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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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Nevertheless, the Flash method can obtain the most accurate delay measurement result than the other two, and the average delay is the closest to the network reference delay measured by the Ping protocol.
In the laser flash method, the temperature changes of samples are measured by infrared sensors.
Abbott, "Flash method of determining thermal diffusivity, heat capacity and thermal conductivity," Journal of Applied Physics, 32 (1961) 1,679.
Inco's flash method has been operation for some time, with a scaled-up version planned to process 187,000 mt/yr copper sulphide from a bulk-smelting unit to be started-up in 1991.