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Since 1947 we have earned more than 1,400 U.S. patents. As part of a long-held tradition, patent rights arising from sponsored research at the Institute can be 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 General Counsel’s Office at +1 210 522 5560.


Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
10,354,845 07/16/2019 Atmospheric Pressure Pulsed Arc Plasma Source and Methods of Coating Therewith

Vasiliki Zorbas Poenitzsch; Ronghua Wei; Edward Langa; Kent E. Coulter

10,365,315 07/30/2019 Mapping of Metallic Conductors by Applying Radar Imaging Techniques to Spread Spectrum Time Domain Reflectometry Returns

Sean Mitchem; Jake Casey-Snyder; Ben Abbott; Yaxi Liu; Christopher M. Huff; Bryan Pham

10,369,742 08/06/2019 Reinforcement System for Additive Manufacturing, Devices and Methods Using the Same

Cliff James Scribner; Albert Joseph Parvin Jr.; Darrel Ray Barnette

10,378,411 08/13/2019 Dosing Method and Apparatus for Reductant Urea Solutions with Catalyst Precursors to Assist Selective Catalytic Reduction

Cary A. Henry; Ryan C. Hartley

10,385,771 08/20/2019 Crank Pin Offset in Dedicated Exhaust Gas Engines

Raphael Gukelberger; Steve H. Alamaraz

10,401,347 09/03/2019 Method of Estimating Blood Volume

Christopher A. Carew; Jian Ling

10,428,707 10/01/2019 Partial-Flow Diesel Particulate Filter Using Pressure Regulated Bypass

Steven G. Fritz; John C. Hedrick

10,429,855 10/01/2019 Method of Determining Gap Spacing for Vehicles in Platoons

Thomas E. Reinhart

10,432,729 10/01/2019 Autonomous Team Formation and Task Negotiation Among Unmanned Vehicles

Stephen J. Lemmer; Cameron R. Mott; Paul A. Avery

10,440,808 10/08/2019 High Power Impulse Plasma Source

Vasiliki Zorbas Poenitzsch; Ronghua Wei; Kent E. Coulter; Edward Langa