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Since 1947 we have earned more than 1,200 U.S. patents. As part of a long-held tradition, patent rights arising from sponsored research at the Institute are often assigned to the client. SwRI generally retains the rights to Institute-funded advancements. We also help clients pursue patents for their sponsored research. If you are interested in licensing SwRI IP, contact our Legal Department.

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Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Inventionsort ascending Inventors
9,120,446 09/01/2015 Wheel Locking System

William Eugene Thomas; Paul B. Hvass; Nicholas A. Herrera; Terrence M. Tomlinson; Cliff J. Scribner; Rogers E. Rimmer; Nakul Jeirath; Edward G. Alvarado Jr.

3,921,533 11/25/1975 Wheel Assembly for a Vehicle Moving through a Tubular Conduit

Freddy R. Szenasi;Richard M. Baldwin

3,159,227 12/01/1964 Weighing Apparatus

Seymour H. Raskin;Frank G. Vitiello

3,446,298 05/27/1969 Weighing Apparatus

William E. Cory;Melvin A. Schrader

5,409,379 04/25/1995 Weather Simulation System

Bruce C. Montag;Dennis J. Wenzel;Richard P. Weyrauch

5,480,305 01/02/1996 Weather Simulation System

Bruce C. Montag;Dennis J. Wenzel;Richard P. Weyrauch

5,630,718 05/20/1997 Weather Simulation System

Bruce C. Montag;Dennis J. Wenzel;Richard P. Weyrauch

5,598,359 01/28/1997 Weather Effects Generator for Simulation Systems

Bruce C. Montag;Dennis J. Wenzel;Richard P. Weyrauch

5,926,401 07/20/1999 Weather Effects Generator for Simulation Systems

Bruce C. Montag;Dennis J. Wenzel;Richard P. Weyrauch

8,510,029 08/13/2013 Waypoint Splining for Autonomous Vehicle Following

Joshua J. Curtis; George T. McWilliams; Kristopher C. Kozak