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Intellectual Property

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
4,907,544 03/12/1990 Turbocharged Two-stroke Internal Combustion Engine with Four-stroke Capability

Robert W. Burrahm

8,807,099 08/18/2014 Turbocharged Downsized Compression Cylinder for a Split-Cycle Engine

David P. Branyon; Kevin L. Hoag; Salvatore C. Scuderi

3,913,015 10/13/1975 Tuned Current Probe

Edwin L. Bronaugh; Roger A. Southwick

8,123,498 02/27/2012 Tunable Choke Tube for Pulsation Control Device used with Gas Compressor

Danny Deffenbaugh; Robert McKee; Marybeth Nored

7,351,480 03/31/2008 Tubular Structures with Coated Interior Surfaces

Ronghua Wei; Christopher Rincon; James Arps

5,605,714 02/24/1997 Treatments to Reduce Thrombogeneticity in Heart Valves Made from Titanium and its Alloys

Geoffrey Dearnaley; James Lankford, Jr.

5,593,719 01/13/1997 Treatments To Reduce Frictional Wear Between Components Made of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene and Metal Alloys

Geoffrey Dearnley; James Lankford

5,780,119 07/13/1998 Treatments To Reduce Friction and Wear on Metal Alloy Components

James Lankford; Geoffrey Dearnaley

10,267,196 04/23/2019 Treatment of Reductant Urea Solutions with Catalyst Precursors to Assist Selective Catalytic Reduction

Ryan C. Hartley; Gordon J.J. Bartley

4,663,067 05/04/1987 Transient Soil Erosion & Evaporation Palliative Composition and Method

William A. Mallow; Robert P. Wood