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Meishi Tanaka, Shuji Sugiyama: Method of refining crude oil. Idemitsu Kosan, Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick P C, December 22, 1998: US05851381 (64 worldwide citation)

A method of refining crude oil by distillation and desulfurization for the preparation of petroleum products can reduce cost of apparatus and cost of operation and can be operated with better stability by simplified control of operation. In the method, a naphtha fraction is separated from crude oil ...


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Ralph H J M Otten: Method for generating an optimized nested arrangement of constrained rectangles. International Business Machines Corporation, George E Clark, Thomas P Dowd, November 19, 1985: US04554625 (64 worldwide citation)

The overall arrangement of a number of non-overlapping rectangles with constraints on their size and shape, may be generated with relation to a number of objective functions such as, size and shape of the enveloping rectangle, size of an interconnecting network, and distance between pairs of individ ...


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Thomas Dolby, Tom Dougherty, John Eichenseer, William Martens, Michael Mills, Joy S Mountford: Interactive music generation system making use of global feature control by non-musicians. Interval Research Corporation, Pennie & Edmonds, September 14, 1999: US05952599 (63 worldwide citation)

An improved music generation system that facilitates artistic expression by non-musician and musician performers in both individual and group performance contexts. Mappings are provided between 1) gestures of a performer as indicated by manipulation of a user input device, 2) displayed motion of a g ...


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Michael Lee Harvey: Universal remote control with incoming signal identification. Chambord Technologies, Aileen Champion Addessi, October 10, 2000: US06130625 (62 worldwide citation)

A remote control for consolidating several native remote controls of consumer electronic devices identifies, stores and re-transmits signals of the other remote controls for operating several of the electronic devices with one remote control unit. The remote control includes a receiver, a microproce ...


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Aaron I Crane, Joseph R Roberts, Frank J Kozak: Method and system using positions of cellular phones matched to road network for collecting data. Navigation Technologies, Frank J Kozak, Lawrence M Kaplan, April 30, 2002: US06381533 (62 worldwide citation)

A data collection system and method match the positions of one or more cellular phones, or other types of wireless phones, to data indicating the locations of roads in a geographic area to derive data about phones located in vehicles traveling along the roads. The data about phones located in vehicl ...


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Aymeric Riverieulx de Varax: Methods of and apparatus for refining descriptors. Hewlett Packard Company, January 14, 2003: US06507841 (62 worldwide citation)

A database containing data items, such as images, text, audio records or video records, in both summary and complete forms, is searched by reference to descriptors associated with the data items, in response to user requests. The search result contains the summary form of the selected items. Respons ...


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Joseph Kennedy, Colleen Esposito: Process and system for quality assurance for software. GE Financial Assurance Holdings, Hunton & Williams, July 29, 2003: US06601017 (62 worldwide citation)

A process and system for quality assurance. The process includes developing a high level quality assurance resource estimate and a high level quality assurance time estimate; producing a business analysis outline; and creating an acceptance test plan using an acceptance test plan template with the b ...


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Bohdan M Zakiewicz: Process for the recovery of hydrocarbons for mineral oil deposits. Hall Myers & Rose, November 5, 1985: US04550779 (61 worldwide citation)

A process is provided for the recovery of hydrocarbons, and especially heavy hydrocarbons, from oil-bearing strata, wherein mining liquids are injected at a bottom level and removed at an upper collecting level together with displaced liquid hydrocarbons, and the mining liquids are separated from th ...


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John E Filby: Azeotropic dehydration process for treating bituminous froth. Petro Canada Exploration, William R Hinds, George H Dunsmuir, April 30, 1985: US04514305 (61 worldwide citation)

Bituminous froths, typically obtained from the known Hot Water Method of extraction treatment of oil sands, are processed to remove water and part of the coarse mineral solids contained in the froth. In the process, the froth feed stock from the Hot Water Method treatment is mixed with a naphtha dil ...


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Daniel Edward Badt, David Richard Marquardt, Satyanarayana Billekal Rao, Lance Warren Russell, Larry Steven Wise: System and method for dynamically refining PMTU estimates in a multimedia datastream internet system. International Business Machines Corporation, Robert M Carwell, April 6, 1999: US05892753 (60 worldwide citation)

A local system issues an ICMP echo request packet with a size based on an initial PMTU value corresponding to that of the local system's interface MTU. When an ICMP needfrag error packet is received by the local system, this signifies that the initial PMTU value was too large for packets of correspo ...