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

Morton E. Brown

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

Dean C. Winter;Joseph S. Eckerle

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

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

James D. King

3,756,416 09/04/1973 Apparatus Having a Filter Panel Disposed Across a Fluid Passageway

Charles D. Wood

4,296,378 10/20/1981 Apparatus Providing Enhanced Detection of Specimens in Inhomogeneous Fields

J.D. King

5,731,045 03/24/1998 Application of Diamond-Like Carbon Coatings to Cobalt-Cemented Tungsten Carbide Components

Geoffrey Dearnaley;James Lankford, Jr.

6,087,025 07/11/2000 Application of Diamond-Like Carbon Coatings to Cutting Surfaces of Metal Cutting Tools

Geoffrey Dearnaley;James Lankford;James H. Arps

7,799,082 09/27/2010 Artifical Functional Spinal Unit System and Method for Use

Charles R. Gordon; Corey T. Harbold; Heather S. Hanson; Erik J. Wagner

7,785,351 08/31/2010 Artificial Functional Spinal Implant Unit System and Method for Use

Charles R. Gordon; Corey T. Harbold; Heather S. Hanson; Erik J. Wagner