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Patents

Since 1947 we have earned more than 1,300 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 General Counsel’s Office at +1 210 522 5560.

 

Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
6,704,660 03/09/2004 System and Method to Determine Thermophysical Properties of a Multi-Component Gas at Arbitrary Temperature and Pressure

Thomas E. Morrow; Kendricks A. Behring II

7,154,264 12/26/2006 System and Method Using a Collapsable Coil for Inspection of Pipelines Having Internal Restrictions

Gary L. Burkhardt; Alfred E. Crouch; Jay L. Fisher

8,838,273 09/16/2014 System for Autonomously Dispensing Media on Large Scale Surfaces

Paul Hvass; Paul Thomas Evans

6,340,360 01/22/2002 System for Cell Growth

Mark B. Lyles;Charles A. McLaughlin;Glenn A. Halff;William A. Mallow

5,868,176 02/09/1999 System for Controlling the Fill of Compressed Natural Gas Cylinders

Andre M. Barajas;John C. Buckingham;Steven Svedeman

5,216,598 06/01/1993 System for Correction of Trends Associated with Pulse Wave Forms in Oximeters

Ronald L. Branstatter;Reuben W. Edgar

4,751,467 06/14/1988 System for Determining Liquid Flow Rate Through Leaks in Impermeable Membrane Liners

John W. Cooper

4,096,945 06/27/1978 System for Injecting Particulate Material into the Combustion Chamber of a Repetitive Combustion Coating Apparatus

Rosser B. Melton;Elbert M. Hubbard

3,974,939 08/17/1976 System for Injecting Particulate Material into the Combustion Chamber of a Repetitive Combustion Coating Apparatus

Rosser B. Melton, Jr.;Elbert M. Hubbard

3,967,761 07/06/1976 System for Injecting Particulate Material into the Combustion Chamber of a Repetitive Combustion Coating Apparatus

Rosser B. Melton, Jr.;Elbert M. Hubbard