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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
4,498,231 02/12/1985 Thin Film Strain Transducer

James L. Rand

4,425,808 01/17/1984 Thin Film Strain Transducer

James L. Rand

3,093,827 06/11/1963 Three Loop Direction Finder Antenna for Shipboard Use

Douglas N. Travers

5,302,782 04/12/1994 Three-Component Borehole Wall-Locking Seismic Detector

Thomas E. Owen

6,756,141 06/29/2004 Three-Electrode Fuel Cell

Michael A. Miller; Craig M. Wall

9,523,146 12/20/2016 TI-SI-C-N Piston Ring Coatings

Jianliang Lin; Ronghua Wei; Peter Mark Lee and Daniel Christopher Bitsis Jr.

5,463,220 10/31/1995 Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer Ion Source, and Methods of Preparing a Sample For Mass Analysis and of Mass Analyzing A Sample

David T. Young;Jill T. Marshall;Emile A. Schweikert;Melvin A. Park

5,360,976 11/01/1994 Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer, Ion Source, and Methods of Preparing A Sample For Mass Analysis and of Mass Analyzing A Sample

David T. Young;Jill T. Marshall;Emile A. Schweikert;Melvin A. Park

6,925,881 08/09/2005 Time Shift Data Analysis for Long-Range Guided Wave Inspection

Hegeon Kwun; Kim Sang-Young

7,610,791 11/03/2009 Time-gain Control Method and System for Long-Range Guided-Wave Inspection and Monitoring

Hegeon Kwun; Ronald H. Peterson