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Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
8,720,184 05/13/2014 Use of Braking Energy to Augment Exhaust Heat for Improved Operation of Exhaust Aftertreatment Devices

Cynthia C. Webb; Karl J Kreder III

8,725,413 05/13/2014 Location and Motion Estimation Using Ground Imaging Sensor

Kristopher C. Kozak; Marc C. Alban; Samuel E. Slocum

8,722,706 05/13/2014 Two Phase Bioactive Formulations of Bis-Quarternary Pyridinium Oxime Sulfonate Salts

Hong Dixon; Joseph A. McDonough; Larry Allen Cabell; Patricia Underwood

8,714,121 05/06/2014 Split-Cycle Air Hybrid V-Engine

Ford Allen Phillips; Stephen P. Scuderi; Douglas Arthur McKee

8,677,974 03/25/2014 Piston Bowl with Flat Bottom

Rainer J. Rothbauer; Charles E. Roberts Jr.; Chad H. Stovell

8,682,836 03/25/2014 Detection of Network Links in a Communications Network

Christopher B. Smith

8,679,852 03/25/2014 Particulate Matter Generator for Use with an Emissions Control Device Aging System

Cynthia C. Webb; John W. Miller

8,679,368 03/25/2014 Synthetic Hydrocarbon Production by Direct Reduction of Carbonaceous Materials with Synthesis Gas

David S. Moulton; Jimell Erwin

8,673,436 03/18/2014 Nanoengineered Material for Hydrogen Storage

Michael A. Miller; Kent Coulter; James H. Arps

8,666,553 03/04/2014 Line Inspection Robot and System

Andrew John Phillips; J. Mark Major; Glynn R. Bartlett