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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
8,151,691 04/10/2012 Variable compression ratio piston with rate-sensitive response

Jean-Pierre Pirault; Riccardo Meldolesi; Christopher Chadwell

5,228,011 07/13/1993 Variable Multi-Stage Arc Discharge Acoustic Pulse Source Transducer

Thomas E. Owen

5,558,054 09/24/1996 Variable Preload System for Valve Springs

Jongmin Lee;Susumu Ariga

7,459,999 12/02/2008 Variable-Diameter Electromagnetic Coil

Gary L. Burkhardt; Albert J. Parvin Jr.; Todd H. Goyen

5,663,520 09/02/1997 Vehicle Mine Protection Structure

Michael D. Ladika;Dennis Jerome Malone;David John Stevens

5,020,826 06/04/1991 Vehicle Suspension System

Gary L. Stecklein;Glenn R. Wendel

4,850,524 07/25/1989 Vertical Strip Clad Welding Method and Apparatus

Wilbur R. Schick;Dwight M. Lloyd

7,817,162 10/19/2010 Virtual Blasting System for Removal of Coating and/or Rust from a Virtual Surface

Michael Bolick; Chris Lampe; Jason Ebensberger; Jeremiah Treloar; Rick Klein; Eric Conrad Peterson; Chad Jason Zalkin

7,839,417 11/23/2010 Virtual Coatings Application System

Jason M. Ebensberger; Michael J. Bolick; Jeremiah G. Treloar; Richard J. Klein II; Eric C. Peterson; Chad J. Zalkin; James B. Fisher; Leslie C. Hughes

7,839,416 11/23/2010 Virtual Coatings Application System

Jason M. Ebensberger; Michael J. Bolick; Jeremiah G. Treloar; Richard J. Klein II; Eric C. Peterson; Chad J. Zalkin; James B. Fisher; Leslie C. Hughes