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Patents

Since 1947 we have earned more than 1,200 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 Legal Department at +1 210 522 6501.

 

Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Inventionsort descending Inventors
5,593,719 01/14/1997 Treatments To Reduce Frictional Wear Between Components Made of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene and Metal Alloys

Geoffrey Dearnley;James Lankford

5,605,714 02/25/1997 Treatments to Reduce Thrombogeneticity in Heart Valves Made from Titanium and Its Alloys

Geoffrey Dearnaley;James Lankford, Jr.

7,351,480 04/01/2008 Tubular Structures with Coated Interior Surfaces

Ronghua Wei; Christopher Rincon; James Arps

8,123,498 02/28/2012 Tunable Choke Tube for Pulsation Control Device used with Gas Compressor

Danny Deffenbaugh; Robert McKee; Marybeth Nored

3,913,015 10/14/1975 Tuned Current Probe

Edwin L. Bronaugh;Roger A. Southwick

8,807,099 08/19/2014 Turbocharged Downsized Compression Cylinder for a Split-Cycle Engine

David P. Branyon; Kevin L. Hoag; Salvatore C. Scuderi

4,907,544 03/13/1990 Turbocharged Two-stroke Internal Combustion Engine with Four-stroke Capability

Robert W. Burrahm

5,771,868 06/30/1998 Turbocharging Systems for Internal Combustion Engines

Magdi K. Khair;

4,686,941 08/18/1987 Turbulence Generator for Two-Stroke Spark-Assisted Diesel Engines

Susumu Ariga

4,913,111 04/03/1990 Turbulence Generator For Two-Stroker Spark-Assisted Diesel Engines

Susumu Ariga