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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
7,794,480 09/14/2010 Artificial Functional Spinal Unit System and Method for Use

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

8,603,168 12/10/2013 Artificial Functional Spinal Unit System and Method for Use

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

3,755,825 09/04/1973 Artificial Heart Consisting of a Biventricular Pump with Control Mechanisms for Total Replacement of Human Heart

Michael E. DeBakey;William Hall

7,909,869 03/22/2011 Artificial Spinal Unit Assemblies

Charles R. Gordon; Corey T. Harbold; Heather S. Hanson

6,813,960 11/09/2004 Asymmetrical Column Assembly for High-Cycle Fatigue Test

Thomas E. Owen; David L. Davidson; John B. Campbell; Andrew Nagy

4,706,228 11/10/1987 Asymmetrical Lateral-Force Seismic Source Transducer

Thomas E. Owen;Edgar C. Schroeder

9,520,179 12/13/2016 Asynchronous Fifo Memory With Read and Write Counter Circuitry

Mark A. Johnson 

7,198,555 04/03/2007 Atomizer Cooling by Liquid Circulation Through Atomizer Tip Holder

Lee Dodge

5,285,521 02/08/1994 Audible Techniques for the Reception of Nondestructive Evaluation Information

Amos E. Holt;Kent D. Polk;Richard A. Cervantes

4,439,249 03/27/1984 Automated Cutting of Plate Steel

Gurvinder P. Singh;William D. Jolly