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Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
8,365,601 02/05/2013 High Precision Corrosion Monitoring Sensor Assembly and System

Ali Minachi; Ghazzay M. Al-Subaii; Ayedh S. Saleh; Erika Laiche; Glenn Light

8,361,012 01/29/2013 Dry to Wet Injector

Joseph T. Persyn; Joseph A. McDonough; James D. Oxley

8,360,019 01/29/2013 Pressure Balanced Engine Valves

Stephen P. Scuderi; Riccardo Meldolesi

8,358,126 01/22/2013 Magnetostrictive Sensor for Tank Floor Inspection

Glenn M. Light; Alan R. Puchot; Adam C. Cobb; Erika C. Laiche

8,355,815 01/15/2013 Methods, Systems, and Devices for Manipulating Cutting Elements for Earth-Boring Drill Bits and Tools

David Keith Luce; Sean W. Wirth; Alan J. Massey; Crystal A. Parrott

8,327,687 12/11/2012 Evaluation of Non-Fuel Components on Engine Knock Performance

Manfred Amann; Terrence F. Alger II

8,316,633 11/27/2012 Passive NOX and PM Aftertreatment for Diesel Engine

Magdi K. Khair; Stefan Simescu; Gary D. Neely; Vlad L.C. Ulmet

8,310,243 11/13/2012 Local Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (Leis) for detecting coating defects in Buried Pipelines

Pavan K. Shukla; Todd S. Mintz; Biswajit Dasgupta; Jay L. Fisher; Osvaldo Pensado-Rodriguez

8,309,134 11/13/2012 Modified Calcium Phosphate Nanoparticle Formation

Joseph A. McDonough; Hong Dixon; Maria Lucy Kimmel; Larry Allen Cabell; Stephen T. Wellinghoff

8,301,374 10/30/2012 Position Estimation for Ground Vehicle Navigation Based on Landmark Identification/Yaw Rate and Perception of Landmarks

Bapiraju Surampudi; Joe Steiber