing, searching, and performing in-context searches on named annotated text string databases. The system and method provides users with a means for interactively refining database searches in order to account for differences in keywords used to describe similar phenomen ...


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David A Spooner, Sonny Chan, Christopher L Simmons: Methodology for 3D scene reconstruction from 2D image sequences. Intellectual Discovery, McDermott Will & Emery, February 18, 2014: US08655052 (67 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a system and method for interactive and iterative reconstruction in a manner that helps to reduce computational requirements by generating a model from a subset of the available data, and then refining that model using additional data. Example embodiments directe ...



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