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We recognize the importance of intellectual property whether through a patent, licensing of software, copyright, invention disclosures, trademarks, or trade secrets.

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
7,810,459 10/11/2010 Split-Cycle Four-Stroke Engine

David P. Branyon; Jeremy D. Eubanks

6,952,923 10/10/2005 Split-Cycle Four-Stroke Engine

David P. Branyon; Jeremy D. Eubanks

8,091,520 01/09/2012 Split-Cycle Engine with Early Crossover Compression Valve Opening

Ford A. Phillips

6,986,329 01/16/2006 Split-Cycle Engine with Dwell Piston Motion

Salvatore C. Scuderi; David P. Branyon

7,121,236 10/16/2006 Split-Cycle Engine with Dwell Piston Motion

Salvatore C. Scuderi; David P. Branyon

7,637,234 12/28/2009 Split-Cycle Engine with a Helical Crossover Passage

Mark Tussing; Wei Li; Gareth Roberts

8,714,121 05/05/2014 Split-Cycle Air Hybrid V-Engine

Ford Allen Phillips; Stephen P. Scuderi; Douglas Arthur McKee

8,636,957 01/27/2014 Spiral, Microchanneled Chromatographic Column and Detection Systems

Stephen Thomas Wellinghoff; Kent Edward Coulter

6,063,517 05/15/2000 Spiral Wrapped Cylindrical Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells and Methods of Making Same

Alan Montemayor; Edward A. Bass; Michael Stewart; Narasi Sridhar

4,181,943 12/31/1979 Speed Control Device for Trains

Lloyd I. Mercer, Sr.; Steven B. Hugg