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Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Inventionsort descending Inventors
8,720,184 05/13/2014 Use of Braking Energy to Augment Exhaust Heat for Improved Operation of Exhaust Aftertreatment Devices

Cynthia C. Webb; Karl J Kreder III

7,389,752 06/24/2008 Use of Engine Lubricant as Ignition Fuel for Micro-Pilot Ignition System of an Internal Combustion Engine

Terrence F. Alger II; Jess W. Gingrich; Stephen F. Hahne

7,748,976 07/06/2010 Use of Recirculated Exhaust Gas in a Burner-Based Exhuast Generation System for Reduced Fuel Consumption and for Cooling

Robert W. Burrahm; Michael G. Ross; Cynthia C. Webb; Suzanne A. Timmons; Gordon J. J. Bartley

7,236,876 06/26/2007 Use of Transient Data to Derive Steady State Calibrations for Dynamic Systems

Jayant V. Sarlashkar; Charles E. Roberts Jr.; Scott J. Schneider

4,546,735 10/15/1985 Valve Actuator

Glenn B. O'Neal

6,769,393 08/03/2004 Valve System for Internal Combustion Engine

Stanley K. Widener; David P. Branyon; Barry E. Westmoreland

3,910,494 10/07/1975 Valveless Combustion Apparatus

Rosser B. Melton, Jr.

3,627,456 12/14/1971 Vanes for Fluid Power Converter

Charles R. Gerlach

3,578,417 05/11/1971 Vaporizing Sulfur from Ore by Direct Contact with Heated Pebbles

John M. Dale

5,291,136 03/01/1994 Variable Angle Eddy Current Probe

William R. Van der Veer;Glenn M. Light