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Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
8,996,036 03/31/2015 Autonomous Location of Objects in a Mobile Reference Frame

John G. Whipple; Theodore R. Wilmes; Brian K. Anderson

8,993,165 03/31/2015 Clathrate Allotropes for Rechargeable Batteries

Michael A. Miller; Kwai S. Chan; Wuwei Liang; Candace K. Chan

8,996,282 03/31/2015 Fueling Systems, Methods, and Apparatus for an Internal Combustion Engine

Shizuo Sasaki; Vikram N. Iyengar; Jayant V. Sarlashkar; Gary D. Neely

8,991,273 03/31/2015 Apparatus and Method for Inspecting High Voltage Insulators

Andrew John Phillips; Jason Cary Nave; Glynn Ray Bartlett; Cody Michael Porter;Ian Royappan Meinzen

8,987,496 03/24/2015 Point of Use Generation of Amyl Nitrite

Joseph A. McDonough; Darrel W. Johnston; Paul M. Thompson

8,986,400 03/24/2015 Fuels and Fuel Additives Production from Glycerol Conversion Using a Monohydric Alcohol and Heterogeneous Catalysis

Maoqi Feng and Chee-Kai Tan

8,955,224 03/17/2015 Fluid Bearings with Adjustable Frictional Load Characteristics

Charles E. Roberts Jr.

8,976,926 03/10/2015 Portable 3-Dimensional X-Ray Imaging System

Michael J. McFadden; Jeffrey L. Boehme

8,968,929 03/03/2015 Silicon Clathrate Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Kwai S. Chan; Candace K. Chan; Wuwei Liang

8,951,746 02/10/2015 Method and Devices for Screening Cervical Cancer

Urs G. Wiederkehr; Jian Ling