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Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
8,557,382 10/15/2013 Layer by Layer Modification of Microcapsules with Inorganic Materials

James D. Oxley; Jenny J. Finkbiner; Darren E. Barlow

8,544,450 10/01/2013 Cylinder Head Sleeve for a Fuel Injector or Ignitor of an Engine

Marc C. Megel; Mark A. Tussing; Barry E. Westmoreland

8,535,282 09/17/2013 Wound Healing Sensor Techniques

Heather S. Hanson; Nitin Nitin

8,534,058 09/17/2013 Energy Storage and Production Systems, Apparatus and Methods of Use Thereof

Klaus Brun; Melissa A. Wilcox; Eugene L. Broerman III

8,535,627 09/17/2013 Ketone/Water Mixtures for NOx Removal

Maoqui Feng; Rijing Zhan

8,524,364 09/03/2013 Two-Dimensional Composite Particle Adapted for use as a Catalyst and Method of Making Same

James H. Arps; Kent Coulter

8,522,536 09/03/2013 Exhaust Aftertreatment Systems for Gasoline and Alternative-Fueled Engines with Reduction of HC, CO, NOX and PM

Rijing Zhan; Phillip A. Weber

8,521,354 08/27/2013 Diagnosis of Sensor Failure in Airflow-Based Engine Control System

Shizuo Sasaki

8,516,908 08/27/2013 Sample System for Gaseous Emission Measurement

Qiang Wei

8,507,702 08/13/2013 Continuous Production of Bioderived esters via Supercritical Solvent Processing Using Solid Heterogeneous Catalysts

Maoqi Feng; Chee-Kai Tan