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Intellectual Property

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 1,300 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
7,909,869 03/21/2011 Artificial Spinal Unit Assemblies

Charles R. Gordon; Corey T. Harbold; Heather S. Hanson

6,813,960 11/08/2004 Asymmetrical Column Assembly for High-Cycle Fatigue Test

Thomas E. Owen; David L. Davidson; John B. Campbell; Andrew Nagy

4,706,228 11/09/1987 Asymmetrical Lateral-Force Seismic Source Transducer

Thomas E. Owen; Edgar C. Schroeder

9,520,179 12/13/2016 Asynchronous Fifo Memory With Read and Write Counter Circuitry

Mark A. Johnson

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

7,198,555 04/02/2007 Atomizer Cooling by Liquid Circulation Through Atomizer Tip Holder

Lee Dodge

5,285,521 02/07/1994 Audible Techniques for the Reception of Nondestructive Evaluation Information

Amos E. Holt; Kent D. Polk; Richard A. Cervantes

4,439,249 03/26/1984 Automated Cutting of Plate Steel

Gurvinder P. Singh; William D. Jolly

5,539,649 07/22/1996 Automated Design and Manufacture of Artificial Limbs

Harry Grothus; Keith S. Pickens; Mark Muller; Nicholas Walsh; Virgil Faulkner

7,979,288 07/11/2011 Automated Interpretation of Medical Prescription Text

Jeff Wilkinson; William Arensman; Nathan Price; John Madrid; Keith Pickens