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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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A finite difference method for nonlinear parabolicelliptic systems of second order partial differential equations.
Traveltime computation using the upwind finite difference method with nonuniform grid spacing in a 3D undulating surface condition.
A difference method for plane problems in dynamic elasticity, Quart.
(4) was discretized using a finite difference method to obtain the four-group diffusion equations by considering the neutron flux varying along the radial and axial coordinate, hence the Fick's law for the radial and axial coordinate can be written as Eqs.
Le, "A robust and accurate finite difference method for a generalized Black-Scholes equation," Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, vol.
[26]--, Finite difference methods for computing eigenvalues of fourth order boundary value problems, Internat.
The average running times of the different algorithms are as follows: direct optical flow method 1835ms; Harris corner optical flow method 1104ms; adaptive frame difference method 214ms; Gaussian mixture model 616ms; Shi-Tomasi corner optical flow algorithm 984ms; and the proposed method 251ms.
Duan, "Stability and convergence of compact finite difference method for parabolic problems with delay," Applied Mathematics and Computation, vol.
A simplified p-y method of piles located in slopes was proposed and solved using difference method in this paper.
To solve this problem a uniform finite difference method on a special piecewise uniform mesh (also known as Shishkin mesh) is presented.
SOLIDCast[TM] is a PC-based solidification modeling system that uses the Finite Difference Method (FDM) of solution to predict casting cooling, combined with a simultaneous volumetric calculation to track metal feeding and shrinkage formation in castings.

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