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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
10,612,893 04/07/2020 Vehicular External Force Absorption Systems and Methods

Joseph Hogan Bradley

10,617,832 04/14/2020 High Precision, Low Dose Atomizer

Barrett Wade Mangold; Terrence Francis Alger II; Albert M. Zwiener

10,627,370 04/21/2020 Additive Manufacture of Metal Objects: Inspection and Part Validation

Adam C. Cobb; Albert J. Parvin, Jr.; Barron J. Bichon

10,633,340 04/28/2020 Synthesis of Oxime Nerve Agent Antidotes

Shawn T. Blumberg; Antonio A. Menchaca

10,657,443 05/19/2020 Detection of Hazardous Leaks from Pipelines Using Optical Imaging and Neural Network

Maria S. Araujo; Samantha G. Blaisdell; Daniel S. Davila; Edmond M. DuPont; Sue A. Baldor; Shane P. Siebenaler

10,662,766 05/26/2020 Sealing Device Test Systems and Methods

Nigil Satish Jeyashekar; Peter Mark Lee

10,671,093 06/02/2020 Azimuthal Pointing System for Scientific Ballooning

Craig E. DeForest; Glenn T. Laurent; Jedediah H. Diller

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

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

10,677,460 06/09/2020 Thermite Bag for Chemical/Biological Agent Munition and Hazardous Waste Disposal System

Matthew S. Blais

10,690,045 06/23/2020 Intake Air Boost System for Two-Cycle Engine Having Roots Blowers

John C. Hedrick; Steven G. Fritz; Randy R. McDonnell