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Patents

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
8,993,165 03/30/2015 Clathrate Allotropes for Rechargeable Batteries

Michael A. Miller; Kwai S. Chan; Wuwei Liang; Candace K. Chan

8,722,247 05/12/2014 Clathrate Allotropes for Rechargeable Batteries

Michael A. Miller; Kwai S. Chan; Wuwei Liang; Candace K. Chan

8,583,346 11/11/2013 Closed Loop Control of Fuel Viscosity in Multi-Fuel Engine

Terrence F. Alger II

7,168,411 01/29/2007 Closed Loop Engine Control for Regulating NOx Emissions, Using a Two-Dimensional Fuel-Air Curve

Gary D. Bourn; Jack A. Smith; Jess W. Gingrich

8,652,505 02/18/2014 Coating for Medical Implants

Xingguo Cheng; Nitin Nitin; Jorge G. Rossini; Stephen T. Wellinghoff

3,130,850 04/27/1964 Collapsible Container

William E. Oakey; Ethelbert J. Baker; Willis M. Mynatt; Julius W. Millard; Norman Weisberg

9,797,349 10/24/2017 Combined Steam Reformation Reactions and Water Gas Shift Reactions for On-Board Hydrogen Production in an Internal Combustion Engine

Cary A. Henry

4,113,315 09/11/1978 Combustion Apparatus for Generating Repetitive Explosions

Rosser B. Melton, Jr.; John W. Colburn, Jr.; Charles D. Wood, III

8,776,760 07/14/2014 Combustion Chamber for Fuel Injected Engines

Chad H. Stovell

7,562,649 07/20/2009 Combustion Control System Based on In-Cylinder Condition

Jayant V. Sarlashkar; Shizuo Sasaki; Gary D. Neely