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Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
8,581,209 11/12/2013 Fluorescent Monitoring of Microcapsule Oxidation

James D. Oxley; Jenny J. Finbiner; Nitin Nitin

8,583,346 11/12/2013 Closed Loop Control of Fuel Viscosity in Multi-Fuel Engine

Terrence F. Alger II

8,581,981 11/12/2013 Optical Imaging System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Kevin Alley; Roger Lopez; Richard Somers

8,574,407 11/05/2013 Plasmonic Structures for Mediating Chemical Transformation

Michael A. Miller

8,562,924 10/22/2013 Control of NO/NOX Ratio to Improve SCR Efficiency for Treating Engine Exhaust

Charles E. Roberts Jr.

8,561,599 10/22/2013 EGR Distributor Apparatus for Dedicated EGR Configuration

Jess W. Gingrich; Steven H. Almaraz

8,557,382 10/15/2013 Layer by Layer Modification of Microcapsules with Inorganic Materials

James D. Oxley; Jenny J. Finkbiner; Darren E. Barlow

8,555,854 10/15/2013 Piston Bowl with Deflecting Features

Rainer J. Rothbauer; Charles E. Roberts Jr.; Thomas W. Ryan III

8,560,240 10/15/2013 Sensor Network for Detecting Riverbed Scour

Gregory C. Willden; Donald R. Poole Jr.; Ben A. Abbott; Ronald T. Green

8,557,956 10/15/2013 Aligned Polymers Including Bonded Substrates

Xingguo Cheng; Vasiliki Z. Poenitzsch