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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
10,316,970 06/11/2019 TI---SI---C---N Piston Ring Coatings

Jianliang Lin; Ronghua Wei; Peter Mark Lee; Daniel Christopher Bitsis, Jr.

10,317,332 06/11/2019 System, Apparatus, or Method for Characterizing Pitting Corrosion

Osvaldo Pensado; Pavan Kumar Shukla

10,345,764 07/09/2019 Integrated Modeling and Monitoring of Formation and Well Performance

Rob Early; Oktay Metin Gokdemir; Ian Graham Brown; Christopher J. Freitas; Nathan F. Andrews; Nicholas J. Mueschke; Rhandy Regulacion; Eric Thiessen; Coen Smits

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

10,352,239 07/16/2019 Inlet Filter for Gas Turbine Engines Using Disposable Surface Adhesive

Klaus Brun; Jacob M. Delimont

10,350,200 07/16/2019 Aqueous Suspensions of Oximes for Autoinjectors

Hong Dixon; Joseph A. McDonough; Larry A. Campbell

10,352,909 07/16/2019 Paired Magnetostrictive Transducers for Non Destructive Testing of Tubular Structures with Selective Torsional or Flexural Wave Modes

Sergey A. Vinogradov; Charles Duffer; Glenn M. Light

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