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Patent Number Date Of Issuesort descending Title of Invention Inventors
8,780,179 07/15/2014 Robot Vision with Three Dimensional Thermal Imaging

Joseph N. Mitchell; Andrew R. Moore

8,776,760 07/15/2014 Combustion Chamber for Fuel Injected Engines

Chad H. Stovell

8,783,090 07/22/2014 Apparatus and Methods for Determination of Total and Solid Carbon Content of Engine Exhaust

Qiang Wei; Imad Said Abdul-Khalek

8,790,791 07/29/2014 Oxidation Resistant Nanocrystalline MCRAL(Y) Coatings and Methods of Forming Such Coatings

Narayana S. Cheruvu; Ronghua Wei

8,800,650 08/12/2014 Expandable Tubulars for Use in Geologic Structures

Jeffery A. Spray; Steven Svedeman; David Walter; Peter Mckeighan; Shane Siebenaler; Peter Dewhurst; Steven Hobson; Doug Foss; Holger Wirz; Aaron Sharpe; Michael Apostal

8,807,110 08/19/2014 System and Method for Sampling Fluid from Piston Top Land Crevice of Piston Engine

Mitchel A. Smolik; Dustin B. Kramer; Timothy L. Haby

8,807,099 08/19/2014 Turbocharged Downsized Compression Cylinder for a Split-Cycle Engine

David P. Branyon; Kevin L. Hoag; Salvatore C. Scuderi

8,815,594 08/26/2014 Hybrid Tissue Scaffold for Tissue Engineering

Jeffrey Nelson Harris; Jian Ling; Xingguo Cheng

8,815,193 08/26/2014 Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction For NOx Removal

Maoqi Feng; Rijing Zhan; Jeffrey N. Harris

8,814,509 08/26/2014 Internally-Cooled Centrifugal Compressor with Cooling Jacket Formed in the Diaphragm

James J. Moore; Andrew H. Lerche; Brian S. Moreland