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Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Inventionsort ascending Inventors
4,546,735 10/15/1985 Valve Actuator

Glenn B. O'Neal

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

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

7,389,752 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

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

6,948,310 09/27/2005 Use of a Variable Valve Actuation System to Control the Exhaust Gas Temperature and Space Velocity of Aftertreatment System Feedgas

Charles E. Roberts Jr.; Andrew C. Mathaeus; David P. Branyon; Rudolf H. Stanglmaier; Lee G. Dodge; Thomas W. Ryan III; Daniel W. Stewart

7,821,446 10/26/2010 Unswitched, Ultra Low Power, Long Range Radar System

Rodney V. Landreth; William D. Davis; Robert W. Robison

9,625,904 04/18/2017 Unmanned Ground/Aerial Vehicle System Having Autonomous Ground Vehicle that Remotely Controls One or More Aerial Vehicles

Ryan D. Lamm; Christopher I. Mentzer; Kristopher C. Kozak; Marc C. Alban; Jason C. Gassaway; Richard D. Garcia

4,984,738 01/15/1991 Unit Injector for Staged Injection

Knut Winquist

3,729,699 04/24/1973 Underwater Wet Electrical Connector

Edward M. Briggs;William E. Oakey;Rodgers E. Rimmer