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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
3,350,924 11/07/1967 Apparatus for Ultrasonic Inspection

James D. King

7,261,529 08/28/2007 Apparatus for Preparing Biodegradable Microparticle Formulations Containing Pharmaceutically Active Agents

Joseph T. Persyn; Joseph A. McDonough; Neal K. Vail; Darren E. Barlow; Albert M. Zwiener; Eliot M. Slovin

4,987,900 01/29/1991 Apparatus for Positioning Transducer for Blood Pressure Monitor (ID 1792)

Dean C. Winter;Joseph S. Eckerle

4,419,624 12/06/1983 Apparatus for Phase Measurement

Morton E. Brown

7,722,748 05/25/2010 Apparatus for Measuring Electrochemical Corrosion

Kuang-Tsan Kenneth Chiang; Lietai Yang

4,800,892 01/31/1989 Apparatus for Inflating Cuff for Blood Pressure Monitoring System

William D. Perry;Donald H. Heihn;H. Herbert Peel

4,597,050 06/24/1986 Apparatus for Indicating Flow of Solid Material Into An Earth Moving Device

Harvey S. Benson;

9,689,776 06/27/2017 Apparatus for Generating and Applying Linear Forces

Riccardo Meldolesi; Peter Mark Lee

2,715,013 08/09/1955 Apparatus For Erecting a Building

Thomas B. Slick

6,799,587 10/05/2004 Apparatus for Contaminant Removal Using Natural Convection Flow and Changes in Solubility Concentrations by Temperature

Mary C. Marshall; John G. Franjione; Christopher J. Freitas; William T. Roberds; Gordon D. Pollard; Jill Blake