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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.

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Patent Number Date Of Issuesort descending Title of Invention Inventors
8,652,233 02/18/2014 On-Board Hydraulic Fluid Degasification System for a Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicle

Dustin Kramer; David Williams; Sterling Imfeld

8,653,810 02/18/2014 Flexible Magnetostrictive Sensor

Adam C. Cobb; Jonathan D. Bartlett; Charles E. Duffer

8,652,505 02/19/2014 Coating for Medical Implants

Xingguo Cheng; Nitin Nitin; Jorge G. Rossini; Stephen T. Wellinghoff

8,660,698 02/25/2014 Line Inspection Robot and System

Andrew John Phillips; Mark Major; Glynn R. Bartlett

8,666,553 03/04/2014 Line Inspection Robot and System

Andrew John Phillips; J. Mark Major; Glynn R. Bartlett

8,673,436 03/18/2014 Nanoengineered Material for Hydrogen Storage

Michael A. Miller; Kent Coulter; James H. Arps

8,682,836 03/25/2014 Detection of Network Links in a Communications Network

Christopher B. Smith

8,679,852 03/25/2014 Particulate Matter Generator for Use with an Emissions Control Device Aging System

Cynthia C. Webb; John W. Miller

8,679,368 03/25/2014 Synthetic Hydrocarbon Production by Direct Reduction of Carbonaceous Materials with Synthesis Gas

David S. Moulton; Jimell Erwin

8,677,974 03/25/2014 Piston Bowl with Flat Bottom

Rainer J. Rothbauer; Charles E. Roberts Jr.; Chad H. Stovell