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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
4,408,160 10/04/1983 Acoustic Barkhausen Stress Detector Apparatus & Method

James D. King;Gary L. Burkhardt;George A. Matzkanin;John R. Barton

4,408,533 10/11/1983 Acoustic Amplitude-Threshold Target Ranging System

Thomas E. Owen;Sidney A. Suhler;Wendell R. Peters

4,409,899 10/18/1983 Acoustic Amplitude-Doppler Target Ranging System

Samuel J. Tomlinson, Sr

9,218,529 12/22/2015 3-D Imaging Sensor Based Location Estimation

Christopher L. Lewis; William C. Flannigan; Michael O. Blanton; Douglas A. Brooks