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Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
8,624,589 01/07/2014 Magnetostrictive Probes for Surface Wave Testing of Thick Walled Structures

Alan R. Puchot; Charles E. Duffer; Sang Y. Kim; Adam C. Cobb; Pavan K. Shukla

8,623,185 01/07/2014 Planar Multi-Electrode Array Sensor for Localized Electrochemical Corrosion Detection

Garth William Tormoen; Christopher Sean Brossia

8,619,909 12/31/2013 Signal Detector Using Matched Filter for Training Signal Detection

Jared McGehee

8,603,168 12/10/2013 Artificial Functional Spinal Unit System and Method for Use

Charles R. Gordon; Corey T. Harbold; Heather S. Hanson; Erik J. Wagner

8,606,389 12/10/2013 Method to Construct and Physically Join Building Blocks into a Near-Net Shaped Part Using an Interfacial Reaction-Activation Mechanism

James M. Burkes; Paul T. Evans; Cliff J. Scribner

8,591,208 11/26/2013 Multi-Frequency Pulsation Absorber at Cylinder Valve Cap

Eugene L. Broerman III; Danny M. Deffenbaugh; Robert J. McKee

8,594,909 11/26/2013 Internal Exhaust Gas Recirculation for Stoichiometric Operation of Diesel Engine

Chad P. Koci; Darius Mehta; Charles E. Roberts Jr.

8,593,644 11/26/2013 White Light Optical Profilometer for Measuring Complex Surfaces

Dorel Marius Necsoiu; Joseph N. Mitchell; Jason O. Burkholder; William T. Gressick

8,589,080 11/19/2013 Geological Stress Inversion Using Fault Displacement and Slip Tendency

Alan P. Morris; David A. Ferrill; John M. McFarland

8,586,517 11/19/2013 Mixed Base Phenates and Sulfonates

John A. Waynick