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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 (72 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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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 (72 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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Jeremy C York, Robert Cottrell, Brent Smith: Computer processes and systems for adaptively controlling the display of items. A9 com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 13, 2007: US07295995 (71 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises a computer-implemented system and method for refining the order and/or content of a list of items. In one embodiment, the amount of user activity associated with each item displayed to users in a given context is monitored, used is to generate context-specific item weights. T ...


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Dick Copeland, W Maurice Belcher: Methods for refining vegetable oils and byproducts thereof. IP Holdings L L C, McDonnell Boehnen, Hulbert & Berghoff, January 9, 2001: US06172248 (70 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to improved methods for refining vegetable oils and byproducts thereof. This invention also relates to an improved process for deodorizing lecithin. The invention additionally relates to deodorized lecithin and deodorized vegetable oil obtained by improved processes of ...


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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 (70 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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Elizabeth Rosenzweig, Prasad V Prabhu: Timeline-based graphical user interface for efficient image database browsing and retrieval. Eastman Kodak Company, David M Woods, September 27, 2005: US06950989 (69 worldwide citation)

A multi-layer graphical user interface (GUI) using metadata, provides for timeline metaphoric representations (100A, 100B, 200A, 200B, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900) of pictures in a digital picture database. Icons (104A, 106B, 204A, 208B, 304, 404, 504, 604, 704, 804, 904) representing the poin ...


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Saad Bargach, Jean Michel Hache: Drilling rig closed loop controls. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Tim Curington, Brigitte C Jeffery, Andrews & Kuruth, December 9, 2003: US06662110 (68 worldwide citation)

Method, apparatus and systems for drilling wells, such as for production of petroleum products and ensuring efficient well drilling and protection of well drilling systems during drilling operations. A closed-loop drilling control system, including a digital switching control regulator (SCR) module ...


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Raman Chandrasekar, James C Finger II, Eric B Watson: System and method for query refinement to enable improved searching based on identifying and utilizing popular concepts related to users queries. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, November 14, 2006: US07136845 (67 worldwide citation)

Refining a user query is disclosed. In one method, a query is received from a user, and then mapped to one or more search concepts. A list of search concepts associated with the query is then displayed. Alternatively or additionally, the search concepts associated with the query are used to provide ...


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David A LaMonica: Method of refining oil. Rochem Separation Systems, Weingram & Zall, August 13, 1996: US05545329 (66 worldwide citation)

A method for refining oil, in particular domestic edible oils and petroleum crude oils, by membrane separation technology. The invention involves treating such oils in a membrane module system that provides optimal separation performance and service life. The described process simplifies oil process ...


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Roger Burrowes Bradford: Method and system for facilitating the refinement of data queries. Content Analyst Company, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC, October 11, 2005: US06954750 (66 worldwide citation)

Refining a current query. Receiving information regarding the relevancy of documents retrieved from a document collection in response to a current query. Ranking the retrieved documents in accordance with the relevancy information. Forming a candidate query based on the rankings and analysis of loca ...



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