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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
3,572,273 03/23/1971 Apparatus for Breaking a Layer of Ice on a Body of Water by Repetitive Combustive Explosions

Charles D. Wood

3,360,907 01/02/1968 Apparatus for Cleaning Air Filters

John M. Clark, Jr.;Robinson W. Brown;Ross F. Meriwether

5,533,538 07/09/1996 Apparatus for Cleaning Articles Utilizing Supercritical and Near Supercritical Fluids

Mary C. Marshall

6,367,491 04/09/2002 Apparatus for Contaminant Removal Using Natural Convection Flow and Changes in Solubility Concentration by Temperature

Mary C. Marshall; John G. Franjione; Christopher J. Freitas

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

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

Thomas B. Slick

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

Riccardo Meldolesi; Peter Mark Lee

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

Harvey S. Benson;

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

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

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

Kuang-Tsan Kenneth Chiang; Lietai Yang