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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
3,056,294 10/01/1962 Volumetric Drum Meter

Robinson W. Brown; William E. Oakey

3,005,343 10/23/1961 Volumetric Drum Meter

Robinson W. Brown; William E. Oakey

5,587,534 12/23/1996 Wall Thickness and Flow Detection Apparatus and Method for Gas Pipelines

Joseph D. McColskey; William P. Dube; M. Forunko; Raymond E. Schramm; Martin C. Renken; Cecil M. Teller, II; Glenn M. Light

10,677,456 06/09/2020 Waveguide Antenna for Microwave Enhanced Combustion

Yilun Luo; Ronnie E. Randolph; Douglas A. McKee; Graham T. Conway

8,510,029 08/12/2013 Waypoint Splining for Autonomous Vehicle Following

Joshua J. Curtis; George T. McWilliams; Kristopher C. Kozak

5,598,359 01/27/1997 Weather Effects Generator for Simulation Systems

Bruce C. Montag; Dennis J. Wenzel; Richard P. Weyrauch

5,926,401 07/19/1999 Weather Effects Generator for Simulation Systems

Bruce C. Montag; Dennis J. Wenzel; Richard P. Weyrauch

5,409,379 04/24/1995 Weather Simulation System

Bruce C. Montag; Dennis J. Wenzel; Richard P. Weyrauch

5,480,305 01/01/1996 Weather Simulation System

Bruce C. Montag; Dennis J. Wenzel; Richard P. Weyrauch

5,630,718 05/19/1997 Weather Simulation System

Bruce C. Montag; Dennis J. Wenzel; Richard P. Weyrauch