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Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
8,666,553 03/04/2014 Line Inspection Robot and System

Andrew John Phillips; J. Mark Major; Glynn R. Bartlett

8,660,698 02/25/2014 Line Inspection Robot and System

Andrew John Phillips; Mark Major; Glynn R. Bartlett

8,652,505 02/19/2014 Coating for Medical Implants

Xingguo Cheng; Nitin Nitin; Jorge G. Rossini; Stephen T. Wellinghoff

8,653,810 02/18/2014 Flexible Magnetostrictive Sensor

Adam C. Cobb; Jonathan D. Bartlett; Charles E. Duffer

8,650,973 02/18/2014 Diluter for Measuring Engine Exhaust Emissions

Qiang Wei; Imad Said Abdul-Khalek

8,653,108 02/18/2014 Oximes for Treatment of Peripheral and Central Nervous System Exposure to Acetyl Cholinestrerase Inhibitors

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

8,652,233 02/18/2014 On-Board Hydraulic Fluid Degasification System for a Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicle

Dustin Kramer; David Williams; Sterling Imfeld

8,647,386 02/11/2014 Expandable Intervertebral Implant System and Method

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

8,636,957 01/28/2014 Spiral, Microchanneled Chromatographic Column and Detection Systems

Stephen Thomas Wellinghoff; Kent Edward Coulter

8,637,503 01/28/2014 Phenothiazine Enantiomers as Agents for the Prevention of Bone Loss

Edward J. Boland; Joe McDonough