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Patents

Since 1947 we have earned more than 1,300 U.S. patents. As part of a long-held tradition, patent rights arising from sponsored research at the Institute are often 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
7,381,152 06/02/2008 Virtual Reality System Locomotion Interface Utilizing a Pressure-Sensing Mat

Warren C. Couvillion Jr.; Roger R. Lopez; Jian Ling

7,588,516 09/14/2009 Virtual Reality System Locomotion Interface Utilizing a Pressure-Sensing Mat

Warren Carl Couvillion, Jr.; Roger Rene Lopez; Jian Ling

6,916,273 07/11/2005 Virtual Reality System Locomotion Interface Utilizing a Pressure-Sensing Mat

Warren C. Couvillion Jr.; Roger R. Lopez; Jian Ling

7,520,836 04/20/2009 Virtual Reality System Locomotion Interface Utilizing a Pressure-Sensing Mat Attached to Movable Base Structure

Warren C. Couvillion Jr.; Roger Rene Lopez; Jian Ling

6,754,603 06/21/2004 Virtual Vehicle Transmission Test Cell

Marlin R. Turbett; Robert M. Senseney; Steven D. Nash; Michael R. Rosati; David T. Stark; Alfonso G. Hysko; Robert W. Tator; David L. Joseph; Paul A. Piorkowski; Gary L. Stecklein; Matthew S. Castiglione; Joe Steiber; Bemjamin A. Treichel; Bapiraju Surampudi

8,836,848 09/15/2014 Vision System

Jay K. Neutzler ; Roger R. Lopez

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

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

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