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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
3,755,825 09/03/1973 Artificial Heart Consisting of a Biventricular Pump with Control Mechanisms for Total Replacement of Human Heart

Michael E. DeBakey; William Hall

3,756,416 09/03/1973 Apparatus Having a Filter Panel Disposed Across a Fluid Passageway

Charles D. Wood

3,764,892 10/08/1973 Spectroscopic Apparatus

William L. Rollwitz

3,766,831 10/22/1973 Compound Axial Torsional Hydraulic Actuator

Lester M. Yeakley

3,773,469 11/19/1973 Method and Apparatus for Determining the Amount of Certain Components in a Substance, Such as Inorganic Carbon and the like

Leland L. Hiser; Clarence A. Boldt; David S. Tarazi; Oscar Saenz

3,782,867 12/31/1973 Fluid Power Converter

Charles R. Gerlach; Edgar C. Schroeder

3,783,370 12/31/1973 Method and Circuit for Compensating Barkhausen Signal Measurements in Magnetic Materials Having a Variable Geometry

James A. Birdwell; John R. Barton; Clarence G. Gardner

3,787,144 01/21/1974 Explosive Pumping & Dredging Method and Apparatus

Charles D. Wood

3,792,348 02/11/1974 Method for Determining Stress in a Ferromagnetic Member Using Mangetoabsorption

William L. Rollwitz; John Arambula; John P. Claassen

3,801,346 04/01/1974 Method for Applying Particulate Coating Material to a Work Piece

Rosser B. Melton, Jr.; John M. Clark, Jr.; Ronald J. Mathis; Wm. D. Weatherford, Jr.; Charles D. Wood