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Patent Number Date Of Issuesort descending Title of Invention Inventors
9,103,046 08/11/2015 Electrophoretic Formation of Nanostructured Composites

Benjamin R. Furman; Stephen T. Wellinghoff; Charles K. Baker

9,103,022 08/11/2015 Amorphous Aluminum Alloy Coatings

Ronghua Wei; Marta Jakab; Craig Engel

9,121,540 09/01/2015 Superhydrophobic Compositions and Coating Process for the Internal Surface of Tubular Structures

Michael A. Miller; Ronghua Wei; Gregory Hatton

9,120,446 09/01/2015 Wheel Locking System

William Eugene Thomas; Paul B. Hvass; Nicholas A. Herrera; Terrence M. Tomlinson; Cliff J. Scribner; Rogers E. Rimmer; Nakul Jeirath; Edward G. Alvarado Jr.

9,146,215 09/29/2015 Apparatus and Method for Inspection of Tubes in a Boiler

Hegeon Kwun; Matthew Capps; James Crane; Stanley M. Walker

9,162,280 10/20/2015 Hybrid Ceramic/Sand Core for Casting Metal Engine Parts with Passages or Holes Having a Cross Section Too Small for Sand Casting

Barry E. Westmoreland; Douglas A. McKee; Marc C. Megel; Mark A. Tussing; Thomas E. Reinhart; David P. Branyon

9,164,514 10/20/2015 Cooperative Perimeter Patrol System and Method

Paul A. Avery; Samuel E. Slocum; Jerry A. Towler

9,162,983 10/20/2015 Reactivators of Organophosphorous Inhibited Acetylcholinesterase

William E. Bauta; William R. Cantrell Jr.; Michael W. Tidwell

9,181,980 11/10/2015 Fluid Bearings with Adjustable Frictional Load Characteristics

Charles E. Roberts Jr.

9,200,599 12/01/2015 Internal Combustion Engine Having Dual EGR Loops (Dedicated EGR Loop and Low Pressure EGR Loop) and Dual Cylinder Intake Ports

Raphael Gukelberger; Jess W. Gingrich