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METHOD. The mode of operating or the means of attaining an object.
     2. It has been questioned whether the method of making a thing can be patented. But it has been considered that a method or mode may be the subject of a patent, because, when the object of two patents or effects to be produced is essentially the same, they may both be valid, if the modes of attaining the desired effect are essentially different. Dav. Pat. Cas. 290; 2 B. & Ald. 350; 2 H. Bl. 492; 8 T. R. 106; 4 Burr. 2397; Gods. on Pat. 85; Perpigna, Manuel des Inventeurs, &c., c. 1, sect. 5, Sec. 1, p. 22.

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The procedure provides three safe-harbor methods that permit individuals to calculate the decrease in FMV of their personal residences and one safe-harbor method that allows individuals to calculate the decrease in FMV of their personal belongings.
Traditional tape backup methods are simply not capable of keeping up the increased size of Message Stores and the limited backup window.
This paper focused on how various teaching methods reduced anxiety in social work students (N=13) taking a statistics course.
I suggest that this article was a "wake-up" call, challenging our field to adopt new research methods that would allow us to learn more about our clients than about, for example, the number of items circulated.
The SAGE Handbook of Quantitative Methodology for the Social Sciences was written to introduce quantitative social scientists, applied statisticians, and graduate students to a broad range of state-of-the-art quantitative methods applicable to the social sciences.
All individual TIPs or Test Methods are available for electronic or paper delivery.
We have learned over time that the development of successful alternative methods in toxicology testing requires the successful integration of three elements: First, there must be a solid foundation of understanding the basic biology and toxicology of the tissues and organs being studied.
A compromise: The investment method. Like the revenue-based methods, the investment method capitalizes the cost of the policy and the premiums needed to keep it in force, but no income is recognized until the insured dies.
Various microscopy and analytical methods, including the Leigh-Dugmore technique, have succeeded in giving both qualitative and quantitative dispersion results, taking into account the percentages of undispersed agglomerates.
(5) with the recognition that gender-based inequalities are a major force driving the epidemic, the development of prevention methods over which women have some control became an imperative.
Structures in the posterior tympanum have been studied by various methods, including computed tomography (CT), (1) tracings of microscopic sections onto paper, (2) and observation of computer-generated images from video segments.
The IRS issued guidance (Q&A 12 in Notice 89-25) that provided three safe-harbor methods for satisfying this exception.

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