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Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
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

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

Narayana S. Cheruvu; Ronghua Wei

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

8,780,179 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

8,769,949 07/08/2014 Superturbocharger Control Systems

Ed VanDyne; Jared William Brown; Folker Schumacher; Christopher J. Chadwell

8,769,927 07/08/2014 EGR Control in Engine Equipped with Cylinders having Dual Exhaust Valves

Terrence F. Alger II; Jess W. Gingrich

8,772,345 07/08/2014 Oximes for Treatment of Peripheral and Central Nervous System Exposure to Acetyl Cholinesterase Inhibitors

Stanton F. McHardy; Richard M. Corbett; Donald M. Maxwell; Michael W. Tidwell; Bismarck Campos; Christopher J. Bemben

8,764,750 07/01/2014 Foot, Ankle and Lower Extremity Compression and Fixation System and Related Uses

Thomas Zgonis; Heather Hanson; George Lamberson; Jeffrey Harris

8,753,398 06/17/2014 Method of Inserting an Expandable Intervertebral Implant without Overdistraction

Charles R. Gordon; Corey T. Harbold; Heather S. Hanson