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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
5,587,534 12/24/1996 Wall Thickness and Flow Detection Apparatus and Method for Gas Pipelines

Joseph D. McColskey;William P. Dube;M. Forunko;Raymond E. Schramm;Martin C. Renken;Cecil M. Teller, II;Glenn M. Light

3,005,343 10/24/1961 Volumetric Drum Meter

Robinson W. Brown;William E. Oakey

3,056,294 10/02/1962 Volumetric Drum Meter

Robinson W. Brown;William E. Oakey

8,836,848 09/16/2014 Vision System

Jay K. Neutzler ; Roger R. Lopez

6,754,603 06/22/2004 Virtual Vehicle Transmission Test Cell

Marlin R. Turbett; Robert M. Senseney; Steven D. Nash; Michael R. Rosati; David T. Stark; Alfonso G. Hysko; Robert W. Tator; David L. Joseph; Paul A. Piorkowski; Gary L. Stecklein;Matthew S. Castiglione;Joe Steiber;Bemjamin A. Treichel;Bapiraju Surampudi

7,520,836 04/21/2009 Virtual Reality System Locomotion Interface Utilizing a Pressure-Sensing Mat Attached to Movable Base Structure

Warren C. Couvillion Jr.;Roger Rene Lopez;Jian Ling

6,916,273 07/12/2005 Virtual Reality System Locomotion Interface Utilizing a Pressure-Sensing Mat

Warren C. Couvillion Jr.; Roger R. Lopez; Jian Ling

7,381,152 06/03/2008 Virtual Reality System Locomotion Interface Utilizing a Pressure-Sensing Mat

Warren C. Couvillion Jr.; Roger R. Lopez; Jian Ling

7,381,153 06/03/2008 Virtual Reality System Locomotion Interface Utilizing a Pressure-Sensing Mat

Warren C. Couvillion Jr.; Roger R. Lopez; Jian Ling

7,387,592 06/17/2008 Virtual Reality System Locomotion Interface Utilizing a Pressure-Sensing Mat

Warren Carl Couvillion Jr.; Roger Rene Lopez; Jian Ling