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Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
8,506,782 08/13/2013 Electrophoretic Deposition of Adsorbent Media

Charles K. Baker; Benjamin R. Furman; Joel J. Kampa; Christopher N. Tiftickjian

8,510,029 08/13/2013 Waypoint Splining for Autonomous Vehicle Following

Joshua J. Curtis; George T. McWilliams; Kristopher C. Kozak

8,505,461 08/13/2013 Line Inspection Robot and System

Andrew John Phillips; Mark Major; Glynn R. Bartlett

8,496,992 07/30/2013 Methods of Forming Nancomposites Containing Nandiamond Particles by Vapor Deposition

Ronghua Wei; Christopher Rincon; Kent E. Coulter

8,486,545 07/16/2013 Systems and Methods for Flaw Detection and Monitoring at Elevated Temperatures with Wireless Communication Using Surface Embedded, Monolithically Integrated, Thin-Film, Magnetically Actuated Sensors, and Methods for Fabricating the Sensors

Bruce R. Lanning; Glenn M. Light; Stephen J. Hudak Jr.; James A. Moryl

8,466,695 06/18/2013 Corrosion Monitoring of Concrete Reinforcement Bars (or Other Buried Corrodable Structures) Using Distributed Node Electrodes

Kuang-Tsan Kenneth Chiang; Lietai Yang

8,466,406 06/18/2013 Wide-Angle Laser Signal Sensor Having a 360 Degree Field of View in a a Horizontal Plane and a Positive 90 Degree Field of View in a Vertical Plante

Paul B. Hvass; Michael J. McFadden

8,459,229 06/11/2013 Piston Bowl with Spray Jet Targets

Rainer J. Rothbauer; Charles E. Roberts Jr.

8,458,791 06/04/2013 Hardware-Implemented Hypervisor for Root-of-Trust Monitoring and Control of Computer System

Tam T Do; Michael D. Le May; Galen A. Rasche; Ben A. Abbott

8,454,732 06/04/2013 Composition and Process for Manufacture of a High Temperature Carbon-Dioxide Separation Membrane

Francis Yu Chang Huang; Vladimir I. Gorokhovsky; Kent E. Coulter