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Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
8,753,725 06/17/2014 Method for Plasma Immersion Ion Processing and Depositing Coating in Hollow Substrates Using a Heated Center Electrode

Ronghua Wei; Richard L. Johnson; Christopher Rincon; Michael A. Miller

8,747,631 06/10/2014 Apparatus and Method Utilizing a Double Glow Discharge Plasma for Sputter Cleaning

Ronghua Wei; Edward Langa; Sabrina L. Lee

8,740,581 06/03/2014 Pressure Recovery Insert for Reciprocating Gas Compressor

Marybeth G. Nored; Klaus Brun; Danny M. Deffenbaugh

8,740,590 06/03/2014 Hyperbolic Horn for Pulsation Filter Device Used With Gas Compressor

James F. Unruh

8,734,027 05/27/2014 Coupling Field Adapter

Jeremy K. Zoss; Thomas E. Lyons Jr.; Richard L. Simmons

8,731,717 05/20/2014 Methods for Manipulating Cutting Elements for Earth-Boring Drill Bits and Tools

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

8,725,386 05/13/2014 Effectiveness Modeling and Control Methods for EGR Cooler

Magdi K. Khair; Qilong Lu

8,722,247 05/13/2014 Clathrate Allotropes for Rechargeable Batteries

Michael A. Miller; Kwai S. Chan; Wuwei Liang; Candace K. Chan

8,725,231 05/13/2014 Fracture Risk Assessment

Daniel P. Nicolella; Todd L. Bredbenner

8,720,416 05/13/2014 Methods and Apparatus to Detect and Inhibit Low-Speed Pre-Ignition in an Engine

Manfred Amann; Terrence F. Alger II