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Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
9,217,116 12/22/2015 Biogas Purification System and Methods of Use Thereof

Francis Y. Huang

9,218,660 12/22/2015 Machine Vision Systems and Methods for Analysis and Tracking of Strain in Deformable Materials

John T. Carrola Jr.; Warren Carl Couvillion Jr.; Susan M. Porter; David R. Chambers; Christopher J. Guerra

9,216,222 12/22/2015 Isoamyl Nitrite Formulations

Albert M. Zwiener; Kenneth H. Carson; Joseph A. McDonough; Norma L. Cantu; Sandra J. Drabik; Andrew P-Z. Clark; Paul M. Thompson; Richard Michael Corbett

9,218,529 12/22/2015 3-D Imaging Sensor Based Location Estimation

Christopher L. Lewis; William C. Flannigan; Michael O. Blanton; Douglas A. Brooks

9,216,181 12/22/2015 BMP-2 Upregulating Compounds for Healing Bone Tissue and Screening Methods for Selecting Such Compounds

Jorge Gianny Rossini

9,206,769 12/08/2015 Internal Combustion Engine Having Dedicated EGR Cylinder With Intake Separate from Intake of Main Cylinders

Robert W. Burrahm

9,200,599 12/01/2015 Internal Combustion Engine Having Dual EGR Loops (Dedicated EGR Loop and Low Pressure EGR Loop) and Dual Cylinder Intake Ports

Raphael Gukelberger; Jess W. Gingrich

9,181,980 11/10/2015 Fluid Bearings with Adjustable Frictional Load Characteristics

Charles E. Roberts Jr.

9,164,514 10/20/2015 Cooperative Perimeter Patrol System and Method

Paul A. Avery; Samuel E. Slocum; Jerry A. Towler

9,162,983 10/20/2015 Reactivators of Organophosphorous Inhibited Acetylcholinesterase

William E. Bauta; William R. Cantrell Jr.; Michael W. Tidwell