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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
3,130,850 04/28/1964 Collapsible Container

William E. Oakey;Ethelbert J. Baker;Willis M. Mynatt;Julius W. Millard;Norman Weisberg

4,113,315 09/12/1978 Combustion Apparatus for Generating Repetitive Explosions

Rosser B. Melton, Jr.;John W. Colburn, Jr.;Charles D. Wood, III

8,776,760 07/15/2014 Combustion Chamber for Fuel Injected Engines

Chad H. Stovell

7,562,649 07/21/2009 Combustion Control System Based on In-Cylinder Condition

Jayant V. Sarlashkar;Shizuo Sasaki;Gary D. Neely

7,831,374 11/09/2010 Combustion Control System for Internal Combustion Engine with Rich and Lean Operating Conditions

Shizuo Sasaki; Gary D. Neely; Jayant V. Sarlashkar

3,880,568 04/29/1975 Combustion Method & Apparatus for Generating Repetive Explosions

Rosser B. Melton, Jr.;John W. Colburn, Jr.;Charles D. Wood

5,178,119 01/12/1993 Combustion Process and Fuel Supply System for Engines

Nigel F. Gale

9,613,789 04/04/2017 Compact Dual Ion Composition Instrument

Mihir I. Desai; Keiichi Ogasawara; David J. McComas; Stefano Livi

8,085,301 12/27/2011 Compact Handheld Detector for Greenhouse Gasses

Ralph Henry Hill Jr.; Joseph Nathan Mitchell

8,134,127 03/13/2012 Compact Handheld non-Laser Detector for Greenhouse Gasses

Ralph Henry Hill Jr.