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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
5,720,805 02/24/1998 Titanium-Tin-Oxide Nanoparticles, Compositions Utilizing the Same and Method of Forming the Same

Stephen T. Wellinghoff;Domnica Cernasov

3,823,608 07/16/1974 Torque Transducer

Pontie Pantermuehl;George F. Munsch

5,403,655 04/04/1995 Toughened Thermosetting Resin Composites and Process

Marvin L. Deviney;Joel J. Kampa

5,385,778 01/31/1995 Toughened Thermosetting Resin Composites and Process

Marvin L. Deviney;Joel J. Kampa

4,663,067 05/05/1987 Transient Soil Erosion & Evaporation Palliative Composition and Method

William A. Mallow;Robert P. Wood

5,780,119 07/14/1998 Treatments To Reduce Friction and Wear on Metal Alloy Components

James Lankford;Geoffrey Dearnaley

5,593,719 01/14/1997 Treatments To Reduce Frictional Wear Between Components Made of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene and Metal Alloys

Geoffrey Dearnley;James Lankford

5,605,714 02/25/1997 Treatments to Reduce Thrombogeneticity in Heart Valves Made from Titanium and Its Alloys

Geoffrey Dearnaley;James Lankford, Jr.

7,351,480 04/01/2008 Tubular Structures with Coated Interior Surfaces

Ronghua Wei; Christopher Rincon; James Arps

8,123,498 02/28/2012 Tunable Choke Tube for Pulsation Control Device used with Gas Compressor

Danny Deffenbaugh; Robert McKee; Marybeth Nored