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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
3,893,578 07/08/1975 System for Injecting Particulate Material into the Combustion Chamber of a Repetitive Combustion Coating Apparatus

Rosser B. Melton, Jr.;Elbert M. Hubbard

4,947,470 08/07/1990 System for Locating Leaks in Geomembrane-lined Impoundment or Landfill Filled with Material

Glenn T. Darilek

6,467,257 10/22/2002 System for Reducing the Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) and Particulate Matter (PM) Emissions from Internal Combustion Engines

Magdi Khair;William D. DiSilverio;James E. Dittmar

10,317,332 06/11/2019 System, Apparatus, or Method for Characterizing Pitting Corrosion

Osvaldo Pensado; Pavan Kumar Shukla

6,604,051 08/05/2003 Systems and Method to Determine Thermophysical Properties of a Multi-Component Gas

Thomas B. Morrow; Kendricks A. Behring, II

6,662,130 12/09/2003 Systems and Methods for Calibrating a Distorted Signal with Another Signal of Known Calibration

Harry Herbert Peel III; Keith Alan Bartels

6,742,328 06/01/2004 Systems and Methods for Controlling Diesel Engine Emissions

Cynthia C. Webb; Patrick A. Weber; Magdi K. Khair

7,288,945 10/30/2007 Systems and Methods for Detection of Dielectric Change in Material and Structure

Robert E. Martinez; Stephen A. Cerwin; Todd H. Goyen

7,686,233 03/30/2010 Systems and Methods for Dispensing an Anti-Traction, Mobility Denial Material

Cliff J. Scribner; Geronimo I. Elias Jr.

7,186,443 03/06/2007 Systems and Methods for Dispensing an Anti-Traction, Mobility Denial Material

Cliff J. Scribner; Geronimo I. Elias Jr.