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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 descending Inventors
9,568,918 02/14/2017 Balloon System

William D. Perry

4,390,828 06/28/1983 Battery Charger Circuit

Merle E. Converse;Glenn T. Darilek

5,976,711 11/02/1999 Bearing Surfaces of Hypereutectic Alloys Modified to Increase Lubricant Effectiveness

Geoffrey Dearnaley

3,324,708 06/13/1967 Bearing Test Assembly with Rotary Cage Follower

Horace E. Staph;Walter A. Gunkel;George F. Munsch

7,495,447 02/24/2009 Benchtop Test System for Testing Spark Plug Durability

Terrence F. Alger II; Darius Mehta;Charles Edward Roberts Jr.

9,557,307 01/31/2017 Beverage Diagnostic and Preservation Devices and Methods

Russell W. Greene; Daniel B. Lipton; David J. Trettin; Trent J. Kahute; James H. Wood; Jerome A. Helffrich; David J. Postell; Bob Vanecek

6,608,714 08/19/2003 Bi-Directional , Single Material Thermal Actuator

Heather S. Hanson; Joseph N. Mitchell

6,268,666 07/31/2001 Bi-Directional Power Conversion Apparatus for Combination of Energy Sources

Shibashis Bhowmik

4,030,347 06/21/1977 Biaxial Capacitance Strain Transducer

Elwood B. Norris;Lester M. Yeakley

5,726,907 03/10/1998 Biaxial Non-Contracting Strain Measurement Using Machine Vision

David L. Davidson;Steven B. Seida