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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
5,693,874 12/02/1997 Test Apparatus and Method for Determining Deposit Formation Characteristics of Fuels

Jose L. De La Cruz;Ronald M. Estafan

7,666,253 02/23/2010 Test Fixture for Collecting Particulate Material

Ernest M. Krueger; Timothy L. Travis

5,028,873 07/02/1991 Tester for a Reed Relay Printed Circuit Board

Timothy L. Koebke

7,212,926 05/01/2007 Testing Using a Non-Engine Based Test System and Exhaust Product Comprising Alternative Fuel Exhaust

Melvin N. Ingalls Jr.; Gordon J.J. Bartley; Cynthia C. Webb

6,802,262 10/12/2004 Tetherless Neuromuscular Disrupter Gun with Liquid-Based Capacitor (Liquid Dielectric)

Thomas J. Warnagiris; Drew L. Goodlin

6,802,261 10/12/2004 Tetherless Neuromuscular Disrupter Gun with Liquid-Based Capacitor (Spray Discharge)

Thomas J. Warnagiris; Drew L. Goodlin

6,679,180 01/20/2004 Tetherless Neuromuscular Disrupter Gun with Liquid-Based Capacitor Projectile

Thomas J. Warnagiris; Drew L. Goodlin

1,793 04/06/1999 Thermal Transient Test Thermal Transient Test System

R.H. Peterson;K.S. Pickens

6,587,612 07/01/2003 Thermally Actuated Spectroscopic Optical Switch

Joseph N. Mitchell;Martin Peter Wüest

5,358,994 10/25/1994 Thermoplastic Material for Production and Repair of Polymeric Products and Coating of Metals

William A. Mallow