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Patent Number Date Of Issuesort descending Title of Invention Inventors
8,833,146 09/16/2014 Corrosion Sensor

Hui Yu; Leonardo Caseres

8,838,273 09/16/2014 System for Autonomously Dispensing Media on Large Scale Surfaces

Paul Hvass; Paul Thomas Evans

8,836,848 09/16/2014 Vision System

Jay K. Neutzler ; Roger R. Lopez

8,833,315 09/16/2014 Crossover Passage Sizing for Split-Cycle Engine

Ford Allen Phillips

8,857,154 10/14/2014 Exhaust Aftertreatment for NOX-Containing Exhaust from an Internal Combustion Engine

Darius Mehta

8,858,959 10/14/2014 Gel Vaccine Delivery System for Treating Poultry

Mark C. Jenkins; Raymond H. Fetterer; Joseph T. Persyn

8,857,381 10/14/2014 Process and System for Controlling Effective Compression Ratios in an Engine Cylinder

Charles Edward Roberts Jr.

8,564,653 10/22/2014 Scaleable, Compact, High Resolution Optical Fingerprint Reader

Joseph N. Mitchell; Michael J. McFadden

8,869,592 10/28/2014 Two Stage Thermal Modulator for Gas Chromatography with Thermally Matched Grounding Point

Timothy G. Brockwell

8,895,115 11/25/2014 Method for Producing an Ionized Vapor Deposition Coating

Vladimir Gorokhovsky