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Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
8,435,478 05/07/2013 Enhancements of Syngas Production in Coal Gasification with CO2 Conversion Under Plasma Conditions

Maoqi Feng; Francis Yu Chang Huang; Richard L. Johnson

8,425,224 04/23/2013 Mass Air Flow Compensation for Burner-Based Exhaust Gas Generation System

Cynthia C. Webb; Jeffrey A. Mathis

8,420,036 04/16/2013 Control of NO/NO2 Ratio to Improve SCR Efficiency for Treating Engine Exhaust Using Bypass Oxidation Catalyst

Jason T. Miwa

8,417,959 04/09/2013 Biometric Device Based on Luminescence

Ralph H. Hill Jr.

8,415,491 04/09/2013 Surface Treatment and Exchange of Nanostructures From Aqueous Suspension Into Organic Media and Into Polymer-Matrix Compososites

Benjamin R. Furman; Stephen T. Wellinghoff; Michael J. Rubal

8,404,850 03/26/2013 Bis-Quaternary Pyridinium-Aldoxime Salts and Treatment of Exposure to Cholinesterase Inhibitors

Larry Allen Cabell; Joseph A. McDonough

8,379,198 02/19/2013 Chiral Plasmonic Structures for Mediating Chemical Transformation and Detection of Molecules with Spatial Chirality

Michael A. Miller; Diana L. Strickland

8,378,922 02/19/2013 System and Method for Position or Range Estimation, Tracking and Selective Interrogation and Communication

Ralph E. Hayles Jr.; James A. Moryl

8,375,859 02/19/2013 Shaped Explosive Charge

Erick J. Sagebiel

8,371,120 02/12/2013 HCCI Combustion Timing Control with Decoupled Control of In-Cylinder Air/EGR Mass and Oxygen Concentration

Christopher James Chadwell