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Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
8,725,386 05/13/2014 Effectiveness Modeling and Control Methods for EGR Cooler

Magdi K. Khair; Qilong Lu

8,722,247 05/13/2014 Clathrate Allotropes for Rechargeable Batteries

Michael A. Miller; Kwai S. Chan; Wuwei Liang; Candace K. Chan

8,725,231 05/13/2014 Fracture Risk Assessment

Daniel P. Nicolella; Todd L. Bredbenner

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

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

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

8,677,974 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

8,673,436 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